Eric Sommer has studied Economics and Political Science at the University of Cologne and at the University of Copenhagen and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Cologne. He joined IZA as a student assistant in November 2011 and became a Doctoral Student August 2012. From 2016 to 2019, he worked as Research Associate. His research focuses on the impact of tax-benefit systems on labor market outcomes and the income distribution. Beyond, he was in charge of the IZA microsimulation model on the German tax-benefit system.
Eric Sommer became a Research Fellow in July 2019.