Senior Research Associate and Team Leader, IZA, Germany
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
"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).
Does a switch in energy policy toward more renewable sources create or destroy jobs in an industrial country?Nico Pestel, December 2019Many industrial countries are pursuing so-called green energy policies, which typically imply the replacement of conventional fossil fuel power plants with renewable sources. Such a policy shift may affect employment in different ways. On the one hand, it could create new and additional “green jobs” in the renewables sector; on the other hand, it could crowd out employment in other sectors. An additional consideration is the potential increase in energy prices, which has the potential to stifle labor demand in energy-intensive sectors and reduce the purchasing power of private households.MoreLess