Armin Falk is Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn and Director of the Bonn Laboratory for Experimental Economics. He studied Economics at the University of Cologne and received his PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich in 1998. He first became assistant professor at the University of Zurich, where he later had the chair of Ernst Fehr. His research interests are Behavioral Economics, Labor Economics, Economic Psychology and Experimental Economics. He studies questions concerning the psychology of incentives, the nature of incomplete markets, social interaction phenomena, determinants and consequences of fairness and reciprocity, reasons for wage rigidities and tax compliance. He has published in such journals as American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Economic Inquiry and European Economic Review. He is a Fellow of CEPR and CESifo, and a member of the MacArthur Research Network on Norms and Preferences.
Armin Falk joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2002 and was IZA Research Director from October 2003 until June 2007. He continues to be actively involved with IZA as Program Director for Behavioral and Personnel Economics.