Research Assistant

Dr. Alexandra Zaby

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Faculty of Economic Sciences 
Chair of Economic Theory

Mohlstraße 36
72074 Tübingen    

Tel: +49 - (0) - 70 71 - 29 - 7 40 45
Fax: +49 - (0) - 70 71 - 29 - 55 63

E-Mail: alexandra.zaby(at) 

Consultation hours

by appointment


  • Industrial organization
  • Economics of innovation

Curriculum Vitae

pdf file (this version June 2018)


Journal Articles

Compulsory Disclosure of Private Information: Theoretical and Experimental Results for the “Acquiring-a-Company” Game (with W. Güth, K. Pull and M. Stadler). Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, forthcoming. (2018)


Patent Breadth as Effective Barrier to Market Entry (with D. Heger). Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 7, 174-188. (2018)


Blindfolded vs. Informed Ultimatum Bargaining - A Theoretical and Experimental Analysis  (with W. Güth, K. Pull and M. Stadler). German Economic Review, 18, 444-467. (2017)


Endogenous Price Leadership - A Theoretical and Experimental Analysis (with W. Güth, K. Pull and M. Stadler). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 108, 420-432. (2014)


The Heterogeneous Costs of Disclosure and the Propensity to Patent (with D. Heger). Oxford Economic Papers, 65 (3), 630-652. (2013)

Losing the Lead: The Patenting Decision in the Light of the Disclosure Requirement. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 19 (2), 147-164. (2009)


The Decision to Patent. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg (2010).


Recent working papers

The Economics of Patent Backlog (with G. de Rassenfosse)


Limited Patent Disclosure (with D. Heger and K. Zaby)


Labour Market Mobility and Innovation: What is the Role of Researcher
Turnover? (with B. Boockmann, T. Brändle, and S. Nielen)


Coordination Failure in Capacity-then-Price Setting Games (with W. Güth and M. Stadler)


Capacity Precommitment, Communication, and Collusive Pricing. Theoretical
Benchmark and Experimental Evidence (with W. Güth and M. Stadler)


Will you Work or Will you Shirk? Expectations About Teammates’ Attitudes
and Team Performance (with A. Bäker)


Light my Fire? Effects of Observed (In-)Activity on Effort Choice in Teams (with A. Bäker)