Sorting into risky jobs

with Marcela Ibanez and Kerstin Grosch Violent conflicts have negative effects on prosperity and development. Reconstruction efforts need that qualified labor force is willing to work in highly violent areas. We use a field experiment to investigate the effects of life risk on sorting in the labor market. We offer comparable jobs in low and high conflict areas in Colombia to a pool of job seekers. %We further investigate the willingness to take risk by varying the salary in the high risk area.

Gender and Leadership

with Marcala Ibanez, Debosree Banerjee and Meike Wollni Societies that set norms restraining opportunistic behavior can escape the tragedy of commons and sustain cooperation. Strikingly though, in most societies women remain under-represented in institutions that enforce social norms. For example, women represent less than 20 percent of judges in the Supreme Court and 12 percent of police force in the United States. This differences are even larger in developing countries.