Person

Dr. rer. pol.

Adam Ayaita

Portrait of Adam Ayaita
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Address

Building: 1050 (Sammelbau)

Room: 635

Templergraben 64

52062 Aachen

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 93358

Office Hours

by arrangement
 

Short biography

Since 2019

Postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Human Resource Management and Personnel Economics at RWTH Aachen University;
Research affiliate at the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, University of Tübingen

2015 - 2018

Doctoral studies in management and economics at the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, University of Tübingen
Dr. rer. pol.

2013 - 2015 Studies of managerial economics at the University of Tübingen
Master of Science
2010 - 2013 Dual studies of business informatics at the School of Economics and Law Berlin
Bachelor of Science
2009 - 2010 Studies of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)
2007 - 2009 Studies of philosophy at the University of Tübingen and the University of Konstanz
2006 - 2007 Studium generale at the Leibniz Kolleg Tübingen

Research interests

Human resource management, personnel and behavioral economics

Primary Labor market discrimination, stereotypes, and biased beliefs
Secondary Education economics
Personality
Minimum wages
Public sector employment

Presentations

2020 International NEPS Conference of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Bamberg (digital conference)
23rd Colloquium on Personnel Economics, London (conference cancelled due to coronavirus)
2019

22nd Colloquium on Personnel Economics, Augsburg;
10th Thurgau Experimental Economics Meeting (theem), Kreuzlingen

2018

Workshop on educational inequalities: psychological and sociological processes, Tübingen;
21st Colloquium on Personnel Economics, Munich

2017

Research Seminar in Economics and Management (SEAM), Paderborn;
TIBER Symposium on Psychology and Economics, Tilburg;
Conference of the Society for Empirical Educational Research (GEBF), Heidelberg;
20th Colloquium on Personnel Economics, Zurich

2016 Annual Meeting of the Committee on Education Economics (Bildungsökonomischer Ausschuss) in the German Economic Association (VfS), Bamberg
2015

18th Colloquium on Personnel Economics, Vienna;
Annual Conference of the Division on Higher Education Studies (Kommission Hochschulmanagement) in the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), Duisburg

Selected Publications

Working Paper

Work in progress

  • Ethnic disparities in labor market outcomes: Evidence from Germany
  • Beliefs, belief accuracy, and hiring discrimination: Evidence from a survey experiment
  • The role of personality for gender gaps in political interest and activities
  • Is labor market discrimination explained by statistical differences in unobserved characteristics of applicants?
  • Who chooses teacher education and why? Evidence from Germany (with Corey Savage, Nicolas Hübner, and Martin Biewen)

 
Journal Articles
Source Author(s)
[Journal Article]
Positional preferences and narcissism : evidence from 'money burning' dictator games
In: Applied economics letters, 1-5, 2020
[DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2020.1863320]
Ayaita, Adam
Pull, Kerstin
[Journal Article]
The Impact of Minimum Wages on Well-Being : Evidence from a Quasi-experiment in Germany
In: Journal of happiness studies, 21 (7), 2669-2692, 2019
[DOI: 10.1007/s10902-019-00189-5]
Gülal, Filiz
Ayaita, Adam
[Journal Article]
Risk aversion and the teaching profession : an analysis including different forms of risk aversion, different control groups, selection and socialization effects
In: Education economics, 28 (1), 4-25, 2019
[DOI: 10.1080/09645292.2019.1675592]
Ayaita, Adam
Stürmer, Kathleen