Han Ye

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim

Contact: han.ye[at]uni-mannheim.de

Address: L7, 3-5, Room 223, 68161 Mannheim, Germany

Fields: Labor Economics, Public Policy, and Economics of Aging

I am an Assistant Professor of Applied Public Economics at the University of Mannheim. I am also an IZA Research Affiliate and a Dissertation Fellow at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

  • The Effect of Pension Subsidies on Retirement Decisions of Older Women: Evidence from a Regression Kink Design
  • The Labor Supply Effects of Unemployment Insurance for Older Workers

The unifying theme of my research interests is labor supply responses of older workers to various policy interventions. Currently, I work primarily on understanding the labor supply responses of older workers to social welfare programs. For example, one paper analyzes older female workers’ retirement decisions in response to pension subsidies in Germany. In a second paper, I look at the impact of extending unemployment insurance (UI) benefits on older workers’ labor supply. Furthermore, I am interested in research related to the old-age poverty, the gender pension gap, and information intervention, etc.