Sascha O. Becker is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, England. Previously, he held positions at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich and at the University of Stirling, Scotland.

He studied Economics at the Universities of Bonn, Germany, and at the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE) in Paris, France. He obtained his Ph.D. at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence in 2001. In Spring 2000, he was a visiting scholar at the Center for Labor Economics at the University of California in Berkeley (UCB). In 2006, he spent 7 months at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). During 2014/15 he was a Visiting Professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

His research has appeared in international journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the American Economic Review.

He joined IZA in March 2000 as a Research Affiliate and became a Research Fellow in December 2002.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 8016
published in: Journal of Economic Growth, 2017, 22(3), 273-311 under new title 'Education and Religious Participation: City-Level Evidence from Germany's Secularization Period 1890-1930'
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7151
published in: American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 2013, 103 (3), 539-544
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6829
published in: Historical Methods, 2014, 47(2), 57-66
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5773
published as 'Social Cohesion, Religious Beliefs, and the Effect of Protestantism on Suicide 'in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2018, 100(3), 377-391
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4557
published in: Journal of Economic Growth, 2010, 15 (3), 177–204
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4556
published as 'Education and Catch-up in the Industrial Revolution' in: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2011, 3 (3), 92-126