Olga Nottmeyer received her PhD in Economics from the Free University (FU) Berlin in 2011. Before, she was a student of the Graduate Center of Economic and Social Research at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). She holds a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and a Diploma in Economics, both from the FU Berlin.

Her main research interests are applied Microeconometrics, Economics of Migration and Labor Economics. In her dissertation, she focused on interethnic marriages and its labor market implications for immigrants in Germany.

She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in February 2009, and became a Research Associate in November 2011. She is now Managing Editor of IZA World of Labor.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 8695

Estimating the effect of 'ethnic capital' on human capital investment decisions is complicated by the endogeneity of location choice of immigrants and the reflection problem. We exploit a rare immigrant settlement policy in Germany to identify the causal impact of parental peer-heterogeneity on the educational outcomes of their children. To...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6940
Amelie F. Constant, Olga Nottmeyer, Klaus F. Zimmermann
published in: A. F. Constant, K. F. Zimmermann (eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar 2013, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, USA, Chapter 3, 55-74

Circular migration receives increasing attention due to its empirical relevance and as a policy concept to manage labor flows. This review discusses the advantages and disadvantages of circular movements for all parties. It studies the characteristics of circular movers worldwide and investigates the consequences of restrictive migration policies. Recent policy...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5567
revised version published in: IZA Journal of Migration 2014, 3:3

In this paper the hypothesis that partnerships between immigrants and natives are less specialized – in the sense that spouses provide similar working hours per weekday – than those between immigrants is tested. The empirical analysis relies on panel data using a two-limit random effects tobit framework to identify determinants...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5109
published in: Management Science, 2016. Online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2016.2618

We provide laboratory evidence that people neglect skewness resulting from compound shocks.

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5104

Taking advantage of the panel structure of the data, the impact of intermarriage on labor market productivity as measured by earnings is examined. Contrarily to previous studies which rely on instrumental variable techniques, selection issues are addressed within a fixed effects framework. The model accounts for short and long term...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4675
Amelie F. Constant, Olga Nottmeyer, Klaus F. Zimmermann
published in: Yann Algan, Alberto Bisin, Alan Manning and Thierry Verdier (eds.): Cultural Integration of Immigrants in Europe, Oxford: OUP, 2012, Chapter 3, 69-124

This chapter investigates the integration processes of immigrants in Germany by comparing certain immigrant groups to natives differentiating by gender and immigrant generation. Indicators which are supposed to capture cultural integration of immigrants are differences in marital behavior as well as language abilities, ethnic identification and religious distribution. A special...