Jonas Radbruch Does Your Position in an Interview Sequence Influence Your Chance of Success?

Jonas Radbruch is a research affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn. He completed his PhD in the University of Bonn’s Graduate School of Economics in 2020. Radbruch’smain research interests are behavioral economics, organizational economics and labor economics. Along with a number of academic publications, Radbruch has also written for Die Zeit. He has twice won excellence in teaching awards, in fall 2016 and summer 2017.

Area of Research

Behavioral Economics

since 2018

Post-doctoral Researcher

Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (more details)


Resident Research Affiliate

Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (more details)



University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)

Bonn Graduate School of Economics (summa cum laude)


M.Sc. of Economics

University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)


B.Sc. of Economics

University of Mannheim (Universität Mannheim)

- Management Science, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Games, Labour Economics, Journal of Economic Pyschology


- Excellence in Teaching Award (additionally award for Best Tutor of all Economics Tutorials for Summer 2017)


- Dissertation Scholarship, Bonn Graduate School of Economics (2016 - 2017)

- Dissertation Scholarship, IZA (2013 – 2016)

Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Bonn, Germany

The IZA Institute of Labor Economics, based in Bonn, Germany, is a non-profit research institute and the leading international network in labor economics, comprising more than 1,800 scholars from around the world. This unique combination of in-house research capacity and global network activities enables IZA to draw on cutting-edge expertise in conducting research projects and providing scientific policy advice on labor market issues and the future of work. The institute provides platforms for knowledge exchange and makes relevant research findings accessible for policy practitioners and the general public. Established in 1998, IZA is supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation and affiliated with the University of Bonn.


The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) TR 224 – EPoS

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) TR 224 – EPoS is a cooperation between the University of Bonn and the University of Mannheim. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), it aims to analyze and provide policy proposals that address three key societal challenges: how to promote equality of opportunity; how to regulate markets in light of the internationalization and digitalization of economic activity; and how to safeguard the stability of the financial system.


Evaluation, of job candidates for example, often takes place in a sequence. In this video, JONAS RADBRUCH investigates how this sequential process influences outcomes. Studying data from an admissions as well as a hiring process, the work demonstrates that the immediately preceding candidate in a sequence has a very striking influence on the chances of success for the person that follows. The research calls for more work to explore how we can reduce bias in this and similar situations where sequences have a central part to play in the decision making process.

LT Video Publication DOI:

Interview Sequences and the Formation of Subjective Assessments

  • Jonas Radbruch and Amelie Schiprowski
  • Published in 2021
Jonas Radbruch and Amelie Schiprowski. "Interview Sequences and the Formation of Subjective Assessments." Unpublished. 2021.