Professor Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Ph.D.

Location: Room 3.55
Telephone: +49 (0)69 798 33815

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln is Professor of Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt. Prior to joining Goethe University in 2009, she was an assistant professor at Harvard University. She received her PhD in economics from Yale University in 2004. Her research focuses on the analysis of household saving and labor supply behavior, and the endogeneity of preferences. She received the 2018 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Science Foundation, the highest scientific award in Germany, and the 2016 Gossen Prize of the German Economic Association. In 2018, she was also awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant, and in 2010 an ERC Starting Grant. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, and member of the editorial boards of the Review of Economic Studies and of the Journal of the European Economic Association. She is chairwoman of the German Economic Association and holds many affiliations in international research networks.

Curriculum Vitae

Papers | Selected Press Coverage

Published Papers
Cultural Determinants of Household Saving Behavior
(with Paolo Masella and Hannah Paule-Paludkiewicz), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming

Long-term Changes in Married Couples’ Labor Supply and Taxes: Evidence from the US and Europe Since the 1980s (with Alexander Bick, Bettina Brüggemann and Hannah Paule-Paludkiewicz), Journal of International Economics, forthcoming
Online Appendix, Tax Codes

Hours Worked in Europe and the US: New Data, New Answers
(with Alexander Bick and Bettina Brüggemann), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, forthcoming
Online Appendix, Data Set

Data Revisions of Aggregate Hours Worked: Implications for the Europe-US Hours Gap
(with Alexander Bick and Bettina Brüggemann), Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, 101(1), 2019
Online Appendix

Taxation and Labor Supply of Married Couples across Countries: A Macroeconomic Analysis
(with Alexander Bick), Review of Economic Studies, 85(3), 2018
Online Appendix

How Do Hours Worked Vary with Income? Cross-Country Evidence and Implications
(with Alexander Bick and David Lagakos) American Economic Review, 108(1), 2018
Online Appendix, Data Set

Quantifying the Disincentive Effects of Joint Taxation on Married Women's Labor Supply
(with Alexander Bick), American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, 107(5), 2017

Natural Experiments in Macroeconomics
(with Tarek A. Hassan), in: Taylor, John B. and Harald Uhlig (eds.): Handbook of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, Vol. 2a, 2016, 923-1012.
Online Appendix, Slides, Teaching Materials: Slides, Handout, Latex Code

Long-Lasting Effects of Socialist Education
(with Paolo Masella), Review of Economics and Statistics, 98(3), 2016
Online Appendix

On the Endogeneity of Political Preferences: Evidence from Individual Experience with Democracy
(with Matthias Schündeln), Science, 347(6226), 2015
Published version in Science

The Role of Borders, Languages, and Currencies as Obstacles to Labor Market Integration
(with Kevin Bartz), European Economic Review, 56(6), 2012

Explaining the Low Labor Productivity in East Germany - A Spatial Analysis
(with Rima Izem), Journal of Comparative Economics, 40(1), 2012

Inequality Trends for Germany in the Last Two Decades: A Tale of Two Countries
(with Dirk Krueger and Mathias Sommer), Review of Economic Dynamics, 13(1), 2010

Who Stays, Who Goes, Who Returns? East-West Migration within Germany since Reunification
(with Matthias Schündeln), Economics of Transition, 17(3), 2009

On Preferences for Being Self-Employed
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 71(2), 2009

The Response of Household Saving to the Large Shock of German Reunification
American Economic Review, 98(5), 2008

Good Bye Lenin (Or Not?): The Effect of Communism on People's Preferences
(with Alberto Alesina), American Economic Review, 97(4), 2007

Precautionary Savings and Self-Selection: Evidence from the German Reunification 'Experiment'
(with Matthias Schündeln), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 120(3), 2005

Stock Market Liberalizations: Financial and Macroeconomic Implications
(with Norbert Funke), Review of World Economics, 139 (4), 2003

The Savings Behavior of East and West Germans - Theoretical Predictions and Empirical Evidence
(with Matthias Schündeln), Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 123(1), 2003

L'insoutenable légèreté de l'euro
(with Laurence Boone, Alain de Serres and Vincent Koen), Economie Internationale, 88(4), 2002, 77-106;
also available as Tracking the Euro, OECD Economics Department Working Paper, No. 298, June 2001

Working Papers
Participation Following Sudden Access
(with Michalis Haliassos)