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PhD Student

Judith Niehues

About Judith Niehues

Judith Niehues studied economics at the University of Cologne and at the San Diego State University. She graduated as Diplom-Volkswirtin (equiv. M.A. Economics) in July 2007. From August 2007 until September 2008 she worked as a research assistant at the Cologne Center for Public Economics (Prof. Dr. C. Fuest). Since October 2008 she is a PhD student in the SOCLILFE research training group at the University of Cologne.

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(Preliminary) Topic of dissertation project:

Redistributive tax benefit systems and income inequality

Research interests:
  • Income distribution and economic inequalities
  • Tax benefit systems and redistribution
  • Labour markets and labour supply
Recent and forthcoming publications
“The Redistributive Effects of Tax Benefit Systems in the Enlarged EU”, Public Finance Review, 2010, 38 (4), pp. 473-500 (with C. Fuest and A. Peichl)
Working Paper
“Social Spending Generosity and Income Inequality: A Dynamic Panel Approach”, 2010, SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research No. 336 (submitted)
Presentations at scientific conferences
  • Jahrestagung Verein für Socialpolitik 2010, Kiel
  • Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) 2010, Uppsala
  • International Studies on Social Security (FISS) conference 2010, Sigtuna
  • Spring Meeting of Young Economists (SMYE) 2010, Luxembourg
  • Jahrestagung Verein für Socialpolitik 2009, Magdeburg
  • Spring Meeting of Young Economists (SMYE) 2009, Istanbul
  • The European User Conference for EU-LFS and EU-SILC 2009, Mannheim (plenary session)
  • Annual Congress of International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) 2008, Maastricht
  • Spring Meeting of Young Economists (SMYE) 2008, Lille