LISER, Luxembourg, University of Arizona, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Research Economist, LISER, Luxembourg
Labor economics, population economics
Research Economist, CEPS/INSTEAD Research Institute, 2007–2015
PhD Economics, John Hopkins University, 2003
"Gender differences in economics PhD field specializations with correlated choices." Labour Economics 79 (2022) (with R. L. Oaxaca).
"Pension wealth and the gender wealth gap." European Journal of Population 38 (2022): 755–810 (with K. Cordova and M. Grabka).
"Wealth accumulation and retirement preparedness in cross-national perspective: A gendered analysis of outcomes among single adults." Journal of European of Social Policy 9 (2021) (with J. Gornick).
"Field specializations among beginning economists: Are there gender differences?" AEA Papers and Proceedings 111 (2021): 86–91 (with R. L. Oaxaca).
“Myth of fact? The beauty premium across the wage distribution in Germany.” Economics Letters 129 (2015) (with K. Doorley).
Does it pay to be beautiful? Updated
Physically attractive people can earn more, particularly in customer-facing jobs, and the rewards for men are higher than for womenIt is a well-established view amongst economists that good-looking people have a better chance of employment and can earn more than those who are less physically attractive. A “beauty premium” is particularly apparent in jobs where there is a productivity gain associated with good looks, though this varies for women and men, and varies across countries. People sort into occupations according to the relative returns to their physical and other characteristics; good-looking people take jobs where physical appearance is deemed important while less-attractive people steer away from them, or they are required to be more productive for the same wage.MoreLess