Thomas Siedler is Professor in Economics, in particular Microeconometrics at the Universität Hamburg. He is a core member of the Hamburg Center for Health Economics (hche) and Research Associate at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex. Thomas received his PhD in Economics at the University of Essex (UK) in 2007. His general research interests are labour economics, health economics, family economics and intergenerational mobility.
He developed the e-learning website mcEmpirics. mcEmpirics comprises more than 700 introductory econometric questions, answers to those questions, and references to manuals. It gives undergraduate students an opportunity to assess their knowledge of introductory econometrics and refresh their skills by playing quizzes.
Thomas published in the Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Health Economics, Demography, European Economic Review, Economica, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, Fiscal Studies, Labour Economics, Economics of Education Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Economics Letters, Behavior Genetics, Economics of Transition, Journal of Population Economics, Population and Development Review, Health Economics and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in October 2005 and became a Research Fellow in May 2008.