CV Henning Mueller

Personal Information


Henning Mueller


University of Mainz

Chair of Public Economics

Jakob-Welder-Weg 4

55128 Mainz


Work phone

+49 6131 39 22563


Social Media

Research Interests

Behavioral Economics, Economics of Education, Field and laboratory experimental research, Neuroeconomics

Research Projects


Kids Self-Regulation and Working Memory Intervention Study: Field study to improve self-control and academic achievement of primary school children (joint work with Eva Berger, Ernst Fehr, Daniel Schunk and Kirsten Winkel - partially funded by the Jacobs Foundation).

Reactivation of long-term unemployed

Reactivating the long-term unemployed more effectively: Evidence from a randomized controlled field study (joint work with Eva Berger, Felix Schmidt and Daniel Schunk - funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation).

Effects of Performance Transparency in E-Learning Applications

Field study in primary schools on the effects of e-learning software on educational achievement, motivation and perceived stress (joint work with Martin Huschens, Franz Rothlauf and Daniel Schunk - funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research).

Education and Training


Research stay at the University of Zurich, Chair of Microeconomics and Experimental Economic Research, Prof. Dr. Ernst Fehr

09/2011 – today

PhD in Economics at the Johannes Gutenberg - University of Mainz

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Daniel Schunk

09/2013 – 12/2013

Research stay at the University of Zurich, Chair of Microeconomics and Experimental Economic Research, Prof. Dr. Ernst Fehr

10/2008 – 03/2013

Diploma in Psychology at the University of Mainz (final GPA: 1.5)

04/2007 – 08/2011

Diploma in Economics at the University of Mainz (final GPA: 1.1, with distinction)

10/2009 – 04/2011

Research curriculum for social sciences of the German National Academic Foundation on „Sustainability Economics“

08/2005 – 01/2007

Apprenticeship as a qualified bank clerk at Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen / Helaba Frankfurt (final GPA: 1.0, with distinction)

08/1995 – 06/2004

Abitur (A levels) at humanistic secondary school in Darmstadt, intensive courses: mathematics and physics (final GPA: 1.0)

Work Experience

09/2011 – today

Research assistant at the Chair of Public Economics, Prof. Dr. Daniel Schunk, Johannes Gutenberg - University of Mainz

08/2008 – 09/2008

Internship in China at the Helaba Shanghai Representative Office

Setup of the office, marketing and research activities

01/2007 – 01/2009

Student trainee at Helaba Frankfurt

Human Resources Development department, talent management

06/2005 – 08/2005

Internship at LBS Hessen-Thueringen

Marketing department, conceptualization and development of software tools

Teaching Experience

Spring 2015

Lecture and Tutorial on „Behavioral Economics“

Spring 2014

Seminar on „Scarcity – Why Having Too Little Means So Much“

Fall 2013

Seminar on „CBA of Earyl Childhood Intervention Programs“

Spring 2013

Seminar on „Public Economic Theory“

Fall 2012

Seminar on “Theories and Models on Intertemporal Choice”

Spring 2012

Seminar on „Social Preferences“

Fall 2011

Tutorial on „MATLAB in Public Economics“

Scholarships & Awards

2014 – today

Junior Member of the Gutenberg Academy for Young Researchers, University of Mainz

2013 – today

Full Doctoral Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation


Distinction for outstanding diploma thesis on “Development of a specific intervention module for labor market reintegration by combining mental contrasting and implementation intentions”


Award for best diploma of the graduating class

2008 – 2013

Full Student Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation


Journal of the European Economic Association

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

PhD Courses, Summer & Winter Schools


Summer School on „Economics of Education“ (with Eric Bettinger, Alexander Koch & Helena Skyt Nielsen), University of Mainz


PhD Course on “Personality traits, non-cognitive skills and education” (with Thomas Dohmen), University of Zurich, Switzerland


PhD Course on „Econometric Methods in Economics of Education“ (with Rainer Winkelmann), University of Bern, Switzerland


PhD Course on „Lab and Field Experiments in Economics“ (with John List), ChoiceLab, NHH Bergen, Norway


Summer School on „Behavioral Economics“ (with Jordi Brandts & Dan Houser), Department of Economics, University of Mainz


Winter School on “Applied Microeconometrics” (with Markus Pannenberg), University of Tuebingen