Matthias Sutter, born in 1968, received his doctorate in economics from the University of Innsbruck in 1999, where he also habilitated in 2002. From 2003 to 2005, he conducted research at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Economic Systems in Jena. Other positions were at the University of Cologne (2005-2006, 2015-2017), the University of Innsbruck (2006-2013) and the European University Institute in Florence (2013-2014). From July 2007 to June 2013, he was also a professor (part-time) at the University of Gothenburg. Since 2017, Sutter has headed the Experimental Economics Department at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Common Goods and is also a part-time professor at the Universities of Cologne and Innsbruck. He is currently co-editor of several journals, including "Management Science" and "European Economic Review". Sutter also writes popular science books: "The Discovery of Patience" was published in 2014 and "The Human Factor or What Matters in Professional Life" in 2022.