Petrik Runst, Ph.D. Economics

Senior Researcher, Institute for Small Business Economics, Göttingen




A replication of 'Entry regulation and entrepreneurship: a natural experiment in German craftsmanship' (forthcoming,w/ Jörg Thomä, Katarzyna Haverkamp, Klaus Müller), Empirical Economics.

Masterful Meisters? Voluntary Certification and Quality in the German Crafts Sector (forthcoming, w/ Kaja Fredriksen and Kilian Bizer), German Economic Review.

Does Immigration affect Demand for Redistribution? An Experimental Design (forthcoming), German Economic Review.

Energy efficiency consultants as change agents?  Examining the reasons for EECs' limited success (2016, with Daniel Feser), Energy Policy, 98:309-317.

Alienation, Rationality and the Retreat of Postwar Socialism (2015, with Steve Horwitz), Review of Austrian Economics, 28(2), 123-137

Crisis & Belief - The Behavioral Political Economy of Recession (2014) in Constitutional Political Economy, 25(4): 376-392

Popular Attitudes Towards Markets & Institutional Reform (2014) in Review of Social Economy, 72(1): 83-115

'Post-socialist Culture and Entrepreneurship (2013) in American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 72(3), 593-626

Introduction and Commentary for F.A. Hayek’s ‘The Overrated Reason’ (2013) Journal of the History of Economic Thought (with Evelyn Gick), 35(2) : 233-237

English Translation of 'The Overrated Reason', by F.A.Hayek (2013) Journal of the History of Economic Thought (with Evelyn Gick), 35(2) : 239-256 

Choice, Emergence, and Constitutional Process: A Framework for Positive Analysis (2011, with R.E.Wagner) Journal of Institutional Economics, Vol 7(1):131-141

Schützian Methodology as a Progressive Research Agenda - Commentary on Lester Embree’s ‘Economics in the Context of Alfred Schütz’s Theory of Science’ (2010) Schützian Research, Vol. 2



Kurswechsel in der deutschen Klimapolitik am Beispiel der energetischen Gebäudesanierung (2016), Wirtschaftsdienst - Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 5 : 340-43.

Erst breit, dann tief sanieren. Die Rolle von Sanierungsfahrplänen in der Energieberatung (w/ Ralph Henger und Marcel Hude), Gutachten, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln, 2016



Energiewende im Gebäudesektor - Die Rolle des Handwerks, internationale Unterschiede und Handlungsempfehlungen, (Dec 2017, w/ Ralph Henger und Michael Voigtländer) IW-Analysen, Download



Explaining dynamics of occupational segregation by gender: A longitudinal study of the German vocational training system of skilled crafts (2015, with Katarzyna Haverkamp) in Comparative Social Research, 31

Between Community and Society – Political Attitudes in Transition Countries (July, 2015), in Culture and Economic Action (ed. Virgil Storr and Laura Grube, Edward Elgar.)

"Entrepreneurship and Social Networks in Post Disaster Environments" (2010) in After Katrina: The Political Economy of Disaster and Community Rebound’ eds. Emily Chamlee-Wright and Virgil Henry Storr, Edward Elgar



Review of Nancy Bermeo and Larry M. Bartels (Eds.), Mass Politics in Tough Times: Opinions, Votes, and Protest in the Great Recession (2017), Review of Austrian Economics, 30(2) : 255-258.

Review of Giacomo Corneo, Bessere Welt ( 2016), Review of Austrian Economics, 29(1) : 99-102.

Review of James Scott, Two Cheers for Anarchism (2013), Review of Austrian Economics, 26(4 ) : 501-503

Review of Annette Miae Kim, Learning to be Capitalist: Entrepreneurs in Vietnam’s Transition Economy (2012), Entrepreneurship & Public Policy, Vol 1(1 ) : 97.



Does the Deregulation of Ocupational Licensing affect the Labor Market Participation of Migrants in Germany?

The Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings in the European Union (w/ Anita Thonipara, Christian Ochsner and R. Henger)

Networks and firm performance in Vietnamese Small and Medium Enterprises ( w/ Duy Hung Pham and Kilian Bizer )