Dorothea Kübler is the director of the department of Market Behavior at the WZB and a professor of Economics at the Technical University of Berlin. Her research uses experimental methods and game theory to examine decision-making and market design. In recent years, her work has concentrated on the design of matching markets, such as the centralized procedure for awarding places at universities in Germany. She also looks at the influence of social and moral norms on behavior in markets, and studies educational choices and discrimination in the labor market. In 2020 Dorothea Kübler was awarded the Schader Prize.
Dorothea is a member of the Board of Academic Advisors of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Vice Chair of the Einstein Foundation Berlin, and Vice President Europe of the Economic Science Association (ESA). She is a founding member of the “Matching in Practice” network and a member of the collaborative research center CRC TRR 190 “Rationality and Competition” and the excellence cluster, SCRIPTS. Dorothea studied in Philadelphia, Konstanz, and Berlin, and in 1992 completed her degree in Economics at the Free University of Berlin. She graduated with a PhD in 1997 and completed her habilitation in 2003 at the Humboldt University of Berlin.