Armin Falk
Research Fellow and Program Director

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Falk Armin Falk is Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn and Director of the Bonn Laboratory for Experimental Economics. He studied Economics at the University of Cologne and received his PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich in 1998. He first became assistant professor at the University of Zurich, where he later had the chair of Ernst Fehr. His research interests are Behavioral Economics, Labor Economics, Economic Psychology and Experimental Economics. He studies questions concerning the psychology of incentives, the nature of incomplete markets, social interaction phenomena, determinants and consequences of fairness and reciprocity, reasons for wage rigidities and tax compliance. He has published in such journals as American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Economic Inquiry and European Economic Review. He is a Fellow of CEPR and CESifo, and a member of the MacArthur Research Network on Norms and Preferences.

Armin Falk joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2002 and was IZA Research Director from October 2003 until June 2007. He continues to be actively involved with IZA as Program Director for Behavioral and Personnel Economics.
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IZA World of Labor article: Fairness and motivation
 
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10172  Armin Falk
Florian Zimmermann
Beliefs and Utility: Experimental Evidence on Preferences for Information
9861  Fabian Kosse
Thomas Deckers
Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch
Armin Falk
The Formation of Prosociality: Causal Evidence on the Role of Social Environment
9768  Thomas Deckers
Armin Falk
Fabian Kosse
Nora Szech
Homo Moralis: Personal Characteristics, Institutions, and Moral Decision-Making
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
9040  Steffen Altmann
Armin Falk
Simon Jäger
Florian Zimmermann
Learning about Job Search: A Field Experiment with Job Seekers in Germany
8977  Thomas Deckers
Armin Falk
Fabian Kosse
Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch
How Does Socio-Economic Status Shape a Child's Personality?
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
7442  Armin Falk
Nora Szech
Organizations, Diffused Pivotality and Immoral Outcomes
7345  Thomas Deckers
Armin Falk
Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch
Nominal or Real? The Impact of Regional Price Levels on Satisfaction with Life
(published in: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2016, 16, 1337–1358.)
6919  Johannes Abeler
Anke Becker
Armin Falk
Truth-Telling: A Representative Assessment
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 113, 96-104)
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)
6385  Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Interpreting Time Horizon Effects in Inter-Temporal Choice
5840  Armin Falk
Florian Zimmermann
Preferences for Consistency
5720  Armin Falk
Ingo Menrath
Pablo Emilio Verde
Johannes Siegrist
Cardiovascular Consequences of Unfair Pay
5475  Armin Falk
Stephan Meier
Christian Zehnder
Did We Overestimate the Role of Social Preferences? The Case of Self-Selected Student Samples
(revised version published as 'Do Lab Experiments Misrepresent Social Preferences? The case of self-selected student samples' in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013, 11 (4), 839–852)
5400  Marco Caliendo
Armin Falk
Lutz C. Kaiser
Hilmar Schneider
Arne Uhlendorff
Gerard J. van den Berg
Klaus F. Zimmermann
The IZA Evaluation Dataset: Towards Evidence-Based Labor Policy-Making
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2011, 32 (7), 731-752)
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)
4540  Armin Falk
James J. Heckman
Lab Experiments Are a Major Source of Knowledge in the Social Sciences
(definitive version published in: Science, 2009, 326 (5952), 535-538)
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)
3939  Johannes Abeler
Armin Falk
Lorenz Götte
David B. Huffman
Reference Points and Effort Provision
(published in: American Economic Review, 2011, 101 (2), 470-492)
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)
3435  Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
W. Bentley MacLeod
Institutions and Contract Enforcement
(revised version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2015, 33 (3), 571-590)
3345  Martin Brown
Armin Falk
Ernst Fehr
Competition and Relational Contracts: The Role of Unemployment as a Disciplinary Device
2765  Armin Falk
Christian Zehnder
Discrimination and In-Group Favoritism in a Citywide Trust Experiment
(published as "A City-Wide Experiment on Trust Discrimination" in: Journal of Public Economics, 2013, 100, 15-27)
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
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)
2310  Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Studying Labor Market Institutions in the Lab: Minimum Wages, Employment Protection and Workfare
(published in: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2007, 163 (1), 30-45)
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)
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)
1635  Armin Falk
Ernst Fehr
Urs Fischbacher
Driving Forces Behind Informal Sanctions
(published in: Econometrica, 2005, 7 (6), 2017-2030)
1625  Armin Falk
Ernst Fehr
Christian Zehnder
The Behavioral Effects of Minimum Wages
(published in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006, 121 (4), 1347-1381)
1540 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Armin Falk
Josef Zweimüller
Unemployment and Right-Wing Extremist Crime
(published (with Andreas Kuhn) in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 2011, 113 (2), 260 - 285)
1381  Armin Falk
Urs Fischbacher
Simon Gächter
Living in Two Neighborhoods: Social Interactions in the Lab
(published in: Economic Inquiry, 2013, 51 (1), 563–578)
1203 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Armin Falk
Michael Kosfeld
Distrust – The Hidden Cost of Control
(published in: American Economic Review, 2006, 96 (5), 1611 - 1630)
1152  Armin Falk
Markus Knell
Choosing the Joneses: Endogenous Goals and Reference Standards
(published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2004, 106 (3), 417-435)
1148  Armin Falk
Charitable Giving as a Gift Exchange: Evidence from a Field Experiment
(revised version published as 'Gift Exchange in the Field' in: Econometrica, 2007, 75 (5), 1501-1511)
1100  Armin Falk
Rafael Lalive
Josef Zweimüller
The Success of Job Applications: A New Approach to Program Evaluation
(published in: Labour Economics, 2005, 12 (6), 739-748)
897  Martin Brown
Armin Falk
Ernst Fehr
Relational Contracts and the Nature of Market Interactions
(published in: Econometrica, 2004, 72 (3), 747-780)
777  Armin Falk
Michael Kosfeld
It's all about Connections: Evidence on Network Formation
(published in: Review of Network Economics: 2012, 11 (3), Article 2)
732  Armin Falk
Andrea Ichino
Clean Evidence on Peer Pressure
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2006, 24 (1), 39-57)
507  Ernst Fehr
Armin Falk
Psychological Foundations of Incentives
(published in: European Economic Review, 2002, 46 (4-5), 687-724)
 
IZA Standpunkte:
No. Author(s)
Title
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)
 

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