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. 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. 1635
published in: Econometrica, 2005, 7 (6), 2017-2030
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1625
published in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006, 121 (4), 1347-1381
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1540
published (with Andreas Kuhn) in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 2011, 113 (2), 260 - 285
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1381
published in: Economic Inquiry, 2013, 51 (1), 563–578; doi:10.1111/j.1465-7295.2010.00332.x
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1203
published in: American Economic Review, 2006, 96 (5), 1611 - 1630
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1152
Armin Falk, Markus Knell
published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2004, 106 (3), 417-435
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1148
revised version published as 'Gift Exchange in the Field' in: Econometrica, 2007, 75 (5), 1501-1511
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1100
published in: Labour Economics, 2005, 12 (6), 739-748