Lukas Hensel

University of Oxford

Lukas Hensel is a PhD student in Economics at the University of Oxford. He is a Development Economist working on questions about Labour Economics, Youth Unemployment and the role of Worker Skills in the Labour Market matching process. He is particularly interested in the role non-cognitive skills and non-standard preferences play in determining labour market outcomes. In his Master Dissertation “Economic Shocks and Wage Dynamics in Indonesia” he tested for stickiness of nominal wages in agricultural labour markets. He holds a MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and B.S. in International Economics from the University of Tuebingen.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This work will shed light on how much employers value cognitive (e.g. IQ) and non-cognitive (e.g. motivation, perseverance etc.) skills and the extent to which these skills are predictive of future productivity.
Researchers: Kate Orkin, Laura Poswell, Lukas Hensel, Laurel Beth Wheeler
Grants Round: 21st Round
Country: South Africa
Cross-cutting themes: Gender