Dirk Sliwka studied economics at the University of Bonn and the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique (Ensae) in Paris. He received his degree as Diplom-Volkswirt in 1995. He was a student in the European Doctoral Programme in Quantitative Economics at the University of Bonn and the London School of Economics and received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Bonn for his doctoral dissertation entitled "On Incentives and the Decentralization of Decisions in Organizations“. Dirk Sliwka has worked as a consultant for SAP (1999-2000) and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Bonn (2000-2003). In June 2003 he completed his post-doctoral Habilitation entitled "Performance Measurement, Responsibility, and Incentives" at the University of Bonn and is since 2004 Professor of Personnel Economics and Human Resource Management at the University of Cologne.

He has published for instance in the American Economic Review, Management Science, Journal of Labor Econonomics, Labour Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.

His research interests include Personnel Economics and Human Resource Management, Labor Economics, the Economics of Organization and Behavioural Economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2003.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5020
published in: Management Science, 2013, 59 (1), 54-68
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4913
published in: Review of Managerial Science, 2013, 7 (2), 141-157
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4795
published in: Management Science, 2015, 61 (7), 1496-1513
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3400
published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2010, 31 (3), 254-268
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3281
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 26 (4), 2008, 693 - 720
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3017
published as "The Anatomy of Performance Appraisals in Germany" in: International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2009, 20 (10), 2049-2065
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2293
published in: American Economic Review, 2007, 97 (3), 999-1012
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2054
published in: International Economic Review, 2009, 50(1), 117-141
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2012
revised version published as "Evidence on Performance Pay and Risk Aversion" in: Economics Letters, 2010, 106 (1), 8-11
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1879
published in: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2007, 163 (2), 313-335