Steffen Altmann is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Copenhagen and Team Leader of the IZA research team "Personalized Labor Policy". He studied Economics at the University of Mannheim and received his Ph.D. from the University of Bonn in 2009. Before joining the University of Copenhagen, he worked at IZA as a Resident Research Affiliate (2005-2007), Research Associate (2007-2010), and Senior Research Associate (2010-2014). From 2007 until 2014, he also served as Deputy Program Director for IZA's research program area "Behavioral and Personnel Economics".
His research interests include behavioral and experimental economics as well as labor and organizational economics. In his research, he investigates how psychological motives and economic incentives shape workplace behavior and aggregate labor market outcomes. He is also interested in applying insights from behavioral economics to questions in public policy.