Steffen Altmann is Professor of Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Director of the research unit "Behavioral Economics and Labor Market Performance" at the University of Copenhagen. He studied Economics at the University of Mannheim and received his Ph.D. from the University of Bonn in 2009. He worked at IZA as a Resident Research Affiliate (2005-2007), Research Associate (2007-2010), Senior Research Associate (2010-2014) and as Team Leader of the IZA research team "Personalized Labor Market Policy" (2019-2023). From 2007 until 2014, he also served as Deputy Program Director for IZA's research program area "Behavioral and Personnel Economics". He continues to maintain close ties with the IZA research team as an Associated Member.

His research interests include behavioral and experimental economics as well as labor economics and human resource management. In his research, he investigates how psychological motives and economic incentives shape workplace behavior and aggregate labor market outcomes. He is also interested in applying insights from behavioral economics to questions in public policy.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12337
published as 'Interventions and Cognitive Spillovers' in: Review of Economic Studies, 2022, 89 (5), 2293-2328
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11129
substantially revised version published in: Management Science, 2022, 68 (9), 6733-6750
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8680
substantially revised version published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2019, 101 (5), 808-826
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6699
revised version published in: European Economic Review, 2014, 72, 19-38
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