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Prof. Ph.D.

Regina T. Riphahn

Vice President of the Leopoldina

Year of election: 2007
Section: Economics and Empirical Social Sciences
City: Nürnberg
Country: Germany
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Research

Research Priorities: Empirical economics, particularly social policy, labor markets, microeconometrics, education, and population economics

Regina T. Riphahn is a German economist. Her research focuses on empirical economics and empirical methods.

She applies survey and administrative data on individuals, households, and firms. She tests hypotheses with respect to the effects of social policy measures (retirement, welfare, paid parental leave, child benefits) and answers questions on labor markets (wages, Minijobs, Midijobs), personnel economics (probation, incentives, temporary employment), economics of education (tuition, intergenerational transmission) and population economics (migration, fertility).

One project addresses the impact of the introduction of paid parental leave (Elterngeld) on household living arrangements. Does the benefit affect a child's probability to live with married parents, cohabiting parents, or a single mother?

Another project researches the impact of the introduction of paid parental leave (Elterngeld) on maternal employment in the first year after a birth. The analysis distinguishes mothers who could claim benefits already before and those who could claim benefits only after the reform.

Other projects study the effect of unemployment and retirement benefit reforms on employment decisions of older workers. Did the shortening of unemployment benefits affect the duration of unemployment or employment? How do older workers respond when retirement entry age is postponed or when benefit discounts are introduced?

In the area of education economics, Regina T. Riphahn investigated the intergenerational transmission of education, the returns to vocational training, and the effect of age at migration on the educational attainment of immigrants.

Her research on Mini- and Midijobs studies whether Minijobs substitute and crowd out regular employment, whether Minijobs affect the "motherhood penalty" and whether Midijobs facilitate transitions into regular employment.

Career

  • 2007‐2012 University lecturer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • since 2005 Full Professor of Empirical Economics, Friedrich‐Alexander‐Universität Erlangen‐Nürnberg, Erlangen‐Nuremberg, Germany
  • 2001‐2005 Professor of Applied Econometrics, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2000‐2001 Professor of Economic Policy, Johannes‐Gutenberg‐University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
  • 1999 Habilitation in Economics and Econometrics, Ludwig‐Maximilians‐University (LMU) Munich, Munich, Germany
  • 1995‐2000 Research Assistant, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany
  • 1995 PhD in Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC‐Chapel Hill), Chapel Hill, USA
  • 1991‐1995 Research Assistant, Carolina Population Center, UNC‐Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA
  • 1990 Master of Business Administration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
  • 1989‐1990 Research Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
  • 1987‐1988 Studies in economics, Rheinische Friedrich‐Wilhelms‐Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • 1986‐1987 Studies in development economics and sociology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
  • 1984‐1986 Studies in economics and business, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Functions

  • 2023-2024 Designated Chair, German Economic Association, Berlin, Germany (chair 2023 ‐ 2024)
  • since 2019 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria
  • 2019-2023 Deputy Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, Germany
  • since 2017 Vice President, National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Germany
  • since 2017 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria
  • 2017 ‐ 2021 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
  • since 2016 Member, Standing Field Committee: Economics of Education, German Economic Association, Germany
  • 2015‐2022 Member, Panel, European Research Council (ERC)
  • 2015‐2020 Chair, Research Advisory Board, RWI Essen, Essen, Germany
  • 2015‐2016 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Cologne, Germany
  • 2014‐2020 Chair, German Data Forum (RatSWD), Germany
  • 2012‐2016 Chair, Standing Field Vommittee: Social Policy, German Economic Association, Germany
  • 2012‐2014 Chair, scientific committee, German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), Germany
  • 2011‐2020 Member, Research Advisory Board, RWI Essen, Essen, Germany
  • 2011‐2018 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Germany
  • 2008‐2014 Member, German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), Germany
  • since 2007 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, Germany
  • 2005‐2015 Member, Executive Council, German Economic Association, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005‐2009 Member, Senate Competition Committee, Leibniz Association, Germany
  • 2005‐2009 Chair, Standing Field Committee: Population Economics, German Economic Association, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005‐2007 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Germany
  • since 2004 Fellow, CESifo Research Network, Munich, Germany
  • since 2004 Member, Standing Field Committee: Econometrics, German Economic Association, Germany
  • 2004‐2007 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany
  • 2003‐2009 Member, Council, European Association of Labour Economists
  • 2002‐2008 Treasurer, European Society for Population Economics
  • 2002‐2005 Member, Council of Economic Advisors, Ministry of Economics, Switzerland
  • since 2000 Member, Standing Field Committee: Social Policy, German Economic Association, Berlin, Germany
  • since 1999 Fellow, IZA (Institute of Labor Economics), Bonn, Germany
  • since 1997 Member, Standing Field Committee: Population Economics, German Economic Association, Germany

Projects

  • 2022‐2023 and 2019‐2021 Project “Understanding Midijobs“, German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany
  • 2016‐2019 Project “Causal effects of wage subsides on labor supply and labor demand“ (joint with Kamila Cygan‐Rehm), DFG, Germany
  • 2014‐2017 Project “Employment of mothers and child development: An analysis of determinants in social change“, Priority Programme (SPP) 1764, DFG, Germany
  • 2009‐2010 Project “Incentive effects of disability retirement for older workers' labor supply“ (joint with Barbara Broadway), DFG, Germany
  • 2006‐2010 Project “Wage development in the life cycle – an analysis of the extent, justification and heterogeneity of wage increases“, SPP 1169, DFG, Germany

Honours and Memberships

  • since 2018 Member, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Munich, Germany
  • since 2018 Member, Academia Europaea
  • since 2007 Member, German National Academy of Science Leopoldina, Germany
  • 2006 Felix‐Büchel‐Award, German Socio‐Economic Panel study (GSOEP), DIW Berlin, Germany
  • 2000 Award “Best Paper 1984 ‐ 1998/99 using the German socio‐economic panel”, Society of Friends of the DIW Berlin, Germany

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