Prof. Dr. Thomas Dohmen
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Thomas Dohmen is the 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). He holds Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Warwick (England) and Maastricht University. 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). He is a research fellow at IZA in Bonn and a research professor at DIW in Berlin, where he closely collaborates with the group that designs and develops the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). 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. 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.
Raymond Montizaan, Frank Cörvers, Andries de Grip, Thomas Dohmen, Negative reciprocity and retrenched pension rights, ROA-RM-2012/15, Maastricht University.
Daniel Pollmann, Thomas Dohmen, Franz Palm, Robust estimation of wage dispersion with censored data: An application to occupational earnings risk and risk attitudes, IZA Discussion Paper No. 6447, Bonn, 2012.
Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, Uw Sunde, Interpreting Time Horizon Effects in Inter-Temporal Choice, IZA Discussion Paper No. 6385, Bonn, 2012.
Raymond Montizaan, Frank Cörvers, Andries de Grip, Thomas Dohmen, Demotivating Workers: Retrenchment of pension rights and negative reciprocity.
Thomas Dohmen, Hendrik Sonnabend, Field Evidence for Mixed-Strategy Equilibrium Play.
Didier Fouarge, Ben Kriechel, Thomas Dohmen, Occupational Sorting of School Leavers: The Role of Economic Preferences.
Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, Felix Marklein, Uwe Sunde, The Non-Use of Bayes Rule: Representative Evidence on Bounded Rationality, ROA-RM-2009/1, Maastricht University.
Thomas Dohmen, Hartmut Lehmann, Mark Schaffer, Wage Policies of a Russian Firm and the Financial Crisis of 1998: Evidence from Personnel Data – 1997 to 2002, IZA Discussion Paper No. 3350, Bonn, 2008.
Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, Uwe Sunde, Seemingly Irrelevant Events Affect Economic Perceptions and Expectations: The FIFA World Cup 2006 as a Natural Experiment, IZA Discussion Paper No. 2275, Bonn, 2006.
Matthias Wibral, Thomas Dohmen, Dietrich Klingmüller, Bernd Weber, Armin Falk, Testosterone administration reduces lying in men, PLOS ONE, Vol. 7, Issue 10, October 2012, e46774.
Anke Becker, Thomas Deckers, Thomas Dohmen, Fabian Kosse, Armin Falk, The Relationship Between Economic Preferences and Psychological Personality Measures, Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 4, 2012, pp. 453-478.
Didier Fouarge, Thomas Dohmen, Ben Kriechel, Risicoattitude en beroepskeuze van schoolverlaters, Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken, forthcoming.
Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, Uwe Sunde (2012). The Intergenerational Transmission of Risk and Trust Attitudes, Review of Economic Studies, 79(2): 645-677.
Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, Klaus Fliessbach, Uwe Sunde, Bernd Weber (2011). Relative versus Absolute Income, Joy of Winning, and Gender: Brain Imaging Evidence, Journal of Public Economics, 95 (4-5): 279-285.
Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk (2011). Performance Pay and Multi-dimensional Sorting: Productivity, Preferences and Gender, American Economic Review, 101 (2): 556-590
Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, Uwe Sunde, Jürgen Schupp, and Gert G. Wagner (2011). Individual Risk Attitudes: Measurement, Determinants and Behavioral Consequences, Journal of the European Economic Association, 9(3): 522-550. (working paper version, ROA-RM-2009/6)
Thomas Dohmen, David Jaeger, Armin Falk, David Huffman, Uwe Sunde, Holger Bonin, (2010). Direct Evidence on Risk Attitudes and Migration, Review of Economics and Statistics, 92(3) 684–689. (working paper version, ROA-RM-2008/11)
Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk (2010), You get what you pay for: Incentives and Selection in the Education System, Economic Journal, 120(546): F256-F271. (working paper version, ROA-RM-2010/2)
Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, Uwe Sunde, (2010). Are Risk Aversion and Impatience Related to Cognitive Ability?, American Economic Review, 100(3): 1238-1260. (working paper version, ROA-RM-2009/7)
Thomas Dohmen, Matthias Schonlau, Martin Reuter, Juergen Schupp, Christian Montag, Bernd Weber, Nico A. Siegel, Uwe Sunde, Gert G. Wagner, and Armin Falk (2010). Collecting genetic samples in population wide (panel) surveys: Feasibility, nonresponse and selectivity, Survey Research Methods, 4(2): 121-126.
Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, Felix Marklein, Uwe Sunde (2009). Biased probability judgment: Evidence of incidence and relationship to economic outcomes from a representative sample, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 72(3): 903–915.
Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, Uwe Sunde (2009). Homo Reciprocans: Survey Evidence on Behavioral Outcomes, Economic Journal, 119(536): 592-612.
Thomas Dohmen (2008). The Influence of Social Forces: Evidence from the Behavior of Football Referees, Economic Inquiry, 46(3): 411-424.
Thomas Dohmen, Hartmut Lehman, Anzelika Zaiceva (2008). The Gender Earnings Gap inside a Russian Firm: First Evidence from Personnel Data - 1997 to 2002, Journal for Labour Market Research, 41(2-3): 157-179.
Steffen Altmann, Thomas Dohmen, Matthias Wibral (2008). Do the Reciprocal Trust Less?, Economics Letters, 99(3): 454-457.
Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, Uwe Sunde (2008). Representative trust and reciprocity: prevalence and determinants, Economic Inquiry, 46(1): 84-90.
Thomas Dohmen (2008). Do professionals choke under pressure? Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 65(3-4) 636-653.
Klaus Fliessbach, Bernd Weber, Peter Trautner, Thomas Dohmen, Uwe Sunde, Christian E. Elger, Armin Falk (2007). Social comparison affects reward-related brain activity in the human ventral striatum, Science 318(5854): 1305-1308.
Holger Bonin, Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman and Uwe Sunde (2007). Cross-Sectional Earnings Risk and Occupational Sorting: The Role of Risk Attitudes, Labour Economics, 14(6): 926-937.