Sebastian Siegloch is Assistant Professor for Economic Policy and Political Economy at the University of Mannheim (since August 2014). He received his Ph.D. (summa cum laude) for his dissertation "Labor Market Effects of Public Policy" from the University of Cologne in July 2013. Prior to his doctoral studies, he studied Economics and Political Science at the University of Cologne and at Sciences Po Paris, graduating as Diplom-Volkwirt (equiv. M.A. Economics) in 2009. In addition, he received a degree from the Cologne School of Political and Economic Journalism (equiv. B.A. Journalism) in 2007.

His current research interests are empirical public and labor economics as well as applied microeconometrics. He is particularly interested in the labor market effects of income and corporate taxation.

Sebastian joined IZA as a Resident Research Affiliate under the IZA Scholarship Program in 2009 and became a Research Associate in January 2013. He continues to cooperate closely with IZA as a Research Fellow.

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IZA Discussion Paper No. 11425

There is still considerable dispute about the magnitude of labor supply elasticities. While differences in estimates especially between micro and macro models are recently attributed to frictions and adjustment costs, we show that the variation in elasticities derived from structural labor supply models can also be explained by modeling assumptions....

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9618
published in: International Tax and Public Finance, 2017, 24 (4), 575-615 doi:10.1007/s10797-017-9462-3

The effect of demographic change on the labor force and on fiscal revenues is topical in light of potential pension shortfalls. This paper evaluates the effect of demographic changes between 2010 and 2030 on labor force participation and government budgets in the EU-27. Our analysis involves the incorporation of population...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9606
revised version forthcoming in: American Economic Review

This paper estimates the incidence of corporate taxes on wages using a 20-year panel of German municipalities. Administrative linked employer-employee data allows estimating heterogeneous worker and firm effects. We set up a general theoretical framework showing that corporate taxes can have a negative effect on wages in various labor market...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9245

Based on official records from the former East German Ministry for State Security, we quantify the long-term costs of state surveillance on social capital and economic performance. Using county-level variation in the spy density in the 1980s, we exploit discontinuities at state borders to show that higher levels of Stasi...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8554
revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Public Economics

The elasticity of taxable income (ETI) is often interpreted as a sufficient statistic to assess the welfare costs of taxation. Building on the conceptual framework of Chetty (2009), we show that this assertion does no longer hold for tax systems with deduction possibilities if (i) deductions generate externalities and (ii)...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8553

This paper describes IZAΨMOD, the policy microsimulation model of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). The model uses household microdata from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study and firm data from the German linked employer-employee dataset LIAB. IZAΨMOD consists of three components: First, a static module simulates the effects...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8281

There is still considerable dispute about the magnitude of labor supply elasticities. While differences in micro and macro estimates are recently attributed to frictions and adjustment costs, we show that relatively low labor supply elasticities derived from microeconometric models can also be explained by modeling assumptions with respect to wages....

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7958
revised version published in: European Economic Review, 2015, 80, 94-119

Firms' labor demand responses to wage changes are of key interest in empirical research and policy analysis. However, despite extensive research, estimates of labor demand elasticities remain subject to considerable heterogeneity. In this paper, we conduct a comprehensive meta-regression analysis to re-assess the empirical literature on labor demand elasticities. Building...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7890
published in: Economics Letters, 2014, 123 (1), 66-69

We examine the effect of salient international soccer tournaments on the motivation of unemployed individuals to search for employment using the German Socio Economic Panel 1984-2010. Exploiting the random scheduling of survey interviews, we find significant effects on motivational variables such as the intention to work or the reservation wage....

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7494
revised version published in: Canadian Journal of Economics, 2017, 50 (4), 1161-1189

It is widely believed that globalization increases the volatility of employment and decreases the bargaining power of workers. One mechanism explaining this relationship is given by the long-standing Hicks-Marshall laws of derived demand: with international trade increasing competition and therefore the price elasticity of product demand, exporters are predicted to...

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