I am Professor of Economics at the University of Munich and Director of the Center for Labor and Demographic Economics at the ifo Institute. I previously was a faculty member in the School of Economics and Finance at the University of St. Andrews. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Essex in 2005.

My research interests are in applied microeconomics, with a focus on issues in family economics and labor economics. My professional experience also includes policy advisory work. Between 2015 and 2017, I served on an expert commission appointed by the German Federal Government to draft the Second Gender Equality Report. Next to this, I was involved in several policy evaluations for ministries in Germany.

Email: rainer@econ.lmu.de; Office Phone: +49 (0)89 9224 1607.

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