Asst. Professor Elena Shvartsman

Economics Group

Assistant Professor


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Short biography:

Dr. Elena Shvartsman joined WHU as Assistant Professor of Economics in 2020. Her research focuses on empirical personnel economics and human resource management. The main objective of her research is to contribute to a better understanding of how work arrangements and recent developments therein affect employee well-being, for instance, with respect to job satisfaction or workplace-related stress.

For her research, Dr. Shvartsman relies on statistical inference from large household data sets, survey data linked to administrative records, and data generated in laboratory experiments.

Dr. Shvartsman obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Basel in 2016. She is furthermore Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn. Before conducting her Ph.D., Dr. Shvartsman worked as a commodity analyst in an asset management company in Zurich.

Peer-reviewed articles

Overexertion of effort under working time autonomy and feedback provision, (with Thomas Dohmen), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, forthcoming

The anticipation and adaptation effects of intra- and interpersonal wage changes on job satisfaction, (with Patric Diriwächter), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018, 146, pp. 116–140

Stressed by your job: Does personnel policy matter?, (with Michael Beckmann), Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2015, 135(4), pp. 429–463, Special Issue on Health and Labour Markets