Stefan Bauernschuster (personal website) is a Full Professor of Public Economics at the University of Passau, Research Professor at the Ifo Institute Munich, CESifo Research Fellow, IZA Research Fellow and a member of the committee for social policy of the German Economic Association. In his research, Stefan Bauernschuster uses micro-econometric methods to answer policy relevant questions in the fields of labor, population, and health economics. His research has been published in journals such as the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Health Economics, or the Journal of Public Economics. CV
In the winter semester 2022/23, the Chair of Public Economics will offer a Master seminar on "Replicating Empirical Research", course number 35866. The seminar will be held in English and is open to Master students of the University of Passau who have successfully participated in the course "Natural and Field Experiments". In case of any remaining free capacities, we also accept students who successfully participated in the course "Evaluation of Development Policies" instead.
If you are interested in taking part, please submit your application documents (by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) to the chair by Monday, 27th June 2022. Use the following application form. More information on the seminar can also be found here.
The following exams are organized by the chair:
Public Finance, BA, 03.08.2022, 6 p.m., HS 7
Marktversagen und Wirtschaftspolitik, BA (Wiederholer-Klausur/Retry-Exam), 25.07.2022, 6 p.m., HS 7
Population Economics, MA, 01.08.2022, 12 p.m. (noon), HS 6
Economics of Education, MA, 09.08.2022, 10 a.m., HS 6
The registration for the exams takes place during the standard registration period through HISQIS.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Bauernschuster met this year's Nobel laureates Joshua Angrist, David Card and Guido Imbens as a doctoral student and has been fascinated by their research methods ever since. He explains why in a podcast with student Edwin Mejía. (Interview in German)
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is setting up 14 new research training groups (RTGs) throughout Germany to further support researchers at the early stages of their career. The DFG gave the University of Passau the go-ahead for one such RTG.
Junior economist Dr Katrin Huber has received an award for her doctoral thesis, which she wrote under the supervision of Professor Bauernschuster. In her thesis, she examines the effects of income shocks, a change of the parental leave benefits system and the extension of public childcare on labour supply decisions in partnerships and on the development of children.