Skip to main content

Department of Management Sciences

Portraet Thomas Deckers 2023 privat

Prof. Dr Thomas Deckers

Economics and statistics


Department of Management Sciences

Sankt Augustin


Sankt Augustin


Grantham-Allee 20

53757 Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865

Curriculum vitae

Thomas Deckers has been Professor of Economics and Statistics at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg on Sankt Augustin Campus since May 2023.

Before joining H-BRS, Thomas Deckers worked on financial technology innovations at the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). He particularly focussed on the strategic impact assessment of the use of machine learning in the financial market. Since 2016, he has also worked as a lecturer at the Chair of Econometrics at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Thomas Deckers acquired his academic qualifications through a doctorate at the University of Bonn focussing on empirical economic research. During this time, he analysed the development of economic preferences and other personality traits during childhood. Thomas Deckers previously completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in "Econometrics and Operations Research" at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. During this time, he also spent a semester studying at the University of Queensland in Australia.


Publications (peer-reviewed)

Socio-economic status and inequalities in children's IQ and economic preferences
(with Armin Falk, Fabian Kosse, Pia Pinger and Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch)
Journal of Political Economy, 2021, 129 (9), 2504-2545.

The Formation of Prosociality: Causal Evidence on the Role of Social Environment
(with Armin Falk, Fabian Kosse, Pia Pinger and Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch)
Journal of Political Economy, 2020, 128 (2), 434-467.

Nominal or Real? The Impact of Regional Price Levels on Life Satisfaction
(with Armin Falk and Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch)
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2016, 16(3), 1337-1358.

Variable Selection in Cross-Section Regressions: Comparisons and Extensions
(with Christoph Hanck)
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2014, 76(6), 841-873.

Multiple Testing For Output Convergence
(with Christoph Hanck)
Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2014, 18(1), 199-214.

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