Armin Falk is Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn. From 2016 until 2023 he served as CEO of the briq Institute on Behavior & Inequality (which has merged into IZA in January 2024). His main fields are behavioral, experimental and labor economics. Falk’s research focuses on determinants and consequences of time, risk and social preferences, sources of inequality, early childhood development, and the malleability of moral behavior. He has received two ERC grants and was awarded the Gossen Prize in 2008, the Leibniz Prize in 2009, as well as the Yrjö Jahnsson Award in 2011. As organizer or keynote speaker, he has been involved in numerous conferences and summer schools. He is Fellow of the European Economic Association, Director of the Bonn Laboratory for Experimental Economics, and affiliated with Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Centre for Economic Policy (CEPR), CESifo, and the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.

Armin joined IZA as a Research Fellow in 2002 and was IZA Research Director from 2003 until 2007. For more than 15 years (2007-2023) he acted as IZA Program Coordinator for the research area “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
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 897
published in: Econometrica, 2004, 72 (3), 747-780