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JProf. Dr. Pia Pinger




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Institute for Applied Microeconomics
Adenauerallee 24–42
53113 Bonn
Visitor address:
Lennéstraße 43
53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 228 73-9206 or -9238 (secretariat)

Fax: +49 228 73-9239

Office hours by arrangement via email

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briq Research Associate

IZA Research Fellow

RSI Research Affiliate

Member of the Bonn Hausdorff Center for Mathematics

HCEO Emerging Scholar


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Main Research Interests

  • Human Capital Formation

  • Applied Microeconometrics

  • Labor and Health Economics


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Curriculum Vitae

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Working Papers

Mentoring and Schooling Decisions: Causal Evidence (with Armin Falk and Fabian Kosse).

The Gender Gap in Wage Expectations (with Jan Bergerhoff, Lukas Kießling and Philipp Seegers).



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Socio-Economic Status and Inequalities in Children's IQ and Economic Preferences (with Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk, Fabian Kosse, and Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch), Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming.

Revisiting the Marshmellow Test: On the Interpretation of Replication Results (with Armin Falk and Fabian Kosse), Psychological Science, forthcoming.

Paternal Grandfather’s Access to Food Predicts All-cause and Cancer Mortality in Grandsons (with Vanda Aronsson, Gerard van den Berg, and Denny Vågerö), Nature Communications, forthcoming.

The Formation of Prosociality: Causal Evidence on the Role of Social Environment (with Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk, Fabian Kosse, and Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch), Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming.

Locus of Control and Consistent Investment Choices (with Heiner Schumacher and Sebastian Schäfer), Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2018, 75: 66-75.

Predicting Experimental Choice Behavior and Life Outcomes from Survey Measures of Present Bias, Economics Bulletin, 2017, 37 (3), 2162-2172.

Instrumental Variable Estimation of the Causal Effect of Hunger Early in Life on Health Later in Life (with Gerard van den Berg and Johannes Schoch), The Economic Journal, 2016, 126 (3): 465–506.

Early-Onset Paternal Smoking and Offspring Adiposity: Further Investigation of a Potential Intergenerational Effect Using the HUNT Study (with David Carslake, George Davey Smith and Pål Romunstad), PLoS ONE, 2016, 11(12): e0166952.

Transgenerational Effects of Childhood Conditions on Third Generation Health and Education Outcomes  (with Gerard van den Berg), Economics and Human Biology, 2016, 23: 103-120.

Maintaining (Locus of) Control? Data Combination for the Identification and Inference of Factor Structure Models (with Rémi Piatek), Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2016, 31(3): 734-755.

The Compromise Effect in Action: Lessons from a restaurant’s menu (with Isabel Ruhmer-Krell and Heiner Schumacher), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2016, 128: 14-34.

Come Back or Stay? Spend Here or There?, International Migration, 2010, 48 (5): 142–173.


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