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Prof. Sarah Auster, PhD

Cluster position Investigator

Cluster member since 2020

Main research topics

Information economics, mechanism design, applied decision theory


Since September 2020, Sarah Auster is an Associate Professor for Microeconomics at the University of Bonn. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim. In 2014, she completed her doctorate at the European University Institute in Florence. Sarah’s research focus is on microeconomic theory, in particular contract/mechanism design and applications of decision theory. She is interested in economic decisions by agents who have limited awareness of the relevant contingencies or limited knowledge of the likelihood of possible events. She also works on competitive markets with asymmetric information and search frictions.