Welcome to Henning Hermes’ personal website!

I am an Assistant Professor 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, 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 will be on the 2020/2021 Job Market and available for interviews at the (virtual) EEA and ASSA meetings.

In my job market paper "Behavioral Barriers and the Socioeconomic Gap in Child Care Enrollment", we conducted a field experiment showing that the socioeconomic gap in take-up of universal child care is substantially determined by behavioral barriers. The paper will be presented at the ASSA 2021 meeting as part of our submitted session on Field Experiments in Early Childhood Education and Care.

NEW: You can find a short video about my job market paper below.

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



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

(with F. Hett, M. Mechtel, F. Schmidt, D. Schunk & V. Wagner). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2020, 179, 638-652.

Job Market Paper

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

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

Working Papers

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

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

If You Could Read My Mind—An Experimental Beauty-Contest Game with Children

(with Daniel Schunk). Conditionally accepted at Experimental Economics.

Motivating Low-Achievers—Relative Performance Feedback in Primary Schools

(with Martin Huschens, Franz Rothlauf & Daniel Schunk). Revise & Resubmit at Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Work in Progress

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

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


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