University of Southampton, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor, Economics Department, University of Southampton, UK
Labor economics, public finance
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant to International Labour Office (ILO)
PhD Economics, Stockholm University, 2007
“Reporting import tariffs (and other taxes).” International Tax and Public Finance 21 (2014): 153–173.
“An experimental investigation of intrinsic motivations for giving.” Theory & Decision 76 (2014): 47–67 (with M. Vlassopoulos).
“Experimental evidence of self-image concerns as motivation for giving.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 90 (2013): 19–27 (with M. Vlassopoulos).
“Underreporting of earnings and the minimum wage spike.” IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2:2 (2013).
“Minimum wage and tax evasion: Theory and evidence.” Journal of Public Economics 95:11–12 (2011): 1635–1651.
Workers care about employers’ social causes, but the public sector does not attract particularly motivated employeesMirco Tonin, March 2015Employees show more commitment to an employer that promotes the greater good, and they work harder too. Moreover, many people are willing to give up some of their compensation to contribute to a social cause. Being able to attract a motivated workforce would be particularly important for the public sector, but this goal remains elusive. Indeed, there is evidence for the public sector that paying people more or underlining the career opportunities (as opposed to the social aspects) associated with public sector jobs is instrumental in attracting a more productive workforce, without having a negative impact on intrinsic motivation.MoreLess