Michael L. Bognanno

Temple University, USA, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson


Compensation, Promotion, US poverty rates, Sports tournaments


United States


English - Native speaker

Media experience

Print, Digital, Television, Radio




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Current position

Professor of Economics at Temple University, USA

Past positions

Director of Economics and Business at Temple University, Japan; Chair of the Department of Economics, Temple University, USA


PhD Labor Economics, Cornell University, 1990

Selected publications

  • "High-powered performance pay and crowding out of nonmonetary motives." Management Science 64:10 (2018): 4471–4965 (with D. Huffman).

  • "Promotion determinants in corporate hierarchies: An examination of fast tracks and functional area." In: Research in Labor Economics Volume 46. Bingley: Emerald Insight, 2018 (with C. Belzil and F. Poinas).

  • "Promotion signals, experience and education." Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 25:1 (2016): 111–132 (with E. Melero).

  • "Promotions, demotions, halo effects, and the earnings dynamics of American executives." Journal of Labor Economics 26:2 (2008): 287–310 (with C. Belzil).