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Stefan Napel

Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Chair of Microeconomics



  • Einführung in die Spieltheorie, 8. Aufl. (Manfred J. Holler, Gerhard Illing, Stefan Napel), Springer Gabler, Berlin, 2019.  LINK
  • Bilateral Bargaining – Theory and Applications, Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems 518 (Stefan Napel), Springer Verlag, Berlin 2002.
    [Reviewed by Ken G. Binmore, Journal of Economics 78(1), 105-107, 2003]LINK

Articles in Refereed Journals​

  • Umbrella Pricing and Cartel Size (Stefan Napel, Dominik Welter), International Journal of Industrial Organization, 91, 103032, 2023.  DOI  PDF  IJIO Research Summary
  • Relative Responsibility for Cartel Damages (Stefan Napel, Domink Welter), Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 178(3), 231-257, 2022.  DOI  PDF
  • Hiding or Revealing: Their Indirect Evolution in the Acquiring‑a‑Company Game (Werner Güth, Stefan Napel), Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review 19(2), 569-585, 2022.  DOI  PDF
  • Weighted Scoring Committees (Alexander Mayer, Stefan Napel), Games 12(4), 94, Dec. 2021.  DOI  PDF
  • Simple Voting Games and Cartel Damage Proportioning (Stefan Napel, Dominik Welter), Games 12(4), 74, Oct. 2021.  DOI  PDF
  • Welfare Rationales for Conditionality of Cash Transfers (Dilip Mookherjee, Stefan Napel), Journal of Development Economics 151, 102657, June 2021.  DOI  PDF
  • Influence in Weighted Committees (Sascha Kurz, Alexander Mayer, Stefan Napel), European Economic Review 132, 103634, Feb. 2021.  DOI  PDF
  • Weighted Voting on the IMF Managing Director (Alexander Mayer, Stefan Napel), Economics of Governance 21(3), 237-244, 2020.  DOI  PDF
  • Weighted Committee Games (Sascha Kurz, Alexander Mayer, Stefan Napel), European Journal of Operational Research 282(3), 972-979, 2020.  DOI  PDF
  • The Roll Call Interpretation of the Shapley Value (Sascha Kurz, Stefan Napel), Economics Letters 173, 108-112, 2018.  DOI  PDF
  • Fair Representation and a Linear Shapley Rule (Sascha Kurz, Nicola Maaser, Stefan Napel), Games and  Economic Behavior 108(1), 152-161, 2018.  DOI  PDF
  • On the Democratic Weights of Nations (Sascha Kurz, Nicola Maaser, Stefan Napel), Journal of Political Economy 125(5), 1599-1634, 2017PDF
  • The Prediction Value (Maurice Koster, Sascha Kurz, Ines Lindner, Stefan Napel), Social Choice and Welfare 48(2), 433-460, 2017.  PDF
  • Collective Choice under Ambiguity (M. Vittoria Levati, Stefan Napel, Ivan Soraperra), Group Decision and Negotiation 26(1), 133-149, 2017. 
    PDF (Supplement)
  • Dimension of the Lisbon Voting Rules in the EU Council: A Challenge and New World Record (Sascha Kurz, Stefan Napel), Optimization Letters 10(6), 1245-1256, 2016.  PDF
  • Mostly Sunny: A Forecast of Tomorrow's Power Index Research (Sascha Kurz, Nicola Maaser, Stefan Napel, Matthias Weber), Homo Oeconomicus 32(1), 133-146, 2015.  PDF
  • Heuristic and Exact Solutions to the Inverse Power Index Problem for Small Voting Bodies (Sasche Kurz, Stefan Napel), Annals of Operations Research 215(1), 137-163, 2014PDF
  • The Nucleolus of Large Majority Games (Sascha Kurz, Stefan Napel, Andreas Nohn), Economics Letters 123(2), 139-143, 2014.  PDF
  • A Note on the Direct Democracy Deficit in Two-tier Voting (Stefan Napel, Nicola Maaser), Mathematical Social Sciences 63(2), 174-180, 2012.  PDF
  • Monotonicity of Power in Weighted Voting Games with Restricted Communication (Stefan Napel, Andreas Nohn, José Maria Alonso-Meijide), Mathematical Social Sciences 64(3), 247-257, 2012.  PDF
  • A Dynamic Perspective on Minimum Quality Standards under Cournot Competition (Stefan Napel, Gunnar Oldehaver), Journal of Regulatory Economics 39(1), 29-49, 2011.  PDF
  • Strategic vs. Non-strategic Voting Power in the EU Council of Ministers: The Consultation Procedure (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), Social Choice and Welfare 37(3), 511-541, 2011.  PDF
  • Aspirations, Segregation and Occupational Choice (Dilip Mookherjee, Stefan Napel, Debraj Ray), Journal of the European Economic Association 8(1), 139-168, 2010.  PDF
  • Social Interactions and Segregation in Skill Accumulation (Dilip Mookherjee, Stefan Napel, Debraj Ray), Journal of the European Economic Association 8(2-3), 388-400, 2010.  PDF
  • Fairness, Price Stickiness, and History Dependence in Decentralized Trade (Christian Korth, Stefan Napel), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 71(2), 502-514, 2009PDF
  • Monotonicity of Power in Games with A Priori Unions (J. M. Alonso-Meijide, C. Bowles, M. J. Holler, S. Napel), Theory and Decision 66(1), 17-37, 2009PDF
  • Strategic A Priori Power in the European Union’s Codecision Procedure (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), Homo Oeconomicus (Essays in Honor of Hannu Nurmi (Volume I)) 26(3-4), 297-316, 2009PDF
  • Intergenerational Talent Transmission, Inequality, and Social Mobility (Stefan Napel, Andrea Schneider), Economics Letters 99(2), 405-409, 2008PDF
  • The European Commission – Appointment, Preferences, and Institutional Relations (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), Public Choice 137(1-2), 21-41, 2008PDF
  • Equal Representation in Two-tier Voting Systems (Nicola Maaser, Stefan Napel),  Social Choice and Welfare 28(3), 401-420, 2007PDF
  • Intergenerational Mobility and Macroeconomic History Dependence (Dilip Mookherjee, Stefan Napel), Journal of Economic Theory 137(1), 49-78, 2007.  PDF
  • Reciprocity - An Indirect Evolutionary Analysis (Siegfried Berninghaus, Christian Korth, Stefan Napel), Journal of Evolutionary Economics 17(5), 579-603, 2007.  PDF
  • The Potential of the Holler-Packel Value and Index: A New Characterization (Ruxandra Haradau, Stefan Napel), Homo Oeconomicus 24(2), 255-268, 2007.  PDF
  • Inequality Aversion in a Variety of Games – An Indirect Evolutionary Analysis (Werner Güth, Stefan Napel), Economic Journal 116(514), 1037-1056, 2006.  PDF
  • The Inter-Institutional Distribution of Power in European Union Codecision (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), Social Choice and Welfare 27(1), 129-154, 2006.  PDF
  • The Possibility of a Preference-Based Power Index (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén),  Journal of Theoretical Politics 17(3), 377-387, 2005.  PDF
  • Insurance Intermediation - Theoretical Analysis and Practical Issues in the European Market (Sebastian Aschenbrenner von Dahlen, Stefan Napel), Zeitschrift für die gesamte Versicherungswissenschaft 93(1), 67-99, 2004.
  • Local Monotonicity of Power - Axiom or just Property? (Manfred J. Holler, Stefan Napel), Quality and Quantity - International Journal of Methodology 38(5), 637-647, 2004.  PDF
  • Monotonicity of Power and Power Measures (Manfred J. Holler, Stefan Napel), Theory and Decision 56(1), 93-111, 2004.  PDF
  • Power Measurement as Sensitivity Analysis - A Unified Approach (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), Journal of Theoretical Politics 16(4), 517-538, 2004.  PDF
  • Aspiration Adaptation in the Ultimatum Minigame (Stefan Napel), Games and Economic Behavior 43(1), 86-106, 2003.  PDF
  • The Power of a Spatially Inferior Player (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), Homo Oeconomicus 19(3), 327-343, 2002.  PDF
  • Inferior Players in Simple Games (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén), International Journal of Game Theory 30(2), 209-220, 2001.  PDF
  • The Holler-Packel Axiomatization of the Public Good Index Completed (Stefan Napel), Homo Oeconomicus 15, 513-520, 1999.

Articles in Journals

  • Kartellschadensersatz und Gesamtschuldnerausgleich – Ökonomisch faire Schadensaufteilung mit dem Shapley-Wert (Stefan Napel, Gunnar Oldehaver), Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht  3, 135-140, 2015.

Chapters in Books

  • The Art and Beauty of Voting Power (Sascha Kurz, Alexander Mayer, Stefan Napel), Martin A. Leroch, Florian Rupp (Eds.), Power and Responsibility: Interdisciplinary Perspectives for the 21st Century in Honor of Manfred J. Holler, 125-141, Springer, Cham 2023.  DOI PDF
  • Voting Power (Stefan Napel), R. Congleton, B. Grofman, and S. Voigt (Hrsg.), Oxford Handbook of Public Choice, Vol. 1, Ch. 6, 103–126. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2019.  PDF
  • The Mean Voter, the Median Voter, and Welfare-maximizing Voting Weights (Nicola Maaser, Stefan Napel), R. Fara, D. Leech and M. Salles (Hrsg.), Voting Power and Procedures (Studies in Choice and Welfare Series), Springer, Berlin 2014PDF
  • Strategic A Priori Power in the European Union's Codecision Procedure Recalculated for EU28 (Alexander Mayer, Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén),  Manfred J. Holler, Hannu Nurmi (Hrsg.), Power, Voting, and Voting Power: 30 Years After, 553-571, Springer, Berlin 2013.  PDF
  • Spatial Voting Analysis (Stefan Napel),  K. Dowding (Hrsg.), Encyclopedia of Power, 623-624, Sage, London 2011.
  • Population-Dependent Costs of Detecting Trustworthiness: An Indirect Evolutionary Analysis (Werner Güth, Hartmut Kliemt, Stefan Napel),  T. Grüne-Yanoff and S.O. Hansson (Hrsg.), Preference Change: Approaches from Philosophy, Economics and Psychology, Theory and Decision Library A 42, 243-259, Springer, Berlin 2009.
  • Democratic Defences and (De-)Stabilisations (Werner Güth, Hartmut Kliemt, Stefan Napel),  Braham, M. and F. Steffen (Hrsg.), Power, Freedom and Voting, 209-226, Springer, Berlin 2008.
  • Shapley-Shubik vs. Strategic Power - Live from the UN Security Council (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén),  Braham, M. and F. Steffen (Hrsg.), Power, Freedom and Voting, 99-117, Springer, Berlin 2008.
  • Democratic decision, stability of outcome and agent power, with special reference to the European Union (Manfred J. Holler, Stefan Napel),  J. Casas Pardo und P. Schwartz (Hrsg.), Public Choice and the Challenges of Democracy, 220-234, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2007.
  • Evolutionäre Grundlagen von Fairness – Eine spieltheoretische Analyse (Stefan Napel),  Erich H. Witte (Hrsg.), Evolutionäre Sozialpsychologie und automatische Prozesse, 160-177, Pabst, Lengerich 2006.
  • A Pragmatic Interpretation of Ken Binmore’s Theory of Justice (Manfred J. Holler, Stefan Napel),  V. Kanniainen, M. Sintonen (Hrsg.), Etiikka ja Talous, Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö, 177-198, Helsinki 2003.
  • Modelling Bilateral Bargaining: From Perfect to Bounded Rationality (Stefan Napel),  M. J. Holler, H. Kliemt, D. Schmidtchen, M. E. Streit (Hrsg.), Jahrbuch für neue politische Ökonomie, 183-206, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2003.
  • Wie Du mir, so ich Dir! – Ökonomische Theorie und Experiment am Beispiel der Reziprozität (Werner Güth, Hartmut Kliemt, Stefan Napel),  M. Held, G. Kubon-Gilke, R. Sturn (Hrsg.), Experimente in der Ökonomik – Jahrbuch normative und institutionelle Grundfragen der Ökonomik 2, 113-139, Metropolis, Marburg 2003.
  • The Power of an Inferior Player (Stefan Napel, Mika Widgrén),  M. J. Holler, H. Kliemt, D. Schmidtchen, M. E. Streit (Hrsg.), Jahrbuch für neue politische Ökonomie 20, 259-273, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2002.
  • A Note on the Holler-Packel Axiomatization of the Public Good Index (PGI) (Stefan Napel),  M. J. Holler, G. Owen (Hrsg.), Power Indices and Coalition Formation, 143-151, Kluwer, Dordrecht 2001.
  • On Interpersonal Comparison of Value (Manfred J. Holler, Stefan Napel),  K. Nevalainen (Hrsg.), Justice, Charity, and the Welfare State: Moral and Social Dimensions, 119-138, Societas Philosophica Fennica, Helsinki 2001.

Discussion Papers

  • The Art and Beauty of Voting Power (Sascha Kurz, Alexander Mayer, Stefan Napel), 2021.  DOI  PDF
  • Poverty Dynamics and Efficiency Effects of Conditional Cash Transfers (Dilip Mookherjee, Stefan Napel), 2019.  PDF

Book Reviews

  • Book review of “Rational Behaviour and the Design of Institutions” (Stefan Napel), Journal of Economics 71(3), 339-342, 2000.
  • Book review of “Game Theory and the Social Contract, Vol. 2: Just Playing” (Stefan Napel), Homo Oeconomicus 15(4), 581-586, 1999.


  • Is Game Theory Redundant? (Stefan Napel), Student Economic Review 11, 71-76, Trinity College Dublin 1997.
  • German Terms of Trade in the Last Decade (Stefan Napel), Student Economic Review 10, 160-167, Trinity College Dublin 1996.

Curriculum Vitae


2009-2013Research Professor, Public Choice Research Centre, Turku, Finland
since 2007 Chair for Microeconomics, University of Bayreuth, Germany
2008Visiting Scholar, Boston University, USA
2003-2004 Visiting Scholar, Boston University, USA

Assistant Professor for Economic Theory, University of Hamburg, Germany

2002Post-doc assistant, Chair of Prof. Berninghaus, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
1998-2002 Doctoral assistant, Chair of Prof. Eichhorn, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
1996-1997 Tutor for macro-und microeconomics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
1994-1995 Tutor for macro-und microeconomics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany


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

Scholarships and Awards

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

Stefan Napel

Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Chair of Microeconomics

Scientific Interests

  • Game theory and collective choice
  • Political economy of the European Union
  • Inequality and social mobility
  • Industrial organization
Stefan Napel

Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Chair of Microeconomics

Prof. Dr. Stefan Napel

University of Bayreuth
Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Chair of Microeconomics
Universitätsstraße 30
Building RW II, Room 1.77
95447 Bayreuth, Germany

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E-mail: stefan.napel@uni-bayreuth.de

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