Simon joined IZA as Research Associate in 2020. He studied economics in Konstanz, Regensburg and Nuremberg with a longer research stay at Boston University. Before moving to IZA, Simon worked as a researcher at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). His research interests are in the field of labor economics with intersections to public economics and behavioral economics. He focuses on how Labor Market Policies- and Institutions operate in a frictional labor market and how these affect worker outcomes and inequality. He also works on how workers are affected by job-loss, and search for a new job during unemployment.