Annabelle Krause is a Senior Research Associate at IZA since September 2016. She studied economics and social psychology at the Ruhr-University Bochum and at the University of Lausanne. After her graduation as a Master of Science in Economics in 2009, she joined IZA as a Resident Research Affiliate and became a Research Associate in September 2013. She received her Ph.D. degree in May 2013 from the Freie Universität Berlin.

Her research interests include labor economics, migration and happiness economics.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 9400

This paper investigates the effect of drinking arsenic contaminated water on mental health. Drinking water with an unsafe arsenic level for a prolonged period can lead to arsenicosis, which includes symptoms such as black spots on the skin and subsequent illnesses such as various cancers. We collected household survey data...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8545
published in: Scuola Democratica, 2014, 2 [Abstract & Download]

This article reviews empirical evidence on the early tracking system in Germany and the educational inequalities associated with it. Overall, the literature confirms the existence of considerable social, ethnic, gender- and age-related inequalities in secondary school track placement. Studies on tracking timing and track allocation mechanisms reveal that postponement of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8435
published in: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, 2015, Vol 10. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 515–520

The relationship between happiness and work is subject to an ever growing empirical literature in economics. The analyses are mostly based on large-scale survey data to measure subjective well-being. Whereas one large strand of research investigates the effect of job loss and becoming unemployed, another field of study focuses on...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8383
revised version published as 'European Labor Market Integration: What the Experts Think' in: International Journal of Manpower, 2017, 38 (7), 954-974 [Details & Download]

A Single European Labor Market, particularly involving the free movement of workers within Europe, has been a goal of the European community since the 1950s. Whereas it may entail opportunities and drawbacks alike, the benefits – such as greater economic welfare for most citizens – are supposed to outweigh the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7107
revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, 96, 1-20

Subjective well-being is primarily treated as an outcome variable in the economic literature. However, is happiness also a driver of behavior and life's outcomes? Rich survey data of recent entrants into unemployment in Germany show that a significant inverted U-shaped relationship exists between residual happiness and an unemployed individual's future...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7096
published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2012, 1:5 [Open Access]

Numerous empirical studies find a substantial extent of discrimination in hiring decisions. Anonymous job applications have gained attention and popularity to identify and combat this form of discrimination. To test whether their intended effects result in practice, in several European countries such as Sweden, France and the Netherlands field experiments...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6696
revised version published in: International Migration Review, 2015, 49 (3), 757-789. [Abstract & Download]

We investigate second generation migrants and native children at several stages in the German education system to analyze the determinants of the persistent native-migrant gap. One part of the gap can be attributed to differences in socioeconomic background and another part remains unexplained. Faced with this decomposition problem, we apply...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6101

Happiness drops when individuals become unemployed. The negative impact of the unemployment shock, however, may differ by cultural background. To test the hypothesis of a 'Teutonic work ethic', this paper takes advantage of Switzerland in its cultural diversity. By comparing different cultural groups in the same institutional setting, I empirically...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6100
published in: Economics Letters, 2012, 117 (2), 441-444 [Open Access]

Discrimination in recruitment decisions is well documented. Anonymous job applications may reduce discriminatory behavior in hiring. This paper analyzes the potential of this approach in a randomized experiment with fresh Ph.D. economists on the academic job market using data from a European-based economic research institution. If included in the treatment...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5396
revised version published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2017, 24 (13), 945-949 [Details & Download]

This paper analyzes the reservation wages of first and second generation migrants. Based on recently collected and rich survey data of a representative inflow sample into unemployment in Germany, we empirically test the hypothesis that reservation wages increase from first to second generation migrants. Two extensions of the basic job...