Stockholm University, Sweden, IZA, Germany, and Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), the Netherlands
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor, Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, Sweden
Applied labor economics, economics of education, personnel economics, economics of gender, field experiments
Researcher, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University, the Netherlands
PhD Economics, Maastricht University, 2013
“Referee bias.” Journal of Economic Surveys (Forthcoming) (with T. Dohmen).
“The role of peers in estimating tenure-performance profiles: Evidence from personnel data.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 126 (2016): 39–54 (with A. De Grip and I. Sieben).
“The effects of training on own and co-worker productivity: Evidence from a field experiment.” Economic Journal 122:560 (2012): 376–399 (with A. De Grip).
“What affects international migration of science and engineering graduates from Europe?” Economics of Innovation and New Technology 19:5 (2010): 407–421 (with A. De Grip and D. Fouarge).
“What makes a good conference? Analysing the preferences of labour economists” Labour Economics 17:5 (2010): 868-874 (with L. Borghans and M. Romans).
Choosing the right performance measures can inform and improve decision-making in policy and managementJan Sauermann, May 2016Measuring workers’ productivity is important for public policy and private-sector decision-making. Due to a lack of reliable methods to determine workers’ productivity, firms often use specific performance measures, such as how different incentives affect employees’ behavior. The public sector also uses these measures to monitor and evaluate personnel, such as teachers. To select the right performance measures, and as a result design better employment contracts and improve productivity, policymakers and managers need to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the available metrics.MoreLess