I am a Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim and Head of the Research Group "Social Policy and Redistribution" at the ZEW-Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research.
My research is on the intersection of Public, Labor and Urban Economics. I am currently studying the effects of local business and property taxes on various labor market outcomes, such as wages, employment and rents.
My work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Public Economics among others. You can find links to my current papers in the Research Section.
I recently was a award an ERC starting grant for the project "Housing, Inequality and Public Policies (HIPPO)". I will assemble a research team and start to work on the project for five years, starting in 2021.
You can download my CV here.
ZEW Discussion Paper No. 20-023
Alina Bartscher, Sebastian Seitz, Michaela Slowinski and Nils Wehrhöfer
fortchoming at the Journal of the European Economic Association
with Andreas Lichter and Max Löffler
with Kurt Schmidheiny