Prof. Dr. Matthias Heinz

Senior Research Fellow

Research focuses

Downsizing, Causal effects of HR practices (e.g. team incentives)

Curriculum vitae

  • Since October 2018 Professor for Strategy at the University of Cologne, Germany.
  • Since 2014 Junior-Professor (Assistant Professor) for Personnel Economics, University Cologne, Germany.
  • 2008 - 2014 Dissertation (summa cum laude), Department of Management and Microeconomics, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. Thesis title: “Empirical Studies in Personnel and Media Economics”.
  • 2011 - 2012 Research stay: KU Leuven, department: VIVES, Prof. Jozef Konings.
  • 2008 Intern Siemens Ltd, Corporate Controlling, Beijing (China).
  • 2007 Intern Siemens Plc, Corporate Finance & Controls, Frimley (UK).
  • 2004 - 2008 Studies in Business Administration, Diploma (equivalent to Master), Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany.
  • 2005 Intern Siemens AG, Logistics and Assembly Systems, Offenbach (Germany).

Selected publications

  • “Team Incentives and Performance: Evidence from a Retail Chain” (with G. Friebel, M. Krüger, N. Zubanov), American Economic Review 107(8), 2017: 2168-2203
  • “Signaling Cooperation” (with H. Schumacher), European Economic Review 98, 2017: 199-216
  • “The Hidden Costs of Downsizing” (with F. Drzensky), Economic Journal 126, 2016: 2324-2341
  • “How Gender Differences in Competitiveness May Cause a Gender-Wage Gap” (with H. Normann, H. Rau), European Economic Review 90, 2016: 336-349
  • “Media Slant against Foreign Owners: Downsizing” (with G. Friebel), Journal of Public Economics 120, 2014: 97-106
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