• 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”.


    My research is in Applied Microeconometrics, with an emphasis on Labor Economics, Economics of Migration, Gender Economics, and Health 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, the Johannes Kepler University Linz, and the University of Heidelberg.


    I obtained my PhD from the Free University of Berlin and the DIW Graduate Center in 2019. I hold a Master's degree in economics from University College London and a Bachelor's degree 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, American Economic Journal: 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] (revise & resubmit)


    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

    Gender Pay Gap in a European Comparison: Positive Correlation between the Female Labor Force Participation Rate and the Gender Pay Gap, with Katharina Wrohlich. DIW Weekly Report 9, 2021. [link to Englisch version] [link to German version]


    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

    Language of instruction: German

    Winter semester 2020

    Gender and Diversity

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

    Language of instruction: English

    Winter semester 2019

    The tax & transfer system - Empirical policy evaluation

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

    Language of instruction: English

    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