Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984
    Abitur (A-levels) at the Ursulinenschule in Cologne, Germany

  • 1984 – 1986
    Lower-division studies in economics at the University of Cologne

  • 1986 – 1987
    University of Sussex, UK

  • 1987 – 1988
    Upper-division studies in economics at the University of Bonn, Germany

  • 1988 – 1990
    Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA

  • 1990 – 1995
    PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, USA

  • 1999
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in economics and econometrics at LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1989 – 1990
    Lecturer at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA

  • 1991 and 1993
    Lecturer at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, USA

  • 1991 – 1995
    Research associate at the Carolina Population Centre, USA

  • 1995 – 2000
    Lecturer at LMU Munich

  • 2000
    Visiting professor at Mainz University

  • 2000 – 2001
    Professor of economics, in particular economic policy, at Mainz University

  • 2001 – 2005
    Professor of economics, in particular applied econometrics, at the University of Basel, Switzerland

  • Since 2005
    Professor of statistics and empirical economics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

  • 2007 – 2012
    University lecturer at VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Selected publications

  • Riphahn, R., Guilkey, D.: The Determinants of Child Mortality in the Philippines: Estimation of a Structural Model. In: Journal of Development Economics 56(2), 1997. pp. 281-305.

  • Riphahn, R., Kreider, B.: Explaining Applications to the U.S. Disability Program. A Semiparametric Approach. In: Journal of Human Resources 35(1), 1999. pp. 82-115.

  • Riphahn, R., Mayer, J.: Fertility Assimilation of Immigrants: Evidence from Count Data Models. In: Journal of Population Economics 13(2), 2000. pp. 241-261.

  • Riphahn, R. et al.: Incentive Effects in the Demand for Health Care: A Bivariate Panel Count Data Estimation. In: Journal of Applied Econometrics 18, 2003. pp. 387-405.

  • Riphahn, R.: Cohort Effects in the Educational Attainment of Second Generation Immigrants in Germany: An Analysis of Census Data. In: Journal of Population Economics 16(4), 2003. pp. 711-737.

  • Riphahn, R., Ichino, A.: The Effect of Employment Protection on Worker Effort. A Comparison of Absenteeism During and After Probation. In: Journal of the European Economic Association 3(1), 2005. pp. 120-143.

  • Riphahn, R., Heineck, G.: Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Attainment in Germany – The Last Five Decades. In: Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik) 229(1), 2009. pp. 36-60.

  • Riphahn, R., Orlowski, R.: The East German Wage Structure after Transition. In: Economics of Transition 17(4), 2009. pp. 629-659.

  • Riphahn, R., Engellandt, A.: Incentive Effects of Bonus Payments: Evidence from a Multinational Company. In: IZA Discussion Paper No. 1229, forthcoming: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2008.

  • Riphahn, R.: The Effect of Secondary School Fees on Educational Attainment, forthcoming: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2010.


Selected projects

  • Intergenerational education transmission in East and West Germany

  • Wage mobility in Germany

  • Take-up of social assistance benefits

  • Consequences of family benefit policies

  • Employment of young mothers

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the committee on population economics, Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association; committee chairperson 2005-2009)

  • Research fellow at the IZA (Institute for the Future of Labour), Bonn, Germany

  • Member of the committee on social policy, Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association; committee chairperson since 2012)

  • Member of the German Research Network on Security for Old Age (FNA)

  • Member of the committee on econometrics, Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association)

  • Fellow in the CESifo network

  • Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

  • Elected member of the expanded board of directors for the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association)

  • Research professor at DIW Berlin, Germany

  • Member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), since 2008

  • Member of the scientific advisory board to the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

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