Prof. Dr. Vanessa Mertins




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Curriculum Vitae




Ph.D. studies in Economics, Saarland University and Justus Liebig University Gießen (Degree: Dr. rer. pol.)


Studied Economics Education (Degree: Diplom-Handelslehrerin)


Studied Economics, Mathematics and Political Sciences at University of Kaiserslautern, Saarland University and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Great Britain (Degree: Diplom Volkswirtin)



Practical Experience:


since April 2013

Research Assistant (Post-Doc) at Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in European Union (IAAEU) and department of Personnel Economics at the University of Trier.


Temporary Professorship, Department of Business Administration, University of Trier.


Research Assistant (Post-Doc) at the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU), University of Trier.


Research Assistant at the Department of Economics, Economic Theory, Saarland University.



{slider=Research Interests}


  • Personnel Economics


  • Organizational Behaviour


  • Behavioural Economics


  • Experimental Economics


  • Applied Microeconomics




Mertins, Vanessa and Max Albert (forthcoming):

Does Participation Increase Outcome Acceptance? Evidence from a Power-to-take Experiment.

Journal of Economics and Statistics.


Mertins, Vanessa and Susanne Neckermann (forthcoming):

Non-Monetary Incentives,

in: M. Altman (Hrsg.), Real World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics. Santa Barbara: Praeger.


Mertins, Vanessa and Manuel Hoffmann (forthcoming):


in: M. Altman (Hrsg.), Real World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics. Santa Barbara: Praeger.


Mertins, Vanessa and Susanne Warning (2014):

Greedy and Selfish? Differences in Fairness Preferences of Prospective Lawyers and Managers,

German Journal of Research in Human Resource Management, 28(4): 410-433.


Mertins, Vanessa and Wolfgang Hoffeld (2014):

Do Overconfident Workers Cooperate Less? The Relationship between Overconfidence and Cooperation in Team Production,

Managerial and Decision Economics. DOI: 10.1002/mde.2667

also: IAAEU Discussion Paper 13/2013


Egbert, Henrik and Vanessa Mertins (2014):

Problemorientiertes Lernen durch Experimentenentwicklung – das Beispiel eines Seminars „Experimentelle Ökonomie und Vertrauen“,

in: L. Huber, A. Pilniok, R. Sethe, Birgit Szczyrba und Michael Vogel (Hrsg.): Forschendes Lernen im eigenen Fach. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Beispielen, Bielefeld: 59-71.


Mertins, Vanessa, Henrik Egbert and Tanja Könen (2013):

The Effects of Individual Judgments about Selection Procedures: Results from a Power-to-Resist Game,

Journal of Socio-Economics, 42: 112-120.


Mertins, Vanessa, Andrea B. Schote and Jobst Meyer (2013):

Variants of the monoamine oxidase A gene (MAOA) predict free-riding behavior in women in a strategic public goods experiment,

Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 6(2): 97-114.


Bäker, Agnes and Vanessa Mertins (2013):

Risk-Sorting and Preference for Team Piece Rates,

Journal of Economic Psychology, 34: 285-300.


Mertins, Vanessa, Andrea B. Schote, Wolfgang Hoffeld, Michele Griessmair and Jobst Meyer (2011):

Genetic Susceptibility for Individual Cooperation Preferences: The Role of Monoamine Oxidase Gene (MAOA) in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods,

PLoS ONE, 6(6): e20959. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020959.


Egbert, Henrik and Vanessa Mertins (2010):

Experiential Learning with Experiments,

International Review of Economics Education, 9(2): 59-66.


Mertins, Vanessa et al. (2009):

Ökonopoly® - Wirtschaftsspiele im Experimentierkasten, ALWIS e.V..


Mertins, Vanessa (2009):

The Effects of Procedures on Decision-Making: Experimental Evidence, Giessen, (Dissertation).


Egbert, Henrik and Vanessa Mertins (2009):

Experimentieren, aber wie? Problemfelder und Lösungsskizzen für ökonomische Experimente im Schulunterricht,

in: G. Seeber (Hrsg.): Forschungsfelder der Wirtschaftsdidaktik, Schwalbach: 123-135.


Egbert, Henrik and Vanessa Mertins (2007):

Problemorientiertes Lernen durch Experimententwicklung,

Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, 2(4): 23-33.


Egbert, Henrik and Vanessa Mertins (2006):

Das Marktexperiment mit großen Teilnehmergruppen,

Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, 1(4): 52-59.