Nico Pestel

IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson


Labor supply, Air pollution and human capital, Marriage markets, Political economy, Inequality, Income taxation




German - Native speaker, Dutch - Native speaker, English - Non-native speaker

Media experience

Print, Digital, Television, Radio



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Current position

Senior Research Associate and Team Leader, IZA, Germany

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).