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 Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14246
forthcoming in: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13530
forthcoming in: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9088
revised version published "Sleep, Health, and Human Capital: Evidence from Daylight Saving Time" in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2020,170: 174-192
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' in: 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
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