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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Tobias Bruenner

I am a Senior Lecturer in Financial Economics at Lincoln International Business School. After my undergraduate studies at University of Freiburg, Germany, and the University of Nottingham, I completed my PhD at the University of Freiburg. Before joining Lincoln International Business School I was a researcher and lecturer at Goethe University Frankfurt. With my research, I want to contribute to a deeper understanding of how economic agents behave in markets. Many real-world markets have only a limited number of participants such that the actions of a single participant can have a big impact on the market conditions and consequently on the optimal actions of other market participants. Often the situation is further complicated by the fact that participants hold different information. I use field data as well as laboratory experiments to understand human behaviour in these markets. To best describe behaviour in the lab or field, it is sometimes necessary to deviate from standard theory and employ models from behavioural economics such as prospect theory or models of non-equilibrium beliefs. The ultimate goal of my research is to help designing markets in such a way that they achieve the best possible outcome given a realistic model of human behaviour.

Department Responsibilities

Business Economics (Programme lead) Intermediate Microeconomics (Module lead) Advanced Microeconomics (Module lead) Economics of Banking (Module lead) Decision-making and Game Theory (Module lead) Managerial Economics

Subject Specialism

Microeconomics, Game Theory


  • PhD in Economics — University of Freiburg, Germany, 2009
  • Diploma (MSc) in Economics — University of Freiburg, Germany, 2004