Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch

University of Bonn, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior research associate at the Institute for Applied Microeconomics and the Center for Economics and Neuroscience (CENs), Bonn, Germany

Research interest

Applied microeconomics, economics and psychology, public economics, economics of education, law and economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Berlin, Germany (2008–2009)

Past positions

Research and teaching assistant, Seminar of Economic Theory, University of Munich (LMU) (2004–2008); Visiting researcher, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden (2006)


Dr publ. oec., University of Munich, 2008

Selected publications

  • “Institution formation and cooperation with heterogeneous agents.” European Economic Review 78 (2015): 248–268 (with S. Kube, S. Schaube, and E. Khachatryan).

  • “Asymmetric obligations.” Journal of Economic Psychology 35 (2013): 67–80 (with N. Riedel).

  • “An experimental test of the deterrence hypothesis.” Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization 28 (2012): 447–459 (with C. Strassmair).

  • “Does parental employment affect children’s educational attainment?” Economics of Education Review 30 (2011): 1456–1467.

  • “Is the veil of ignorance only a concept about risk? An experiment.” Journal of Public Economics 94 (2010): 1062–1106