Sebastian J. Goerg
Research Fellow

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Goerg Sebastian J. Goerg is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Florida State University. He studied Economics at the University of Bonn and received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bonn in 2010. Before joining Florida State, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn. He is also an affiliated researcher at the Experimental Social Science Cluster at FSU (XS/FS), the Hilton Center for the Study of Economic Prosperity & Individual Opportunity, and the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.

His research focuses on the impact of incentives, information and (legal) institutions on human behavior. He investigates these and related questions with the help of lab and field experiments and relates his findings to different fields within Economics, mostly Organizational Economics, Personnel Economics and Law & Economics.

Sebastian joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2017.
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IZA World of Labor article: Goal setting and worker motivation
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10755  Michael Babington
Sebastian J. Goerg
Carl Kitchens
Do Tournaments with Superstars Encourage or Discourage Competition?
10546  Sebastian J. Goerg
Sebastian Kube
Jonas Radbruch
The Effectiveness of Incentive Schemes in the Presence of Implicit Effort Costs
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)
3959  Sebastian J. Goerg
Sebastian Kube
Ro'i Zultan
Treating Equals Unequally: Incentives in Teams, Workers' Motivation and Production Technology
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2010, 28 (4), 747 - 772)