Steffen Altmann is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Copenhagen and Team Leader of the IZA research team "Personalized Labor Policy". He studied Economics at the University of Mannheim and received his Ph.D. from the University of Bonn in 2009. Before joining the University of Copenhagen, he worked at IZA as a Resident Research Affiliate (2005-2007), Research Associate (2007-2010), and Senior Research Associate (2010-2014). From 2007 until 2014, he also served as Deputy Program Director for IZA's research program area "Behavioral and Personnel Economics".

His research interests include behavioral and experimental economics as well as labor and organizational economics. 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.

External Publications

IZA Research Team Personalized Labor Policy


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12337
Substantially revised version forthcoming in: Review of Economic Studies.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9040
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2018, 164, 33-49
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5001
substantially revised version published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2014, 81 (1), 30-56
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4262
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 8(6), 1299-1324
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3835
revised and extended version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2012, 30 (1), 149-174
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3010
published in: Economics Letters, 2008, 99 (3), 454-457
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2500
substantially revised version appeared as DP No. 4262
IZA Standpunkt Nr. 12
Steffen Altmann, Armin Falk, Felix Marklein
published in: Beihefte der Zeitschrift für das gesamte Handelsrecht und Wirtschaftsrecht, 2011, 75, 63-82