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Prof. Dr. Dirk Sliwka
Room 3.214
Phone +49 (0) 221 / 470 - 5887
E-Mail dirk.sliwka(at)
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Research focus Personnel & Organizational Economics, Human Resource Management, Behavioral Economics, Management Accounting, Field Experiments
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Curriculum Vitae

Research Fellow IZA

Member of Econtribute
Recent working papers

Butschek, S., Amor, R. G., Kampkötter, P., & Sliwka, D. (2019). Paying Gig Workers–Evidence from a Field Experiment. IZA Discussion Paper  No. 12667.

Manthei, K., Sliwka, D., & Vogelsang, T. (2019). Talking about Performance or Paying for it? Evidence from a Field Experiment. IZA Discussion Paper No. 12446.

Manthei, K., Sliwka, D., & Vogelsang, T. (2018). Performance Pay and Prior Learning: Evidence from a Retail Chain. IZA Discussion Paper No. 11859.

Danilov, A., Khalmetski, K. and Sliwka, D. (2018). Norms and Guilt. CESifo Working Paper No. 6999.

Selected publications

Manthei, K. and Sliwka, D. (2019). Multitasking and Subjective Performance Evaluations - Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in a Bank. Management Science, 65(12), 5861-5883.

Khalmetski, K. and Sliwka, D. (2019). Disguising Lies - Image Concerns and Partial Lying in Cheating Games. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 11(4), 79-110

Fischer, M., and Sliwka, D. (2018). Confidence in Knowledge or Confidence in the Ability to Learn: An Experiment on the Causal Effects of Beliefs on Motivation. Games and Economic Behavior, 111, 122-142.

Kampkötter, P. and Sliwka, D. (2018). More Dispersion, Higher Bonuses? On Differentiation in Subjective Performance Evaluations. Journal of Labor Economics, 36(2), 511-549.

Sliwka, D. and Werner, P. (2017). Wage increases and the dynamics of reciprocity. Journal of Labor Economics, 35(2), 299-344.

Danilov, A. and Sliwka, D. (2016). Can contracts signal social norms? Experimental evidenceManagement Science, 63(2), 459-476.

Kampkötter, P., Harbring, C. and Sliwka, D. (2016). Job rotation and employee performance–evidence from a longitudinal study in the financial services industry. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-27.

Ockenfels, A., Sliwka, D. and Werner, P. (2015). Bonus Payments and Reference Point Violations. Management Science, 61(7): 1496-1513.

Berger, J., Harbring, C., and Sliwka, D. (2013). Performance Appraisals and the Impact of Forced Distribution—An Experimental Investigation. Management Science, 59(1), 54-68.

Grund, Ch. and Sliwka, D. (2009). The Anatomy of Performance Appraisals in Germany. International Journal of Human Resource Management 20, 2049 - 2065.

Kräkel, M. and Sliwka, D. (2009). Should You Allow Your Employee to Become Your Competitor? - On Non-Compete Agreements in Employment Contracts. International Economic Review 50, 117 - 141.

Mohnen, A., Pokorny, K, and Sliwka, D. (2008). Transparency, Inequity Aversion, and the Dynamics of Peer Pressure in Teams - Theory and EvidenceJournal of Labor Economics 26, 693-720.

Sliwka, D. (2007). Managerial Turnover and Strategic ChangeManagement Science 53(11), 1675-1687.

Sliwka, D. (2007). Trust as a Signal of a Social Norm and the Hidden Costs of Incentive Schemes, American Economic Review 97(3), 999-1012.