Welcome to the website of BaER-Lab - Business and Economic Research Laboratory

BaER-Lab is an acronym for "Business and Economic Research Laboratory“, which is the experimental laboratory for research on economic problems at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Paderborn University.

A laboratory experiment is an up to two hours event, where the enrolled participants have to make decisions in the context of a clearly defined specific economic situation at the computer.

The BaER-Lab was ceremonially opened in April 2009 and represents one of the largest experimental laboratories for economic science in Germany due to its 35 modern and connected computer work stations.

Research Topics

The BaER-Lab is generally available to all members of the faculty to conduct experimental research.

The captured projects therefore represent the faculty's full research scope although research projects of the Chair of Corporate Governance, which is resposible for administraton and organsiation of the BaER-Lab, are conducted preferentially. Current projects of the chair with strong connection to prevailing public topics are concerned with analysis of CEO-compensation/Bonuses and variable compensation, risk-perception in decision-making, contorl of Top-Management as well as organisation and decision-making in cooperations. Further research is conducted on incomplete contractual structures and the role of organisational culture in Joint-Ventures, transnational contractual relationships and mergers and acqusitions.


For an overview of recent and current announcements see here.

Becoming a BaER-Lab Participant…

Here you can register to participate in scientific experiments at the BaER-Lab yourself.


Information Flyer

Here you can download our information flyer.


BaER Lab

Business and Economic Research Laboratory

Academic Director:

Prof. Dr. René Fahr

Head of BaER-Lab:

Dr. Behnud Mir Djawadi

Universität Paderborn
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Warburger Str. 100
D-33098 Paderborn

Stage 3 (Offices Q3.116 - Q3.125)
Phone: +49 5251 60-3692 (Secretariat Corporate Governance)
Fax: +49 5251 60-3550
For office-hours please sign up by e-mail!
Mail: corpgov@campus.uni-paderborn.de