Christoph Schottmüller

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I am assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen.

Department of Economics
University of Copenhagen
Øster Farimagsgade 5, building 26
DK-1353 Copenhagen K

office: 26.1.16
phone: +45 35 32 30 87
email: [first name] [dot] schottmueller [at] econ [dot] ku [dot] dk
fingerprint: 334F EC88 1845 975B 8C43 AF9B AAF0 4B91 85F0 9B43
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Working Papers

Competing with big data (with Jens Prüfer) [paper] numerics

An informational theory of privacy (with Ole Jann) paper supplementary material slides

Too good to be truthful: Why competent advisers are fired paper slides slides25
webappendix: here as jupyter notebook

How Jeremy Bentham would defend against coordinated attacks (with Ole Jann) paper slides slides25 slides50

Do health insurers contract the best providers? Provider networks, quality and costs (with Jan Boone) paper slides

Stochastic mechanisms and quasilinear preferences (with Jan Boone) paper (inactive)


Monopoly insurance and endogenous information (with Johan Lagerlöf) paper slides, International Economic Review, accepted for publication
new supplementary material: here, Python code: here and here

Facilitating consumer learning in insurance markets: What are the welfare effects? (with Johan Lagerlöf) paper,doi Scandinavian Journal of Economics, accepted for publication
supplementary material: here, Python code: here

Health insurance without single crossing: why healthy people have high coverage (with Jan Boone), wp Q & A, Economic Journal doi, Vol. 127 (599), February 2017, pp. 85-104
supplementary material: see here

Procurement with specialized firms (with Jan Boone) wp, RAND Journal of Economics doi, Vol. 47, Fall 2016, pp. 661-687
supplementary material: here

Adverse selection without single crossing: monotone solutions, preprint including webappendix, Journal of Economic Theory doi, Vol. 158, July 2015, pp. 127-164
supplementary material: main text example, interior binding ic, bunching example

Correlated equilibria in homogeneous good Bertrand competition (with Ole Jann), preprint, Journal of Mathematical Economis doi, Vol. 57, March 2015, pp. 31-37

Cost incentives for doctors: A double-edged sword, preprint, Q & A, European Economic Review doi, Vol. 61, July 2013, pp. 43-58


University of Copenhagen

2014- : Mechanism design (MSc) course website

2012- : Game theory (MSc) course website

2013: Health insurance (MSc Public Health) outline

My guidelines for thesis supervision (Ba and MSc). Please, read before contacting me.


Schedule for the micro seminar: spring, fall

Institutions I am/was affiliated with or visited in the past:


Software and IT:



I have written some python code to solve school choice matching problems as well as some simple programs to solve finite strategic form games of complete information. Both can be found on github. Neither is computationally fast as both were only made for teaching purposes. Check the .org files as they contain lots of explanations.

For some of my papers, I used julia for numerical analysis.


  • Economics of Privacy slides
  • Hart "A theory of firm scope" QJE 2010 slides
  • Segal/Whinston "Robust Predictions for Bilateral Contracting with Externalities" slides