Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Switzerland, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Senior researcher and lecturer, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training
Labor economics, public economics, health economics, economics of education, applied microeconometrics, empirical methods for policy and program evaluation
Senior research associate (“Oberassistent") at the Economics Department, University of Zurich (2009–2012); Research associate at the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics (IEW), University of Zurich (2004–2008); Lecturer at the Sociological Institute, University of Zurich (2003–2007)
PhD Economics, University of Zurich, 2008
"Immigration, cultural distance and natives' attitudes towards immigrants: Evidence from Swiss voting results." Kyklos 71:1 (2018): 28–58 (with B. Brunner).
"The impact of labor market entry conditions on initial job assignment and wages." Journal of Population Economics 27:3 (2014): 705–738 (with B. Brunner).
"Unemployment and right-wing extremist crime." Scandinavian Journal of Economics 113:2 (2011): 260–285 (with A. Falk and J. Zweimüller).
"In the eye of the beholder: Subjective inequality measures and individuals' assessment of market justice." European Journal of Political Economy 27:4 (2011): 625–641.
"The public health costs of job loss." Journal of Health Economics 28:6 (2009): 1099–1115 (with R. Lalive and J. Zweimüller).
The complex effects of retirement on health
Retirement offers the potential for improved health, yet also creates the risk of triggering bad health behaviorAndreas Kuhn, March 2018Retirement offers the opportunity to give up potentially risky, unhealthy, and/or stressful work, which is expected to foster improvements in retirees’ health. However, retirement also bears the risk that retirees suffer from the loss of daily routines, physical and/or mental activity, a sense of identity and purpose, and social interactions, which may lead them to adopt unhealthy behaviors. Depending on the relative importance of the different mechanisms, retirement may either improve or cause a deterioration of retirees’ health, or eventually have no effect on it at all.MoreLess