Steffen Altmann is Professor of Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Director of the research unit "Behavioral Economics and Labor Market Performance" at the University of Copenhagen. He studied Economics at the University of Mannheim and received his Ph.D. from the University of Bonn in 2009. He worked at IZA as a Resident Research Affiliate (2005-2007), Research Associate (2007-2010), Senior Research Associate (2010-2014) and as Team Leader of the IZA research team "Personalized Labor Market Policy" (2019-2023). From 2007 until 2014, he also served as Deputy Program Director for IZA's research program area "Behavioral and Personnel Economics". He continues to maintain close ties with the IZA research team as an Associated Member.

His research interests include behavioral and experimental economics as well as labor economics and human resource management. 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.


IZA Publications

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
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