Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics

Professor Dr. Christian Schade

Chair of the Institute

Christian Schade is professor of Business and Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Innovation Management at Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin. Furthermore, he is a Research Fellow at Wharton’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. His research contributes to a better understanding of economic decision making in general and of entrepreneurial as well as innovative decision making and is based on experimental economics and economic psychology.

Selected refereed publications

Koellinger, P., Minniti, M., and Schade, C. (2011). Gender differences in entrepreneurial propensity. Forthcoming in Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

Schade, C., Kunreuther, H. C., Koellinger, P. (2011): Protecting Against Low-Probability Disasters: The Role of Worry. Forthcoming in Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.

Progrebna, G., Krantz, D., Schade, C., and Keser, C. (2011): Words versus Actions as a Means to influence Cooperation in Social Dilemma Situations. Theory and Decision, 71, 473-502. doi:10.1007/s11238-011-9248-5.

Schade, C., Schröder, A., and Krause, K. (2010): Coordination after Gains and Losses: Is Prospect Theory's Value Function Predictive for Games? Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 54(5), 426-445, doi:10.1016/

Sandri, S., Schade, C., Mußhoff, O., and M. Odening (2010): Holding on for too long? - An experimental study on inertia in entrepreneurs' and non-entrepreneurs' disinvestment choices. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 76, 30-44, doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2010.02.011.

Zimmer, A., Schade, C., and H. Gründl (2009): Is default risk acceptable when purchasing insurance? Experimental evidence for different probability representations, reasons for default, and framings. Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 30(1), February 2009, 11-23, doi:10.1016/j.joep.2008.09.001.

Koellinger, P., Minniti, M., and C. Schade (2007): „I think I can, I think I can”: Overconfidence and entrepreneurial behavior. Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 28, 502-527, doi:10.1016/j.joep.2006.11.002.

Burmeister, K. and C. Schade (2007): Are entrepreneurs’ decisions more biased? An experimental investigation of the susceptibility to status quo bias. Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 22, 340-362, doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2006.04.002.

Lévesque, M. and C. Schade (2005): Intuitive optimizing: Experimental findings on time allocation decisions with newly formed ventures. Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 20/3, 313-342, doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2004.01.005.

Office Hours:

  • Professor Schade's office hours are intended for students of Humboldt-University of Berlin who are enrolled in one of his classes or are currently writing a bachelor or master thesis with the Institute. All other people please address their concerns via mail. The student hours are not appropiate for other issues.
  • Professor Schade is currently on sabbatical leave (Forschungsfreisemester) and will be available again in the spring term 2012 (beginning mid April 2012).