Dirk Sliwka
Research Fellow

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too h Sliwka Dirk Sliwka studied economics at the University of Bonn and the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique (Ensae) in Paris. He received his degree as Diplom-Volkswirt in 1995. He was a student in the European Doctoral Programme in Quantitative Economics at the University of Bonn and the London School of Economics and received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Bonn for his doctoral dissertation entitled "On Incentives and the Decentralization of Decisions in Organizations“. Dirk Sliwka has worked as a consultant for SAP (1999-2000) and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Bonn (2000-2003). In June 2003 he completed his post-doctoral Habilitation entitled "Performance Measurement, Responsibility, and Incentives" at the University of Bonn and is since 2004 Professor of Personnel Economics and Human Resource Management at the University of Cologne.

He has published for instance in the American Economic Review, Management Science, Journal of Labor Ecopnomics, Labour Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft and Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung.

His research interests include Personnel Economics and Human Resource Management, Labor Economics, the Economics of Organization and Behavioural Economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2003.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
9855  Dirk Sliwka
Peter Werner
How Do Agents React to Dynamic Wage Increases? An Experimental Study
9285  Patrick Kampkötter
Dirk Sliwka
The Complementary Use of Experiments and Field Data to Evaluate Management Practices: The Case of Subjective Performance Evaluations
8560  Sandra Hentschel
Gerd Muehlheusser
Dirk Sliwka
The Contribution of Managers to Organizational Success: Evidence from German Soccer
(forthcoming in: Journal of Sports Economics, 2017)
7477  Anastasia Danilov
Dirk Sliwka
Can Contracts Signal Social Norms? Experimental Evidence
(Revised version forthcoming in Management Science)
6884  Sandra Hentschel
Gerd Muehlheusser
Dirk Sliwka
The Impact of Managerial Change on Performance: The Role of Team Heterogeneity
(forthcoming in: Economic Inquiry [Online First])
6070  Patrick Kampkötter
Dirk Sliwka
Differentiation and Performance: An Empirical Investigation on the Incentive Effects of Bonus Plans
5618  Johannes Berger
Claus Herbertz
Dirk Sliwka
Incentives and Cooperation in Firms: Field Evidence
5543  Johannes Berger
Claus Herbertz
Dirk Sliwka
Managerial Incentives and Favoritism in Promotion Decisions: Theory and Field Evidence
5538  Patrick Kampkötter
Dirk Sliwka
Wage Premia for Newly Hired Employees: Theory and Evidence
(published in: Labour Economics, 2014, 31, 45–60)
5514  Felix Kölle
Dirk Sliwka
Nannan Zhou
Inequality, Inequity Aversion, and the Provision of Public Goods
5330  Tom McKenzie
Dirk Sliwka
Universities as Stakeholders in their Students' Careers: On the Benefits of Graduate Taxes to Finance Higher Education
(published in: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2011, 167 (4), 726-742)
5020  Johannes Berger
Christine Harbring
Dirk Sliwka
Performance Appraisals and the Impact of Forced Distribution: An Experimental Investigation
(published in: Management Science, 2013, 59 (1), 54-68)
4913  Kathrin Breuer
Petra Nieken
Dirk Sliwka
Social Ties and Subjective Performance Evaluations: An Empirical Investigation
(published in: Review of Managerial Science, 2013, 7 (2), 141-157)
4795  Axel Ockenfels
Dirk Sliwka
Peter Werner
Bonus Payments and Reference Point Violations
(published in: Management Science, 2015, 61 (7), 1496-1513)
3400  Petra Nieken
Dirk Sliwka
Risk-Taking Tournaments: Theory and Experimental Evidence
(published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2010, 31 (3), 254-268)
3281  Alwine Mohnen
Kathrin Pokorny
Dirk Sliwka
Transparency, Inequity Aversion, and the Dynamics of Peer Pressure in Teams: Theory and Evidence
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 26 (4), 2008, 693 - 720)
3017  Christian Grund
Dirk Sliwka
Individual and Job-Based Determinants of Performance Appraisal: Evidence from Germany
(published as "The Anatomy of Performance Appraisals in Germany" in: International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2009, 20 (10), 2049-2065)
2293  Dirk Sliwka
Trust as a Signal of a Social Norm and the Hidden Costs of Incentive Schemes
(published in: American Economic Review, 2007, 97 (3), 999-1012)
2054  Matthias Kräkel
Dirk Sliwka
Should You Allow Your Agent to Become Your Competitor? On Non-Compete Agreements in Employment Contracts
(published in: International Economic Review, 2009, 50(1), 117-141)
2012  Christian Grund
Dirk Sliwka
Performance Pay and Risk Aversion
(revised version published as "Evidence on Performance Pay and Risk Aversion" in: Economics Letters, 2010, 106 (1), 8-11)
1879  Christian Grund
Dirk Sliwka
Reference Dependent Preferences and the Impact of Wage Increases on Job Satisfaction: Theory and Evidence
(published in: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2007, 163 (2), 313-335)
1758  Bernd Irlenbusch
Dirk Sliwka
Incentives, Decision Frames, and Motivation Crowding Out – An Experimental Investigation
1423  Dirk Sliwka
On the Notion of Responsibility in Organizations
(published in: Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2006, 22(2), 523-547)
887  Bernd Irlenbusch
Dirk Sliwka
Transparency and Reciprocal Behavior
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2005, 56 (3), 383-403)
856  Dirk Sliwka
Management Incentives, Signaling Effects and the Costs of Vertical Integration
(published in: Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, 2004, 74 (1), 27-52)
855  Bernd Irlenbusch
Dirk Sliwka
Career Concerns in a Simple Experimental Labour Market
(published in: European Economic Review, 2006, 50 (1), 147-170)
844  Dirk Sliwka
On the Hidden Costs of Incentive Schemes
(revised version published as IZA DP 2293 and in: American Economic Review, 2007, 97 (3), 999 - 1012)
647  Christian Grund
Dirk Sliwka
Envy and Compassion in Tournaments
(revised version published in: Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2005, 14 (1), 187-207)
387  Christian Grund
Dirk Sliwka
The Impact of Wage Increases on Job Satisfaction - Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Implications
(completely revised version published as IZA DP No. 1879)
 

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