Working papers

Intertemporal Choice with Health-Dependent Discounting, June 2019. [paper] [appendix]

Opioid Epidemics, cege Discussion Paper 371, 2019. [paper]

Anticipation of Deteriorating Health and Information Avoidance (with Johannes Schuenemann and Timo Trimborn), cege Discussion Paper 365, 2019. [paper]

Innovation, Automation, and Inequality: Policy Challenges in the Race against the Machine (with Klaus Prettner), GLO Discussion Paper 320, 2019. [paper]

Menstruation Hygiene Management and Work Attendance in a Developing Country (with Astrid Krenz), cege Discussion Paper 364, 2019 [paper]

From Pain Patient to Junkie: An Economic Theory of Painkiller Consumption and its Impact on Wellbeing and Longevity, cege Discussion Paper 359, 2018 [paper]

Negligible Senescence: An Economic Life Cycle Model for the Future (with Davide Dragone), CESifo Working Paper No. 7246, 2018. [paper]

Illicit Drugs and the Decline of the Middle Class (with Volker Grossmann), cege Discussion Paper 353, 2018. [paper]

Physiological Constraints and Comparative Economic Development (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard), CEPR Discussion Paper 13119, 2018. [paper] [ungated earlier version]

How Season of Birth Affects Health and Aging (with Ana Abeliansky), cege Discussion Paper 352, 2018 [paper]

Robots, Reshoring, and the Lot of Low-Skilled Workers (mit Astrid Krenz und Klaus Prettner), cege Discussion Paper 351, 2018. [paper]

Physiological Aging around the World and Economic Growth (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard and Casper Worm Hansen), CAGE Working Paper 375, 2018. [paper]

Nepotism, Schooling Outcomes and Economic Development (with Marcello Perez-Alvarez), CSAE Working Paper WPS/2018-02. [paper]

R&D-Driven Medical Progress, Health Care Costs, and the Future of Human Longevity (with Sebastian Boehm and Volker Grossmann), cege Discussion Paper 325, 2017. [paper]

Hyperbolic Discounting and the Time-Consistent Solution of Three Canonical Environmental Problems, cege Discussion Paper 319, 2017. [paper]

Accounting for Fetal Origins: Health Capital vs. Health Deficits (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard and Casper Worm Hansen), Discussion Paper, 2017. [paper]

Innovation and Inequality in a Small World (with Ines Lindner), cege Discussion Paper 313, 2017. [paper]

The Marriage Gap: Optimal Aging and Death in Partnerships (with Johannes Schuenemann and Timo Trimborn) Discussion Paper, 2017. [paper]

Religiosity and Long-Run Productivity Growth (with Dierk Herzer), Cege Discussion Paper 284, 2016. [paper]

The Great Divergence: A Network Approach (with Ines Lindner), CESifo WP No. 5638, 2015. [paper]

Elite Education, Mass Education, and the Transition To Modern Growth, (with Katharina Werner), CESifo WP No. 5619, 2015. [paper]

The Economics of Health Demand and Human Aging: Health Capital vs. Health Deficits (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard), University of Goettingen, Discussion Paper, 2015. [paper]

The Mechanics of Ageing and Death: A Primer for Economists --- Part II: Measuring Ageing, LEPAS Working paper 2010-2. [paper]

Staying on the Dole, (with Jean-Robert Tyran and Paolo Vanini), Discussion Paper 377, 2007. [paper]

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