Lorenz Götte is a professor of economics at the University of Bonn. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Zurich, and a post-doc at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, Götte was a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a professor at the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne.

His research interests are in the field of "economics and psychology", a field that examines systematic departures from the assumptions of the standard economic model. Lorenz Götte's research focuses on applications in labor economics. Current projects examine the extent and consequences of downward nominal wage rigidity, and how departures from full intertemporal maximization can impact labor supply in surprising ways. Lorenz Götte is also interested how social identity shapes organisations, and incentives within organisations.

Lorenz Götte has published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Science. He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2004.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7952
Stephen V. Burks, Connor Lewis, Paul Kivi, Amanda Wiener, Jon E. Anderson, Lorenz Götte, Colin G. DeYoung, Aldo Rustichini
revised version published as 'Cognitive Skills, Personality, and Economic Preferences in Collegiate Success' in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 115, 30–44
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5808
revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2012, 84 (1), 308-320
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5389
revised version published as 'Self-Selection and Variations in the Laboratory Measurement of Other-Regarding Preferences Across Subject Pools: Evidence From One College Student and Two Adult Samples' in: Experimental Economics, 2013, 16 (2), 170-189; selected as best paper of 2013 by the Editors of the journal
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5189
revised version published as 'Competition Between Organizational Groups: Its Impact on Altruistic and Anti-Social Motivations' in: Management Science, 2012, 58 (5), 948-960
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4840
revised version published as 'Overconfidence and Social Signalling' in: Review of Economic Studies, 2013, 80 (3), 949-983
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3939
published in: American Economic Review, 2011, 101 (2), 470-492