Michael L. Bognanno

Temple University, USA, and IZA, Germany

I expect World of Labor to be a great way for policymakers to become quickly informed of the research in a wide range of important labor-related issues

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson

Current position

Associate Professor of Economics at Temple University, USA

Research interest

Personnel economics, executive pay, promotion, and incentives

Past positions

Director of Economics and Business at Temple University, Japan; Chair of the Department of Economics, Temple University, USA


PhD Labor Economics, Cornell University, 1990

Selected publications

  • "Do tournaments have incentive effects?" Journal of Political Economy 98:6 (1990): 1307–1324 (with R. G. Ehrenberg).

  • "International differences in executive and managerial compensation.” In: Differences and Changes in Wage Structures. National Bureau of Economic Research, 1995; pp. 67–104 (with J. M. Abowd).

  • "Corporate tournaments." Journal of Labor Economics 19:2 (2001): 290–315."Promotions, demotions, halo effects, and the earnings dynamics of American executives." Journal of Labor Economics 26:2 (2008): 287–310 (with C. Belzil).

  • “The promotion dynamics of American executives.” In Polachek, S. W., and K. Tatsiramos (eds). Jobs, Training, and Worker Well-Being (Research in Labor Economics, Volume 30). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2010; pp. 189–231 (with C. Belzil).