Assistant Professor of Economics, Middlebury
Martin Abel is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Middlebury College and Research Affiliate at the IZA. He holds a PhD from Harvard University.
Abel's research interests are in development economics, labor economics, and behavioral economics with a particular focus on gender. He is conducting field experiments focusing on topics of information asymmetries and discrimination in labor markets. In cooperation with the governments of South Africa and Saudi Arabia, he has worked on how to improve employment prospects of unemployed youths and women.
Imagine that your boss Ethan calls you into his office. He expresses disappointment in your recent performance and lack of commitment. How would you react? Accept the feedback and put in more effort? Would you pout in your...