I am Professor of Economics at the University of Munich. I am also Director of the Center for Labor and Demographic Economics at the ifo Institute.

Email: rainer@econ.lmu.de

Phone: +49(0)89-9224-1607

Recent working papers:

More Opportunity, More Cooperation? The Behavioral Effects of Birthright Citizenship on Immigrant Youth, with Christina Felfe, Martin Kocher, Judith Saurer and Thomas Siedler. Substantially revised - current draft: February 2019 [Download].

Female Empowerment and Male Backlash, with Eleonora Guarnieri. Substantially revised - current draft: August 2018 [Download].

Selected recent publications:

Why Birthright Citizenship Matters for Immigrant Children: Short- and Long-Run Impacts on Educational Integration, with Christina Felfe and Judith Saurer. Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming. [Download]

Family-Specific Investments and Divorce with Dynamically Inconsistent Households: Marital Contracts and Policy, with Dan Anderberg and Kerstin Roeder. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018, 148, 199-225. [Link]

When Labor Disputes Bring Cities to a Standstill: The Impact of Public Transit Strikes on Traffic, Accidents, Air Pollution and Health, with Stefan Bauernschuster and Timo Hener. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2017, 9(1), 1-37. [Link]

Unemployment and Domestic Violence: Theory and Evidence, with Dan Anderberg, Jonathan Wadsworth and Tanya Wilson. Economic Journal, 2016, 126(597), 1947-1979. Winner of the Royal Economic Society Prize for best paper published in the Economic Journal in 2016. [Link]

Children of a (Policy) Revolution: The Introduction of Universal Childcare and its Effect on Fertility, with Stefan Bauernschuster and Timo Hener. Journal of the European Economic Association, 2016, 14(4), 975-1005. [Link]

For full list of publications click here.