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.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12993
Peter Eibich, Thomas Siedler
revised version forthcoming in: European Economic Review, 2020
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12478
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12053
Michael Bahrs, Thomas Siedler
published in: Fiscal Studies, 2019, 40 (2), 117-147
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11980
Shushanik Margaryan, Annemarie Paul, Thomas Siedler
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources, 2020
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9042
published in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 2016, 179 (3), 633–656
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8825
published in: Labour Economics, 2015, 34, 39-50
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8100
revised version published as 'Occupational Knowledge and Educational Mobility: Evidence from the Introduction of Job Information Centers' (with D. Schnitzlein) in: Economics of Education Review, 2019, 69, 108 - 124
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4878
revised version published in: Population and Development Review, 2012, 38 (2), 337-351
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4873
revised version published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2011, 30 (3), 591-601
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4398
revised version published as 'Meet the Parents? Family Size and the Geographic Proximity Between Adult Children and Older Mothers in Sweden' in: Demography, 2013, 50 (3), 903-931
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4392
published in: Health Economics, 2010, 19 (11), 1377-1384
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2573
revised version published as 'Schooling and Citizenship in a Young Democracy: Evidence from Postwar Germany' in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2010, 112 (2), 315 - 338
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2411
revised version published as 'Parental unemployment and young people's extreme right-wing party affinity: evidence from panel data' in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 2011, 174 (3), 737 - 758
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2154
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2009, 37 (2), 251-269
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1847
published in: Economic Journal, 2006, 116 (513), 659-679
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1837
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2010, 23 (3), 1073-1103