Research

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

 

Berger, Joël; Osterloh, Margit; Rost, Katja. (2020): Focal Random Selection Closes the Gender Gap in Competitiveness. Science Advances. In press.

Berger, Joël; Osterloh, Margit; Rost, Katja; Ehrmann, Thomas (2020): How to prevent leadership hubris? Comparing competitive selections, lotteries, and their combination. The Leadership Quarterly 31 (5): 101338.

Berger, Joël (2019): Signaling can increase consumers' willingness to pay for green products. Theoretical model and experimental evidence. Journal of Consumer Behavior 18 (3): 233-246.

Berger, Roger; Berger, Joël (2019): Islamophobia or Threat to Secularization? Lost Letter Experiments on the Discrimination against Muslims in an Urban Area of Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Sociology 45 (1): 83-105.

Berger, Joël; Combet, Benita* (2017): Late School Tracking, Less Class Bias in Educational Decision-Making? The Uncertainty Reduction Mechanism and Its Experimental Testing. European Sociological Review 33 (1): 124-136. *Shared first authorship.

Berger, Joël (2017): Are Luxury Brand Labels and “Green” Labels Costly Signals of Social Status? An Extended Replication. PLoS ONE 12 (2): e0170216. 

Przepiorka, Wojtek; Berger, Joël (2016): The Sanctioning Dilemma. A Quasi-Experiment on Social Norm Enforcement in the Train. European Sociological Review 32 (3): 439-451.

 

Berger, Joël; Hevenstone, Debra (2016): Norm Enforcement in the City Revisited: An International Field Experiment of  Altruistic Punishment, Norm Maintenance, and Broken Windows. Rationality and Society 28 (3): 299-319.

 

Berger, Joël; Diekmann, Andreas (2015): The Logic of Relative Frustration: Boudon’s Competition Model and Experimental Evidence. European Sociological Review 31 (6): 725-737. 

 

Vogt, Sonja; Efferson, Charles; Berger, Joël; Fehr, Ernst (2015): Eye Spots Do Not Increase Altruism in Children. Evolution and Human Behavior 36 (3): 224-231.  

 

Berger, Joël (2011): Altruistische Reziprozität. Empirische Evidenz aus sequenziellen Diktator- und Taking-Spielen bei 11-jährigen Kindern. Soziale Welt 62 (2): 165-181. 

 

Hadjar, Andreas; Berger, Joël (2010): Dauerhafte Bildungsungleichheiten in Westdeutschland, Ostdeutschland und der Schweiz. Eine Kohortenbetrachtung der Ungleichheitsdimensionen soziale Herkunft und Geschlecht. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 39 (3): 182-201.

Other publications
 
 
 
 

Berger, Joël; Osterloh, Margit; Rost, Katja (2019): Chef per Los? Ergebnisse eines Experiments. Zeitschrift für Führung und Organisation 88 (3): 184-188.

 

Przepiorka, Wojtek; Berger, Joël (2017): Signaling Theory Evolving: Signals and Signs of Trustworthiness in Social Exchange. Pp. 373-392 in: Jann, B; Przepiorka, W (Ed.): Social Dilemmas, Institutions, and the Evolution of Cooperation. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Berger, Joël; Diekmann, Andreas (2016): Relative Frustration und das Tocqueville-Paradox: Boudons spieltheoretisches Wettbewerbsmodell und experimentelle Evidenz. Pp. 213-231 in: Franzen, A; Jann, B; Joppke, C; Widmer, E (Ed.): Essays on Inequality and Integration. Zürich: Seismo.

 

Hadjar, Andreas; Berger, Joël (2011): Geschlechtsspezifische Bildungsungleichheiten in Europa: Die Bedeutung des Bildungs- und Wohlfahrtsstaatssystems. Pp. 23-54 in: Hadjar, A (Ed.): Geschlechts-spezifische Bildungsungleichheiten. Wiesbaden: VS.

 

Hadjar, Andreas; Berger, Joël (2010): Lebenszufriedenheit im Zeitverlauf in Ost- und West-deutschland. Eine A-P-K-Analyse der Entwicklungstendenzen zwischen 1990 und 2008. Pp. 709-726 in: Krause, P; Ostner, I (Ed.): Leben in Ost- und Westdeutschland. Eine sozialwissenschaftliche Bilanz der deutschen Einheit 1990-2010. Frankfurt/Main; New York: Campus.

Invited Talks

Berger, Joël; Rost Katja: How to prevent leadership hubris? Comparing competitive selections, lotteries, and their combination. Universität Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics, 26 March 2020. Invited by Prof. Dr. J. Antonakis.

Berger, Joël: Social Norm Enforcement in the Field. Linköping University, Institute of Analytical Sociology, 31 Mai 2018. Invited by Prof. Dr. P. Hedström.

Berger, Joël: Social Norm Enforcement in the Field. Controversies in Game Theory IV Workshop, ETH Zurich. 14 September 2017. Invited by Prof. Dr. D. Helbing, Dr. H. Nax, and Prof. Dr. H. Rauhut.

Berger, Joël: Experimente in den Sozialwissenschaften. Guest lecturer, Empirical Research Methods II, University of Zurich, Department of Sociology. 29 March 2017. Invited by Prof. Dr. M. Szydlik.

Berger, Joël: Relative Deprivation and Cooperation Problems. Utrecht University, Department of Sociology. 12 October 2016. Invited by Prof. Dr. Vincent Buskens and Prof. Dr. W. Przepiorka.

Berger, Joël: Late School Tracking, Less Class Bias in Educational Decision Making? University of Groningen, Department of Sociology. 7 April 2016. Invited by Prof. Dr. A. Flache.

Berger, Joël; Combet, Benita: Späte Selektion, mehr Chancengleichheit? Eine experimentelle Analyse des sekundären Effektes sozialer Herkunft. University of Bern, Institute of Sociology. 16 December 2015. Invited by Prof. Dr. Ben Jann.

Berger, Joël; Diekmann, Andreas: The Logic of Relative Frustration: Boudon’s Competition Model and Experimental Evidence. University of Leipzig, Institute of Sociology. 24 June 2014. Invited by Prof. Dr. T. Voss.

Berger, Joël; Combet, Benita: Relative Risk Aversion, Information Asymmetry and Tracking. An Experimental Investigation of Educational Inequalities. University of Luxembourg, Institute for Education and Society, 4 June 2013. Invited by Prof. Dr. A. Hadjar.