Nicolas Ziebarth is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department for Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. Before coming to Cornell, Nicolas worked as a research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He earned his PhD in economics from the Berlin University of Technology (TU Berlin) in 2011. His PhD thesis is titled "Sickness Absence and Economic Incentives." It has been awarded the Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award 2011.

Nicolas Ziebarth's research is in the field of applied health and labor economics. In particular, he analyzes the interaction of social security systems with labor markets and population health. Another focus of his work is the driving forces and implications of health-related behavior.

Nicolas Ziebarth's work has been published in economic journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the International Economic Review or The Economic Journal, but also in multidisciplinary and policy journals such as Health Policy, Health Services Research or Social Science & Medicine.

Nicolas Ziebarth joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2011.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 8967
published as: "Non-Separable Time Preferences, Novelty Consumption, and Body Weight: Theory and Evidence from the East German Transition to Capitalism," Journal of Health Economics, 2017, 51: 41-65.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8907
published as: "Taxing Consumption and the Take-Up of Public Assistance: The Case of Cigarette Taxes and Food Stamps," Journal of Law & Economics, 2017, 60(1):1-27.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8850
revised version published as: "The Pros and Cons of Sick Pay Schemes: Testing for Contagious Presenteeism and Noncontagious Absenteeism Behavior" Journal of Public Economics, 156:14-33
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7875
revised version published as Karlsson, M. and N.R. Ziebarth: "Population health effects and health-related costs of extreme temperatures: Comprehensive evidence from Germany", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2018, 91, 93-117
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7691
published as 'How Natural Disasters Can Affect Environmental Concerns, Risk Aversion, and Even Politics: Evidence from Fukushima and Three European Countries' in: Journal of Population Economics, 2015, 28(4), 1137-1180
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7428
José R. Guardado, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
revised version published as 'Worker Investment in Safety, Workplace Accidents, and Compensating Wage Differentials' in: International Economic Review, First Published: 16 August 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7279
published as 'Inevitable? Doping Attitudes among Berliners in 2011: The Role of Socialist State Socialisation and Athlete Experience' in the : European Journal of Public Health, 2016, 26(3): 520-522
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6241
revised version published as: 'Does Price Framing Affect the Consumer Price Sensitivity of Health Plan Choice?' in: Journal of Human Resources, 2017, 52(1): 89-128