Mario Lackner

Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

IZA World of Labor provides an excellent source for short and contemporary summaries of highly relevant topics in labor economics. It is as great source for evidence-based policy making as well as a good introductory read for scholars and the general public. I am happy to help encourage communication between academia and policymakers and communicate scientific evidence to a broader audience

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Research interest

Applied microeconometrics, welfare state, risk taking behavior and competitiveness, labor economics, personnel economics, sports economics


PhD Economics, University of Linz, 2014

Selected publications

  • “Gender and risk taking: Evidence from jumping competitions.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A 178:4 (2015): 883–902 (with R. Böheim).

  • “Returns to education in professional football.” Economics Letters 114:3 (2012): 326–328 (with R. Böheim).

  • “An empirical analysis of the dynamics of the welfare state: The case of benefit morale.” Kyklos 63:1 (2010): 55–74 (with M. Halla and F. G. Schneider).