Welcome!

I am Assistant Professor of Economics at ESMT Berlin. My main research interests are Labor Economics, Public Economics and Applied Econometrics.

I am also affiliated to Humboldt University Berlin. the Berlin School of Economics Research Associates program, and a Research Affiliate at IZA. I pursued my PhD at the University of Mannheim, Germany.

You can find my CV here.

Research Interests

Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Social Networks, Public Economics


Working Papers

Internal Labor Markets: A Worker Flow Approach (with Ingrid Huitfeldt, Andreas Kostøl and Andrea Weber)

Granular Search, Market Structure, and Wages (with Gregor Jarosch and Isaac Sorkin) [IZA DP No. 12574] [NBER WP 26239]

Job Mobility Networks and Data-driven Labor Markets

German Prize for Economics (2nd Prize) from the Joachim Herz FoundationYoung Labour Economist Prize 2016 of the European Association of Labour Economists UniCredit Econ Job Market Best Paper Award 2016Best Poster Prize at the EALE/SOLE World Conference 2015 in Montréal [poster]

Information Frictions and Learning Dynamics: Evidence from Tax Avoidance in Ecuador (with Albrecht Bohne) [IZA DP No. 11536]

Using the Weighted Bootstrap to Account for Clustered Standard Errors (with Bernd Fitzenberger)


Work in Progress

Some Long-Run Economic Consequences of Keeping Out Refugees: Evidence from a Spatial Discontinuity in the Distribution of Refugees After WW2 (with Antonio Ciccone)



Contact Info

Office Address:

ESMT Berlin

Schlossplatz 1

10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 21231 1555

Email: jan [dot] nimczik [at] esmt [dot] org