Behavioral and Personnel Economics

This Program analyzes how insights from behavioral economics can be used to explain human behavior in the labor market. The research conducted within the program area builds upon evidence from economics and psychology and underlines the importance of individuals' social preferences and personality characteristics such as risk attitudes, trust, patience or perseverance for understanding their educational choices and success in the labor market. The results from this research area provide insights for policy makers who aim to design better institutions that can improve work relations, the functioning of organizations and the acquisition of human capital.

Armin Falk

Program Coordinator

Armin Falk

University of Bonn

armin.falk@uni-bonn.de
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Ulf Zoelitz

Deputy Program Coordinator

Ulf Zoelitz

briq

+49 228 38 94 512
zoelitz@iza.org
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