Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nadja Kairies-Schwarz

Former Professor

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nadja Kairies-Schwarz

WST - C.14.12 a
+49 201 18-36408
Consultation Hour:
nach Vereinbarung
CINCH - Competent in Competition and Health
Berliner Platz 6-8
D-45127 Essen

Curriculum Vitae:

Since 2014:

  • Juniorprofessorship for experimental economics
  • leader of the junior research group "Preferences and Behaviour of Providers and Consumers in Health Care Markets" at the health economic research center CINCH


  • Research Associate, Sub-Project Pay for Performance, Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brosig, Essen Health Economic Competence Center CINCH


  • Research Associate, Chair of Quantitative Economic Policy, Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brosig, University of Duisburg-Essen


  • Studies in Economics at the University of Constance, Degree: Diplom Volkswirtin / Master of Science in Economics


  • Studies at the  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  (HKUST) 

Fields of Research:

  • Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung
  • Gesundheitsökonomik
  • Vertragsdesign


  • Kairies-Schwarz, N.; Souček, C.: Performance Pay in Hospitals: An Experiment on Bonus–Malus Incentives. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol 17 (2020) No 22. doi:10.3390/ijerph17228320Full textCitationDetails
  • Brosig-Koch; J.; Kairies-Schwarz; N.; Kokot, J.: Sorting into payment schemes and medical treatment: A laboratory experiment. In: Health Economics (forthcoming), Vol 2017 (2017). CitationDetails
  • Han, J.; Kairies-Schwarz, N.; Vomhof, M.: Quality Competition and Hospital Mergers - An Experiment. In: Health Economics (forthcoming), Vol 2017 (2017). CitationDetails
  • Kairies-Schwarz, N.; Kokot, J.; Vomhof, M.; Weßling, J.: Health Insurance Choice and Risk Preferences under Cumulative Prospect Theory – An Experiment. In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2017) No 137, p. 374-397. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2017.03.012Full textCitationDetails
  • Fischbacher; U.; Kairies-Schwarz; N.; Stefani, U.: Non-Additivity and the Salience of Marginal Productivities: Experimental Evidence on Distributive Fairness. In: Economica (2017) No 84, p. 587-610. doi:10.1111/ecca.12234Full textCitationDetails
  • Brosig-Koch; J.; Hennig-Schmidt, H.; Kairies-Schwarz, N.; Wiesen, D.: The Effects of Introducing Mixed Payment Systems for Physicians: Experimental Evidence. In: Health Economics (2017) No 26, p. 243-262. doi:10.1002/hec.3292Full textCitationDetails
  • Brosig-Koch; J.; Hennig-Schmidt, H.; Kairies-Schwarz, N.; Wiesen, D.: Using artefactual field and lab experiments to investigate how fee-for-service and capitation affect medical service provision.. In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2016) No 131, p. 17-23. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2015.04.011Full textCitationDetails
  • Kairies-Schwarz, J.; Kokot, J.; Vomhof, M.; Wessling, J.: How Do Consumers Choose Health Insurance? – An Experiment on Heterogeneity in Attribute Tastes and Risk Preferences. In: Ruhr Economic Papers (2014) No 537. doi:0.4419/86788614Full textCitationDetails
  • Kairies-Schwarz, N.: Altruism Heterogeneity and Quality Competition Among Healthcare Providers. In: Ruhr Economic Paper (2014) No 507. doi:10.4419/86788582CitationDetails
  • Kairies, N.: Pay-for-Performance, Reputation, and the Reduction of Costly Overprovision. In: Economics Bulletin, Vol 33 (2013) No 3. CitationDetails
  • Kairies, N.; Krieger, M.: How do Non-Monetary Performance Incentives for Physicians Affect the Quality of Medical Care? – A Laboratory Experiment. In: Ruhr Economic Papers (2013) No 414. doi:10.4419/86788469CitationDetails
  • Brosig-Koch, J.; Hennig-Schmidt, H.; Kairies, N.; Wiesen, D.: How Effective are Pay-for-Performance Incentives for Physicians? – A Laboratory Experiment.. In: Ruhr Economic Papers (2013) No 413. doi:10.4419/86788468CitationDetails
  • Brosig-Koch, J.; Hennig-Schmidt, H.; Kairies, N.; Wiesen, D.: How to Improve Patient Care? – An Analysis of Capitation, Fee-for-Service, and Mixed Payment Schemes for Physicians. In: Ruhr Economic Papers (2013) No 412. doi:10.4419/86788467CitationDetails


  • Faculty of Business and Economics Seminar 2015, Duisburg
  • dggö Workshop on "Verteilungsfragen im Gesundheitswesen" 2014, Hamburg
  • Verein für Socialpolitik 2014, Hamburg
  • European Conference on Health Economics 2014, Dublin
  • First Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Health Economics 2014, Oslo
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie 2013, Essen
  • Economic Science Association European Conference 2012, Köln
  • EEA / ESEM 2012, Málaga
  • European Conference on Health Economics 2012, Zürich
  • Economic Science Association World Conference 2012, New York City
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie 2012, Konstanz
  • Gesellschaft für experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung 2011, Nürnberg
  • Gesellschaft für experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung 2009, Essen
  • Personalökonomisches Kolloquium 2009, Wien