Susan Steiner is Assistant Professor for Development Economics at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Before joining the University in 2013, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the University of Manchester, UK, and the German Institute for Global and Area Studies in Hamburg, Germany. She received her PhD from the University of Leipzig in 2007. She works in the fields of development and transition economics, and her current research interest is mainly in microinsurance, household economics, and social networks.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2012.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10986
Friederike Lenel, Susan Steiner

This paper investigates the crowding out of informal support among peers by the introduction of formal insurance. We show that the availability of insurance changes people's intrinsic motivation to support others. We report results from a lab-in-the-field experiment conducted in Cambodia. Half of the subjects face the risk to lose...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10890

We examine the role of intergenerational co-residence for female labour supply in a patrilocal society. To account for the endogeneity of women's co-residence with parents or in-laws, we exploit a tradition in Central Asia, namely that the youngest son of a family usually lives with his parents. Using data from...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7406
Tanika Chakraborty, Bakhrom Mirkasimov, Susan Steiner
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2015, 43(3), 690–705

We study how international migration changes the private transfers made between households in the migrant sending communities of developing countries. A priori, it is indeterminate whether migration and remittances strengthen or weaken the degree of private transfers in these communities. From a policy perspective, public income redistribution programmes would have...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7055
Tilman Brück, Damir Esenaliev, Antje Kroeger, Alma Kudebayeva, Bakhrom Mirkasimov, Susan Steiner
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2014, 42(3), 819-835

This paper summarizes the micro-level survey evidence from Central Asia generated and analyzed between 1991 and 2012. We provide an exhaustive overview over all accessible individual and household-level surveys undertaken in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - and of all English-language academic papers published using these datasets. We argue...