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Prof. Dr. Bernd Irlenbusch

Cluster position Principal Investigator

Cluster member since 2019

Main research topics

Experimental economics, business ethics, organizational economics, personnel economics


Bernd Irlenbusch is Professor of Corporate Development and Business Ethics at the University of Cologne. He is also a research group leader within the Center for Social and Economic Behavior (C-SEB) at the University of Cologne and a member of the scientific advisory board of the association of German compliance managers. Bernd studied Computer Science (Diplom Informatiker, 1992), Economics (Diplom Volkswirt, 1994), and Business Administration (Diplom Kaufmann, 1996). He received his PhD in 2000 from the University of Bonn; his thesis was awarded the Heinz Sauermann Dissertation Prize. Prior to his appointment at the University of Cologne, he was part of the newly founded interdisciplinary Faculty of Law, Social Sciences, and Economics at the University of Erfurt and he joined the London School of Economics and Political Science as a Lecturer.


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