Welcome to Henning Hermes’ personal website!

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at HHU Düsseldorf. In addition, I am affiliated with the FAIR Center of Excellence, an IZA Research Affiliate, a CEPR Research Affiliate, a CESifo Research Network Affiliate, and a Research Fellow at CIDER.

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

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

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

Discrimination in the German Child Care Market: A Correspondence Study

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

Teaching Self-regulation

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

Child Care and Maternal Labor Supply - A Randomized Field Experiment

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


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