Michael Kosfeld is a Professor of Business Administration at Goethe University Frankfurt, where he holds the Chair of Organization and Management. He graduated in Mathematics from the University of Bonn in 1995 and received his PhD in Economics at Tilburg University in 1999. Before joining the University of Frankfurt, he was employed at the Institute for Empirical Research at the University of Zurich from 2000 to 2008. His primary area of research is behavioural and organizational economics with particular interest in the theoretical and experimental analysis of social interaction, boundedly rational decision-making and the psychology of incentives.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2005.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14147
Björn Vollan, Myriam Hadnes, Marco Nilgen, Michael Kosfeld
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12540
forthcoming in: The Leadership Quarterly
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10410
Guido Friebel, Michael Kosfeld, Gerd Thielmann
published in: American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2019, 11 (4), 59-78
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8055
published as 'The Effects of Financial and Recognition Incentives across Work contexts: The Rolel of Meaning' in: Economic Inquiry, 2017, 55 (1), 237 - 247
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7411
published in: Economics Letters, 2013, 121, 400-404