I am Professor of Economics at the University of Munich. I am also Director of the Ifo Center for Labour Market Research and Family 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.

Recent 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]

Selected 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, forthcoming. [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]