IZA and Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Germany
IZA World of Labor role
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Research Associate, IZA, Germany
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
“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).
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