Alexander Patt

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Germany. My primary research fields are labour economics, regional economics, and economic development. In my research, I focus on the connection between cognitive skills, job complexity, problem solving and labour productivity.

My current work is on

  • International emigrant selection on occupational skills (with Jens Ruhose, Simon Wiederhold, and Miguel Flores), forthcoming in JEEA [DOI]

  • Learning by problem-solving (with Peer Ederer and Ljubica Nedelkoska) [SSRN]

Stay tuned for my work-in-progress results on

  • Job complexity and economic growth in European regions

  • Fruits of the SYSTEM - a casino-based analysis of beliefs and decision-making (with Katharina Hartinger)

My full CV is available here.