Monika Merz is a full professor of macroeconomics at the University of Vienna. She was previously on the economics faculty at the University of Bonn (2001-2010). She earned her Ph.D. (1994) from Northwestern University under the supervision of Larry Christiano and Dale Mortensen. She held an appointment as assistant professor of economics at Rice University in Houston prior to joining the economics department at Bonn in 2001 as their first female professor. In 2010, she moved to Vienna. She is a member of the Austrian Academy of Science, IZA in Bonn, and a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London. From 2012 - 2019 she was a member of CEPR’s Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee. Her research focuses on macroeconomic aspects of labor markets. She currently investigates time-use patterns of couples and aggregation issues in the labor market. Recent publications are in the JEEA, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.
Monika Merz joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2001.