Dr Steffen Lippert

PhD Economics (Toulouse and Mannheim)


Steffen joined the Department in July 2014. Prior to this, he was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Otago and at Massey University and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm. He studied Economics at Mannheim, Berkeley, and Toulouse and received his PhD in Economics in 2005 jointly from the Toulouse School of Economics and Mannheim University. His research focuses on Industrial Economics, the Economics of Innovation, and the Economics of Social Interaction and Networks. Steffen is a co-­founder of the Research Network for Applied and Theoretical Economics, ATE.

Research | Current

Together with Simona Fabrizi, Thomas Pfeiffer, Matthew Ryan and Addison Pan, I will be investigating the role ambiguity plays in collective decision-making. This project is supported by a Marsden Grant (16-UAO-190).

Teaching | Current

ECON152 Principles of Economics, ECON361 Public Economics


Member Research Committee, University of Auckland Business School

Member of the Executive Board of the Research Network for Applied and Theoretical Economics (ATE)

Associate Editor of Economic Modelling

Areas of expertise

Industrial Economics, Competition Policy, Innovation, Institutions and Incentives, Social and Economic Networks.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Pan, A., Fabrizi, S., & Lippert, S. (2018). Non-Congruent Views about Signal Precision in Collective Decisions. The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 0 (0).10.1515/bejte-2016-0185
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simona Fabrizi, Addison Pan
  • Lippert, S., & Fabrizi, S. (2017). Corruption and the public display of wealth. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 19 (4), 827-840. 10.1111/jpet.12247
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34632
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simona Fabrizi
  • Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., Puppe, C., & Rosenkranz, S. (2016). Manufacturer suggested retail prices, loss aversion and competition. Journal of Economic Psychology, 53, 141-153. 10.1016/j.joep.2016.02.001
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34637
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simona Fabrizi
  • Bloch, F., Fabrizi, S., & Lippert, S. (2015). Learning and collusion in new markets with uncertain entry costs. Economic Theory, 58 (2), 273-303. 10.1007/s00199-014-0814-2
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simona Fabrizi
  • Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., Norback, P.-J., & Persson, L. (2013). Venture capitalists and the patenting of innovations. Journal of Industrial Economics, 61 (3), 623-659. 10.1111/joie.12028
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simona Fabrizi
  • Fabrizi, S., & Lippert, S. (2012). Due diligence, research joint ventures,and incentives to innovate. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics JITE, 168 (4), 588-611. 10.1628/093245612804469764
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simona Fabrizi
  • Lippert, S., & Spagnolo, G. (2011). Networks of relations and Word-of-Mouth Communication. Games and Economic Behavior, 72 (1), 202-217. 10.1016/j.geb.2010.08.010
  • Lippert, S., & Schumacher, C. (2009). Hopping on the methadone bus. Journal of health economics, 28 (3), 728-736. 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2009.02.004


Contact details

Office hours

Tue 10-12 & Wed 10-12

Primary office location

Level 6, Room 663
New Zealand

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