Armin Falk

University of Bonn, and IZA, Germany, and INET, USA

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Bonn, Germany

Research interest

Behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, experimental economics, and labor economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Advisory Council of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Past positions

Research Director of IZA, Germany, 2003–2008


Habilitation in Economics, University of Zurich, 2003

Selected publications

  • “Morals and markets.” Science 340 (2013): 707–711 (with N. Szech).

  • “The intergenerational transmission of risk and trust attitudes.” Review of Economic Studies 79:2 (2012): 645–677 (with T. Dohmen, D. Huffman, and U. Sunde).

  • “Reference points and effort provision.” American Economic Review 101:2 (2011): 470–492 (with J. Abeler, L. Götte, and D. Huffman).

  • “The hidden costs of control.” American Economic Review 96:5 (2006): 1611–1630 (with M. Kosfeld).

  • “Performance pay and multidimensional sorting: Productivity, preferences and gender.” American Economic Review 101:2 (2011): 556–590 (with T. Dohmen).