• Welcome!


    I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Berlin. I am also an affiliate member at the IZA - Institute of Labor Economics, an associate member at the Berlin School of Economics, and a member of the Collaborative Research Center Transregio “Rationality and Competition”. In the winter semester 2020/21, I am teaching at the University of Heidelberg.


    My research is in Applied Microeconometrics, with an emphasis on Labor Economics, Economics of Migration, and Gender Economics.


    I previously worked as a doctoral researcher at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the University of Mannheim. I held teaching positions at the Free University of Berlin and the Johannes Kepler University Linz.


    I obtained my PhD from the Free University of Berlin and the DIW Graduate Center in 2019. I hold a Master's in economics from University College London and a Bachelor's in economics from the University of Mannheim.


    You can find my CV here.

  • Research



    Job Displacement, Family Dynamics, and Spousal Labor Supply, with Martin Halla and Andrea Weber, AEJ: Applied Economics, 12(4): 253–287, 2020. [article] [WP version]


    Mortality in midlife for subgroups in Germany, with Peter Haan and Anna Hammerschmid, Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 14, 2019. [article] [WP version]


    Working Papers


    Fertility as a Driver of Maternal Employment, IZA Discussion Paper No. 13496, 2020. [IZA DP]


    Health of Elderly Parents, their Children's Labor Supply, and the Role of Migrant Care Workers, with Wolfgang Frimmel, Martin Halla, and Jörg Paetzold, DIW Discussion Paper No. 1902, 2020. [DIW DP]

    Selected Work in Progress


    Free mobility of labor - How are neighboring labor markets affected by the EU Eastern enlargement of 2004?, with Andrea Weber.


    Parental Leave and Fathers’ Careers, with Doris Weichselbaumer, Clara Welteke, and Katharina Wrohlich.


  • Policy Papers

    Gleichstellungspolitische Antworten auf die Arbeitsmarktwirkungen der COVID-19-Pandemie, with Katharina Wrohlich. Policy Report for the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), DIW Politikberatung kompakt 154, 2020. [link]


    Frauen in Corona-Krise stärker am Arbeitsmarkt betroffen als Männer, with Anna Hammerschmid and Katharina Wrohlich. DIW Aktuell 42, 2020. [link]


    Corona-Krise erschwert Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie vor allem für Mütter – Erwerbstätige Eltern sollten entlastet werden, with Kai-Uwe Müller, Claire Samtleben, and Katharina Wrohlich. DIW Wochenbericht 19, 2020. [link]


    STEM Careers: Workshops Using Role Model Can Reduce Gender Stereotypes, with Katharina Drescher and Simone Häckl. DIW Weekly Report 13, 2020. [link to Englisch version] [link to German version]


    Todesfälle durch Suizid, Alkohol und Drogen sinken deutlich bei Männern und Frauen in Ost- und Westdeutschland, with Peter Haan, Anna Hammerschmid, and Robert Lindner. DIW Wochenbericht 7+8, 2019. [link]


    How did EU Eastern enlargement affect migrant labor supply in Austria? with Andrea Weber. Focus on European Economic Integration, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), Q3-18, 113–121, 2018. [link]


    Job Displacement, Family Dynamics, and Spousal Labor Supply, with Martin Halla and Andrea Weber. VOX EU, December 2018. [link]


    Lohn- und Beschäftigungseffekte der Zuwanderung nach Deutschland. DIW Roundup 90, 2016. [link]

  • Teaching

    Diversity and Discrimination in Economics

    Instructor, seminar for undergraduate students in Economics, University of Heidelberg

    Winter semester 2020

    Gender and Diversity

    Instructor, seminar for PhD students in the socal sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz

    Winter semester 2019

    The tax & transfer system - Empirical policy evaluation

    Co-instructor, lecture and tutorial for graduate students in Economics, Free University of Berlin

    Winter semester 2015, 2016, 2017, joint with Peter Haan

  • Contact

    Dr. Julia Schmieder

    German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

    10108 Berlin, Germany


    Email: jschmieder[at]diw[dot]de