Welcome

I am Professor of Economics at the University of Munich. I am also Director of the Ifo Center for Labour and Demographic Economics at the Ifo Institute.
 
My main areas of interest are family economics, labour economics and applied microeconomics.

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


News: This year I have an excellent PhD student who is on the job market: Bastian Schulz. Check out his website and don't hesitate to contact me for further information.



New working papers:

"Family-Specific Investments and Divorce: A Theory of Dynamically Inconsistent Household Behavior" (with D. Anderberg and K. Roeder) [Download]

"Why Birthright Citizenship Matters for Immigrant Children: Short- and Long-Run Impacts on Educational Integration" (with C. Felfe and J. Saurer) [Download]


Some recent publications:
 
"When Labor Disputes Bring Cities to a Standstill: The Impact of Public Transit Strikes on Traffic, Accidents, Air Pollution and Health" (with S. Bauernschuster and T. Hener), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, forthcoming. [Link] 

"Unemployment and Domestic Violence: Theory and Evidence" (with D. Anderberg, J. Wadsworth and T. Wilson), Economic Journal, 2016, 126(597), 1947-1979. [Link]

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

"Pigou Meets Ramsey: Gender-Based Taxation with Non-Cooperative Couples" (with V. Meier), European Economic Review, 2015, 77, 28-46. [Link]


For full list of publications click here.