Henning Hermes

Postdoctoral researcher at Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Postdoctoral Researcher

Henning Hermes is Postdoctoral Researcher and Deputy Director of the Ludwig Erhard ifo Center for Social Market Economy and Institutional Economics at the ifo Institute Munich. Henning's research focuses on Experimental and Behavioral Economics but also covers topics in Labor Economics and the Economics of Education. He mainly studies human capital development, the formation of preferences, and inequality with respect to socio-economic background. In many of his projects, he uses field experiments to test the causal impact of scalable interventions that aim to improve important skills and life outcomes, especially for disadvantaged children. He is also working on topics such as paternalistic decision-making, relative performance feedback, and gender differences in strategic interaction. In one of his current lines of research, he wants to better understand enrolment decisions for universal childcare and consequences for child development, parental labor market participation, and socio-economic inequality.