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Prof. Dr. René Fahr

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Address: Fachgruppe Behavioral Economic Engineering and Responsible Management
Heinz Nixdorf Institut
Universität Paderborn
Fürstenallee 11
33102 Paderborn 
Office: F1.401

(+49) 52 51 / 60 36 92 (Secretariat)
(+49) 52 51 / 60 20 90 (Direct dial)

Fax: (+49) 52 51 / 60 35 50
E-Mail: rene.fahr(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de


Research Focus

  • Quantitative Corporate Governance
  • Behavioral Ethics
  • Empirical methods in organizational research
  • Experimental economic research
  • Organizational decision-making
  • Human resource economics
  • Industrial relations
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Time allocation
  • Budget production
  • Labor economics

Short biography

René Fahr studied Economics, Philosophy and German philology at Bonn University and graduated as "Diplom-Volkswirt" in 1998. He started his doctoral study as a participant in the European Doctoral Program (EDP) at Bonn University and engrossed his scientific occupation at Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

René Fahr received his doctoral grade in 2003 with his dissertation on “Occupational Mobility and Occupational Matching: Some Implications for Career Choice and Labor Market Policy”, supervised by Klaus F. Zimmermann. From December 1999 to 2003 he worked as research member and research assistant at the "Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit" (IZA). From November 2003 to April 2008 he served as research assistant at the Chair of Personnel Economics of Cologne University.

Prof. Dr. René Fahr is holding the Chair of Corporate Governance of Paderborn University since 2008 and serves as scientific director of the experimental laboratory of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.

In June 2019 René Fahr was elected Vice President for Knowledge- and Technology Transfer of Paderborn University.



An overview of the syllabus of Prof. Dr. René Fahr you can find here.



Latest publication: Protte, M., Fahr, R. and Quevedo, D. E. (2020): "Behavioral Econmics for Human-in-the-loop Control Systems Design: Overconfidence and the hot hand fallacy". In: IEEE Control Systems. Special Issue, Vol. 40(6): 57-76. 

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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. René Fahr is holding the Chair of Corporate Governance of Paderborn University since 2008.

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Referee activities

Prof. Dr. René Fahr serves as referee in numerous institutions and conferences.

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