Global Center for Family Enterprise

Prof. Dr. Philipp Lergetporer


Professor Lergetporer completed his PhD in economics at the University of Innsbruck in 2014. From 2014 to 2021, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the ifo Center for the Economics of Education, ifo Institute Munich. During that time, he was also a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago, Stanford University, and NHH Bergen. In September 2021, he joined TUM School of Management, Campus Heilbronn, as Professor of Economics at the Global Center for Family Enterprise (GCFE).


Areas of interest



Research Areas

  • Education Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Public Economics
  • Behavioral Economics.


Winter semester:

  • Principles of Economics (Master)
  • Economics I (Bachelor)



Summer semester:

  • Economics II (Bachelor)
  • Field Experiments: Start to finish (PhD)

Key Publications

Minorities' Strategic Response to Discrimination: Experimental Evidence (with Nikoloz Kudashvili), Journal of Public Economics, 208, 104630, 2022.


Patience, Risk Taking, and Human Capital Investment Across Countries (with Eric A. Hanushek, Lavinia Kinne, and Ludger Woessmann), Economic Journal, forthcoming.

Collective Intertemporal Decisions and Heterogeneity in Groups (with Daniela Glaetzle-Ruetzler and Matthias Sutter), Games and Economic Behavior, 130, 131-147, 2021.

Incentives, Search Engines, and the Elicitation of Subjective Beliefs: Evidence from Representative Online Survey Experiments (with Elisabeth Grewenig, Katharina Werner and Ludger Woessmann), Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming.


Educational Inequality and Public Policy Preferences – Evidence From Representative Survey Experiments (with Katharina Werner and Ludger Woessmann), Journal of Public Economics, 188, 104226, 2020.

How Information Affects Support for Education Spending: Evidence from Survey Experiments in Germany and the United States (with Guido Schwerdt, Martin R. West, Ludger Woessmann and Katharina Werner), Journal of Public Economics, 167, 138-157, 2018.

Third Party Punishment Increases Cooperation in Children Through (Misaligned) Expectations and Conditional Cooperation (with Silvia Angerer, Daniela Glaetzle-Ruetzler and Matthias Sutter), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 111(19), 6916–6921, 2014.