Eric Sommer has studied Economics and Political Science at the University of Cologne and at the University of Copenhagen and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Cologne. He joined IZA as a student assistant in November 2011 and became a Doctoral Student August 2012. Since August 2016, he has been working as Research Associate. His research focuses on the impact of tax-benefit systems on labor market outcomes and the income distribution. Beyond, he is in charge of the IZA microsimulation model on the German tax-benefit system.

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IZA Discussion Paper No. 9618
published in: International Tax and Public Finance, 2017, 24 (4), 575-615 doi:10.1007/s10797-017-9462-3
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8964
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2017, 48, 54-66
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7804
revised version published as 'Shifting Taxes from Labor to Consumption: More Employment and more Inequality?', Review of Income and Wealth, 63 (3), 524-563
IZA Standpunkt Nr. 86
published in: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 2016, 17 (3), 264-275
IZA Standpunkt Nr. 59
revised version published in: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 2014, 14(2), 182-194
IZA Research Report No. 79
Studie im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie, Bonn 2017 (146 Seiten)
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