Assistant Professor of Managing People in Organizations

 Ph.D. in Management, University of Lausanne, HEC

Sebastian completed his postdoctoral research at the School of Management, Yale University, and at the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC), University of Lausanne. He received his Ph.D. in Management from HEC Lausanne. He also holds a diploma from the TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich.

His research on judgment and decision making lies at the intersection of psychology and economics. In particular, he focuses on managerial contexts, ethics, and the role played by social and institutional forces.

Areas of interest

* Judgment and Decision making
* Behavioral Economics
* Organizational Behavior
* Leadership
* Business Ethics
* Institutional Logics


Journal Articles (refereed)

DELIOS, A., CLEMENTE, E. G., WU, T., TAN, H., WANG, Y., GORDON, M., ... UHLMANN, E. L. (2022). Examining the context sensitivity of research findings from archival data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119 (30), e2120377119. doi:10.1073/pnas.2120377119.
HESSLER, P. O., PFEIFFER, J., HAFENBRÄDL, S. (2022). When self-humanization leads to algorithm aversion. What users want from decision support systems on prosocial microlending platforms. Business & Information Systems Engineering, 64 (3), 275 - 292. doi:10.1007/s12599-022-00754-y.
WOIKE, J. K., HAFENBRÄDL, S., KANNGIESSER, P., HERTWIG, R. (2022). The transmission game: Testing behavioral interventions in a pandemic-like simulation. Science Advances, 8 (8), eabk0428. doi:10.1126/sciadv.abk0428.
HAFENBRÄDL, S., WAEGER, D. (2021). The Business Case for CSR: A Trump Card Against Hypocrisy? Journal of Business Research, 129, 838-848. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.08.043.
TIERNEY, W., HARDY III, J. H., EBERSOLE, C. R., VIGANOLA, D., CLEMENTE, E. G., GORDON, M., ... UHLMANN, E. L. (2021). A creative destruction approach to replication. Implicit work and sex morality across cultures. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (93), Article 104060. doi:
TIERNEY, W., HARDY III, J. H., EBERSOLE, C. R., LEAVITT, K., VIGANOLA, D., CLEMENTE, E. G., ... UHLMANN, E. L. (2020). Creative destruction in science. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 161, 291-309. doi:10.1016/j.obhdp.2020.07.002.
WOIKE, J. K., HAFENBRÄDL, S. (2020). Rivals without a cause? Relative performance feedback creates destructive competition despite aligned incentives. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 33 (4), 523-537. doi:10.1002/bdm.2162.
LANDY, J. F., JIA, M., DING, I. L., VIGANOLA, D., TIERNEY, W., DREBER, A., ... UHLMANN, E. L. (2020). Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests. Making transparent how design choices shape research results. Psychological Bulletin, 146 (5), 451-479. doi:
HAFENBRÄDL, S., WOIKE, J. K. (2018). Competitive Escalation and Interventions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 31 (5), 695 - 714. doi:10.1002/bdm.2084.
HAFENBRÄDL, S., WAEGER, D. (2017). Ideology and the Micro-foundations of CSR: Why Executives Believe in the Business Case for CSR and how this Affects their CSR Engagements. Academy of Management Journal, 60 (4), 1582 - 1606. doi:10.5465/amj.2014.0691.

Working Papers

GROSSMANN, I., ROTELLA, A. M., HUTCHERSON, C., SHARPINSKYI, C., VARNUM, M. E. W., ACHTER, S., ... WILKENING, T. (2022). Insights into accuracy of social scientists' forecasts of societal change. Nature Human Behaviour.

Articles in other publications

HAFENBRÄDL, S., WAEGER, D. (2018). Most Executives Believe in the Business Case for CSR. So Why Don't They Invest More in It? Harvard Business Review Digital Articles.

Book Chapters

HOFFRAGE, U., HAFENBRÄDL, S., MAREWSKI, J. (2018). The Fast-and-Frugal Heuristics Program. In Linden J. Ball, Valerie A. Thompson (Eds.), International Handbook of Thinking And Reasoning (pp. 325 - 345). Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
HOFFRAGE, U., HAFENBRÄDL, S. (2016). Cognitive Illusions. In Harold L. Miller, Jr. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology (pp. 148 - 151). Chicago: Sage Publications.
HAFENBRÄDL, S., HOFFRAGE, U., WHITE, C. M. (2013). The impact of affect on willingness-to-pay and desired-set-size. In C. Pammi and N. Srinivasan (Ed.), Decision Making: Neural and Behavioural Approaches (pp. 21 - 35). Amsterdam: Elsevier.