Wojtek Przepiorka - Assistant Professor of Sociology and Institutions

Dr. Wojtek Przepiorka holds the joint designated chair Sociology and Institutions with Vincent Buskens. Przepiorka works in both the Institutions for Cooperation, Self-regulation and Collective Action and the Institutions for Innovation and Economic Growth pillars within the ‘Institutions’ strategic theme. Furthermore, he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and ICS. His main research interests lie in organisational behaviour, analytical and economic sociology and quantitative methodology, in particular experimental methods.


Przepiorka studied sociology (with computer science and economics) at the University of Bern. He went on to receive his doctorate in sociology at ETH Zurich, after which he became a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford and Nuffield College. He has worked on organizational aspects of social cooperation mainly applying formal modelling and computerized laboratory experiments. Moreover, he has used process data to study the institutional set-up of anonymous online markets and the construction of incentives for mutually beneficial online trading through electronic reputation systems. More recently his research has focused on the emergence and maintenance of social norms of cooperation by means of both laboratory and field experiments.