Professor Nieken

Prof. Dr. Petra Nieken

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Dr. Petra Nieken is head of the Chair Human Resource Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since 2014. From 2013 to 2014 Prof. Nieken spent an extended period of time as a visiting scholar at the Economics Department at UC Berkeley. Before joining KIT she held a research position at the Institute of Applied Microeconomics at the University of Bonn and was part of the DFG Collaborative Research Center “Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems.” She obtained her PhD at the University of Cologne as a scholar of the DFG Research Training Group “Risk Management.” During her PhD-studies she worked as a research assistant at the Seminar of Personnel Economics and Human Resource Management at the University of Cologne.

The research interests of Prof. Nieken lie in the fields of personnel economics, organizational economics, and human resource management. Her projects deal for instance with the influence of incentives in organizations, the design of promotion mechanisms, or performance measurement and evaluation systems. She is also interested in the impact of gender differences on labor market success and the effects of (non-)monetary rewards on employee motivation. Her work has been published in, amongst others, the European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.





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Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Fest, S., Kvaløy, O., Nieken, P. and Schöttner, A. (2021): How (not) to motivate online workers: Two controlled field experiments on leadership in the gig economy, Leadership Quarterly, forthcoming

  2. Dato, S. and Nieken, P. (2020). Gender Differences in Sabotage: The Role of Uncertainty and Beliefs, Experimental Economics, 23 (2), 353-391
  3. Dato, S., Feess, E. and Nieken, P. (2019). Lying and Reciprocity, Games and Economic Behavior, 118, pp. 193-218
  4. Berger, J. and Nieken, P. (2016). Heterogeneous Contestants and Effort Provision in Tournaments – An Empirical Investigation with Professional Sports Data, Journal of Sports Economics, 17 (7), pp. 631 - 660
  5. Kvaløy, O, Nieken, P. and Schöttner, A. (2015). Hidden Benefits of Reward – A Field Experiment On Motivation and Monetary Incentives, European Economic Review, 76, pp. 188 - 199
  6. Nieken, P. and Sliwka, D. (2015). Management Changes, Reputation, and “Big Bath”-Earnings Management, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 24 (3), pp. 501 - 522
  7. Kräkel, M. and Nieken, P. (2015). Relative Performance Pay in the Shadow of Crisis, European Economic Review, 74, pp. 244 - 268
  8. Dato, S. and Nieken, P. (2014). Gender Differences in Competition and Sabotage, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 100, pp. 64 - 80
  9. Kräkel, M., Nieken, P. and Przemeck, J. (2014). Risk Taking and Investing in Electoral Competition, European Journal of Political Economy, 33, pp. 98 - 120
  10. Gürtler, O., Münster, J. and Nieken, P. (2013). Information Policy in Tournaments with Sabotage, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 115 (3), pp. 932 - 966
  11. Breuer, K., Nieken, P. and Sliwka, D. (2013). Social Ties and Subjective Performance Evaluations - An Empirical Investigation, Review of Managerial Science, 7 (2), pp. 141 - 157
  12. Nieken, P. and Schmitz, P.W. (2012). Repeated Moral Hazard and Contracts with Memory: A Laboratory Experiment, Games and Economic Behavior, 75 (2), pp. 1000 - 1008
  13. Nieken, P. (2010). On the Choice of Risk and Effort in Tournaments – Experimental Evidence, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 19 (3), pp. 811 - 840
  14. Nieken, P. and Sliwka, D. (2010). Risk‐Taking in Tournaments – Theory and Experimental Evidence, Journal of Economic Psychology, 31 (3), pp. 254 - 268

Working Papers

  1. Nieken, P. and Schmitz, P.W.: Contracting under Asymmetric Information and Externalities: An Experimental Study, CEPR Discussion Paper 15492
  2. Djawadi, B.M. and Nieken, P.: Job Market Chances of Whistleblowers – Is there a Penalty for Whistleblowers in the Labor Market?, mimeo, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  3. Dato, S. and Nieken, P.: Compensation and Honesty: Gender Differences in Lying, mimeo, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  4. Hammermann, A., Mohnen, A. and Nieken, P.: Whom to Choose as a Team Mate? A Lab Experiment about In-Group Favoritism, IZA Discussion Paper No. 6286
  5. Nieken, P., Sadrieh, A. and Zhou, N.: Overconfidence and Managers’ Responsibility Hoarding, SFB TR 15 Discussion Paper No. 368
  6. Nieken, P. and Stegh, M.: Incentive Effects in Asymmetric Tournaments: Empirical Evidence from the German Hockey League, SFB TR 15 Discussion Paper No. 305
  7. Nieken, P. and Störmer, S.: Personality as Predictor of Occupational Choice: Empirical Evidence from Germany, University of Hamburg Discussion Paper No. 8/2010

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