Ralph-Christopher Bayer

Professor Ralph-Christopher Bayer

Professor of Economics & Director of AdLab

School of Economics

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am working in the areas of behavioural and experimental economics, applied game theory, public economics and industrial organisation.

I am the Founding Director of the Adelaide Laboratory for Experimental Economics. Together with A/Prof Paul Pezanis-Christou and a group of PhD and Honours students, we currently are working on projects such as:

  • Effective and Efficient Corporate Tax Enforcement
  • Information Quality in Auctions of Multiple Objects
  • Efficiency in Contests

Please check out my (here) and Paul's (here) publications and our working papers (here).

A current CV can be accessed (here)

 

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Professor of Economics University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2014 Associate Professor of Economics University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2011 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can peer review
    German Can peer review
    Italian Can read and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Cologne Germany Diplom in Economics and Social Sciences (equivalent to Bachelor plus Masters)
    London School of Economics United Kingdom PhD in Economics

ARC discovery projects:

DP120101831: Effective and Efficient Corporate Tax Enforcement (with PI's Cowell from LSE and Sausgruber from Vienna)

DP140102949: Information Quality in Auctions of Multiple Objects (with CI Pezanis-Christou from Adelaide)

IOC Research Grant: Conditional Superannuation as an Instrument to Combat Doping (with CI Liam Lenten from Latrobe)

 

I typically teach courses in Microeconomics, Game Theory, Behavioural Game Theory and Experimental Economics and Australian Economic History on different levels.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Assessing the Relationship of Cooperative Behavior and Economic Efficiency within Australia Fisheries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Rui Zhang
    2018 Principal Supervisor Ambiguity and Decision Making: Efficacy of Deterrence Incentives Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Ms Mia Katina Tam
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Three essays on first-price auctions with independent private values Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ye Han
    2015 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Health or Wealth: Decision Making in Health Insurance Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Hamish William Gamble
    2012 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Strategic Analysis of Bureaucratic Corruption Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lin Hu
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Three Essays on Experimental Economics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sookie Zhang
    2011 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Expansion of Levy Process Functionals and its Application in Econometric Estimation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chaohua Dong
    2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Essays on Pricing and Learning in Bertrand Markets Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hang Wu
    2010 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Commitment and Cooperation in Partnerships Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Lachlan Deer
    2009 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Tax Audit Rules and Firm Behaviour Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr David John Hoey
    2008 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Is Joint Liability Lending More Efficient than Individual Lending?: A Theoretical and Experimental Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nok Shatragom
    2008 - 2015 Principal Supervisor A Game-Theoretic Approach to Modelling Crop Royalties Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Anne Arnold
    2005 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Three Essays on Consumer Search Behaviour in Experimental Market Environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Changxia Ke
    2004 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Inequality-Aversion, contracts and Incentives Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bin Guan
    2004 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Environmental Amenities and Local Development in Australia: Spatial Hedonic Pricing and Regional Economic Models Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Parvin Mahmoudi
    2004 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Iterative Rationality in the Dirty Faces Game Master of Economics Master Full Time Mr Chi-Yung Chan
    2004 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Marginal Cost Water Pricing: Welfare Effects and Policy Implications using Minimum Cost and Benchmarking Models, with Case Studies from Australia and Asia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David Altmann
    2003 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Commitment Devices, Saving and Household Superannuation Decisions: Theory and Evidence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Patricia Sourdin
    2002 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Does Private Schooling Make a Difference in Tertiary Entrance Performance? Master of Economics Master Full Time Mr Liang Wang
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  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Editor Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
  • Position: Professor of Economics & Director of AdLab
  • Phone: 83134666
  • Email: ralph.bayer@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8223 1460
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 4
  • Room: 4 19
  • Org Unit: School of Economics

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