Christian Traxler


Working Papers and Work in Progress

!Updated! Deadlines and Memory Limitations (with Steffen Altmann and Philipp Weinschenk), Management Science, accepted. An earlier version, titled "Deadlines and Cognitive Limitations", is available as IZA Discussion Papers No. 11129 and CESifo Working Paper No. 6761.

!Updated! Learning from Law Enforcement (with Libor Dusek), Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming. An earlier version is available as CESifo Working Paper 8043.

!Updated! Salience and Timely Compliance: Evidence from Speeding Tickets (with Libor Dusek and Nicolas Pardo), August 2021, revised and resubmitted to Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. An earlier version (with additional material) is available as Discussion Paper 2020-09, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.

!Updated! Tempolimit 130 auf Autobahnen: Eine evidenzbasierte Diskussion der Auswirkungen (with Stefan Bauernschuster), 2021, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Vol. 22(2), p. 86-102. Open-access preprint available here.

Evaluating Intense Probation for Juvenile Offenders: Evidence from Germany (with Christoph Engel and Sebastian Goerg), July 2020. Revise & Resubmit at Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.

Poverty and crime in 19th century Germany: A reassessment (with Carsten Burhop), Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Working Paper 2010-35

Apportionment, Fiscal Equalization and Decentralized Tax Enforcement (with Andreas Reutter), Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Working Paper 2008-21.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Framing and Social Information Nudges at Wikipedia (with Max Linek). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2021, Vol. 188(C), p. 1269-1279. Open-access pre-print available here.

Compliance Behavior in Networks: Evidence from a Field Experiment (with F. Drago and F. Mengel), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2020, Vol. 12(2), p. 96-133. [Ungated Version][Supplementary Appendix]

Cooperation and Punishment: The Individual-Level Perspective (with F. Albrecht and S. Kube), Journal of Public Economics, 2018, Vol.165, p.1-16. [Ungated version] [Supplementary Appendix].

Bunching on the Autobahn: Speeding responses to a `notched' penalty scheme (with F. Westermaier and A. Wohlschlegel), Journal of Public Economics, 2018, Vol.157, p. 78-94. Online appendix available here. Working paper version available here.

Higher taxes, more evasion? Evidence from border differentials in TV license fees (with M.Berger, G.Fellner, and R.Sausgruber), Journal of Public Economics, 2016, Vol.135, p. 74-86. Web Appendix

Advocacy and Political Convergence under Preference Uncertainty (with E. Reuben and F. van Winden), European Economic Review, 2015, Vol. 78, p. 16-36.

Nudges at the Dentist (with Steffen Altmann), European Economic Review, 2014, Vol. 72(C), p. 19-38.

Testing Enforcement Strategies in the Field: Threat, Moral Appeal and Social Information (with Gerlinde Fellner and Rupert Sausgruber), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013, Vol.11(3), p.634-660. Online appendix can be downloaded here. An earlier working paper version is available here.

Development of legal expertise (with Andreas Glöckner and Emanuel Towfigh), Instructional Science, 2013, Vol.41(6), p. 989-1007.

Majority Voting and the Welfare Implications of Tax AvoidanceJournal of Public Economics, 2012, Vol. 96(1-2), p.1-9. (An earlier version is available here.)

Norms, moods and free lunch: Longitudinal evidence on payments from a Pay-What-You-Want restaurant (with Gerhard Riener), Journal of Socio-Economics, 2012, Vol.41, p.476-483.

Survey Evidence on Conditional Norm Enforcement (with Joachim Winter), European Journal of Political Economy, 2012, Vol.28, p.390-398.

Enforcement Spillovers (with Johannes Rincke), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, Vol.93(4), p.1224-1234. (An earlier version was titled Deterrence through Word of Mouth)

The Interaction of Legal and Social Norm Enforcement (with Sebastian Kube), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2011, Vol.13(5), p.639–660.

Social Norms and the Indirect Evolution of Conditional Cooperation (with Mathias Spichtig), Journal of Economics, 2011, Vol.102(3), p.237-262.

Optimal Observability in a Linear Income Tax (with Joel Slemrod), Economics Letters, 2010, Vol.108(2), p.105-108.

Social Norms and Conditional Cooperative TaxpayersEuropean Journal of Political Economy, 2010, Vol.26, p.89-103.

Reserve prices as reference points – Evidence from auctions for football players at (with Stefan Trautmann), Journal of Economic Psychology, 2010, Vol.31(2), p.230-240.

Voting over Taxes: The Case of Tax EvasionPublic Choice, 2009, Vol.140(1), p.43-58.

Tax Evasion and Auditing in a Federal Economy (with Sven Stöwhase), International Tax and Public Finance, 2005, Vol.12(4), p.515-531.

Further Publications

Behavioural Insights for Health Governance, Ch.8 in: Hertie School (Ed.), The Governance Report 2019, Oxford University Press.

K. Hurrelmann, H. Karch and C. Traxler (Eds.), Jugend, Vorsorge, Finanzen. Wird das Vertrauen einer Generation verspielt? 2019, Beltz Juventa Verlag, Weinheim.

Geschlechts- und Herkunftseffektebei der Benotung juristischer Staatsprüfungen (mit Andreas Glöckner und Emanuel Towfigh), Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Rechtswissenschaft, 2/2018, p.115-142

Empirische Untersuchung zur Benotung in der staatlichen Pflichtfachprüfung und in der zweiten juristischen Staatsprüfung in Nordrhein-Westfalen von 2006 bis 2016 (with Andreas Glöckner and Emanuel Towfigh), Projektbericht für das Justizministeriums NRW, December 2017.

K. Hurrelmann, H. Karch and C. Traxler (Eds.), Jugend, Vorsorge, Finanzen! Zwischen Eigenverantwortung und Regulierung, 2016, Juventa Verlag, München.

Konsumieren, Wirtschaften, Vorsorgen – Ergebnisse der 3. MetallRente Jugendstudie (with K. Hurrelmann), BetrAV 2016|06, p. 490-493.

Nudges polarize! (with Emanuel Towfigh); in:  A. Kemmerer, C. Möllers, M. Steinbeis and G. Wagner (Eds.), Choice Architecture in Democracies: Exploring the Legitimacy of Nudging, 2015, Hart/Nomos.

Deterrence of economic crimes: Tax evasion; in:  G. Bruinsma and D. Weisburd (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2014, Springer, p. 1005-1014.

Zur Benotung in der Examensvorbereitung und im ersten Examen: Eine empirische Analyse (with Andreas Glöckner and Emanuel Towfigh), Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Rechtswissenschaft, 1/2014, p.8-27.

Special Issue on the Economics of Crime: Editorial (with Horst Entorf and Jens Ludwig), German Economic Review, 2012, Vol.13(4), p.363-365.

Tax Competition and Redistribution: Theoretical Analysis and Policy Implications, BMF Working Paper 01/2002, Ministry of Finance, Austria, Vienna.