Steffen Altmann
Research Fellow

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too w Altmann Steffen Altmann is Associate Professor of Economics 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. 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.

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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
9040  Steffen Altmann
Armin Falk
Simon Jäger
Florian Zimmermann
Learning about Job Search: A Field Experiment with Job Seekers in Germany
8680  Steffen Altmann
Armin Falk
Paul Heidhues
Rajshri Jayaraman
Defaults and Donations: Evidence from a Field Experiment
7610  Steffen Altmann
Armin Falk
Andreas Grunewald
Incentives and Information as Driving Forces of Default Effects
6699  Steffen Altmann
Christian Traxler
Nudges at the Dentist
(revised version published in: European Economic Review, 2014, 72, 19-38)
5727  Johannes Abeler
Steffen Altmann
Sebastian J. Goerg
Sebastian Kube
Matthias Wibral
Equity and Efficiency in Multi-Worker Firms: Insights from Experimental Economics
(published in: Analyse & Kritik, 2011, 33(1), 325-347)
5001  Steffen Altmann
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Implicit Contracts, Unemployment, and Labor Market Segmentation
(substantially revised version published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2014, 81(1), 30-56)
4262  Johannes Abeler
Steffen Altmann
Sebastian Kube
Matthias Wibral
Gift Exchange and Workers' Fairness Concerns: When Equality Is Unfair
(published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 8(6), 1299-1324)
3835  Steffen Altmann
Armin Falk
Matthias Wibral
Promotions and Incentives: The Case of Multi-Stage Elimination Tournaments
(revised and extended version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2012, 30 (1), 149-174)
3010  Steffen Altmann
Thomas Dohmen
Matthias Wibral
Do the Reciprocal Trust Less?
(published in: Economics Letters, 2008, 99 (3), 454-457)
2500  Johannes Abeler
Steffen Altmann
Sebastian Kube
Matthias Wibral
Reciprocity and Payment Schemes: When Equality Is Unfair
(substantially revised version appeared as DP No. 4262)
IZA Standpunkte:
No. Author(s)
12 Steffen Altmann
Armin Falk
Felix Marklein
Eingeschränkt rationales Verhalten: Evidenz und wirtschaftspolitische Implikationen
(published in: Beihefte der Zeitschrift für das gesamte Handelsrecht und Wirtschaftsrecht, 2011, 75, 63-82)