Chair of Microeconomics
Prof. Dr. Stefan Napel

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Napel

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Contact Information

Room:1.77 (RW II)
Phone:++49(0)921 55 6231
Fax:++49(0)921 55 6232
E-mail:stefan.napel@uni-bayreuth.de
Consultation hour:Mo 14 - 16 h (please make an appointment beforehand)

Scientific Interests

  • Game theory, especially bargaining, measurement of power, and evolution
  • Political economy of the European Union
  • Inequality and social mobility
  • Industrial organization

Publications

    Books
  • Bilateral Bargaining – Theory and Applications - Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems 518 (Stefan Napel), Springer Verlag, Berlin 2002.
    Articles in refereed Journals
  • Heuristic and Exact Solutions to the Inverse Power Index Problem for Small Voting Bodies (Stefan Napel, Sascha Kurz ), in: Annals of Operations Research, Band 215, Nr. 1, 2014, S. 137 - 163. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • Mostly Sunny: A Forecast of Tomorrow's Power Index Research (Stefan Napel, Nicola Maaser, Sascha Kurz, Matthias Weber), in: Homo Oeconomicus, forthcoming 2014. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • The Nucleolus of Large Majority Games (Stefan Napel, Andreas Nohn, Sascha Kurz), in: Economics Letters, Band 123, Nr. 2, 2014, S. 139 - 143. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • A Note on the Direct Democracy Deficit in Two-tier Voting (Nicola Maaser, Stefan Napel), in: Mathematical Social Sciences, Band 63, Nr. 2, 2012, S. 174 - 180. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • Monotonicity of Power in Weighted Voting Games with Restricted Communication (Stefan Napel, Nohn, A., Alonso-Meijide, J.), in: Mathematical Social Sciences, Band 64, Nr. 3, 2012, S. 247 - 257. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • A Dynamic Perspective on Minimum Quality Standards under Cournot Competition (Stefan Napel, Gunnar Oldehaver), in: Journal of Regulatory Economics, Band 39, Nr. 1, 2011, S. 29 - 49. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • Strategic vs. Non-strategic Voting Power in the EU Council of Ministers: The Consultation Procedure (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), in: Social Choice and Welfare, Band 37, Nr. 3, 2011, S. 511 - 541. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • Aspirations, Segregation and Occupational Choice (Dilip Mookherjee, Debraj Ray, Stefan Napel), in: Journal of the European Economic Association, Band 8, Nr. 1, 2010, S. 139 - 168. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • Social Interactions and Segregation in Skill Accumulation (Stefan Napel, Dilip Mookherjee, Debraj Ray), in: Journal of the European Economic Association, Band 8, Nr. 2-3, 2010, S. 388 - 400. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • Fairness, Price Stickiness, and History Dependence in Decentralized Trade (Stefan Napel, Christian Korth), in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Band 71, Nr. 2, 2009, S. 502 - 514. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • Monotonicity of Power in Games with A Priori Unions (J M Alonso-Meijide, C Bowles, M J Holler, Stefan Napel), in: Theory and Decision, Band 66, Nr. 1, 2009, S. 17 - 37. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • Strategic A Priori Power in the European Union’s Codecision Procedure (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), in: Homo Oeconomicus (Essays in Honor of Hannu Nurmi (Volume I)), Band 26, Nr. 3-4, 2009, S. 297 - 316.
  • Intergenerational Talent Transmission, Inequality, and Social Mobility (Stefan Napel, A Schneider), in: Economics Letters, Band 99, Nr. 2, 2008, S. 405 - 409.
  • The European Commission – Appointment, Preferences, and Institutional Relations (Stefan Napel, M Widgrén), in: Public Choice, Band 137, Nr. 1-2, 2008, S. 21 - 41. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • Equal Representation in Two-tier Voting Systems (Stefan Napel, Nicola Maaser), in: Social Choice and Welfare, Band 28, Nr. 3, 2007, S. 401 - 420.
  • Intergenerational Mobility and Macroeconomic History Dependence (Dilip Mookherjee, Stefan Napel), in: Journal of Economic Theory, Band 137, Nr. 1, 2007, S. 49 - 78.
  • Reciprocity - An Indirect Evolutionary Analysis (Siegfried Berninghaus, Stefan Napel, Christian Korth), in: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Band 17, Nr. 5, 2007, S. 579 - 603.
  • The Potential of the Holler-Packel Value and Index: A New Characterization (Ruxandra Haradau, Stefan Napel), in: Homo Oeconomicus, Band 24, Nr. 2, 2007, S. 255 - 268. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • Inequality Aversion in a Variety of Games – An Indirect Evolutionary Analysis (Werner Güth, Stefan Napel), in: Economic Journal, Band 116, Nr. 514, 2006, S. 1037 - 1056.
  • The Inter-Institutional Distribution of Power in European Union Codecision (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), in: Social Choice and Welfare, Band 27, Nr. 1, 2006, S. 129 - 154.
  • The Possibility of a Preference-Based Power Index (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), in: Journal of Theoretical Politics, Band 17, Nr. 3, 2005, S. 377 - 387.
  • Insurance Intermediation - Theoretical Analysis and Practical Issues in the European Market (Stefan Napel, Sebastian Aschenbrenner von Dahlen), in: Zeitschrift für die gesamte Versicherungswissenschaft, Band 93, Nr. 1, 2004, S. 67 - 99.
  • Local Monotonicity of Power - Axiom or just Property? (Stefan Napel, Manfred J. Holler), in: Quality and Quantity - International Journal of Methodology, Band 38, Nr. 5, 2004, S. 637 - 647.
  • Monotonicity of Power and Power Measures (Stefan Napel, Manfred J. Holler), in: Theory and Decision, Band 56, Nr. 1, 2004, S. 93 - 111.
  • Power Measurement as Sensitivity Analysis - A Unified Approach (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), in: Journal of Theoretical Politics, Band 16, Nr. 4, 2004, S. 517 - 538.
  • Aspiration Adaptation in the Ultimatum Minigame (Stefan Napel), in: Games and Economic Behavior, Band 43, Nr. 1, 2003, S. 86 - 106.
  • The Power of a Spatially Inferior Player (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), in: Homo Oeconomicus, Band 19, Nr. 3, 2002, S. 327 - 343.
  • Inferior Players in Simple Games (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), in: International Journal of Game Theory, Band 30, Nr. 2, 2001, S. 209 - 220.
  • The Holler-Packel Axiomatization of the Public Good Index Completed (Stefan Napel), in: Homo Oeconomicus, Nr. 15, 1999, S. 513 - 520.
    Chapters in Books
  • The Mean Voter, the Median Voter, and Welfare-maximizing Voting Weights (Stefan Napel, Nicola Maaser), in: R. Fara, D. Leech and M. Salles (Hrsg.), Voting Power and Procedures (Studies in Choice and Welfare Series), Springer, Berlin 2014. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • Strategic A Priori Power in the European Union's Codecision Procedure Recalculated for EU28 (Stefan Napel, Alexander Mayer, Mika Widgrén), in: Manfred J. Holler, Hannu Nurmi (Hrsg.), Power, Voting, and Voting Power: 30 Years After, Springer, Berlin 2013, S. 553 - 571. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • Spatial Voting Analysis (Stefan Napel), in: K. Dowding (Hrsg.), Encyclopedia of Power, Sage, London 2011, S. 623 - 624.
  • Population-Dependent Costs of Detecting Trustworthiness: An Indirect Evolutionary Analysis (Werner Güth, Hartmut Kliemt, Stefan Napel), in: T. Grüne-Yanoff and S.O. Hansson (Hrsg.), Preference Change: Approaches from Philosophy, Economics and Psychology, Theory and Decision Library A 42, Springer, Berlin, 2009, S. 243 - 259.
  • Democratic Defences and (De-)Stabilisations (Stefan Napel, Werner Güth, Hartmut Kliemt), in: Braham, M. and F. Steffen (Hrsg.), Power, Freedom and Voting, Springer, Berlin, 2008, S. 209 - 226.
  • Shapley-Shubik vs. Strategic Power - Live from the UN Security Council (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), in: Braham, M. and F. Steffen (Hrsg.), Power, Freedom and Voting, Springer, Berlin, 2008, S. 99 - 117.
  • Democratic decision, stability of outcome and agent power, with special reference to the European Union (Manfred J. Holler, Stefan Napel), in: J. Casas Pardo und P. Schwartz (Hrsg.), Public Choice and the Challenges of Democracy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2007, S. 220 - 234.
  • Evolutionäre Grundlagen von Fairness – Eine spieltheoretische Analyse (Stefan Napel), in: Erich H. Witte (Hrsg.), Evolutionäre Sozialpsychologie und automatische Prozesse, Pabst, Lengerich 2006, S. 160 - 177.
  • A Pragmatic Interpretation of Ken Binmore’s Theory of Justice (Stefan Napel, Manfred J. Holler), in: V. Kanniainen, M. Sintonen (Hrsg.), Etiikka ja Talous, Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö, Helsinki 2003, S. 177 - 198.
  • Modelling Bilateral Bargaining: From Perfect to Bounded Rationality (Stefan Napel), in: M. J. Holler, H. Kliemt, D. Schmidtchen, M. E. Streit (Hrsg.), Jahrbuch für neue politische Ökonomie, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2003, S. 183 - 206.
  • Wie Du mir, so ich Dir! – Ökonomische Theorie und Experiment am Beispiel der Reziprozität (Stefan Napel, Werner Güth, Hartmut Kliemt), in: M. Held, G. Kubon-Gilke, R. Sturn (Hrsg.), Experimente in der Ökonomik – Jahrbuch normative und institutionelle Grundfragen der Ökonomik 2, Metropolis, Marburg 2003, S. 113 - 139.
  • The Power of an Inferior Player (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), in: M. J. Holler, H. Kliemt, D. Schmidtchen, M. E. Streit (Hrsg.), Jahrbuch für neue politische Ökonomie 20, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2002, S. 259 - 273.
  • A Note on the Holler-Packel Axiomatization of the Public Good Index (PGI) (Stefan Napel), in: M. J. Holler, G. Owen (Hrsg.), Power Indices and Coalition Formation, Kluwer, Dordrecht 2001, S. 143 - 151.
  • On Interpersonal Comparison of Value (Stefan Napel, Manfred J. Holler), in: K. Nevalainen (Hrsg.), Justice, Charity, and the Welfare State: Moral and Social Dimensions, Societas Philosophica Fennica, Helsinki 2001, S. 119 - 138.
    Discussion Papers
  • Collective choices under ambiguity (Stefan Napel, M. Vittoria Levati, Ivan Soraperra), Jena Economic Research Papers 2014-019, 2014. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • On the Democratic Weights of Nations (Stefan Napel, Nicola Maaser, Sascha Kurz), Public Choice Research Centre, University of Turku, Nr. 66, March 2014 (revised). Publikation als PDF-Dokument
  • The prediction value (Stefan Napel, Maurice Koster, Sascha Kurz, Ines Lindner), Public Choice Research Centre, University of Turku, Nr. 73, November 2013. Publikation als PDF-Dokument
    Book Reviews
  • Rezension des Buches “Rational Behaviour and the Design of Institutions” (Stefan Napel), in: Journal of Economics, Band 71, Nr. 3, 2000, S. 339 - 342.
  • Rezension des Buches “Game Theory and the Social Contract, Vol. 2: Just Playing” (Stefan Napel), in: Homo Oeconomicus, Band 15, Nr. 4, 1999, S. 581 - 586.
    Miscellaneous
  • Is Game Theory Redundant? (Stefan Napel), in: Student Economic Review, Band 11, Trinity College Dublin 1997, S. 71 - 76.
  • German Terms of Trade in the Last Decade (Stefan Napel), in: Student Economic Review, Band 10, Trinity College Dublin 1996, S. 160 - 167.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1978-1991 Abitur, Herschelschule, Hannover, Germany
1991-1992 Community service, Epiphanias-Kirchengemeinde, Hannover
1992-1997 Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
1995-1996 Economics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
1997-1998 Six-month backpacking trip
1998-2001 PhD thesis on "Bilateral Bargaining: Theory and Applications", University of Karlsruhe

Positions

1994-1995 Tutor for macro-und microeconomics, University of Karlsruhe
1996-1997 Tutor for macro-und microeconomics, University of Karlsruhe
1998-2002 Doctoral assistant, Chair of Prof. Eichhorn, University of Karlsruhe
2002 Post-doc assistant, Chair of Prof. Berninghaus, University of Karlsruhe
2002-2007 Assistant Professor for Economic Theory, University of Hamburg, Germany
2003-2004 Visiting Scholar, Boston University, USA
2008 Visiting Scholar, Boston University
since 2007 Chair for Microeconomics, University of Bayreuth, Germany
since 2009 Research Professor of the Public Choice Research Centre, Turku

Scholarships and Awards

1992-1997 Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
1996 Award for the best Vordiplom, School of Economics and Business Engineering, University of Karlsruhe
1995-2001 Scholarship of the Student and Doctoral Program of Siemens AG
2003 Etienne-Laspeyres-Award for Economics / Statistics, University of Karlsruhe
2003-2004 Post-doc scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


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