Markus Poschke is an Associate Professor of Economics at McGill University, Montreal. He received his PhD from the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, his MSc in Economics from Maastricht University and a Master's degree from Sciences-Po, Paris. As a member of the European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics, he spent part of 2005/06 at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.
His main research interests include the macroeconomics of labor markets, growth theory, entrepreneurship and firm dynamics. Currently, his research focusses on entrepreneurial entry decisions in a heterogeneous population, their implications for aggregate outcomes, and the impact of labor market policies and frictions on these decisions and outcomes. He also studies structural change and optimal taxation when markets are incomplete. His work in these areas has been published in the leading journals in macroeconomics.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in August 2006 and became a Research Fellow in March 2009.