Christina Gathmann is a Professor of Economics at the University of Heidelberg. She studied economics in Germany (Humboldt University of Berlin), Canada and the US. Christina obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 2004. She then spent five years as a Postdoctoral Fellow and National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. She is also Research Associate at the ZEW and CESifo.
Her research interests are in labor economics, public economics and political economy, migration, policy evaluation and applied econometrics.
Within these areas, she is particularly interested in the production and depreciation of human capital and its impact on turnover, wages, inequality and unemployment; and the effects of political institutions and labor market policies.
She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in September 2003 and became a Research Fellow in May 2008.