Martin Biewen studied economics at the Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Bonn, where he graduated as Diplom-Volkswirt in 1996. In 2000, he received a PhD in economics at the University of Heidelberg. From 2000 until 2001, he worked as a senior research officer at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. In 2005, he received a Habilitation in economics and econometrics at the University of Mannheim in 2005. From 2006 to 2009, Martin Biewen was a professor of statistics at the University of Mainz, and since 2009 he has been a professor of statistics, econometrics and quantitative methods at the University of Tübingen. His research interests include applied microeconometics, income distribution, labor economics, the evaluation of active labour market policies, and education economics. He has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, The Review of Economics and Statistics, the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Labor Economics.
Martin Biewen joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2001.