Universität Bonn

Department of Economics / IAME

Where economic theory meets data
We use observational data and experimental data from the lab and from the field to test and improve economic theories of decision-making.

Institute for Applied Microeconomics

The Institute for Applied Microeconomics is currently looking for student assistants.
Applications are accepted until the positions are filled.

The research conducted at the Institute for Applied Micro­economics (IAME) covers a broad range of topics, including

  • labor economics, the economics of education, and human develop­ment,
  • preference formation, evolution of social norms, and cognitive and affective deter­minants of decision-making,
  • health and environ­mental economics,
  • industrial organization, managerial economics, and per­sonnel eco­nomics.

In our research, we apply micro­economic theory, we conduct lab and field experi­ments, we analyze survey and admin­is­trative data using state-of-the-art micro­econo­metric methods, and we col­laborate with psy­cholo­gists and neuro­scien­tists.

In Bonn we collaborate with BGSE, BonnEconLab, and CENs, as well as IZA and MPI for Re­search on Col­lec­tive Goods.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Dohmen
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February 2024

The article “A representative survey experiment of motivated climate change denial” by Lasse S. Stötzer and Florian Zimmermann was pub­lished in Nature Climate Change.

Prof. Dr. Armin Falk
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January 2024

The article “Inter­temporal Al­tru­ism” by Armin Falk and coauthors was published in Amer­i­can Eco­nom­ic Jour­nal: Micro­eco­nom­ics.

Zimmermann, Florian
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December 2023

The article “At­ten­tion and Dread: Ex­per­i­men­tal Ev­i­dence on Pref­er­ences for In­for­ma­tion” by Armin Falk and Florian Zimmer­mann was pub­­lished in Man­age­ment Sci­ence.

Cahlíková, Jana 1:1
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December 2023

The article “Nas­ti­ness in Groups” by Jana Cahlí­ková and co­authos was pub­lished in the Jour­nal of the Eu­ro­pe­an Eco­nom­ic As­so­ci­a­tion.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
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November 2023

The article “Religion and Cooperation across the Globe” by Thomas Dohmen and coauthors was pub­lished in the Jour­­nal of Eco­nom­ic Be­hav­ior & Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

JProf. Hanna M. Schwank, Ph.D.
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September 2023

Hanna M. Schwank, Assistant Professor of Economic His­to­ry, has received the Rein­hard Selten Award of the Ver­ein für Social­politik for her research paper “Dis­rup­tive Ef­fects of Nat­u­ral Di­sas­ters: The 1906 San Fran­cis­co Fire.”

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