Moritz Kuhn

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
University of Bonn
Adenauerallee 24 - 42
53113 Bonn
+49 228 73 62096

Office hours

By appointment
Address: Kaiserplatz 7-9, 4th floor

Short CV

long CV pdf  (last updated: March 2015)

Spring/Summer 2014 Visiting Scholar at the University of Minnesota, Department of Economics

November 2012 - today IZA Research Fellow link to IZA page

Spring 2011 Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Economics

Since 2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bonn

2005 - 2010 Ph.D. student at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics, University of Mannheim, advisor: Tom Krebs

Working papers

Human Capital Risk, Contract Enforcement, and the Macroeconomy with Tom Krebs and Mark Wright (October 2014)
available as NBER Working Paper No. 17714
conditionally accepted at the American Economic Review

Earnings losses and labor mobility over the life-cycle with Philip Jung (March 2014)
available as IZA Discussion Paper No. 6835

A 2013 Update on the U.S. Earnings, Income, and Wealth Distributional Facts: A View from Macroeconomic Modelers with José-Víctor Ríos-Rull (April 2015)
All results from the paper can be found on this data page.

Trends in income and wealth inequality (May 2014)

Published papers

Recursive equilibria in an Aiyagari style economy with permanent income shocks
International Economic Review, Vol 54-3 (August 2013)

Labor market institutions and worker flows: Comparing Germany and the U.S. with Philip Jung (August 2013)
paper has been previously circulated under the title "Labor Market Rigidity and Business Cycle Volatility"
Labor Market Rigidity and Business Cycle Volatility working paper with additional results (January 2011)
Download monthly worker transition rates for West Germany 1980 - 2004 (see paper for details)
The Economic Journal, (December 2014)
column on VoxEU (February 2015)

accepted for publication at the Review of Economic Dynamics

Optimal taxation in a habit formation economy with Sebastian Koehne (September 2014)
online appendix
accepted for publication at the Journal of Public Economics


For results on the U.S. earnings, income, and wealth distribution please visit this data page. It comprises results from my paper with José-Víctor Ríos-Rull (see Research section above)
together with some additional results. I am still uploading some additional  results from time to time. Please contact me if you have questions or comments.

Work in progress

Wage dynamics in long-term contracts with Philip Jung

Welfare analysis with permanent income shocks (January 2010)


Spring 2013 Topics Course "Limited Commitment Models"

Fall 2012: Macroeconomics A (in German)

Spring 2012: Seminar (Project module) "Labor markets" with Philip Jung

Fall 2011: Macroeconomics A (in German), Topics Course “Optimal Unemployment Insurance”

Spring 2011 Seminar “Labor Economics”, literature list

Fall 2010: Macroeconomics A (in German)

Spring 2010: Seminar “Consumption and Saving”