Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Applied microeconometrics, welfare state, risk taking behavior and competitiveness, labor economics, personnel economics, sports economics
PhD Economics, University of Linz, 2014
“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).
To what extent can different attitudes towards competition for men and women explain the gender gap in labor markets?Mario Lackner, February 2016Differences in labor market outcomes for women and men are highly persistent. Apart from discrimination, one frequently mentioned explanation could be differences in the attitude towards competition for both genders. Abundant empirical evidence indicates that multiple influences shape attitudes towards competition during different periods of the life cycle. Gender differences in competitiveness will not only influence outcomes during working age, but also during early childhood education. In order to reduce the gender gap in educational and labor market outcomes, it is crucial to understand when and why gender gaps in competitiveness arise and to study their consequences.MoreLess