Nicolas Ziebarth is head of ZEW’s Research Unit "Labour Markets and Social Insurance" and a professor of economics at the University of Mannheim. Before joining ZEW in July 2022, he was a tenured associate professor at Cornell University. Dr. Ziebarth earned his PhD in economics at TU Berlin/DIW Berlin in 2011; his advisors were Gert Wagner and Regina Riphahn.

Nicolas Ziebarth's research is in the field of applied health and labor economics. In particular, he analyzes the interaction of social insurance 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 leading economic journals but also in multidisciplinary and policy journals.

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


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16165
Martin B. Hackmann, Vincent Pohl, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10918
short version published as 'Social Insurance and Health' in: Baltagi, B. H. and Moscone, F. (eds.), Health Econometrics, Emerald Publishing, 1st ed., 2018.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9900
Lauren E. Jones, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
published in: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2017, 36 (3), 584–607
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9867
revised version published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2020, 55 (2), 611-659
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9709
Philip Susser, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
short version published in: Health Services Research, 2016, 51 (6), 2305-2317
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9088
revised version published as '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' in: 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' in:Journal of Public Economics, 2017, 156, 14-33
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7875
revised version published as: Karlsson, M.; Zierbarth, N.R., 'Population health effects and health-related costs of extreme temperatures: Comprehensive evidence from Germany' in: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, 2019, 60 (1), 133-155
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7279
published as 'Inevitable? Doping Attitudes among Berliners in 2011: The Role of Socialist State Socialisation and Athlete Experience' in: 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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4787
revised version published as 'Welfare-Related Health Inequality: Does the Choice of Measure Matter?' in: European Journal of Health Economics, 2013, 14 (3), 431-442