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Wolfgang Gick


Wolfgang Gick is a contract professor and visitor at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy. His research and publications cover game theory topics such as signaling games and strategic information transmission, contract theory, and mechanism design. As a theorist with an applied focus, he is particularly dedicated to studying current topics in regulatory politics and the interplay of information and incentives, with an eye on specific forms of disclosure.

Affiliated Researcher

Wolfgang Gick

Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy
Research interests: Corruption, Industrial organization, Trade agreements

Some questions that Wolfgang Gick tries to answer in his research: 

  • What is the best contract design between top principals and bureaucrats to carry out procurement with input providers?
  • Which form of information disclosure between multiple experts should a decision-maker optimally choose, given the diverging interest between all players?
  • How should appointed bank supervisors in an economy optimally disclose the information contained in macro stress tests to follow Basel III to enhance the stability of the banking sector?
  • How should platform principals optimally design contracts with input complementors to improve joint quality sold over the platform?
Current writings

Published at IFN
Working Papers