Berno Büchel

Prof. Dr.

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My research and teaching activities have a particular focus on the working of MARKETS, on STRATEGIC BEHAVIOR, and on the role of social NETWORKS.


Short Biography

Since 2017:         Professor at Université de Fribourg (Switzerland)

2015-2017:         Post-doc at University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)

02-03, 2015:       Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (USA)

2011-2015:         Habilitation at University of Hamburg (Germany)

2009-2011:         Post-doc at Saarland University (Germany)

2009:                   Dr. rer. pol. Bielefeld University (Germany)

2006-2007:         Visiting University Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)

2005:                   Lic. rer. pol. University of Berne (Switzerland)


Research and publications

  • Publications
  • Publications

    Berno Buechel and Lydia Mechtenberg. The swing voter’s curse in social networks. Games and Economic Behavior, 118: 241-268, 2019. [pdf] [link] [appendix] [Poster


    Berno Buechel, Stefan Klössner, Martin Lochmüller, Heiko Rauhut. The Strength of Weak Leaders: An Experiment on Social Influence and Social Learning in Teams. Experimental Economics , (), 1-35, 2019. [pdf] [link] [appendix] [News


    Berno Buechel, Lydia Mechtenberg, and Julia Petersen. If I can do it, so can you! Peer effects on perseverance. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 155: 301-314, 2018. [pdf] [link] [News]

    Berno Buechel and Gerd Muehlheusser. Black Sheep or Scapegoats? Implementable Monitoring Policies under Unobservable Levels of Misbehavior. The Journal of Legal Studies, 45 (2): 331-366 , 2016. [pdf] [link]

    Berno Buechel and Jan F. Klein. Restrictions in spatial competition: The effects on firms and consumers. Homo Oeconomicus - Journal of Behavioral and Institutional Economics, 33(1):157–172, 2016. [pdf[link] [online appendix]

    Berno Buechel, Eike Emrich, and Stefanie Pohlkamp. Nobody’s innocent: the role of customers in the doping dilemma. Journal of Sports Economics, 17(8):767-789, 2016. [pdf] [link] [News

    Berno Buechel, Tim Hellmann, and Stefan Klössner. Opinion dynamics and wisdom under conformity. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 52(C):240–257, 2015. [pdf] [link] [Video]

    Berno Buechel and Nils Roehl. Robust equilibria in location games. European Journal of Operational Research, 240(2):505–517, 2015. [pdf] [link]

    Berno Buechel, Tim Hellmann, and Michael M. Pichler. The dynamics of continuous cultural traits in social networks. Journal of Economic Theory, 154(C):274–309, 2014. [pdf] [link]

    Berno Buechel. Condorcet winners on median spaces. Social Choice and Welfare, 42(3):735–750, 2014. [pdf] [link]

    Berno Buechel and Vincent Buskens. The dynamics of closeness and betweenness. The Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 37(3):159–191, 2013. [pdf] [link]

    Berno Buechel and Tim Hellmann. Under-connected and over-connected networks: the role of externalities in strategic network formation. Review of Economic Design, 16(1):71–87, 2012. [pdf] [link] [Video]