Dominik H. Enste

Cologne Institute for Economic Research and Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany

I am sure, that policymakers and academics will find World of Labor a useful source for up-to-date research on a wide range of issues in labor policy. Due to the high standards it will soon become a major source for economic policy recommendation

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor, Behavioral Economics and Business Ethics, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany (2013–); Senior economist, Cologne Institute for Economic Research, Germany (2003–)

Research interest

Economics, behavioral economics, business ethics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Managing Director IW Academy Cologne (2012–), Germany

Past positions

Lecturer, University of Cologne, Germany


PhD, Economics, Sociology and Economic Psychology, University of Cologne, 2001

Selected publications

  • “Shadow economies: Size, causes, and consequences.” Journal of Economic Literature 38:1 (2000): 77–114 (with F. Schneider).

  • The Shadow Economy: An international Survey. 2nd edition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013 (with F. Schneider).

  • Markt und Moral: Eine ordnungsethische Reflexion. Cologne: IW Cologne, 2015.