Uwe Sunde
Research Fellow

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Sunde Uwe Sunde is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Munich. He studied economics at the Universities of Warwick (England) and Munich, where he received the degree of Diplom Volkswirt in 1998. In fall 1998, he enrolled in the European Doctoral Program and became affiliated with IZA. He spent the first year of the doctoral program at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics and went through the second year at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. After obtaining his habilitation from the University of Bonn in 2008, he held a chair in macroeconomics at the University of St. Gallen until 2012.

From January 2001 until January 2008, he did research at IZA, first as a Resident Research Affiliate and since January 2003 as a Research Associate. He also coordinated the seminar and visiting researcher program at IZA. His research interests include long-term development and human capital formation, labor economics, population economics, and behavioral economics.

In his little spare time he is a passionate alpinist.

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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
9564  Mario Lackner
Rudi Stracke
Uwe Sunde
Rudolf Winter-Ebmer
Are Competitors Forward Looking in Strategic Interactions? Evidence from the Field
9504  Armin Falk
Anke Becker
Thomas Dohmen
Benjamin Enke
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
The Nature and Predictive Power of Preferences: Global Evidence
8368  Rudi Stracke
Uwe Sunde
Dynamic Incentive Effects of Heterogeneity in Multi-Stage Promotion Contests
7286  Matteo Cervellati
Uwe Sunde
Life Expectancy, Schooling, and Lifetime Labor Supply: Theory and Evidence Revisited
(published in: Econometrica, 2013, 81 (5), 2055–2086)
7199  Matteo Cervellati
Uwe Sunde
The Economic and Demographic Transition, Mortality, and Comparative Development
(revised version published in: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2015, 7 (3), 189-225)
7069  Matteo Cervellati
Florian Jung
Uwe Sunde
Thomas Vischer
Income, Democracy, and Critical Junctures
(substantially revised version published in: American Economic Review, 2014, 104 (2), 707-719)
6754  Randall K. Q. Akee
Miriam Jorgensen
Uwe Sunde
Constitutions and Economic Development: Evidence from the American Indian Nations
(revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Comparative Economics)
6448  Florian Englmaier
Andreas Roider
Uwe Sunde
The Role of Salience in Performance Schemes: Evidence from a Field Experiment
(revised version forthcoming as 'The Role of Communication of Performance Schemes: Evidence from a Field Experiment' in: Management Science)
6385  Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Interpreting Time Horizon Effects in Inter-Temporal Choice
5991  Uwe Sunde
Thomas Vischer
Human Capital and Growth: Specification Matters
(revised version published in: Economica, 2015, 82(326), 368–390)
5901  Anthony Strittmatter
Uwe Sunde
Health and Economic Development: Evidence from the Introduction of Public Health Care
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (4), 1549-1584)
5755  Wolfgang Höchtl
Rudolf Kerschbamer
Rudi Stracke
Uwe Sunde
Incentives vs. Selection in Promotion Tournaments: Can a Designer Kill Two Birds with One Stone?
(revised version published in: Managerial and Decision Economics, 2015, 36(5), 275–285)
5643  Matteo Cervellati
Uwe Sunde
Democratization, Violent Social Conflicts, and Growth
(substantially revised version published as 'Civil Conflict, Democratization, and Growth: Violent Democratization as Critical Juncture' in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2014, 116 (2), 482-505)
5614  Matteo Cervellati
Uwe Sunde
Simona Valmori
Disease Environment and Civil Conflicts
5555  Matteo Cervellati
Piergiuseppe Fortunato
Uwe Sunde
Democratization and Civil Liberties: The Role of Violence During the Transition
(revised version published in: European Economic Review, 2014, 66, 226-247)
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)
4160  Matteo Cervellati
Uwe Sunde
Life Expectancy and Economic Growth: The Role of the Demographic Transition
(revised version published in: Journal of Economic Growth, 2011, 16 (2), 99-133)
2984  Uwe Sunde
Matteo Cervellati
Piergiuseppe Fortunato
Are All Democracies Equally Good? The Role of Interactions between Political Environment and Inequality for Rule of Law
(slightly revised version published in: Economics Letters, 2008, 99 (3), 552-556)
2905  Matteo Cervellati
Uwe Sunde
Human Capital, Mortality and Fertility: A Unified Theory of the Economic and Demographic Transition
(see IZA DP 7199 for a substantially revised and extended version)
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)
2531  Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Do I Have What It Takes? Equilibrium Search with Type Uncertainty and Non-Participation
2525  Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Self-Confidence and Search
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)
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
2244  Uwe Sunde
Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und Demokratie: Ist Demokratie ein Wohlstandsmotor oder ein Wohlstandsprodukt?
(published in: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 2006, 7(4), 471-499)
2225  Matteo Cervellati
Piergiuseppe Fortunato
Uwe Sunde
Consensual and Conflictual Democratization
(revised version published in: B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 2012, 12 (1), Article 33)
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)
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)
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)
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)
1450  Matteo Cervellati
Piergiuseppe Fortunato
Uwe Sunde
Hobbes to Rousseau: Inequality, Institutions, and Development
(revised version published in: Economic Journal, 2008, 118(531), 1354-1384)
959  Thomas K. Bauer
Holger Bonin
Uwe Sunde
Real and Nominal Wage Rigidities and the Rate of Inflation: Evidence from West German Micro Data
(revised version published in: Economic Journal, 2007, 117, 508-529)
947  Uwe Sunde
Potential, Prizes and Performance: Testing Tournament Theory with Professional Tennis Data
(substantially revised version published as 'Heterogeneity and Performance in Tournaments: A Test for Incentive Effect using Professional Tennis Data' in: Applied Economics, 2010, 41 (25), 3199-3208)
585  Matteo Cervellati
Uwe Sunde
Human Capital Formation, Life Expectancy and the Process of Economic Development
(revised version published in: American Economic Review, 2005, 95 (5), 1653-1672)
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)
520  Uwe Sunde
Unobserved Bilateral Search on the Labor Market: A Theory-Based Correction for a Common Flaw in Empirical Matching Studies
(substantially revised version published as 'Empirical Matching Functions: Searchers, Vacancies, and (Un-)biased Elasticities' in: Economica, 2007, 74 (295), 537-560)
464  Wendelin Schnedler
Uwe Sunde
The Hold-Down Problem and the Boundaries of the Firm: Lesson from a Hidden Action Model with Endogenous Outside Option
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)
310  Uwe Sunde
Human Capital Accumulation, Education and Earnings Inequality
(substantially revised version published as 'Human Capital Formation, Education and Earnings Inequality' in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2008, 54(1), 7 - 26)
 

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