Jan Stuhler is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and is further affiliated with the Swedish Institute for Social Research in Stockholm. Prior to joining UC3M he completed his PhD at University College London in 2014. He attended the University of Bonn for his undergraduate studies, part of which he spent as visiting student at UC Berkeley.

During his studies in Bonn he worked as a student assistant at IZA. He received his diplom (equivalent to M.Sc.) in Economics from the University of Bonn in 2008. His main fields are Applied Economics and Labor Economics, with a special interest in Migration and Intergenerational Mobility.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in July 2010 and became a Research Fellow in July 2017.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11307

A large literature exploits geographic variation in the concentration of immigrants to identify their impact on a variety of outcomes. To address the endogeneity of immigrants' location choices, the most commonly-used instrument interacts national inflows by country of origin with immigrants' past geographic distribution. We present evidence that estimates based...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10114

By exploiting a commuting policy that led to a sharp and unexpected inflow of Czech workers to areas along the German-Czech border, we examine the impact of an exogenous immigration-induced labor supply shock on local wages and employment of natives. On average, the supply shock leads to a moderate decline...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7514
substantially revised version available at http://ideas.repec.org/p/hhs/sofiwp/2014_003.html

We examine how intergenerational income mobility responds to structural changes in a simple theoretical model of intergenerational transmission, deviating from the existing literature by explicitly analyzing the transition path between steady states. We find that mobility depends not only on current but also on past transmission mechanisms, such that changing...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7072

Conflicting views about the degree of long-run mobility across multiple generations persist because direct empirical evidence is scarce. Predictions are instead routinely derived by iteration of intergenerational measures, a procedure which implies high long-run mobility even when intergenerational mobility is low. However, the assumption that regression implies perpetual regression is...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5697
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2016, 51 (1), 239-268

Research on intergenerational income mobility is based on current income since data on lifetime income are typically not available for two generations. However, using snapshots of income over shorter periods causes a so-called life-cycle bias if the snapshots cannot mimic lifetime outcomes. Using uniquely long series of Swedish income data,...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5245
substantially revised version appeared as IZA DP No. 5697

I argue that the empirical strategies for estimation of the intergenerational elasticity of lifetime earnings that are currently employed in the literature might not eliminate bias arising from life-cycle effects. Specifically, I demonstrate that procedures based on the generalized errors-in-variables model suggested by Haider and Solon (2006) or the consideration...

IZA Research Report No. 15
Bericht im Auftrag der Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft, Bonn 2007 (16 Seiten)