Nico Pestel

Research Fellow and Associated Member

Maastricht University

Nico Pestel is an Associate Professor at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Cologne in 2013. Before joining ROA in November 2021, he held various positions at IZA in Bonn. He was head of the institute's research team "Policy Challenges" and coordinator of IZA's network program area "Environment, Health, and Labor Markets". He continues to work closely with IZA's local research team as an Associated Member.

Nico's research interests are in applied labor, environmental and public economics as well as in political economy. He is particularly interested in the role of environmental conditions for labor market outcomes, human capital formation as well as decision-making.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14844
revised version published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022, 119 (26), e2201724119
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14718
published as 'The Political Fallout of Air Pollution' in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2024, 121(18), e2314428121
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14376
revised version published in: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2024, 16 (2), 220-248
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14180
published in: Labour Economics, 2022, 75, 102142
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13790
revised version published as 'Does re-opening schools contribute to the spread of SARS2? Evidence from staggered summer breaks in Germany' in: Journal of Public Economics, 2021, 198, 104426
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13418
revised version published in: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2021, 108, 102448
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12632
revised version published as 'Indoor Air Quality and Strategic Decision Making' in: Management Science, 2023, 69 (9), 5354-5377
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12545
revised version published as "Health Effects of Low Emission Zones: Evidence from German Hospitals" in: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 109, 2021, 102512
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11725
published as 'Forced Migration and Local Public Policies: Evidence from Post-War West Germany' in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2024, 22 (2), 915-962