Technical University of Munich

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Goerg

Technical University of Munich
TUM Campus Straubing
Schulgasse 22
94315 Straubing
s.goerg(at)tum.dePersonal Homepage


Sebastian Goerg studied economics at the University of Bonn, where he also obtained his PhD. From 2009 to 2012, he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods. After research stays at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Michigan, he joined Florida State University as an Assistant Professor in 2012 and was granted tenure there in 2018. In 2018, Sebastian Goerg joined the Technical University of Munich as an Associate Professor. He heads the Professorship of Economics at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability. Goerg is also a Research Fellow at the IZA – Institute of Labor Economics, and a Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.

His research area is mostly in behavioral and experimental economics, and he investigates how incentives, information, and (legal) institutions influence actual human behavior. Together with co-authors from the social and natural sciences, he pursues an interdisciplinary research agenda. His research has been published in journals such as the European Economic Review, Experimental Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Labor Economics, Management Science, PNAS, and The American Economic Review.