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Jun. Prof. Dr. Matthias Heinz

Jun. Prof. Dr. Matthias Heinz - Junior Professorship at the Seminar for Business Administration and Human Resources Management

Research focuses

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

Curriculum vitae

  • 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

  • “The Hidden Costs of Downsizing” (co-author Frank Drzensky), Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • “How Gender Differences in Competitiveness May Cause a Gender-Wage Gap” (co-authors Hans-Theo Normann and Holger Rau), European Economic Review, forthcoming.
  • “Downsizing and Firm Performance: Evidence from German Firm Data”(co-authors Tim Goesaert and Stijn Vanormelingen), Industrial and Corporate Change 24, 2015: 1443-1472.
  • “Media Slant against Foreign Owners: Downsizing” (co-author Guido Friebel), Journal of Public Economics 120, 2014: pp. 97-106.
  • “Team Incentives and Performance: Evidence from a Retail Chain” (co-authors G. Friebel, M. Krüger and N. Zubanov), invited to revise and resubmit, American Economic Review.