Thomas Dohmen is Director of the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) and professor of education and the labor market at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Maastricht University (UM). He was previously a Research Associate at IZA from January 2003 until November 2007. He studied economics at Maastricht University, where he received his Master's degree (M.A.) in Economics in December 1998 and his doctoral degree in May 2003. He also holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick (England). In his doctoral studies, he specialized in labor economics and applied microeconometrics. Thomas Dohmen visited the Economics Department at the University of Chicago from January 2002 until June 2002. His articles have appeared in journals such as European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Labour Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Population Economics among others. His current research interests are in personnel economics and internal labor markets, measurement of preferences, applied microeconometrics, experimental economics.