Sebastian Dengler is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Jens Prüfer and Jan Potters.

As of June 1, 2017, I joined the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) as a researcher on the ERC Starting Grant project on "Understanding information for legal protection of people against information-induced harms" (INFO-LEG) led by Nadya Purtova. My research mainly concerns privacy choices in the wake of Big Data. Using behavioral microeconomic modeling as well as laboratory experiments, I focus in particular on the effects of limited strategic sophistication of consumers.

Primary Fields: Behavioral Economics, Industrial Organization, Law & Economics

Secondary Fields: Experimental Economics, Applied Microeconomic Theory.






Dengler, S., Gerlagh, R., Trautmann, S.T., & Kuilen, G. van de (2017). Climate Policy Commitment Devices. (CentER Discussion Paper, 2017-036). Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research.


Job Market Paper: "Consumers' Privacy Choices in the Era of Big Data" (with J. Prüfer) (link)


Work in Progress: "Predictive Algorithms and Consumer Behavior"




I presented work at the following refeered conferences or invited talks:


2017: Department Seminar at Telecom ParisTech (scheduled)


2016: Economic Science Association (ESA) European Meeting · The Choice Lab PhD Workshop at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) · 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics (SIOE) · 14th ZEW Conference on The Economics of Information and Communication Technologies · Program on Economics & Privacy: Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference · ENTER Jamboree 2016 · 2nd Workshop on Industrial Organization in the Digital Economy


2015: Research Roundtable for Economists on Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security · 19th Annual Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) · 9th Competition Law and Economics European Network (CLEEN) Workshop · ENTER Exchange Seminar


2014: 13th Session of the European School on New Institutional Economics (ESNIE 2014)