Thomas Dohmen
Research Fellow

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Dohmen Thomas Dohmen is Professor of Applied Microeconomics at the University of Bonn, Germany; and Professor of Education and the Labour Market at the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University. From December 2007 until December 2012, he was Director of the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA). From January 2003 until November 2007, he was employed as a Research Associate at IZA. He studied economics at Maastricht University, where he received his Master's degree (M.A.) in Economics in December 1998 and his doctoral degree in May 2003. He also holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick (England). In his doctoral studies, he specialized in labor economics and applied microeconometrics. Thomas Dohmen visited the Economics Department at the University of Chicago from January 2002 until June 2002. His articles have appeared in journals such as the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Public Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,and Science, among others. His current research interests are in behavioral and experimental economics,applied microeconometrics, life-cycle formation of cognitive & non-cognitive skills, psychology of incentives, personnel and organizational economics.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
9674  Armin Falk
Anke Becker
Thomas Dohmen
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
The Preference Survey Module: A Validated Instrument for Measuring Risk, Time, and Social Preferences
9504  Armin Falk
Anke Becker
Thomas Dohmen
Benjamin Enke
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
The Nature and Predictive Power of Preferences: Global Evidence
9333  Thomas Dohmen
Hartmut Lehmann
Norberto Pignatti
Time-Varying Individual Risk Attitudes over the Great Recession: A Comparison of Germany and Ukraine
(published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2016, 44 (1), 182-200)
8857  Thomas Dohmen
Jan Sauermann
Referee Bias
(published in: Journal of Economic Surveys, 2016, 30 (4), 679-695 [journal version])
8355  Didier Fouarge
Ben Kriechel
Thomas Dohmen
Occupational Sorting of School Graduates: The Role of Economic Preferences
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 106, 335-351)
8354  Olga Skriabikova
Thomas Dohmen
Ben Kriechel
New Evidence on the Relationship between Risk Attitudes and Self-Employment
(published in: Labour Economics, 2014, 30, 176-184)
8263  Thomas Dohmen
Behavioural Labour Economics: Advances and Future Directions
(published in: Labour Economics, 2014, 30, 71-85)
7476  Maria Zumbühl
Thomas Dohmen
Gerard A. Pfann
Parental Investment and the Intergenerational Transmission of Economic Preferences and Attitudes
6955  Raymond Montizaan
Frank Cörvers
Andries de Grip
Thomas Dohmen
Negative Reciprocity and Retrenched Pension Rights
(revised version forthcoming as 'The Impact of Negatively Reciprocal Inclinations on Worker Behavior: Evidence from a Retrenchment of Pension Rights' in: Management Science [Online First])
6470  Anke Becker
Thomas Deckers
Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
Fabian Kosse
The Relationship Between Economic Preferences and Psychological Personality Measures
(published online in: Annual Review of Economics, 2012, 4, 453-478)
6447  Daniel Pollmann
Thomas Dohmen
Franz C. Palm
Robust Estimation of Wage Dispersion with Censored Data: An Application to Occupational Earnings Risk and Risk Attitudes
6385  Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Interpreting Time Horizon Effects in Inter-Temporal Choice
4170  Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Felix Marklein
Uwe Sunde
Biased Probability Judgment: Evidence of Incidence and Relationship to Economic Outcomes from a Representative Sample
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2009, 72 (3), 903-915)
3428  Thomas Dohmen
Hartmut Lehmann
Anzelika Zaiceva
The Gender Earnings Gap inside a Russian Firm: First Evidence from Personnel Data – 1997 to 2002
(published in: Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung/Journal for Labour Market Research, 2008, 41 (2-3), 157-180.)
3350  Thomas Dohmen
Hartmut Lehmann
Mark E Schaffer
Wage Policies of a Russian Firm and the Financial Crisis of 1998: Evidence from Personnel Data – 1997 to 2002
(revised version published in: Industrial Labor Relations Review, 2014, 67 (2), 504-531.)
3010  Steffen Altmann
Thomas Dohmen
Matthias Wibral
Do the Reciprocal Trust Less?
(published in: Economics Letters, 2008, 99 (3), 454-457)
2735 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Are Risk Aversion and Impatience Related to Cognitive Ability?
(revised version published in: American Economic Review, 2010, 100 (3), 1238–1260)
2655 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
David A. Jaeger
Holger Bonin
Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Direct Evidence on Risk Attitudes and Migration
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 92(3), 684–689)
2380 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
The Intergenerational Transmission of Risk and Trust Attitudes
(published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2012, 79 (2), 645-677)
2275 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Seemingly Irrelevant Events Affect Economic Perceptions and Expectations: The FIFA World Cup 2006 as a Natural Experiment
2205  Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Homo Reciprocans: Survey Evidence on Prevalence, Behavior and Success
(published in: The Economic Journal, 2009, 119 (536), 592 - 612)
2001 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
Performance Pay and Multi-dimensional Sorting: Productivity, Preferences and Gender
(published in: American Economic Review, 2011, 101 (2), 556-590)
1930  Holger Bonin
Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Cross-sectional Earnings Risk and Occupational Sorting: The Role of Risk Attitudes
(published in: Labour Economics, 2007, 14(6), 926-937)
1905  Thomas Dohmen
Do Professionals Choke Under Pressure?
(revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2008, 65, 636-653)
1730 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Jürgen Schupp
Gert G. Wagner
Individual Risk Attitudes: New Evidence from a Large, Representative, Experimentally-Validated Survey
(revised version published as 'Individual Risk Attitudes: Measurement, Determinants, and Behavioral Consequences' in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9 (3), 522–550)
1595  Thomas Dohmen
Social Pressure Influences Decisions of Individuals: Evidence from the Behavior of Football Referees
(revised version published as 'The Influence of Social Forces: Evidence from the Behavior of Football Referees' in: Economic Inquiry, 2008, 46(3), 411-424)
935  Thomas Dohmen
Performance, Seniority and Wages: Formal Salary Systems and Individual Earnings Profiles
(published in: Labour Economics, 2004, 11 (6), 741-763)
867  Thomas Dohmen
Ben Kriechel
Gerard A. Pfann
Monkey Bars and Ladders: The Importance of Lateral and Vertical Job Mobility in Internal Labor Market Careers
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2004, 17 (2), 193-228)
755  Thomas Dohmen
In Support of the Supporters? Do Social Forces Shape Decisions of the Impartial?
210  Thomas Dohmen
Housing, Mobility and Unemployment
(published in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2005, 35 (3), 305-325)
201  Thomas Dohmen
Gerard A. Pfann
Worker Separations in a Nonstationary Corporate Environment
(revised version published in: European Economic Review, 2004, 48 (3), 645-663)
 

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