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Dirk Sliwka

Dirk Sliwka - Seminar of Personnel Economics and Human Resource Management

Research focuses

Incentive Design, the Evaluation of Human Resource Management Practices, Performance Appraisals

Curriculum vitae

  • 2013 Hans-Kelsen Prize of the University of Cologne 
  • 2011 Member DFG Research Unit „Design & Behavior“
  • 2011 Research Fellow cesIfo, Munich
  • 2010 Prize HR Researcher of the Year (Haufe, DGFP, HR Allianz, BDA)
  • 2008 Coordinator Cologne Graduate School in Man., Econ, and Soc. Scie.
  • 2004 Full Professor of Management, University of Cologne 
  • 2004 Habilitation and venia legendi in Business Administration, Uni. of Bonn
  • 2003 Research Fellow Institut Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), Bonn
  • 2003 Walter-Rathenau-Prize (with Christian Grund) of the GEABA
  • 2003 Best-Paper Award, German Acad. Ass. for Business Research (VHB)
  • 2000 - 2003 Assistant Professor (wissenschaftlicher Assistent), University of Bonn
  • 1999 - 2000 Consultant Management Accounting, SAP AG
  • 1999 Dr. rer. pol., Uni. of Bonn (European Doctoral Prog. in Quant. Econ.)
  • 1996 - 1997 Visiting PhD student London School of Economics (LSE) 
  • 1992 - 1995 Internships at Deutsche Bank, FAZ, Kaufhof AG, Volkswagen AG
  • 1995 Diplom Volkswirt, University of Bonn 
  • 1994 - 95 Exchange student ENSAE, Paris

Selected publications

  • Kampkötter, P. and Sliwka, D. (2018). More Dispersion, Higher Bonuses? On Differentiation in Subjective Performance Evaluations. Journal of Labor Economics, 36(2), 511-549.
  • Sliwka, D. and Werner, P. (2017). Wage Increases and the Dynamics of Reciprocity. Journal of Labor Economics, 35(2), 299-344.
  • Danilov, A. and Sliwka, D. (2016). Can Contracts Signal Social Norms? Experimental evidence. Management Science, 63(2), 459-476. 
  • Ockenfels, A., Sliwka, D. and Werner, P. (2015). Bonus Payments and Reference Point Violations. Management Science, 61(7): 1496-1513.
  • Berger, J., Harbring, C., and Sliwka, D. (2013). Performance Appraisals and the Impact of Forced Distribution—An Experimental Investigation. Management Science, 59(1), 54-68.
  • Kräkel, M. and Sliwka, D. (2009). Should You Allow Your Employee to Become Your Competitor? - On Non-Compete Agreements in Employment Contracts. International Economic Review 50, 117 - 141. 
  • Mohnen, A., Pokorny, K, and Sliwka, D. (2008). Transparency, Inequity Aversion, and the Dynamics of Peer Pressure in Teams - Theory and Evidence. Journal of Labor Economics 26, 693-720. 
  • Sliwka, D. (2007). Managerial Turnover and Strategic Change. Management Science 53(11), 1675-1687.
  • Sliwka, D. (2007). Trust as a Signal of a Social Norm and the Hidden Costs of Incentive Schemes, American Economic Review 97(3), 999-1012. 
  • Grund, Ch. and Sliwka, D. (2007).  Envy and Compassion in Tournaments. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 14, 187-207.