Clemens Puppe studied Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg and the Free University of Berlin and received his Ph.D. from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with a thesis on individual decision making under uncertainty. After a post-doc year at Harvard he joined the Department of Economics at the University of Vienna where he received his habilitation in 1997. From 1997 to 2003 he served as associate professor of economics at Bonn University, and since 2003 as full professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Clemens Puppes research centers around topics in microeconomic theory, especially decision theory and social choice theory. In either area, he is interested both in normative questions and in issues related to behavioral analysis.
Clemens Puppe has extensively published in leading economic journals such as Econometrica, the Journal of Economic Theory, or Games and Economic Behavior. He is Co-Editor of the "Handbook for Rational and Social Choice" for Oxford University Press, member of the editorial board of Social Choice & Welfare and member of the council of the Society for Social Choice & Welfare. From 2004 to 2008 he served as vice-dean of the department of economics at KIT, and since October 2008 as the dean of the department.
He supervised the Ph.D. dissertations of Claudia Hermeling, now at ZEW in Mannheim, and Sebastian Kube, now W3-Professor at the University of Bonn. Currently, three Ph.D. candidates are writing their dissertations under his supervision.