Organizational Economics, Behavioural Economics, Labor Economics with a main focus on non-financial incentives in the workplace and on the non-monetary dimension of work
Detailed information on her professional activities can be found here.
For more details have a look at her private website.
Cotofan, M., Cassar, L., Dur, R. and Meier, S. (2021) "Macroeconomic Conditions When Young Shape Job Preferences for Life" The Review of Economics and Statistics; Featured in Forbes, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Dire, ZEIT Campus and The Guardian
Cassar, L. and Meier, S. (2021) "Intentions for Doing Good Matter for Doing Well: The Negative Effects of Prosocial Incentives" The Economic Journal, 131(637), 1988-2017; Featured in HBR.org and The Wall Street Journal
Cassar, L. and Armouti-Hansen, J. (2020) "Optimal Contracting with Endogenous Project Mission" Journal of the European Economic Association, 18(5), 2647-2676.
Cassar, L. and Klein, A. H. (2019) "A Matter of Perspective: How Failure Shapes Distributive Preferences" Management Science, 65(11), 4951-5448.
Cassar, L. (2019) "Job Mission as a Substitute for Monetary Incentives: Benefits and Limits" Management Science, 65(2), 896-912.
Cassar, L. and Meier, S. (2018) "Nonmonetary Incentives and the Implications of Work as a Source of Meaning" Journal of Economic Perspectives, 32(3), 215-38.
Aghion, P., Bechtold, S., Cassar, L. and Herz, H. (2018) "The Causal Effects of Competition on Innovation: Experimental Evidence" Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 34(2), 162-195.
Cassar, L. (2007) "Convergence, Inequality and Education in the Galor and Zeira Model" Rivisita di Politica Economica, 97(6), 229-254.
Professor of Empirical Economics (W3, tenured), University of Regensburg
(on maternity leave from 04.2019 till 01.2020)
CEPR Research Affiliate
CESifo Research Network Affiliate
09/2015 - 09/2019
Assistant Professor (W1, tenure-track), University of Cologne
(on maternity leave from 04.2017 till 02.2018)
08/2016: Visiting Scholar, Center of Economic Studies (CES), Munich
Spring 2015: Visiting Scholar, Columbia Business School, Columbia University
11/2014: Visiting Scholar, Rady School of Management, UCSD
Fall 2003: Visiting Student, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University
Science of Well-being (Bachelor)
University of Regensburg (Fall 2021,22)
Topics on Financial Incentives (Bachelor, Master),
University of Regensburg (Spring 2021)
Social Entrepreneurship (Bachelor),
University of Regensburg (Spring 2020, 21)
Motivation and Leadership (Master),
University of Cologne (Fall 2018)
Behavioral Management Science (Bachelor),
University of Cologne (Spring 2018)
Bachelor Seminar on Experimental and Personnel Economics,
University of Cologne (Fall 2016,18)
Social Entrepreneurship (Master),
University of Cologne (Spring 2016)
Strategic Human Resources Management (Master),
University of Cologne (Fall 2015,16)
TA Empirical Methods (Master),
University of Zurich (Fall 2013)
TA Mathematics for Economists (Master),
University of Zurich (Fall 2012)
TA Workshop in Law & Economics (Master),
University of Zurich and ETHZ (Spring 2010)
TA Macroeconomics (Master),
LUISS University (Spring 2007)
Phone: +49 941 943-2550
Office: RW(L) 5.12
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