Assistant Professor
Rainer Michael Rilke

Assistant Prof. Dr.

Rainer Michael Rilke

Assistant Professor

Room: H-213


Short CV
  • 2014 Doctoral degree at Department of Corporate Development and Business Ethics at the University of Cologne (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernd Irlenbusch)
  • 2009 Diploma in Economics at the University Bonn
  • 2003 Abitur at the Irmgardis Gymnasium Cologne
Research Interests
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Behavioral Business Ethics


  • Hennig-Schmidt, Heike, Irlenbusch, Bernd, Rilke, Rainer Michael, & Walkowitz, Gari. (2017). Asymmetric outside options in ultimatum bargaining: a systematic analysis. International Journal of Game Theory, pp. 1-29. (link)
  • Rilke, Rainer Michael (2017). On the duty to give (and not to take): An experiment on moralistic punishment. Journal of Business Economics, 87(9), pp. 1129-1150. (link)


  • Rilke, Rainer Michael, Amos Schurr, Rachel Barkan and Shaul Shalvi (2016). One-by-one or All-at-Once? Self-Reporting policies and dishonesty. In: Frontiers in Psychology 7,113. (link)
  • Conrads, Julian, Mischa Ellenberger, Bernd Irlenbusch, Elia Nora Ohms, Rainer Michael Rilke & Gari Walkowitz (2016). Team-Goal Incentives and Individual Lying Behavior. In: Die Betriebswirtschaft 76,1.
  • Conrads, Julian, Tommaso Reggiani & Rainer Michael Rilke (2016). Reducing ambiguity in lotteries: Evidence from a field experiment. In: Applied Economics Letters, 23, pp. 206-211. (link)


  • Conrads, Julian, Bernd Irlenbusch, Tommaso Reggiani, Rainer Michael Rilke & Dirk Sliwka (2015). How to hire helpers? Evidence from a field experiment. Forthcoming in: Experimental Economics. (link)
  • Lönnqvist, Jan-Erik, Rainer Michael Rilke & Gari Walkowitz (2015). On why hypocrisy thrives: Reasonable doubt created by moral posturing can deter punishment. In: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 59, pp. 139-145. (link)


  • Conrads, Julian, Bernd Irlenbusch, Rainer Michael Rilke, Anne Schielke & Gari Walkowitz (2014). Honesty in tournaments. In: Economics Letters, 123, pp. 90-93. (link)


  • Conrads, Julian, Bernd Irlenbusch, Rainer Michael Rilke & Gari Walkowitz (2013). Lying and team incentives. In: Journal of Economic Psychology, 34, pp. 1-7. (link)