Thomas Siedler is Professor in Economics, in particular Economic Policy at the Universität Potsdam. Thomas received his PhD in Economics at the University of Essex (UK) in 2007. His general research interests are labour economics, health economics, family economics, and intergenerational mobility.

He developed the e-learning website mcEmpirics comprises more than 800 introductory econometric questions, answers to those questions, and references to manuals. It gives undergraduate students an opportunity to assess their knowledge of introductory econometrics and refresh their skills by playing quizzes. Teachers and lecturers at universities with a mcEmpirics campus license can easily create their own courses and online tests, without any correction time needed.

Thomas published, for example, in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Health Economics, Demography, European Economic Review, Economica, and the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in October 2005 and became a Research Fellow in May 2008.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14246
forthcoming in: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12993
Peter Eibich, Thomas Siedler
published in: European Economic Review, 2020, 124, 1-41
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12478
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12053
Michael Bahrs, Thomas Siedler
published in: Fiscal Studies, 2019, 40 (2), 117-147
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11980
Shushanik Margaryan, Annemarie Paul, Thomas Siedler
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources, 2020
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9042
published in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 2016, 179 (3), 633–656
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8825
published in: Labour Economics, 2015, 34, 39-50
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8141
revised version published as 'Do Internships Pay Off? The Effects of Student Internships on Earnings' (joint with Shushanik Margaryan and Mathias Schumann) in: Journal of Human Resources, published online before print May 12, 2020
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8100
revised version published as 'Occupational Knowledge and Educational Mobility: Evidence from the Introduction of Job Information Centers' (with D. Schnitzlein) in: Economics of Education Review, 2019, 69, 108 - 124
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4878
revised version published in: Population and Development Review, 2012, 38 (2), 337-351
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4873
revised version published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2011, 30 (3), 591-601
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4398
revised version published as 'Meet the Parents? Family Size and the Geographic Proximity Between Adult Children and Older Mothers in Sweden' in: Demography, 2013, 50 (3), 903-931
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4392
published in: Health Economics, 2010, 19 (11), 1377-1384
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2573
revised version published as 'Schooling and Citizenship in a Young Democracy: Evidence from Postwar Germany' in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2010, 112 (2), 315 - 338
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2411
revised version published as 'Parental unemployment and young people's extreme right-wing party affinity: evidence from panel data' in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 2011, 174 (3), 737 - 758
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2154
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2009, 37 (2), 251-269
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1847
published in: Economic Journal, 2006, 116 (513), 659-679
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1837
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2010, 23 (3), 1073-1103