Nico Pestel

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I am a Research Team Leader at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).

My research interests are within the intersection of applied labor, environmental and public economics as well as in political economy.

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Nico Pestel


  • Accepted: Minority Salience and Political Extremism, forthcoming in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (with T. Colussi and I. Isphording) [LINK]

  • Accepted: Does re-opening schools contribute to the spread of SARS-CoV-2? Evidence from staggered summer breaks in Germany, forthcoming in: Journal of Public Economics (with I. Isphording and M. Lipfert) [LINK]

  • Accepted: Searching on Campus? Marriage Market Effects of the Student Gender Composition, forthcoming in: Review of Economics of the Household

  • Published: Pandemic Meets Pollution: Poor Air Quality Increases Deaths by COVID-19, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (with I. Isphording) [LINK]