Holger Lüthen

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PhD Candidate

Address
Boltzmannstr. 20
Room 402 B

      

Professional Positions:

Since 04/2013

Research Assistant, Deutsches Institut für Witschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlin, Germany.

Since 04/2013

Research Assistant, Chair of Public Finance, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

02/2012 - 04/2013

Research Associate, Hertie School of Governance Berlin, Germany.

03/2011

Visiting Researcher at the Urban Institute in Washington, D. C., USA.

12/2010

Visiting Researcher at the Research Data Centre of the German Pension Insurance Berlin, Germany.

4/2009 - 8/2010

Student Assistant, Chair of Public Finance, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Education:

1/2011 - 4/2011

Visiting Ph.D. Student, Georgetown University in Washington, D. C., USA.

9/2010 - present

Ph.D. Student in Economics, Graduate Center of the DIW Berlin, Germany.

9/2010

Research Associate, Hertie School of Governance Berlin, Germany.

03/2011

Diplom in Economics (eq. Master of Science in Economics) at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

9/2008 - 1/2009

Studies in Economics at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

10/2005 - 8/2010

Studies in Economics at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Tutorials:

  • State and Allocation
  • Economics of the Welfare State
  • Advanced Quantitative Analysis: Identification and Causality
  • Introductory Economics
  • Welfare state and Globalization
  • Public Companies and Regulation

Seminars:

  • Empirical Distribution Analysis in Germany

Research interests:

  • Welfare State, Social Security
  • Earnings distribution
  • Long-term labor market developments

Selected conference presentations:

  • Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (EEA), Annual Meeting of the International Institute for Public Finance (IIPF), Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (VfS), Annual Meeting of the European Association for Labour Economics (EALE), Annual Workshop of the German Pension Insurance Research Data Center (FDZ-RV), Biannual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ).

Invited talks:

  • German Pension Insurance (2012).

 

Contributions to peer-reviewed journals:

  • Effectiveness of early retirement disincentives: individual welfare, distributional and fiscal implications (with T. Bönke and D. Kemptner), Labour Economics (forthcoming).
  • Rates of Return and Early Retirement Disincentives, German Economic Review 2016, 17(2).
  • Lifetime earnings inequality in Germany (mit T. Bönke und G. Corneo), Journal of Labor Economics 2015, 33(1)  [  , Online Appendix ].

    Other contributions:

    • Der Koalitionsvertrag nimmt die Gesellschaft in die Pflicht (mit S. Bach, H. Buslei, K. van Deuverden, T. Duso, F. Fichtner, M. Fratzscher, J. Geyer, M. Gornig, P. Haan, C. Kemfert, C. Michelsen, K.-U. Müller, K. Neuhoff, E. Schulz, J. Schupp, K. Spieß und G. Wagner), in DIW Wochenbericht, DIW Berlin, Vol. 80(50), S. 31-42.

    Discussion papers:

    Research Seminar in Economics
    Ph.D. program on “Public economics and inequality”
    HBS