Working Papers

How do Expert Leaders Influence Employee Job Satisfaction and Quit Intentions?, with Agnes Bäker (2017).


Do Women Ask? (2016) with Ben Artz & Andrew J. Oswald. Under review.

Across the world, women earn less than men. The causes are not fully understood. A common theory is that (i) this is because 'women don't ask' for pay rises and (ii) the reason they fail to ask is out of concern for their relationships in the workplace. This study scrutinizes that theory. It offers some of the first formal survey evidence. Using matched employer-employee data, the paper concludes that this conceptual account is incorrect. Once an hours-of-work variable is included in the equations, (i) and (ii) are false. Women do ask. But they don't get. More...


Women and competition: can random selection break the deadlock? (2017) with Margit Osterloh.

Despite well-intentioned efforts, the supply of women into senior management roles has changed little. Radical ideas are apparently needed. This paper is an attempt to suggest one. More...


A Theory of Expert Leadership (2012) IZA Discussion Paper No. 6566. More...