Dirk Sliwka studied economics at the University of Bonn and the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique (Ensae) in Paris. He received his degree as Diplom-Volkswirt in 1995. He was a student in the European Doctoral Programme in Quantitative Economics at the University of Bonn and the London School of Economics and received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Bonn for his doctoral dissertation entitled "On Incentives and the Decentralization of Decisions in Organizations“. Dirk Sliwka has worked as a consultant for SAP (1999-2000) and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Bonn (2000-2003). In June 2003 he completed his post-doctoral Habilitation entitled "Performance Measurement, Responsibility, and Incentives" at the University of Bonn and is since 2004 Professor of Personnel Economics and Human Resource Management at the University of Cologne.

He has published for instance in the American Economic Review, Management Science, Journal of Labor Ecopnomics, Labour Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft and Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung.

His research interests include Personnel Economics and Human Resource Management, Labor Economics, the Economics of Organization and Behavioural Economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2003.

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Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9855
Revised version published as "Wage Increases and the Dynamics of Reciprocity" in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, 35(2), 299-344
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9285
published in: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 2016, 172 (2), 364-389
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8560
published in: Journal of Sports Economics, 2018, 19(6), 786-819
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7477
Revised version forthcoming in Management Science
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6884
published in: Economic Inquiry 54(2), 1128-119, 2016
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6070
Revised version forthcoming as "More Dispersion, Higher Bonuses?-The Role of Differentiation in Subjective Performance Evaluations" in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2018
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