Johannes Friedrich Schmieder

Peter Paul Career Development Professor 
Assistant Professor

Department of Economics
Boston University


BU Mailing Address:
Office # 305
270 Bay State Road
02115 Boston 


Working Papers

Joint with Deborah Goldschmidt, Web Appendix
NBER Working Paper No. 21366, R&R at the Quarterly Journal of Economics

"Reference-Dependent Job Search: Evidence from Hungary" (Draft updated September 2015)
Joint with Stefano DellaVigna, Attila Lindner, and Balazs Reizer 

NEW: “Optimal Income Taxation with Unemployment and Wage Responses: A Sufficient Statistics Approach”
Joint with Kroft, Kory, Kavan Kucko, and Etienne Lehmann.

“Effects of Unemployment Insurance: New Evidence and Interpretation” (available soon)
Till von Wachter and Johannes F. Schmieder.
prepared for the Annual Review of Economics.

NEW: "Disincentive Effects of Unemployment Benefits and the Role of Caseworkers" 
Joint with Simon Trenkle

Joint with Deborah Goldschmidt and Wolfram Klosterhuber
available as FDZ-Methodenreport 09/2014.

"What Causes Wage Dispersion: Evidence from New Firms"
Johannes Schmieder

"The Long-Term Impact of Job Displacement in Germany During the 1982 Recession on Earnings, Income, and Employment"
Joint with Till von Wachter and Stefan Bender 
Featured in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Oct. 31, 2009 


"The Effect of Unemployment Benefits and Nonemployment Durations on Wages" 
Joint with Till von Wachter and Stefan Bender, available as 
NBER Working Paper No. 19772 Web Appendix 
American Economic Review, Accepted.

Schmollers Jahrbuch - Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2013, Vol. 133, No. 4.: 477-510
earlier version is available as: FDZ Methodenreport, 2010

“The Longterm Effects of Unemployment Insurance Extensions on Employment”
Joint with Till von Wachter and Stefan Bender
American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 2012, Vol. 102, No. 3: 520-525
"The Effects of Extended Unemployment Insurance over the Business Cycle:

Evidence from Regression Discontinuity Estimates over 20 Years"

Joint with Till von Wachter and Stefan Bender
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2012, Vol 127, No. 2: 701-752

"Does Wage Persistence Matter for Employment Fluctuations? Evidence from Displaced Workers"
Joint with Till von Wachter 
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2010, Lead Article, Vol. 2, No. 3: 1-21

"Air Pollution and Infant Health: Lessons from New Jersey"
Joint with Janet Currie and Matthew Neidell
Journal of Health Economics, 2009, Vol. 28, No 3: 688-703
earlier version: NBER Working Paper No. 14196, 2008

"Fetal Exposures to Toxic Releases and Infant Health" 
Joint with Janet Currie 
American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 2009, Vol. 99, No 2: 177-183
earlier version: NBER Working Paper No. 14352, 2008
Web Appendix