Uwe Sunde is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Munich. He studied economics at the Universities of Warwick (England) and Munich, where he received the degree of Diplom Volkswirt in 1998. In fall 1998, he enrolled in the European Doctoral Program and became affiliated with IZA. He spent the first year of the doctoral program at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics and went through the second year at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. After obtaining his habilitation from the University of Bonn in 2008, he held a chair in macroeconomics at the University of St. Gallen until 2012.

From January 2001 until January 2008, he did research at IZA, first as a Resident Research Affiliate and since January 2003 as a Research Associate. He also coordinated the seminar and visiting researcher program at IZA. His research interests include long-term development and human capital formation, labor economics, population economics, and behavioral economics.

In his little spare time he is a passionate alpinist.

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IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9504
forthcoming in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7286
published in: Econometrica, 2013, 81 (5), 2055–2086
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7199
revised version published in: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2015, 7 (3), 189-225
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7069
substantially revised version published in: American Economic Review, 2014, 104 (2), 707-719
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6754
revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Comparative Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6448
revised version published as 'The Role of Communication of Performance Schemes: Evidence from a Field Experiment' in: Management Science, 2017, 63(12), 4061-4080
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5991
revised version published in: Economica, 2015, 82(326), 368–390
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5901
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (4), 1549-1584
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5755
revised version published in: Managerial and Decision Economics, 2015, 36(5), 275–285
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5643
substantially revised version published as 'Civil Conflict, Democratization, and Growth: Violent Democratization as Critical Juncture' in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2014, 116 (2), 482-505
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5555
revised version published in: European Economic Review, 2014, 66, 226-247
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4170
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2009, 72 (3), 903-915
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4160
revised version published in: Journal of Economic Growth, 2011, 16 (2), 99-133
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2984
slightly revised version published in: Economics Letters, 2008, 99 (3), 552-556
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2905
see IZA DP 7199 for a substantially revised and extended version
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2735
revised version published in: American Economic Review, 2010, 100 (3), 1238–1260
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2655
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 92(3), 684–689
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2470
revised version published in: German Economic Review, 2009, 10 (3), 284 - 316
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2380
published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2012, 79 (2), 645-677
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2244
published in: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 2006, 7(4), 471-499
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2225
revised version published in: B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 2012, 12 (1), Article 33
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2205
published in: The Economic Journal, 2009, 119 (536), 592 - 612
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1730
revised version published as 'Individual Risk Attitudes: Measurement, Determinants, and Behavioral Consequences' in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9 (3), 522–550
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1660
published in: Applied Economics, 2006, 38 (10), 1193-1206
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1450
revised version published in: Economic Journal, 2008, 118(531), 1354-1384
IZA Discussion Paper No. 959
revised version published in: Economic Journal, 2007, 117, 508-529
IZA Discussion Paper No. 947
substantially revised version published as 'Heterogeneity and Performance in Tournaments: A Test for Incentive Effect using Professional Tennis Data' in: Applied Economics, 2010, 41 (25), 3199-3208
IZA Discussion Paper No. 585
revised version published in: American Economic Review, 2005, 95 (5), 1653-1672
IZA Discussion Paper No. 521
revised version published as 'Spatial mobility and competition for jobs: Some theory and evidence for Western Germany' in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2006, 36 (6), 802 - 825
IZA Discussion Paper No. 520
substantially revised version published as 'Empirical Matching Functions: Searchers, Vacancies, and (Un-)biased Elasticities' in: Economica, 2007, 74 (295), 537-560
IZA Discussion Paper No. 335
revised version published as 'Occupational Job Creation: Patterns and Implications' in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2004, 56 (3), 407-436
IZA Discussion Paper No. 320
published in: Labour Economics, 2005, 12 (6), 773-780
IZA Discussion Paper No. 310
substantially revised version published as 'Human Capital Formation, Education and Earnings Inequality' in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2008, 54(1), 7 - 26
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