Faculty Track Research Fellow, Peking University


Lukas is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Guanghua School of Management at Peking University and a visitor at the Centre for the Study of African Economies. He leads the research on labor economics at the Mind and Behaviour Research Group. He investigates how (biased) beliefs and labor market frictions affect job-seekers and firms in urban labor markets in developing countries. One forthcoming publication examines how income shocks affect the suicide rate in Indonesia. New work examines the role of information for inclusive hiring decisions in Ethiopia and of knowledge about one’s own ability in job search in South Africa.

Lukas previously held the post of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. He holds a DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford. He previously obtained a MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and a BSc in International Economics from the University of Tübingen.



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