Natalia Danzer (née Weisshaar) is Associate Professor of Economics with a focus on Empirical Economics and Gender at the Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin). Before joining FU Berlin in 2018, she was Deputy Director of the ifo Center for Labour and Demographic Economics at the ifo Institute in Munich and a Junior Research Group Leader for "Economic Uncertainty and the Family" funded by the Leibniz Association.

Natalia earned her PhD in Economics at the Royal Holloway College, University of London, in 2011. She studied Economics in Mannheim, Bayreuth and Toronto and received her Diploma in Economics from the University of Mannheim in 2004. From 2006 to 2008 she worked as a Research Associate at the Department of International Economics at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). She has also been working as a Short Term Consultant for the World Bank as well as for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Natalia’s main areas of interests are labour and family economics, job satisfaction and subjective well-being. In her empirical research she has been assessing the effects of several exogenous shocks and policy reforms in Austria, Germany, Ukraine and Russia on child development, human capital, subjective well-being and family outcomes.

She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in September 2008 and became a Research Fellow in August 2017.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16034
Alexander M. Danzer, Natalia Danzer, Carsten Feuerbaum
forthcoming in: Industrial and Corporate Change, 2023
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14471
substantially revised version forthcoming in: Feminist Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10812
revised version published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2022, 57 (6) 1826-1884;
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8612
revised version published in: CESifo Economic Studies, 2016, 62 (4), 595-623
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7644
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2019, 57(C), 46-62.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7626
published as "Paid Parental Leave and Children's Schooling Outcomes" in: Economic Journal, 2018, 128 (608), 81-117; April 25, 2019: This article has been included in the inaugural Virtual Issue of The Economic Journal (temporary open access:
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5906
revised version published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2016, 135, 47-60
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3228
revised version published as 'Poverty during Transition: Household Survey Evidence from Ukraine' in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2010, 38 (2), 123-145