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Dr. Fabian Kosse




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Institute for Applied Microeconomics
Adenauerallee 24–42
53113 Bonn
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Institute on Behavior & Inequality
Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 5–9
53113 Bonn
Phone: +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

    “Socio-economic status and inequalities in children’s IQ and economic preferences” (with Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk, Pia Pinger, Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch), IZA Discussion Paper No. 11158 (revised & resubmitted to Journal of Political Economy). Substantially revised version of “How does socio-economic status shape a child's personality”. pdf

    “Early childhood environment, breastfeeding and the formation of preferences” (with Armin Falk), HCEO Working Paper No. 2016-036. pdf

    “Homo moralis: Personal characteristics, institutions, and moral decision-making” (with Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk, Nora Szech), IZA Discussion Paper No. 9768. pdf

    “The Development of Egalitarian Norm Enforcement in Childhood and Adolescence” (with Zvonimir Bašić and Armin Falk), available upon request.


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    “The formation of prosociality: Causal evidence on the role of the social environment” (joint work with Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk, Pia Pinger, Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch), Journal of Political Economy (forthcoming), DP-Version: HCEO Working Paper No. 2018-025. pdf

    “Unfair pay and health” (with Armin Falk, Ingo Menrath, Pablo Emilio Verde, Johannes Siegrist), Management Science (forthcoming). link

    "On the interpretation of non-cognitive skills - what is beeing measured and why it matters" (with John Eric Humphries). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2017, 136, 174-185.

    “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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