Stephan Meier

Associate Professor of Business

Management

Joined CBS in 2008

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Stephan Meier

Office
710 Uris

Phone
212-851-1801

E-mail
sm3087@columbia.edu

Fax
212-854-3778

Teaching and research interest

Stephan Meier is an Associate Professor at Columbia Business School. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich, was previously a senior economist at the Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision-Making at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and taught courses on strategic interactions and economic policy at Harvard University and the University of Zurich. His research interest is in behavioral strategy. He investigates the impact of psychology and economics on human decision-making and its implications for public policy and firms' strategy. Current research topics include how non-selfish behavior affect organizations or the effect of borrower's decision-making on financial institutions' strategy. His work has been published in the leading academic journals including the American Economic Review and Management Science, and has been profiled by the press such as The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Neue Zuercher Zeitung.

Chapters

A Survey of Economic Theories and Field Evidence on Pro-Social Behavior In Economics and Psychology: A Promising New Cross-Disciplinary Field (2007)
Author(s): Stephan Meier

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Journal articles

Incentives and Group Identity In Games and Economic Behavior (2014)
Author(s): Paolo Masella, Stephan Meier, Philipp Zahn

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Learning from (Failed) Replications: Cognitive Load Manipulations and Charitable Giving In Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2014)
Author(s): Judd Kessler, Stephan Meier

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Numerical Ability Predicts Mortgage Default In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2013)
Author(s): Kristopher Gerardi, Lorenz Goette, Stephan Meier

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Discounting Financial Literacy: Time Preferences and Participation in Financial Education Programs In Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2013)
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Charles Sprenger

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Do Lab Experiments Misrepresent Social Preferences? The Case of Self-selected Student Samples In Journal of the European Economic Association (2013)
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Armin Falk, Christian Zehnder

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Competition Between Organizational Groups: Its Impact on Altruistic and Anti-Social Motivations In Management Science (2012)
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Lorenz Goette, David Huffman, Matthias Sutter

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The Impact of Social Ties on Group Interactions: Evidence from Minimal Groups and Randomly Assigned Real Groups In American Economic Journal: Microeconomics (2012)
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Lorenz Goette, David Huffman

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Time Discounting Predicts Creditworthiness In Psychological Science (2012)
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Charles Sprenger

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Can Integration Tame Conflicts? In Science (2011)
Author(s): Lorenz Goette, Stephan Meier

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When and Why Incentives (Don't) Work to Modify Behavior In Journal of Economic Perspectives (2011)
Author(s): Uri Gneezy, Stephan Meier, Pedro Rey-Biel

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Another Hidden Cost of Incentives: The Detrimental Effect on Norm Enforcement In Management Science (2010)
Author(s): Andreas Fuster, Stephan Meier

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Present-Biased Preferences and Credit Card Borrowing In American Economic Journal (2010)
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Charles Sprenger

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Why Does Unemployment Hurt the Employed? Evidence from the Life Satisfaction Gap Between the Public and the Private Sector In Journal of Human Resources (2010)
Author(s): Simon Luechinger, Stephan Meier, Alois Stutzer

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Doing Good or Doing Well? Image Motivation and Monetary Incentives in Behaving Prosocially In American Economic Review (2009)
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Dan Ariely, Anat Bracha

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Bureaucratic Rents and Life Satisfaction In Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization (2008)
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Simon Luchinger, Alois Stutzer

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Do people behave in experiments as in the field?—evidence from donations In Experimental Economics (2008)
Author(s): Matthias Benz, Stephan Meier

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Do Subsidies Increase Charitable Giving in the Long Run? Matching Donations in a Field Experiment In Journal of the European Economic Association (2007)
Author(s): Stephan Meier

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The Impact of Group Membership on Cooperation and Norm Enforcement: Evidence Using Random Assignment to Real Social Groups In American Economic Review (2006)
Author(s): Lorenz Goette, David Huffman, Stephan Meier

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Social Comparison and Pro-social Behavior: Testing 'Conditional Cooperation' in a Field Experiment In American Economic Review (2004)
Author(s): Bruno S. Frey, Stephan Meier

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Pro-social behavior in a natural setting In Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2004)
Author(s): Bruno Frey, Stephan Meier

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Are Political Economists Selfish or Indoctrinated? In Economic Inquiry (2003)
Author(s): Bruno S. Frey, Stephan Meier

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CaseWorks

The Walt Disney Company: If You Give this Mouse a Focus: Summer 2013
Author(s): Jerry Kim, Stephan Meier

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Maersk Shipping: Is the Price Right?: Summer 2013
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Jerry Kim, Bastiaan Oomens

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Satellite Radio: From Sirius and XM to Sirius XM: Fall 2011
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Jerry Kim

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Competitive Dynamics and Business Strategy: Fall 2010
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Ernesto Reuben

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Strategy Formulation and Competitive Advantage: Fall 2009
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Bruce Kogut, Felix Oberholzer-Gee

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Working Papers

Field Experiments in Strategy Research (2014)
Author(s): Aaron Chatterji, Michael Findley, Nathan Jensen, Stephan Meier, Daniel Nielson

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Trust and Parochialism in a Culture of Crime (2013)
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Lamar Pierce, Antonino Vaccaro

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No News Is Good News: CSR Strategy and Newspaper Coverage of Negative Firm Events Working Paper (2012)
Author(s): Jiao Luo, Stephan Meier, Felix Oberholzer-Gee

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Under-Savers Anonymous: Evidence on Self-Help Groups and Peer Pressure as a Savings Commitment Device Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Felipe Kast, Stephan Meier, Dina Pomeranz

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Forthcoming Articles

Stability of Time Preferences In Review of Economics and Statistics (2010)
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Charles Sprenger

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