Armin Falk

Research Fellow and Program Coordinator

briq, University of Bonn

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.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5720
Armin Falk, Ingo Menrath, Pablo Emilio Verde, Johannes Siegrist
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5475
revised version published as 'Do Lab Experiments Misrepresent Social Preferences? The case of self-selected student samples' in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013, 11 (4), 839–852
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5001
substantially revised version published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2014, 81(1), 30-56
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4540
definitive version published in: Science, 2009, 326 (5952), 535-538
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4170
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2009, 72 (3), 903-915
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3939
published in: American Economic Review, 2011, 101 (2), 470-492
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3835
revised and extended version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2012, 30 (1), 149-174
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3435
revised version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2015, 33 (3), 571-590