Welcome to Henning Hermes’ personal website!

I am an Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track) at the FAIR Center of Excellence at the Norwegian School of Economics Bergen (Norway). In addition, I am an IZA Research Affiliate, a CEPR Research Affiliate, a CESifo Research Network Affiliate, and a Research Fellow at CIDER.

Currently, I am visiting Goethe University of Frankfurt and the Frankfurt Laboratory for Experimental Economic Research (FLEX) for a research stay.

I am a behavioral and experimental economist focusing on topics in labor, education, and the formation of (noncognitive) skills. In addition, I have projects in the areas of digital learning as well as paternalistic decision making. My methodology focuses on experiments (field, lab, lab-in-the-field, and survey experiments) but I also have ongoing projects analyzing secondary data. I studied Economics and Psychology at the University of Mainz, where I also pursued my PhD (supervised by Daniel Schunk and Ernst Fehr).

I am happy about your interest in my work – I hope to provide an overview here on this website. You can also follow me on Twitter to stay updated about my research. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact me or take a look at my CV.

Curriculum Vitae



Motivating Low-Achievers—Relative Performance Feedback in Primary Schools

(with Martin Huschens, Franz Rothlauf & Daniel Schunk). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2021, 187, 45-59.

Do Children Cooperate Conditionally? Adapting the Strategy Method for First-Graders

(with Florian Hett, Mario Mechtel, Felix Schmidt, Daniel Schunk & Valentin Wagner). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2020, 179, 638-652.

Working Papers

The Impact of Working Memory Training on Children's Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills

(with Eva Berger, Ernst Fehr, Daniel Schunk & Kirsten Winkel). Revise & Resubmit at the Journal of Political Economy.

Work in Progress

Behavioral Barriers and the Socio-economic Gap in Child Care Enrollment

(with Philipp Lergetporer, Frauke Peter & Simon Wiederhold).

Free to Fail? Paternalistic Preferences in the U.S.

(with Björn Bartling, Alexander Cappelen, Marit Skivenes & Bertil Tungodden).

Teaching Self-regulation

(with Eva Berger, Ernst Fehr, Daniel Schunk & Kirsten Winkel).


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