Head of department of Public Economics at DIW Berlin and Professor of Public Economics at Freie Universität Berlin. Ph.D in Economics with distinction (Supervisors: Prof. Viktor Steiner and Prof. Richard Blundell). Studies in Economics and Political Sciences at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Humboldt-University Berlin and University of Toronto (degree: Diplom Volkswirt). Visiting Fellow at Paris School of Economics, Institute for Fiscal Studies und UCL London. Recent publications in Economic Journal, Journal of Health Economics and Econometrics Journal.
Selected Publikations/Working Papers:
Regression with Selectively Missing Covariates (joint with Christoph Breunig), forthcoming Journal of Econometrics, CRC-190 Discussion Paper 206, 2019
Optimal Unemployment Insurance and Welfare Benefits in a Life-cycle model of Family Labor Supply and Savings (with Victoria Prowse), submitted, CRC-190 Discussion Paper 189, 2019
Insurance, Redistribution, and the Inequality of Lifetime Income (with Daniel Kemptner and Victoria Prowse), submitted, CRC-190 Discussion Paper 188, 2019
Working Life and Human Capital Investment: Causal Evidence from Pension Reform (with Niklas Gohl, Elisabeth Kurz and Felix Weinhardt), submitted, CRC-190 Discussion Paper 212, 2019
The rising longevity gap by lifetime earnings – Distributional implications for the pension system (2019), The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 14 (with Daniel Kemptner and Holger Lüthen)
Wind electricity subsidies – Windfall for land owners? Evidence from a feed-in tariff in Germany (2018), Journal of Public Economics (with Martin Simmler), 159, pp 16 -32
Pension incentives and early retirement (2017), Labour Economics, 47, pp. 216-231 (with Barbara Engels and Johannes Geyer)
Longevity, Life-cycle Behavior and Pension Reform, Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 178, No. 3, pp. 582-601, 2014 (with Victoria Prowse).
Dynamics of Poor Health and Non-Employment, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 1116-1125, 2009 (with Michal Myck).