Anke Becker

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University and will join the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School as an assistant professor in the fall. 

My fields of research are economic development, political economy, economics of gender, and behavioral economics. 


Ancient Origins of the Global Variation in Economic Preferences
forthcoming, AEA Papers and Proceedings,  
with Benjamin Enke and Armin Falk [PDF]

Global Evidence on Economic Preferences
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2018, 133(4), pp. 1645--1692 (Lead Article) [PDF]
with Armin Falk, Thomas Dohmen, Benjamin Enke, David Huffman, and Uwe Sunde

Representative Evidence on Lying Costs
Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 113, pp. 96--104
with Johannes Abeler and Armin Falk

No Evidence For an Effect of Testosterone Administration on Delay Discounting in Male University Students
Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2013, 38(9), 1814--1818
with Georgia Ortner, Matthias Wibral, Thomas Dohmen, Dietrich Klingmüller, Armin Falk, and Bernd Weber

The Relationship Between Economic Preferences and Psychological Personality Measures
Annual Review of Economics, 2012, 4(1), 453--478
with Thomas Deckers, Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, and Fabian Kosse

Working Papers:

On the Economic Origins of Restrictions on Women's Sexuality [PDF]
revise and resubmit, Review of Economic Studies,

Pastoralism and Female Entrepreneurship [PDF]

Fertility and Child Well-Being: The Role of Women's Historical Productivity, with Joseph Henrich [PDF]

Son Preference: Heterogeneity and Determinants [Draft coming soon]

The Preference Survey Module: A Validated Instrument for Measuring Time, Risk, and Social Preferences 
revise and resubmit, Management Science,
with Armin Falk, Thomas Dohmen, David Huffman, and Uwe Sunde [PDF]

Work in Progress:

Gender and Social Comparison: An Experimental Study
with Jana Hofmeier and Frederik Schwerter


Professor Alberto Alesina
Harvard University

Professor Armin Falk
University of Bonn

Professor Claudia Goldin
Harvard University

Professor Joseph Henrich
Harvard University

Professor Nathan Nunn
Harvard University