Nico Pestel

IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor is an excellent tool to communicate findings from research in labour economics to policymakers in an easily accessible way. This should enhance the implementation of better policies based on hard evidence

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson

Current position

Senior Research Associate and Team Leader, IZA, Germany

Research interest

Labor economics, public economics, environmental economics, political economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Federal Environment Agency, Germany


PhD Economics, University of Cologne, 2013

Selected publications

  • "Labour supply after inheritances and the role of expectations." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (Forthcoming) (with K. Doorley).

  • "Productivity effects of air pollution: Evidence from professional soccer." Labour Economics 48 (2017): 54–66 (with A. Lichter and E. Sommer).

  • "Marital sorting, inequality and the role of female labour supply: Evidence from East and West Germany." Economica 84:333 (2017): 104–127.

  • "Labor demand effects of rising electricity prices: Evidence for Germany." Energy Policy 75 (2014): 266–277 (with M. Cox, A. Peichl, and S. Siegloch).