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Professor Ralph-Christopher Bayer

Ralph-Christopher Bayer
Professor of Economics & Director of AdLab
School of Economics
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Professor Ralph-Christopher Bayer

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)

 

 

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

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Zhang, S., & Bayer, R. (2018). Does suspending an English Auction increase revenues?. Economics Letters, 162, 98-100.
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2017 Lenten, L., Smith, A., & Bayer, R. (2017). Adding conditional superannuation to the antidoping policy mix. Journal of Sport Management, 31(6), 591-604.
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2017 Bayer,, R., & Loch, A. (2017). Experimental evidence on the relative efficiency of forward contracting and tradable entitlements in water markets. Water Resources and Economics, 20, 1-15.
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2016 Deer, L., & Bayer, R. (2016). Pledges of commitment and cooperation in partnerships. Games, 7(1), 4-1-4-16.
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2016 Bayer, R. (2016). Cooperation and distributive conflict. Games and Economic Behavior, 97, 88-109.
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2016 Bayer, R., & Renou, L. (2016). Logical omniscience at the laboratory. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 64, 41-49.
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2016 Bayer, R., & Renou, L. (2016). Logical abilities and behavior in strategic-form games. Journal of Economic Psychology, 56, 39-59.
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2016 Bayer, R. (2016). Cooperation in partnerships: the role of breakups and reputation. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 172(4), 615-638.
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2016 Bayer, R., & Cowell, F. (2016). Tax compliance by firms and audit policy. Research in Economics, 70(1), 38-52.
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2015 Wu, H., & Bayer, R. (2015). Learning from inferred foregone payoffs. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 51, 445-458.
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2015 Bayer, R., Oberhofer, H., & Winner, H. (2015). The occurrence of tax amnesties: theory and evidence. Journal of Public Economics, 125, 70-82.
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2014 Bayer, R., Wu, H., & Chan, M. (2014). Explaining price dispersion and dynamics in laboratory Bertrand markets. Pacific Economic Review, 19(3), 278-295.
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2013 Bayer, R. C., & Ke, C. (2013). Discounts and consumer search behavior: the role of framing. Journal of Economic Psychology, 39, 215-224.
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2013 Bayer, R., Renner, E., & Sausgruber, R. (2013). Confusion and learning in the voluntary contributions game. Experimental Economics, 16(4), 478-496.
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2011 Bayer, R., & Ke, C. (2011). Are consumers fooled by discounts? An experimental test in a consumer search environment. Economic Record, 87(279), 575-586.
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2010 Bayer, R. C. (2010). Intertemporal price discrimination and competition. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 73(2), 273-293.
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2009 Bayer, R. C., & Sutter, M. (2009). The excess burden of tax evasion - An experimental detection-concealment contest. European Economic Review, 53(5), 527-543.
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2009 Bayer, R. C., & Cowell, F. (2009). Tax compliance and firms' strategic interdependence. Journal of Public Economics, 93(11-12), 1131-1143.
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2007 Bayer, R., & Chan, C. (2007). Network externalities demand inertia and dynamic pricing in an experimental oligopoly market. Economic Record, 83(263), 405-415.
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2006 Bayer, R. C. (2006). Finding out who the crooks are - tax evasion with sequential auditing. Singapore Economic Review, 51(2), 195-228.
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2006 Bayer, R. C. (2006). Moral constraints and evasion of income tax. The ICFAI Journal of Public Finance, 4(1), 7-31.
2006 Bayer, R. C. (2006). A contest with the taxman - the impact of tax rates on tax evasion and wastefully invested resources. European Economic Review, 50(5), 1071-1104.
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Conference Papers

Year Citation
2010 Bayer, R. C., & Cowell, F. (2010). Tax compliance by firms and audit policy. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (pp. 1-16). Scotland: EEA.
2009 Bayer, R. C., & Ke, C. (2009). Asymmetric price adjustment with costly consumer search: a laboratory study. In Proceedings of the 38th Australian Conference of Economists (pp. 1-10). Adelaide: University of Adelaide.
2009 Bayer, R. C., Renner, E., & Sausgruber, R. (2009). Confusion and reinforcement learning in experimental public goods games. In Proceedings of EEA 2010 (pp. 1-31). www: EEA.
2008 Bayer, R. C., Renner, E., & Sausgruber, R. (2008). Revisiting kindness and confusion in public goods experiments: Comment. In Proceedings of the Markets and Models: Policy Frontiers in the AWH Phillips Tradition (pp. 1-17). New Zealand: NZAE.
2007 Bayer, R. C., & Chan, C. Y. (2007). The dirty faces game revisited. In Alicia Rambaldi (Ed.), Proceedings of ESAM07 (pp. 1-26). Australia: University of Queensland.
2007 Bayer, R. C., & Renou, L. (2007). Measuring the depth of iteration in humans. In Lex Oxley (Ed.), Proceedings of MODSIM 2007 (pp. 1-7). Australia: Modelling & Simulation Society of Australia & NZ.
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2006 Bayer, R. C. (2006). Intertemporal Price Discrimination and Competition. In 21st Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, August 2006, Vienna, Austria. Vienna, Austria.
2005 Bayer, R. C., & Cowell, F. (2005). Tax compliance and firms' strategic interdependence. In J. Freebairn, & B. Griffiths (Eds.), Proceedings of the Economic Society of Australia - 34th Conference of Economists (pp. 1-24). Melbourne, Australia: The University of Melbourne.
2004 Bayer, R. C., & Chan, C. Y. (2004). Network externalities, demand inertia, and dynamic pricing in an experimental oligopoly market. In K. McLaren, & D. Poskitt (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society 2004 (pp. www 1-www 30). http://ideas.repec.org/p/ecm/ausm04/108.html: Econometric Society.

Working Paper

Year Citation
2014 Bayer, R. -C., Oberhofer, H., & Winner, H. (2014). The Occurrence of Tax Amnesties: Theory and Evidence.

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.

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 Miss Xue 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

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
Fax
8223 1460
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Nexus 10 Tower, floor 4
Room Number
4 19
Org Unit
School of Economics

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