Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch is Professor of Economics at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. She studied economics at the University of Mannheim and the University of California, Berkeley and received her Ph.D. from the University of Munich (LMU) in 2008. Before joining University of Düsseldorf, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Applied Microeconomics at the University of Bonn.
Her research interests include behavioral economics, applied microeconomics, public economics as well as economics of education. In her research, she uses various empirical methods (laboratory experiments, randomized controlled trials, applied microeconometrics) in order to promote a better understanding of individual decision making as a prerequisite for the design of effective institutions and policies.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2013.