Patrick Puhani is professor of Labour Economics at Leibniz University of Hannover. Previously, he was professor of Applied Econometrics at Darmstadt University of Technology. Besides IZA, he is also a research fellow of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College London (UCL); the Equipe de Recherche sur les Marchés, l'Emploi et la Simulation (ERMES), Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas); and the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW), University of St. Gallen.
Patrick Puhani received his undergraduate education in Economics at Queens' College, University of Cambridge, England, where he obtained a Master of Arts degree. From 1995 to 1999 he was working with the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Munich, Germany, in 1998. From 1999 to 2004, Patrick Puhani worked at SIAW, University of St. Gallen, where he obtained his Habilitation in 2004. During the academic year 2001/2002, Patrick Puhani was a visiting scholar at the Economics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA and during the academic year 2010/2011 he was visiting the Economics Department and the Center for Labor Economics at the University of California at Berkeley.
Patrick Puhani's research interests are in the field of labor economics and applied microeconometrics. His works have in published among others in Economics Letters, Empirical Economics, the German Economic Review, Kyklos, Labour, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of the German Statistical Society, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Regional Science, and Research in Labor Economics.