Susanne Neckermann was a visiting research scholar at CHW for the 2015-2016 academic year. She is an assistant professor in the department of economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands. Her research interests are in the areas of personnel economics and the economics of education. She has run a number of field experiments investigating the effect of non-pecuniary rewards and meaning of work on effort in the workplace. Her most recent work looks into human creativity and innovation and its sensitivity to different incentive schemes. In the field of education, she has looked at the impact of financial and nonfinancial incentives on student effort in standardized tests, the complementarities in the educational production function between parents, teachers and students, as well as the effectiveness of programs that foster students’ cognitive and noncognitive skills. Currently, she cooperates with two large corporations in order to study the effect of HR measures on employee retention as well as the effects of social networks on innovation. Susanne Neckermann received her PhD from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and has been a Post-Doc at the ZEW & University of Mannheim and a research visitor at the University of Chicago.
Visiting Research Scholar