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Biography

Sascha O. Becker is Professor and Xiaokai Yang Chair of Business and Economics at Monash University, Melbourne, and part-time Professor at the University of Warwick, England. Previously, he held positions at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich and at the University of Stirling, Scotland. 

He studied Economics at the Universities of Bonn, Germany, and at the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE) in Paris, France. He obtained his Ph.D. at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence in 2001. In Spring 2000, he was a visiting scholar at the Center for Labor Economics at the University of California in Berkeley (UCB). In 2006, he spent 7 months at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). During 2014/15 and 2018 he was a Visiting Professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management. 

His research has appeared in international journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the American Economic Review.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, European University Institute

External positions

Part-time Professor, University of Warwick

Research area keywords

  • Economic History
  • Labour Economics
  • Political Economy

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Research Output 2002 2019

  • 43 Article
  • 9 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Comment / Debate
  • 1 Review Article
1 Citation (Scopus)

Consequences of forced migration: a survey of recent findings

Becker, S. O. & Ferrara, A., Aug 2019, In : Labour Economics. 59, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Discrimination in hiring based on potential and realized fertility: evidence from a large-scale field experiment

Becker, S. O., Fernandes, A. & Weichselbaumer, D., Aug 2019, In : Labour Economics. 59, p. 139-152 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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How Luther's quest for education changed German economic history: 9+5 theses on the effects of the Protestant Reformation

Becker, S. O. & Woessmann, L., 2019, Advances in the Economics of Religion. Carvalho, J-P., Iyer, S. & Rubin, J. (eds.). 1st ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 215-227 13 p. (International Economic Association Series; vol. 158).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Religion, division of labor, and conflict: anti-semitism in Germany over 600 years

Becker, S. O. & Pascali, L., 2019, In : American Economic Review. 109, 5, p. 1764-1804 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Who voted for Brexit? Individual and regional data combined

Alabrese, E., Becker, S. O., Fetzer, T. & Novy, D., Jan 2019, In : European Journal of Political Economy. 56, p. 132-150 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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