Nico Pestel is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn and Deputy Program Coordinator of IZA's program area "Environment and Labor Markets". He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cologne in 2013.
Nico is an applied microeconomist with research interests in labor and public economics as well as political economy and environmental economics. He is particularly interested in the labor market effects of public policies, the relationship between household formation and inequality as well as the effects of environmental conditions on worker productivity and health.
Nico joined IZA as a Resident Research Affiliate under the IZA Scholarship Program in 2009. He became a Research Associate in 2013 and a Senior Research Associate in 2016.