Dr Johannes Lohse

Dr Johannes Lohse

The Department of Economics
Senior Lecturer in Economics

Contact details

Department of Economics
JG Smith Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Johannes Lohse is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Birmingham. He joined the Department of Economics in 2016. Before coming to Birmingham he was a researcher at the University of Heidelberg (from where he obtained his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Timo Goeschl in 2015)

Johannes’ research interests lie at the intersection of behavioural economics and environmental economics. He uses experiments to study voluntary cooperation, pro-environmental behaviour, and climate change mitigation. He is also interested in the cognitive processes that underlie pro-social behaviour.


  • PhD in Economics, University of Heidelberg
  • Diplom Volkswirt (MSc), University of Erlangen-Nuerenberg


Prior to joining the department, Johannes worked as a researcher at the University of Heidelberg where he was involved in interdisciplinary research projects on climate change and aging, the  socio-political impact of the German energy transition, and the cognitive aspects of common pool resource use.


Environmental Economics (Undergraduate and Graduate)


  • Public Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Behavioral Economics


Timo Goeschl, Sara Elisa Kettner and Christiane Schwieren, What do we learn from public good games about voluntary climate action? Evidence from an artefactual field experiment, Ecological Economics (2020), Vol. 171, May 2020      

Carlo Gallier, Timo Goeschl, Martin Kesternich, Christiane Reif and Daniel Römer, Levelling up? An inter-neighbourhood experiment on parochialism and the efficiency of multi-level public goods provision, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2019), Vol. 164, Aug. 2019, pp. 500-517

Timo Goeschl, Johannes Lohse, Cooperation in public good games. Calculated or confused?, European Economic Review, Volume 107,2018, Pages 185-203, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2018.05.007 

Timo Goeschl , Sara Elisa Kettner , Johannes Lohse and Christiane Schwieren, From Social Information to Social Norms: Evidence from Two Experiments on Donation Behaviour, Games , 9(4), 91, 2018, https://doi.org/10.3390/g9040091

Merkel, A.L. and Lohse, J., 2018. Is fairness intuitive? An experiment accounting for subjective utility differences under time pressure. Experimental Economics, pp.1-27.  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10683-018-9566-3

Contributing Author in Rand, Greene & Nowak (2012) Registered Replication Report, Perspectives in Psychological Science, Vol 12 (3), pp 527-542. 

Lohse, J., Goeschl, T. and Diederich, J.H., 2016. Giving is a Question of Time: Response Times and Contributions to an Environmental Public Good. Environmental and Resource Economics

Lohse, J., 2016. Smart or selfish–When smart guys finish niceJournal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics

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