Dr. Thomas Daske

 Assistant Professor / Akademischer Rat


Department of Economics
Technische Universität München
Arcisstrasse 21
D-80333 München
E-Mail thomas.daske@tum.de
Phone +49-89-289-25707



Contact Hours         

by appointment only (via email)
Current Teaching        

Adv. Seminar in Economics and Policy:

"Industrial Organization in the Digital Age"

Short CV

 Academic Experience and Positions

since 04/2018 Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat) at the Chair of Economics - Public Finance & Industrial Organization - at TUM School of Management

04/2015 - 03/2018  

Research Assistant at the Chair of Economics - Public Finance & Industrial Organization - at TUM School of Management
10/2014 - 03/2015 Research Assistant at Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich
10/2010 - 09/2014 Stipend Holder at Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich
summer 2007 Visiting Student at D-Drive Institute, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada



2017   PhD in Economics (Dr. oec. publ.), Technical University of Munich
2010 Diploma in Mathematics (equiv. M.Sc.), Technical University of Munich 


Areas of Interest

  • Mechanism Design, especially with regard to the impliciations of asymmetric information about agents' other-regarding preferences
  • Public Economics, especially with regard to distributive and procedural justice
  • Game Theory, especially with regard to trust and betrayal
  • Industrial Organization; specifically, the implications of digital transformation

Working Papers

Work in Progress

  • "Sabotage in Asymmetric Contests: Theory and Evidence", with Julian Hackinger and Magnus Strobel
  • "A Rational Theory of Mutual Trust (and Betrayal)"
  • "Antitrust Exemptions in Times of Creative Destruction", with Christoph March and Mark Notkin
  • "Parenting and Law Enforcement: On the Determination of People's Ethics of Law Abidance", with Aart Gerritsen and Vai-Lam Mui



Contributions to Conferences & Invited Talks



  • Lectures on Industrial Organization (Master Level): Spring 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; Fall 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Lectures on the Economic Theory of the State (Master Level): Spring 2017, 2018, 2021; Fall 2018, 2019
  • Lectures on the Theory and Politics of Taxation (Master Level): Spring 2015; Fall 2016, 2017
  • Seminar on Industrial Organization in the Digital Age (Master Level): Fall 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Seminar on Environmental Economics (Master Level): Spring 2019, 2020
  • Tutorials in Industrial Organization (Master Level): Spring 2015, 2016; Fall 2015
  • Tutorial in Game Theory (Bachelor Level; Department of Economics, LMU Munich): Fall 2012
  • Tutorials in Analysis (Bachelor Level; Department of Mathematics, TUM): Spring 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; Fall 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Tutorials in Linear Algebra (Bachelor Level; Department of Mathematics, TUM): Spring 2009; Fall 2008, 2009


Supervision of Theses

  • Matthias Stoklossa, Master Thesis: Digital monopolies and market regulation
  • Daniel Zidon, Master Thesis: Product customization and market regulation
  • Jonas Laschtowitz, Master Thesis: The economics of dictatorship
  • Ionela Ticala, Master Thesis: On the taxation and regulation of 'digital' multinationals
  • Noah Rieple, Master Thesis: Creative destruction and market regulation
  • Danys Morales, Master Thesis: The economics of international environmental agreements: A survey
  • Philipp Schockenhoff, Master Thesis: The green paradox
  • Marc Holz, Bachelor Thesis: The economics of gaming and gambling: A survey
  • Julian Greimel, Bachelor Thesis: Digital transformation and novel kinds of price discrimination
  • Carla Nieswandt, Bachelor Thesis: Globalization and distributive justice
  • Jonas Maurer, Bachelor Thesis: The European emission trade system: An economic evaluation
  • Charlotte Koller, Master Thesis: Self-enforcing international environmental agreements
  • Manuel Walentin, Bachelor Thesis: The economic consequences of a pandemic
  • Yannic Sperber, Master Thesis: The economics of trust: A theoretical perspective
  • Nikolas Wernecke, Master Thesis: Perfect price discrimination and mass customization
  • Stephan Eisenburger, Bachelor Thesis: Should robots be taxed? - A welfare-economic perspective
  • Sebastian Kirschbaum, Bachelor Thesis: Effective fair-play enforcement in tournaments
  • Benjamin Stumpf, Bachelor Thesis: Blockchain-based advertising: An economic perspective
  • Alena Nebel, Master Thesis: The Chinese social credit score - An economic perspective
  • Paul Steinacker, Bachelor Thesis: The political economy of crypto currencies: A literature review
  • Björn Eschment, Bachelor Thesis: Centralization versus decentralization in the digital age
  • Viktor Zivkovic, Bachelor Thesis: One belt – one road: An economic perspective
  • Tobias Hirschmann, Master Thesis: 'Time' in the education of economic theory
  • Moritz Thon, Master Thesis: First- and second-mover advantages under information asymmetry
  • Daniel Raumer, Master Thesis: Taxing data as a means to fight off tax evasion
  • Florian Winkler, Master Thesis: First- versus second-mover advantage under incomplete information: A survey
  • Fabian Rosenkranz, Master Thesis: Self-harming mergers: A game-theoretical analysis
  • Mark Notkin, Master Thesis: Regulating collusion in times of creative destruction
  • Julian Wloka, Master Thesis: The political economy of bitcoin
  • Mats Weinand, Bachelor Thesis: Antitrust exemptions in the transition towards Industry 4.0
  • Fabian Eisele, Bachelor Thesis: The consequences of the US Tax-Cuts-and-Jobs Act on international tax competition
  • Sabrina Kotsch, Bachelor Thesis: The political economy of cryptocurrencies - A critical survey
  • Moritz Höchtl, Bachelor Thesis: The European refugee crisis - A political economy perspective
  • Johannes Bachert, Bachelor Thesis: On the regulation of cryptocurrencies
  • Leon Eckert, Bachelor Thesis: The economics of anarchy - A critical survey
  • Julian Auktor, Bachelor Thesis: The Pareto principle vs. non-individualistic social welfare
  • Daniel Gingter, Bachelor Thesis: Digitization and the future of labor
  • Stefan Zeller, Bachelor Thesis: The economic costs and benefits of an unconditional basic income
  • Florian Heissler, Bachelor Thesis: Risks and opportunities of bitcoin - A survey
  • Maximilian Prammer, Master Thesis: On the stability of free-trade agreements
  • Marco Ender, Master Thesis: The fight against tax havens - A survey with extensions
  • Marc Laube, Master Thesis: Simultaneous moves in strategic bargaining - A survey with extensions
  • Joschka Thuro, Master Thesis: The economics of trust
  • Niklas Belz, Bachelor Thesis: Development aid - Is migration the best solution?
  • Niklas Bruder, Master Thesis: Optimal income taxation under relative performance pay
  • Jonas Höning, Bachelor Thesis: Incentives to form preferential trade agreements: A survey
  • Nikita Kuhlen, Bachelor Thesis: The alliance formation puzzle: A survey
  • Rebecca Schiller, Bachelor Thesis: The effects of an aging population and digitization on labor markets - Do we need migration?
  • Jordana Wengenroth, Bachelor Thesis: On the regulation of the credit rating market
  • Paul Wilnauer, Bachelor Thesis: The economic causes of (potential) political costs associated with an extensive influx of refugees
  • Johannes Dachsel, Master Thesis: An economic model of gentrification
  • Michael Eizinger, Bachelor Thesis: The adverse effects of a tax system exclusively based on a net worth tax
  • Maximilian Götz, Master Thesis: The effects of bilateral free-trade treaties on global welfare
  • Franziska Sandvoss, Master Thesis: Gentrification - phases, causes, and attempts of explanation through models of urban economics
  • Richard Alexander Wehrstedt von Nessen-Lapp, Bachelor Thesis: The adverse effects of tenancy rent control
  • Florian Maurer, Bachelor Thesis: Tax havens – Good or bad?
  • Angela Rothenhäusler, Bachelor Thesis: When do tax havens mitigate harmful tax competition between high tax countries?
  • Romeo Sarac, Bachelor Thesis: A question to behavioral contract theory: In nearly any organization, team and relative performance incentives are provided in parallel. How come?
  • Xian Xu, Bachelor Thesis: The cultural transmission of social norms with regard to tax morale