Timm Bönke

Assistant Professor of Public Economics at Freie Universität Berlin

email: timm.boenke@fu-berlin.de
phone: +49 30 838 53331
Postal address:
Institute of Economics
Freie Universität Berlin
Boltzmannstr. 20
14195 Berlin, Germany

Research interest:
  • Labour economics and the future of work
  • Inclusive growth and the (long-term) distribution of income and wealth
  • Public policy and the design of welfare state institutions
Current research:
  • The Dynamics of Earnings in Germany: Evidence from Social Security Records (joint with H. Lüthen and M. Giesecke)
    [Slides] [Working Paper - old version]
  • Absolute income and wealth mobility in postwar Germany (joint with A. Harnack and H. Lüthen)
  • Lifetime income inequality, redistribution and longevity (joint with G. Corneo and H. Lüthen)
  • Assortative mating, intergenerational mobility of women and inequality (joint with M. Wetter)

  • Child Penalties, Family Policies and Gender Norms in Germany (joint with Ulrich Glogowsky, Emanuel Hansen, Holger Lüthen and Dominik Sachs) 
Featured articles:
  • A Head-to-Head Comparison of Augmented Wealth in Germany and the United States (with Markus Grabka, Carsten Schröder, and Edward N. Wolff), Scandinavian Journal of Economics (accepted)
    [Slides] [ Working Paper] [VoxEu]