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 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 briq, IZA, and MPI for Re­search on Col­lec­tive Goods.


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.”

Prof. Dr. Thomas Dohmen
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September 2023

The article “Ac­count­­ing for In­di­vid­ual-Spe­­cif­­ic Re­li­abil­ity of Self-Assessed Mea­sures of Eco­nom­ic Pref­er­ences and Per­son­ality Traits” by Thomas Dohmen and Tomáš Jagelka was pub­lished in Jour­­nal of Po­liti­cal Eco­nomy Micro­eco­­nom­­ics.

Backhaus, Teresa
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September 2023

The article “Learn­ing through period and physical time” by Teresa Back­haus and coauthors was published in Games and Eco­nom­ic Be­hav­ior.

Cahlíková, Jana
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August 2023

The article “Can you spot a scam? Mea­suring and improving scam identification ability” by Jana Cahlí­ková and co­­au­thors was pub­lished in the Jour­nal of De­velop­ment Eco­nom­ics.

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