Felix Weinhardt is currently employed as postdoc in Applied Microeconomics at the Humboldt-University Berlin and the DIW. He is also associated with the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. He obtained his PhD after three-and-a-half years at the LSE in 2012 and also visited the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley during his studies in 2011.
Felix is an applied microeconomist interested in causes and consequences of social and spatial inequality. Consequently, Felix' research lies at the crossroads of Public Economics, Labour Economics, Economics of Education and Urban Economics. A secondary interest is GIS and Environmental Economics. His work has been published/got accepted for publication by the Journal of Labor Economics, the Economic Journal and the Journal of Urban Economics.
Felix is currently working on a number of further projects looking at the linkage between neighbourhood quality and student performance and at the importance of non-cognitive skills on task-specific productivity. In further work he examines socio-economic consequences of broadband access and the determinantes of location patters of prime locations within cities. Felix currently works with co-authors from UCL, LSE and UC Berkeley. For an up-do-date list please visit his webpage.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in November 2010 and became a Research Fellow in July 2014.