Christina Gathmann is Professor of Labor Economics and New Political Economics at the University of Heidelberg. After studying in Germany, Venezuela and Canada, Christina obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 2004. She then spent five years at Stanford University and was National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. She is also Research Associate at the ZEW and CESifo.

Her research interests are in labor economics, migration, public economics and political economy, 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 economic and social consequences 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.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 1004
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2008, 92 (10-11), 1926-1941