Dr. Hannes Rusch

Permanent Research Fellow


Mail address: 
Arcisstraße 21
D-80333 München
WWW: http://hrusch.de

Research Interests

  • Experimental Ethics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Cooperation research
  • Evolutionary origins of human behavior
  • Evolutionary game theory
  • Cultural evolution
  • Philosophy of science


Academic CV

2004 - 2010  Studied philosophy and mathematics (TU Braunschweig)
2007: Bachelor of Arts
2010: State examination for teaching at secondary schools
2010 - 2011Lecturer
at the philosophy department at TU Braunschweig
2010 - 2013Research Associate
at the Chair of Philosophy of Biology at JLU Gießen
since 2011Research Associate (since 04/2014 Research Fellow)
at the Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics at TU München
Fall 2011Visiting Scholar
with Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis (Indiana University, Bloomington)
2012 - 2015Research Associate
at the Chair of Behavioral and Institutional Economics at JLU Gießen
2014Doctorate in biology (Dr. rer. nat.)
Dissertation by publication: "Intergroup conflict as a driver of the evolution of human cooperativeness? Theoretical predictions and empirical evidence of asymmetries in altruistic behavior in war"
Summer 2014   Visiting Assistant Professor
at the Economics Department of UW Milwaukee, WI, USA
2015Postdoctoral researcher
at Corporate Development and Business Ethics at the University of Cologne
2015 - 2016Assistant Professor
at the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology at the
VU Amsterdam
2016 - 2019Postdoctoral researcher
in the Public Economics Group at Philipps-University Marburg
since 2019Assistant Professor
in the Department of Micro- and Public Economics (MPE), Maastricht University, NL

Selected publications

  • "The Evolution of Collaboration in Symmetric 2×2-Games with Imperfect Recognition of Types". Games and Economic Behavior. (doi: 10.1016/j.geb.2018.12.005)
  • "Costs, Needs, and Integration Efforts Shape Helping Behavior Toward Refugees" (with Robert Böhm, Maik M.P. Theelen, and Paul van Lange). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 115(28):7284-7289. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1805601115)
  • "Spoils division rules shape aggression between natural groups" (with Gönül Doğan and Luke Glowacki). Nature Human Behaviour, 2:322-326. (doi: 10.1038/s41562-018-0338-z)
  • "The Psychology of Intergroup Conflict: A Review of Theories and Measures" (with Robert Böhm and Jon Baron). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. (doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2018.01.020)
  • "The Logic of Animal Intergroup Conflict: A Review" (with Sergey Gavrilets). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. (doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2017.05.004)

Complete list of publications here: hrusch.de