René Fahr
Research Fellow

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Fahr René Fahr is currently full professor of management and director of the BaER-Lab at the University of Paderborn. After an apprenticeship at the Deutsche Bank AG René Fahr studied Economics, Philosophy, and German Literature at the University of Bonn. He received his degree as a "Diplom-Volkswirt" in 1998. He enrolled in the European Doctoral Program (EDP) at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics and spent his second EDP year at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he worked at the Centre for Economic Performance.

René Fahr received his Ph.D. in 2003 for his doctoral thesis on "Occupational Mobility and Occupational Matching: Some Implications for Career Choice and Labor Market Policy" under the supervision of Klaus F. Zimmermann. From December 1999 until October 2003 he worked at IZA first as a Resident Research Affiliate, then as a Research Associate. From November 2003 till April 2008 he was assistant professor at the University of Cologne. Since November 2003 he continues to maintain close ties to IZA as a Research Fellow.

His research interests include personnel economics, health economics, education, search and matching, migration, time allocation, public economics, business ethics, behavioral ethics and experimental economics.

He has published his work in several journals such as Applied Economics, Economics Letters, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Labour Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Regional Science and Urban Economics.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10190  Jenny Bartuli
Behnud Mir Djawadi
René Fahr
Business Ethics in Organizations: An Experimental Examination of Whistleblowing and Personality
7383  Behnud Mir Djawadi
René Fahr
The Impact of Risk Perception and Risk Attitudes on Corrupt Behavior: Evidence from a Petty Corruption Experiment
7255  Behnud Mir Djawadi
René Fahr
The Impact of Tax Knowledge and Budget Spending Influence on Tax Compliance
6037  Christiane Hinerasky
René Fahr
When the Early Bird Catches the Worm: The Impact of Training in Retail
4927  Susi Störmer
René Fahr
Individual Determinants of Work Attendance: Evidence on the Role of Personality
(published in: Applied Economics, 2013, 45 (19), 2863-2875)
3171  René Fahr
Bernd Frick
On the Inverse Relationship between Unemployment and Absenteeism: Evidence from Natural Experiments and Worker Heterogeneity
2470  René Fahr
Uwe Sunde
Did the Hartz Reforms Speed-Up Job Creation? A Macro-Evaluation Using Empirical Matching Functions
(revised version published in: German Economic Review, 2009, 10 (3), 284 - 316)
2323  René Fahr
The Wage Effects of Social Norms: Evidence of Deviations from Peers’ Body-Mass in Europe
1660  René Fahr
Uwe Sunde
Regional Dependencies in Job Creation: An Efficiency Analysis for Western Germany
(published in: Applied Economics, 2006, 38 (10), 1193-1206)
859  René Fahr
Loafing or Learning? The Demand for Informal Education
(published in: European Economic Review, 2005, 49 (1), 75-98 and in: D. Hamermesh and G. Pfann (eds.). The Economics of Time Use, Elsevier, 2005)
552  René Fahr
Uwe Sunde
Estimations of Occupational and Regional Matching Efficiencies Using Stochastic Production Frontier Models
(substantially revised and rewritten version available as IZA DP No. 1660)
521  René Fahr
Uwe Sunde
Employment Status, Endogenous Regional Mobility, and Spatial Dependencies in Labor Markets
(revised version published as 'Spatial mobility and competition for jobs: Some theory and evidence for Western Germany' in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2006, 36 (6), 802 - 825)
378  Damon Clark
René Fahr
The Promise of Workplace Training for Non-College-Bound Youth: Theory and Evidence from German Apprenticeship
335  René Fahr
Uwe Sunde
Disaggregate Matching Functions
(revised version published as 'Occupational Job Creation: Patterns and Implications' in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2004, 56 (3), 407-436)
320  René Fahr
Uwe Sunde
Strategic Hiring Behavior in Empirical Matching Functions
(published in: Labour Economics, 2005, 12 (6), 773-780)