Agnes Bäker

Agnes Bäker, Prof. Dr.

Assistant Professor

Phone: +41 44 634 05 35


Prof. Dr. Agnes Bäker is assistant professor (tenure track) in Management of Nonprofit-Organisations. Her research focuses on careers and leadership in higher education and hospitals, teamwork and peer effects, as well as behavioral economics in general. Her research is mainly empirical, relying on both experimental and econometric design. Agnes' research is published in academic journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Economic Psychology and Journal of Business Economics. She has a number of working papers and is planning a book on leadership. A list of her publications and working papers can be found here (PDF, 201 KB).


Before joining the University of Zurich, Agnes Bäker was a postdoctoral research at the University of Tübingen (Germany). From 2011 to 2014, she headed the Young Researchers Group on 'the role of human and social capital in the higher education career system' sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Professor Bäker currently holds a Leverhulme Trust research grant (with Amanda Goodall) titled 'Designing the scientific work environment'. New research is looking at how doctors are managed and led. You can find her full CV here (PDF, 152 KB).


Agnes Bäker is a member of the Bildungsökonomischer Ausschuss im Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS), Deutscher Hochschulverband, German Economic Association of Business Administration e.V. (GEABA), Gesellschaft für experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung, Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. (VHB), and the Verein für Socialpolitik.


Research Interests

  • Management of Scientists and Doctors
  • Personnel Economics
  • Behavioral Economics