Daniel is an Assistant Professor (with tenure track) in Labour and Health Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He is mainly interested in applied microeconometrics in the fields of health and labour economics, early childhood education, family economics, and policy evaluations.

Daniel received his PhD in 2014 from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg where he worked between 2011 and 2019. Previously, he studied Politics and Economics at the Universities of Leeds (UK) and Lund (Sweden), and completed a Master's degree in Development Economics and Policy from Manchester University. Daniel started his professional career as a Research Officer at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in Australia in 2009.

Daniel’s current research projects focus on health economics, the economics of early human capital formation, and the labour market effects of parenthood.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate im March 2017 and became a Research Fellow in December 2023.

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IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16843
this paper is an updated version of IZA DP 14478
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14478
an updated version is available as IZA DP 16843
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14296
Jonas Jessen, Daniel Kühnle, Markus Wagner
revised version published as 'Long-Run Effects of Earlier Voting Eligibility on Turnout and Political Involvement' in: The Journal of Politics, 2024
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14293
Daniel Kühnle, Michael Oberfichtner, Kerstin Ostermann
published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2021, 36 (7), 1065-1073.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12400
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2019, 67, 102215
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11533
published in: Labour Economics, 2018, 53, 182 - 197
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10661
published as 'Does Starting Universal Childcare Earlier Influence Children's Skill Development?' in: Demography, 2020, 57 (1), 61-98.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9054
published as 'What factors affect physicians' labour supply: Comparing structural discrete choice and reduced-form approaches' in: Health Economics, 2017, 27 (2), e101 - e119
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8978
published as 'Paid Parental Leave and Child Health in Australia' in: Economic Record, 2017, 93 (301), 214-237
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7017
published in: Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 2016, 55(3), 385-414