Nico Pestel

IZA and Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), 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

Research Associate, IZA, Germany

Research interest

Labor economics, empirical public economics, environmental 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

  • “The politicians’ wage gap: Insights from German members of parliament.” Public Choice 156:3–4 (2013): 653–676 (with A. Peichl and S. Siegloch).

  • “Does size matter? The impact of changes in household structure on income distribution in Germany.” Review of Income and Wealth 58:1 (2012): 118–141 (with A. Peichl and H. Schneider).