Dr. Andreas Peichl
Senior Research Associate (since 2008, Senior since 2010), Deputy Program Director "Future of Labor" (since 2009), Co-Editor of the IZA Policy Paper Series and Head of the Data Comittee of the IDSC at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. Postdoctoral Research Fellow (”Habilitand”) at the University of Cologne (Chair Prof. Dr. Clemens Fuest), Germany (since 05/2008), Research Associate at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex, UK (since 06/2008) and Research Affiliate at Center for Economic Studies (CESifo) of the University of Munich, Germany (since 01/2010).
His current research interests include (empirical) public economics, labor economics and welfare economics with particular reference to optimal taxation, tax reforms and their empirical evaluation, tax benefit microsimulation and the analysis of income distributions.
Andreas received his PhD (summa cum laude) for his thesis on "Could the World be Flat? Simulating Flat Tax Reforms in Western Europe" from the University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. C. Fuest) in May 2008. From January 2005 until August 2008 he was PhD student at the University of Cologne and worked as a research assistant at the Cologne Center for Public Economics (CPE). In Spring 2008 he was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, UK.
Prior to his doctoral studies, he studied economics at the Philips-University of Marburg and the University of Cologne and graduated in December 2004 (Diplom-Volkswirt, equiv. M.A. Economics).