Tim Kaiser is a Professor of Economics at the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU), Research Affiliate at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Associate Editor of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, and a member of the Financial Literacy and Personal Finance Research Network (G53 Network). He is also associated with the Mannheim Institute for Financial Education (MIFE), a joint initiative of the University of Mannheim and the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). He received his doctoral degree in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Kiel and was a research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

His research interests are in the area of applied microeconomics, especially economics of education, development economics, behavioral economicss, and household finance. His work has appeared in leading field journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Development Economics.

Tim Kaiser joined IZA as an Research Affiliate in April 2023.