Stefan Pichler is an Associate Professor of Public Health at the Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance at the University of Groningen (Netherlands). Before that he was a Senior Researcher at ETH Zurich, KOF Swiss Economic Institute (Switzerland). Stefan completed his doctoral studies at the Graduate School of Finance Economics and Management and earned his PhD in 2013 at the TU Darmstadt. The title of his PhD thesis is “Infectious Diseases and the Economy”.

Stefan Pichler’s research is in the field of applied health and labor economics. In particular, he analyzes the interaction of social security systems with labor markets and population health. Another focus of his work are the economic consequences of diseases.

Stefan was able to publish his papers in the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Health Economics among others.

Stefan Pichler joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2020.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 9867
revised version published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2020, 55 (2), 611-659
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8850
revised version published as 'The Pros and Cons of Sick Pay Schemes: Testing for Contagious Presenteeism and Noncontagious Absenteeism Behavior' in:Journal of Public Economics, 2017, 156, 14-33