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.

Recent working papers:

"Family-Specific Investments and Divorce with Dynamically Inconsistent Households: Marital Contracts and Policy" (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); currently under revision; new version coming soon.

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, 2017, 9(1), 1-37. [Link]
Featured in an AEA video

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

"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.