Welcome to Henning Hermes’ personal website!
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.
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.