Affiliated researchers

Wolfgang Gick



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 so enhance the stability of the banking sector?
  • How should platform principals optimally design contracts with input complementors so as to improve joint quality sold over the platform?

Wolfgang Gick



Wolfgang Gick is a contract professor and visitor at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy. His research and publications cover topics in game theory 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 the study of current topics in regulatory politics and the interplay of information and incentives, with an eye on specific forms of disclosure.

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The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, IFN, is a private and independent foundation devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for trade and industry.

The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

The main research programs are:

  1. economics of entrepreneurship
  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
  3. economics of the service sector
  4. economics of the electricity markets
  5. economics of institutions and culture.

Global Award

Research on entrepreneurship




The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship.This Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000.

IFN in cooperation with Entreprenörskapsforum and Vinnova are the principals of the award, in cooperation with the donor, Lars Backsell.

Professor Boyan Jovanovic, New York University, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2019. 

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