Jan Sauermann

Stockholm University, Sweden, IZA, Germany, and Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), the Netherlands

I’m excited to contribute to the IZA World of Labor series. In my view, the articles provide a great opportunity for policymakers, researchers, and students to get an evidence-based, yet non-technical introduction to policy-relevant topics

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor, Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, Sweden

Research interest

Applied labor economics, economics of education, personnel economics, economics of gender, field experiments

Past positions

Researcher, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University, the Netherlands


PhD Economics, Maastricht University, 2013

Selected publications

  • “Referee bias.” Journal of Economic Surveys (Forthcoming) (with T. Dohmen).

  • “The role of peers in estimating tenure-performance profiles: Evidence from personnel data.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 126 (2016): 39–54 (with A. De Grip and I. Sieben).

  • “The effects of training on own and co-worker productivity: Evidence from a field experiment.” Economic Journal 122:560 (2012): 376–399 (with A. De Grip).

  • “What affects international migration of science and engineering graduates from Europe?” Economics of Innovation and New Technology 19:5 (2010): 407–421 (with A. De Grip and D. Fouarge).

  • “What makes a good conference? Analysing the preferences of labour economists” Labour Economics 17:5 (2010): 868-874 (with L. Borghans and M. Romans).