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Dr. Thomas Dudek

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Tel.: +49(0)651 201 2053
Email: dudekuni-trierde
Büro: D 108

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  • Persönlichkeitspsychologie, Verhaltens- und Entscheidungsforschung,
  • Experimentelle Psychologie.
  • FlexiTeams – Identifikation von KI-fähigen Projekten, Prozessdokumentation, Untersuchung persönlicher/psychologischer Faktoren die zum Erfolg von KI-gestützten Entscheidungssystemen beitragen oder diese hindern.

Akademischer Werdegang

03/2018 – 02/2022Doctor of Philosophy in Economics at Victoria University of Wellington – Wellington, New Zealand

10/2013 – 12/2015


Master of Business Administration at Trier University – Trier, Germany

  • Study abroad: University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Business Administration, Omaha, NE (08/2014 – 05/2015)

10/2009 – 12/2012

Bachelor of Business Administration at University of Applied Sciences Trier – Trier, Germany

  • Study abroad: Midwestern State University, College of Business Administration, Wichita Falls, TX (08/2012 – 12/2012)

Beruflicher Werdegang

02/2020 – 10/2021

Behavioral Scientist at Behavioural by Design Wellington, New Zealand
01/2016 – 12/2016

Business Analyst at Advanzia Bank S.A. Münsbach, Luxembourg

03/2015 – 05/2015Financial Analyst Intern at University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, Nebraska, USA

01/2014 – 07/2014 and
07/2015 – 12/2015

Project Management Intern UBS Luxembourg S.A. (Bank) Luxembourg, LU
01/2013 – 09/2013Assistant Auditor at KPMG Luxembourg S.à r.l. (Auditor) Luxembourg, LU
02/2012 – 07/2012Global Investment Solutions Intern at Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. Luxembourg, LU
02/2010 – 04/2010Financial Advisory Intern at MLP Finanzdienstleistungen AG (Financial Advisors) Trier, Germany


  • Experimental psychology/economics
  • Decision-making
  • Herutistics, biases, and fast-and-frugal decisions
  • Dark patterns in online services
  • Artificial intelligence, algorithms and human decision-making (human-computer-interaction)


Thomas Dudek, Jan Feld, Anne A. Brenoe, and Julia Rohrer. 2022. Global Evidence on the Effect of Siblings’ Sex on Personality. Preprint version here, accepted inPsychological Science.

Dudek, Thomas. 2022. Personality economics: An investigation of how personality develops and how it predicts decisions. Victoria University of Wellington Thesis Depository. Access here (link)

Amin Zokaei Ashtiani, Thomas Dudek, and Marc-Oliver Rieger. 2020. Happy Savers and Happy Spenders: An experimental study comparing US Americans and Germans, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Vol. 85: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2019.101506

Working Papers

Thomas Dudek and Vishal George. Toward a regenerative future: Profiling and nudging pro-environmental leaders? (R&R resubmitted)

Thomas Dudek and Wiebke Bleidorn. 2021. Profiling Risk Managers: Personality Differences Predict Insurance Decisions. SSRN Working Paper.

Thomas Dudek, Ilan Noy, and Eric Ulm. Demand for multi-year catastrophe insurance contracts: Experimental evidence for mitigating the insurance gap. CESifo Working Paper No. 9442. Appendix available here

Thomas Dudek, Wiebke Bleidorn and Eric Ulm. Locus of control predicts decisions involving risks. 

Thomas Dudek, Eberhard Feess, and Yuriy Timofeyev. Misreporting in teams with individual decision making: the impact of information and communication. (submitted)

Thomas Dudek, Eberhard Feess, and Roee Sarel. Do moral transgressions lead to pro-social effort? Evidence from a real-effort experiment. 

Thomas Dudek, Tanjila Tabassum, Eric Ulm. Can people correctly infer (Bayesian update) probabilities from disaster occurrences in an incentivized home insurance choice experiment?