Martin Biewen

University of Tübingen, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods, University of Tübingen, Germany

Research interest

Income distribution, labor economics, education economics

Past positions

Professor of Statistics, University of Mainz, Germany, 2006–2009


Habilitation, Economics and Econometrics, University of Mannheim, Germany, 2005

Selected publications

  • “The effectiveness of public sponsored training revisited: The importance of data and methodological choices.” Journal of Labor Economics 32 (2014): 837–897 (with B. Fitzenberger, A. Osikominu, and M. Waller).

  • “Understanding rising inequality in Germany, 1999/2000–2005/06.” Review of Income and Wealth 58 (2012): 62–647 (with A. Juhasz).

  • “Measuring state dependence in individual poverty histories when there is feedback to employment status and household composition.” Journal of Applied Econometrics 24 (2009): 1095–1116.

  • “Bootstrap inference for inequality, mobility and poverty measurement.” Journal of Econometrics 108 (2002): 317–342.

  • “Measuring the effects of socio-economic variables on the income distribution: An application to the East German transition process.” Review of Economics and Statistics 83 (2001): 185–190.