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Institute for Applied Microeconomics

Institute for Applied Microeconomics


Postal Address
University of Bonn
Institute for Applied Microeconomics
Adenauerallee 24–42
53113 Bonn


+49 228 73-9240 / -9238 / -9211

Fax: +49 228 73-9239


Office hours by arrangement via e-mail.

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Dr. Fabian Kosse


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Institute for Applied Microeconomics
Adenauerallee 24 - 42
53113 Bonn
Visitor adress:
Institute on Behavior & Inequality
Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 5-9
53113 Bonn
Tel: +49 228 3894-707

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Center for Economics and Neuroscience (CENs) 


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Main Research Interests

    • Economics & Psychology (development and consequences of heterogeneities in skills, preferences, beliefs and personality)
    • Applied Microeconometrics (applications in education, health and labor economics)


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    Curriculum Vitae

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    Working Papers

    "The Formation of Prosociality: Causal Evidence on the Role of Social Environment" (with Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk, Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch). Revision requested: Journal of Political Economy pdf

    "How Does Socio-Economic Status Shape a Child's Personality?" (with Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk, Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch). Revision requested: Journal of Political Economy pdf

    "Homo Moralis: Personal Characteristics, Institutions, and Moral Decision-Making" (with Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk, Nora Szech) pdf

    "Early childhood environment, breastfeeding and the formation of preferences" (with Armin Falk),  pdf


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    "On the interpretation of non-cognitive skills - what is beeing measured and why it matters" (with John Eric Humphries). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (accepted).

    "Unfair pay and health" (with Armin Falk, Ingo Menrath, Pablo Emilio Verde, Johannes Siegrist), Management Science (accepted).

    “The Nutritional and Social Environment-Related Effects of Breastfeeding on Intelligence”, JAMA Pediatrics, 2016, 170 (2), 173-174.

    “Quasi-hyperbolic time preferences and their intergenerational transmission” (with Friedhelm Pfeiffer), Applied Economics Letters, 2013, 20 (10), 983-986.

    “The relationship between economic preferences and psychological personality measures” (with Anke Becker, Thomas Deckers, Thomas Dohmen and Armin Falk), Annual Review of Economics, 2012, 4(1), 453-478. Received SOEP Best Publication Prize.

    “Impatience among preschool children and their mothers“ (with Friedhelm Pfeiffer), Economics Letters, 2012, 115 (3), 493-495.

    "Determinanten kindlicher Geduld - Ergebnisse einer Experimentalstudie im Haushaltskontext" (with Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr, Barbara Fischer, Fabian Kosse, Michel Maréchal, Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Daniel Schunk, Jürgen Schupp, C. Katharina Spieß and Gert Wagner), Journal of Applied Social Science Studies (Schmollers Jahrbuch), 2010, 130 (3): 297-323.

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