Dr. Thorsten Upmann



Room: V8-137
Phone: +49 521 106-4862 oder +49 521-557-3168

E-Mail: tupmann@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de


Academic Positions

since 10/2017: Researcher at Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB)

since 10/2014: Visiting Researcher at the Department of Economics, Bielefeld University

since 08/2001: Member of the CESifo, Research Network, Munich

10/2016 - 03/2017: Lecturer at Paderborn University, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

10/2009 - 09/2014: Associate Professor for Economics (HSP-2020 professorship) at the Mercator School of Management, University Duisburg-Essen

10/2008 - 03/2009: Visiting Full Professor for Public Finance at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt a.M.

04/2003 - 09/2009: Hochschuldozent (equivalent to an Adjunct Associate Professors w/o tenure) at the Institute of Mathematical Economics (IMW), Bielefeld University

04/2002 - 03/2003: Visiting Full Professor at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Environmental Economics, University of Heidelberg

09/1996 - 03/2002: Assistant Professor at the IMW, Bielefeld University

12/1992 - 08/1996: Research Assistant at the IMW, Bielefeld University


Academic Education

02/2002: Habilitation at the Department of Economics and Management, Bielefeld University; {\bf venia legendi in Economics} (postdoctoral lecture qualification)

08/1996: Doctorate in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Department of Economics and Management, Bielefeld University

11/1992: Diplom-Volkswirt (Master degree in Economics, MSc Econ) at the Department of Economics and Management, Bielefeld University


Recent Publications in Refereed Journals (since 2013)

Thorsten Upmann and Stefan Behringer, `Harvesting a Remote Renewable Resource', Theoretical Ecology, forthcoming, 2020.

Junichi Minagawa and Thorsten Upmann, `Price Effects on Compound Commodities', The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 121(2):630–646, 2019.

Dieter Grass, Hannes Uecker, and Thorsten Upmann, `Optimal Fishery with Coastal Catch', Natural Resource Modeling, 32(4):e:12235, 2019.

Sebastian Anita, Stefan Behringer, Ana-Maria Mosneagua, and Thorsten Upmann, `Optimal Harvesting of a Spatially Distributed Renewable Resource with Endogenous Pricing', Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena, 14(101):1–14, 2019.

Julia Müller and Thorsten Upmann, `Centralised Labour Market Negotiations: Strategic Behaviour Curbs Employment', Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics/Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft, 174(2):278–302, 2018.

Junichi Minagawa and Thorsten Upmann, `Optimal Taxation under a Consumption Target', Social Choice and Welfare, 50(4):663–676, 2018.

Junichi Minagawa and Thorsten Upmann, `The Generalized Alchian-Allen Theorem: A Slutsky Equation for Relative Demand', Economic Inquiry, 53(4), 1893-1907, 2015.

Stefan Behringer and Thorsten Upmann, `Optimal Harvesting of a Spatial Renewable Resource', Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 42, 105-120, 2014.

Laszlo Goerke, Frederik Herzberg and Thorsten Upmann, `Failure of Ad Valorem and Specific Tax Equivalence under Uncertainty', International Journal of Economic Theory, 10(4), 387-402, 2014.

Junichi Minagawa and Thorsten Upmann, `A Single Parent's Labor Supply: Evaluating Different Child Care Fees within an Intertemporal Framework', B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 14(1), 177-215, 2014.

Thorsten Upmann and Julia Müller, `The Structure of Firm-Specific Labour Unions', Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics/Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft, 170(2), 336-364, 2014.

David Schüller, Harald Tauchmann, Thorsten Upmann and Daniel Weimar, `Pro-Social Behavior in the TV Show Come Dine with Me: An Empirical Investigation', Journal of Economic Psychology, 45, 44-55 2014.

Thomas Eichner and Thorsten Upmann, `The (Im)Possibility of Overprovision of Public Goods in Interjurisdicitional Tax Competition', FinanzArchiv / Public Finance Analysis, 70(2), 218-248, 2014.

Junichi Minagawa and Thorsten Upmann, `A Conditional Demand Approach to the Alchian-Allen Effect', Economics Letters, 120(3), 546-551, 2013.

Junichi Minagawa and Thorsten Upmann, `A Note on Parental Time Allocation', Labour Economics, 25, 153-157, 2013.

Pamela Wicker, Joachim Prinz, Daniel Weimar, Christian Deutscher and Thorsten Upmann, `No Pain, no Gain? Effort and Productivity in Professional Soccer', International Journal of Sport Finance, 8, 124-139, 2013.

Thorsten Upmann, `Pricing Onion Options: A Probabilistic Approach', International Journal of Financial Research, 4(4), 11-25, 2013.


Complete List of Publications



Exside-ITN International Conference Berlin


ETACE members are involved in the organization of the International Conference on 'Expectations and Social Influence Dynamics in Economics' which will be carried out in the framework of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network ExSIDE  in Berlin in September.

See: http://exside-itn.eu/exside-conference/

Submissions are very welcome, the submission deadline is March 31.


Session at ASSA Conference


Herbert Dawid organized a session on 'Industry Dynamics and Optimal Firm Behavior' at the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) meeting from January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego.

Appointment as Associate Editor


Philipp Harting has been appointed as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Microsimulations.

Invited Talk


On Oct. 30 Herbert Dawid gives an invited talk about 'Policy Analysis Using the Eurace@Unibi Model' at the Workshop 'Agent-based Economics' at the University of Graz.

New Working Paper


Hötte, K. (2019) Skill Transferability and the Stability of Transition Pathways - A Learning-Based Explanation for Patterns of Diffusion, Bielefeld Working Papers 09-2019

New Working Paper


Hötte, K. (2019) Eurace@unibi-eco: A model of technology transitions - v1.1 Model documentation, Bielefeld Working Papers 08-2019

Invited Talk


Herbert Dawid gives an invited talk on 'Efficiency Gains of Social Influence in a Minimum Effort Game' at the Workshop on Computational and Experimental Economics in Barcelona on June 11.

New Journal Article Accepted


Bigerna, S., Hagspiel, V., Kort, P., Wen, X. (2019) Green Electricity Investments: Environmental Target and the Optimal Subsidy, European Journal of Operational Research


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