Sozialpolitik und Arbeitsmärkte




Ausgewählte Veröffentlichungen seit 2007


"Why Birthright Citizenship Matters for Immigrant Children: Short- and Long-Run Impacts on Educational Integration" (with Christina Felfe and Judith Saurer). Journal of Labor Economics, 2020, 38(1), 143-182.


"Family-Specific Investments and Divorce with Dynamically Inconsistent Households: Marital Contracts and Policy" (with D. Anderberg and K. Roeder). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018, 148, 199-225.


"Daddy Months" (with V. Meier). Journal of Population Economics, 2017, 30(3), 875-892.

"When Labor Disputes Bring Cities to a Standstill: The Impact of Public Transit Strikes on Traffic, Accidents, Air Pollution and Health" (with S. Bauernschuster and T. Hener). American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2017, 9(1), 1-37. Featured in an AEA video.

"Familienpolitik in Deutschland: Kausale Evaluationsstudien und ausgewählte Ergebnisse" (with A. Fichtl and T. Hener). Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 18(2), 2017, 117-131.

"Unemployment and Domestic Violence: Theory and Evidence" (with D. Anderberg, J. Wadsworth and T. Wilson). Economic Journal, 2016, 126(597), 1947-1979. Winner of the Royal Economic Society Prize for best paper published in the Economic Journal in 2016.


Danzer, Natalia (with Alexander M. Danzer), "The Long-Run Consequences of Chernobyl: Evidence on Subjective Well-Being, Mental Health and Welfare", Journal of Public Economics 135, 2016, 47-60.


Rainer, Helmut (with M. Francesconi, W. van der Klaauw), "Unintended Consequences of Welfare Reform for Children with Single Parents: A Theoretical Analysis", Review of Economics of the Household 13 (3), 2015, 709-733.

Hener, Timo, "Do Couples Bargain over Fertility?", Annals of Economics and Statistics Special Volume: Economics of Gender (Annales d'Économie et de Statistique) 117-118, 2015, 211-231.

Meier, Volker (with Darko Jus), "Announcing Is Bad, Delaying Is Worse: Another Pitfall in Well-Intended Climate Policy", Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik 235 (3), 2015, 286-297.

Meier, Volker, Helmut Rainer, "Pigou Meets Ramsey: Gender-Based Taxation with Non-Cooperative Couples", European Economic Review 77, 2015, 28–46.

Meier, Volker (with Ioana Schiopu), "Optimal Higher Education Enrollment and Productivity Externalities in a Two-Sector Model", Journal of Public Economics, vol. 121, 2015, 1-13.


Bauernschuster, Stefan, "Dismissal Protection and Small Firms' Hirings: Evidence from a Policy Reform", Small Business Economics, 40 (2), 2013, 293-307.

Rainer, Helmut (with D. Anderberg), "Economic Abuse: A Theory of Intrahousehold Sabotage", Journal of Public Economics, 97 (1), 2013, 282–295.

Rainer, Helmut (with M. Faravelli and O. Kirchkamp), "The Effect of Power Imbalances on Incentives to Make Non-Contractible Investments", European Economic Review, 61(1), 2013, 169-185.

Rainer, Helmut (with Helena Holmlund und Thomas Siedler), "Meet the Parents? Family Size and the Geographic Proximity between Adult Children and Older Mothers", Demography, 50(3), 2013, 903-931.


Bauernschuster, Stefan (with O. Falck, R. Gold, S. Heblich), "The Shadows of the Socialist Past: Lack of Self-Reliance Hinders Entrepreneurship", European Journal of Political Economy, 28 (4), 2012, 485–497.

Bauernschuster, Stefan and Helmut Rainer, "Political Regimes and the Family: How Sex-Role Attitudes Continue to Differ in Reunified Germany", Journal of Population Economics, 25(1), 2012, 5-27.

Helmut Rainer (with I. Smith), "Education, Communication and Wellbeing: An Application to Sexual Satisfaction", Kyklos, 65(4), 581-598.

Helmut Rainer (with Thomas Siedler), "Family Location and Caregiving Patterns from an International Perspective", Population and Development Review, 38 (2), 2012, 337-351.

Helmut Rainer (with Volker Meier), "On the Optimality of Joint Taxation for Non-Cooperative Couples", Labour Economics, 19(4), 2012, 633-641.

Reinkowski, Janina (with B. Alecke, T. Mitze, G. Untiedt), "Does Firm Size make a Difference? Analysing the Effectiveness of R&D Subsidies in East Germany", German Economic Review, 13 (2), 2012, 174–195.


Rainer, Helmut, "Assisted Reproductive Technologies in a Model of Fertility Choice" (with G. Selvaretnam, D. Ulph), Journal of Population Economics 24 (3), 2011, 1101-1132.


Bauernschuster, Stefan (with P. Dürsch, J. Oechssler, R. Vadovic), Mandatory Sick Pay Provision: A Labor Market Experiment, Journal of Public Econonomics, 94, 870-877. 2010.

Bauernschuster, Stefan (with O. Falck, S. Heblich), "Social Capital Access and Entrepreneurship", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 76, 821-833, 2010.

Rainer, Helmut (with I. Smith), "Staying Togehter for the Sake of the Home? House Price Shocks and Partnership Dissolution in the UK". Journal of the Royal Statistically Society: Series A, Series A 173 (3), 2010, 557-574 .

Wolfgang Eggert, Tim Krieger und Volker Meier (2010), Education, Unemployment and Migration, CESifo Working Paper No. 2119, und ifo Working Paper No. 78, erscheint in: Journal of Public Economics.

Christian Holzner, Volker Meier und Martin Werding (2010), Workfare, Monitoring, and Efficiency Wages, Journal of Macroeconomics 32, 157-168.

Geis, Wido (zusammen mit Silke Uebelmesser, Martin Werding), "Why Go to France or Germany, if You Could as Well Go to the UK or the US? Selective Features of Immigration to Four Major OECD Countries", Journal of Common Market Studies, 2010, in press.

Geis, Wido (zusammen mit Gabriel J. Felbermayr, Wilhelm Kohler), "Restrictive Immigration Policy in Germany: Pains and Gains Foregone?", Review of World Economics, 2010, in press.

Christian, Holzner and Andrey Launov, (2010), “Search Equilibrium and Social and Private Returns to Education”, European Economic Review, 54, 39-59.

Christian, Holzner, Volker Meier and Martin Werding, (2010), “Workfare, Monitoring, and Efficiency Wages”, Journal of Macroeconomics, 32, 157–168.


Bauernschuster, Stefan (zusammen mit Falck, O., Heblich, S.), "Training and Innovation", Journal of Human Capital 3 (4), 2009, 323–353.

Rainer, Helmut (with T. Siedler), "O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Effects of Having a Sibling on Geographic Mobiliy and Labor Market Outcomes". Economica, July 2009, 76(303): 528-556.

Rainer, Helmut (with T. Siedler), "Does Democracy Foster Trust?". Journal of Comparative Economics, June 2009, 37(2): 251-269.

Rainer, Helmut (with M. Francesconi and W. van der Klaauw), "The Effects of In-Work Benefit Reform in Britain on Married Couples: Theory and Evidence". Economic Journal, February 2009, 119(535): F66-F100.

Robert Fenge und Volker Meier (2009), Are Family Allowances and Fertility-Related Pensions Perfect Substitutes?, International Tax and Public Finance, Bd. 16, S. 137-163.


Rainer, Helmut (with T. Siedler), "Subjective Income and Employment Expectations and Preferences for Redistribution". Economics Letters, June 2008, 99(3): 449-453.


Rainer, Helmut, "Should We Write Prenuptial Contracts". European Economic Review, February 2007, 51(2): 337-363.


Veröffentlichungen des Bereichs Sozialpolitik und Arbeitsmärkte am ifo Institut