• Welcome!

    I am a Postdoctoral researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Berlin and the Berlin School of Economics. I am further affiliated with the IZA - Institute of Labor Economics. My research is in Applied Microeconometrics, with an emphasis on Labor Economics, Economics of Migration, and Gender Economics.


    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. I gained research experience at the University of Mannheim, at the Center for European Economic Research, at the IFS in London, and at the WU Vienna.

    You can find my CV here.

  • Research


    Job Displacement, Family Dynamics, and Household Labor Supply, with Martin Halla and Andrea Weber, AEJ: Applied Economics, forthcoming. [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


    Summary: Based on findings from high-income countries, typically economists hypothesize that having more children unambiguously decreases the time mothers spend in the labor market. Research on lower-income countries, in which low household wealth, informal child care, and informal employment opportunities prevail, is scarce. Using Mexican census data, I find a positive effect of an instrument-induced increase in fertility on maternal employment driven by an increase in informal work. The presence of grandparents and low wealth appear to be important. Econometric approaches that allow extrapolating from this complier-specific effect indicate that the response in informal employment is non-negative for the entire sample.

    Work in Progress

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


    The Health of Elderly Parents and their Children’s Labor Supply, with Wolfgang Frimmel, Martin Halla, and Jörg Paetzold


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


    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] [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. [download]


    Job Displacement, Family Dynamics, and Household 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

    Gender and Diversity

    Instructor, PhD seminar, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Winter Semester 2019

    The tax & transfer system - Empirical policy evaluation

    Co-instructor, graduate level, Free University of Berlin, Winter Semester 2015, 2016, 2017, joint with Prof. Peter Haan


    Content: The aim of this course is to discuss the distributional, fiscal and behavioral effects of taxation and public policy. Topics include the effect of income taxation on labor supply, the design of transfer programs, such as unemployment insurance, of the pension system or of family policy. Further, there will be a strong focus on the effect of the demographic change on the pension system. We will develop and discuss different empirical methods to answer these questions.

  • References

    Prof. Dr. Peter Haan
    Head of Department Public Economics, DIW Berlin
    Professor of Empirical Economics, Freie Universität Berlin
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin, Germany
    Email: phaan[at]diw[dot]de


    Prof. Dr. Andrea Weber
    Professor of Economics, Central European University
    Department of Economics
    Nádor utca 9
    1051 Budapest, Hungary
    Email: WeberA[at]ceu[dot].edu

    Prof. Magne Mogstad, PhD
    Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics, University of Chicago
    Department of Economics
    1126, East 59th Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60637
    Email: magne[dot]mogstad[at]gmail[dot]com


    Prof. Michela Tincani, PhD
    University College London
    Department of Economics
    Drayton House, 30 Gordon Street
    London WC1H 0AN, United Kingdom
    Email: m[dot]tincani[at]ucl[dot]ac[dot]uk


  • Contact

    Julia Schmieder

    German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

    Mohrenstrasse 58

    10117 Berlin, Germany

    Email: jschmieder[at]diw[dot]de