Dr. Sven SimonSenior Research Fellow

Mail: sven.simon@tax.mpg.de



Areas of Interest:

Microeconomics, Public Economics, Experimental Economics, Compliance


Academic Résumé:

2020 – present: Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Senior Research Fellow

2014 - 2020: Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and Munich Graduate School of Economics,  Ph.D. Student / Manager of the Experimental Laboratory econlab

2012 – 2014: University of Mannheim, Degree Program Master of Science in Economics

Sep 2010 – Jan 2011: University of Copenhagen, Exchange Semester at the Department of Economics

2009 – 2012: University of Mannheim, Degree Program Bachelor of Science in Economics


Curriculum Vitae:


Peer Reviewed International Journals:

Konrad, K. A.Lohse, T. and Simon, S. A.Pecunia non olet: on the self-selection into (dis)honest earning opportunities. Experimental Economics, forthcoming. 

DOI: 10.1007/s10683-020-09691-7

Lohse, T. and Simon, S. A.Compliance in Teams – Implications of Joint Decisions and Shared Consequences. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, forthcoming. 

DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2021.101745

Lohse, T.Simon, S. A. and Konrad, K. A., 2018. Deception under time pressure: conscious decision or a problem of awareness?. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 146, pp. 31-42

DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2017.11.026

Policy Papers:

Konrad, K. A. and Simon, S. A., 05.07.2021. Paternalism, fundamental rights and happiness during the pandemic. Oxford Business Law Blog


Working papers:

Konrad, K. A. and Simon, S. A., Paternalism Attitudes and the Happiness Value of Fundamental Freedoms. Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2021-04. 


Simon, S. A., Reporting under Ignorance – Is it a Lie if I Don’t Know?. Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2020-12. 



15.02.16 - 26.02.16International Public Economics

WS 2015/2016

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Kai A. Konrad and Sven Simon