Teodora Boneva

Teodora Boneva, Prof. Dr.

Professor of Applied Microeconomics

Department of Economics University of Bonn



Research Fields

My research fields are Labor Economics and Behavioral Economics.

In my work, I investigate the role of beliefs in educational investment decisions and the role of educational interventions in fostering skills in childhood. I collect novel data and use a variety of different research methods such as field experiments and survey-based techniques to understand how we can promote skill acquisition and narrow socioeconomic gaps in educational and labor market outcomes.

Curriculum vitae

I am Professor of Applied Microeconomics at the University of Bonn. I was previously Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich, endowed by the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, and Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow at Hertford College.

I am also Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), Fellow of the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program, Research Affiliate of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Member of the CESifo Research Network and the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) Global Working Group.

I am a Founding Member & Organizer of the Early-Career Behavioral Economics (ECBE) Conference.