University of York, UK
IZA World of Labor role
Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of York
Applied microeconomics: labor economics, economics of education
Postdoc, Department of Economics, University College London (October 2008–August 2015).
PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.), Leibniz Universität Hannover, 2008
“Peer effects in the workplace.” American Economic Review (Forthcoming) (with T. Dustmann and U. Schönberg).
“From LATE to MTE: Alternative methods for the evaluation of policy interventions.” Labour Economics, 41 (2016): 47–60 (with C. Dustmann, A. Raute, and U. Schönberg).
“Fairness spillovers: The case of taxation.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 90 (2013): 164–180 (with O. Himmler and T. König).
“Religion and earnings: Is it good to be an atheist with religious parental background?” Economics Letters 117:3 (2012): 905–908 (with U. Jirjahn).
“The stata module felsdvreg to estimate a linear model with two high-dimensional fixed effects.” The Stata Journal 8:2 (2012): 170–189.
Peer pressure can affect productivity and explain why workers’ wages and productivity depend on their co-workers’ productivityThomas Cornelissen, November 2016Should one expect a worker’s productivity, and thus wage, to depend on the productivity of his/her co-workers in the same workplace, even if the workers carry out completely independent tasks and do not engage in team work? This may well be the case because social interaction among co-workers can lead to productivity spillover through knowledge spillover or peer pressure. The available empirical evidence suggests that, due to such peer effects, co-worker productivity positively affects a worker’s own productivity and wage, particularly in lower-skilled occupations.MoreLess