Katharina Wrohlich

Research Fellow

DIW Berlin


Katharina Wrohlich is Head of the Gender Economics Research Group at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

Her research focuses on the evaluation of labor market, family and tax policy on employment and wages of women. Moreover, she is working on the issue of gender gaps in the labor market, in particular in terms of wages and leadership positions.

Before joining the gender economics research group at DIW, Katharina was a research associate (2002-2012) at and deputy head (2012-2016) of the public economics department at DIW Berlin. She finished her PhD at the Free University of Berlin in 2007. Prior to her doctoral studies, she studied at the University of Vienna and at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Katharina Wrohlich joined IZA in 2004 as an Affiliate and was a Fellow from 2009 until 2011. She rejoined IZA as a Fellow in November 2018.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10173
published in: Labour Economics, 2019, 56 (2), 146-163.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9531
published in: Contemporary Economics, 2017, 11(2), 161-170
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4503
published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (4), 498-512
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4421
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2012, 31 (1), 155-167
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3694
published in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2011, 27 (3), 436-454
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3615
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2010, 29 (3), 470-479
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3601
revised version published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2012, 114(1), 124–147
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3128
published in: German Economic Review, 2010, 11(3), 278-301
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2372
revised version published as 'Parental Leave Bene t Reform in Germany: Costs and Labour Market Outcomes of Moving towards the Nordic Model' in: Population Research and Policy Review, 2008, 27 (5), 575-591
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2245
revised version published as 'Introducing Family Tax Splitting in Germany: How Would It Affect the Income Distribution, Work Incentives, and Household Welfare? ' in: FinanzArchiv, 2008, 64 (1), 115-142
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2041
published in: Applied Economics, 2010, 42(19), 2475–2489
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1515
revised version published in: Applied Economics, 2008, 40 (10), 1217-1228