Till von Wachter
University of California, Los Angeles
Till von Wachter received a Master in Economics at the University of Bonn and a PhD in Economics at the University of California Berkeley. His research interests focus on the long-term effects of labor market conditions such as job losses or recessions on labor market and social outcomes for younger, older, and less advantaged workers. Among others, he has analyzed the persistent effects of shocks early in workers’ careers using longitudinal administrative data sets from Canada, Germany, and the U.S. His current work focuses on the effects of a job loss during mass-layoffs on short and long-term mortality outcomes, and on the effect of labor market conditions on entry into disability insurance and retirement. He has published in the American Economic Review and is a research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, and the Institute for the Study of Labor.