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Prof. Dr. Simon Wiederhold


Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt 
Department of Business Administration and Economics
Chair of Macroeconomics
Auf der Schanz 49 
85049 Ingolstadt


Main building / Room No.: 321






by arrangement


Short CV

since 01/2019CESifo Research Fellow
since 06/2018Research Fellow, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at
Maastricht University

ifo Research Professor, ifo Center for the Economics of Education /

ifo Center for Industrial Organisation and New Technologies




Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Chair of Economics, esp. Macroeconomics,

Full Professor for Economics


- 04/2017

Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Chair of Economics, esp. Macroeconomics,

Substitute Full Professor



- 04/2017

Economist, ifo Center for the Economics of Education and Innovation



- 03/2017

Scientific co-ordination of the ifo/CESifo Visiting Researcher Program


- 03/2015

Visiting scholar at the Center for International Development at Harvard University,

Cambridge, USA



Research stay at the OECD, Paris


- 06/2011

Visiting PhD Student at Duke University, Durham, USA


- 2012

Ph.D. in Economics, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena und

Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany


- 2007

Student of Economics at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany (Diplom-Volkswirt)

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Articles in refereed journals

  1. Simon Wiederhold (with Eric A. Hanushek, Marc Piopiunik), “Do Smarter Teachers Make Smarter Students?”, Education Next 19(2), 56-64, 2019 | Download

  2. Simon Wiederhold (with  Eric A. Hanushek, Marc Piopiunik), "The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance", Journal of Human Resources, Forthcoming | Download

  3. Simon Wiederhold (with Jan Bietenbeck, Marc Piopiunik), "Africa's Skill Tragedy: Does Teachers' Lack of Knowledge Lead to Low Student Performance?", Journal of Human Resources 53(3), 553-578, 2018 (lead article). Winner of the ifo Research Award 2019 | Download

  4. Simon Wiederhold (with Franziska Hampf and Ludger Wößmann), "Skills, earnings, and employment: exploring causality in the estimation of returns to skills", Large Scale Assessments in Education 5(12), 2017 | Download 

  5. Simon Wiederhold (with Eric A. Hanushek, Guido Schwerdt and Ludger Wößmann), "Coping with Change: International Differences in the Returns to Skills", Economics Letters 153, 15-19, 2017 | Download

  6. Simon Wiederhold (with Viktor Slavtchev), "Does the Technological Content of Government Demand Matter for Private R&D? Evidence from US States ", American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 8(2), 45-84, 2016 | Download

  7. Simon Wiederhold (with Gerhard Riener), "Team Building and Hidden Costs of Control", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 123, 01-18, 2016 | Download

  8. Simon Wiederhold (with Eric A. Hanushek, Guido Schwerdt and Ludger Wößmann), "Returns to Skills around the World: Evidence from PIAAC", European Economic Review 73(C), 103-130, 2015. Winner of the European Economic Review Best Paper Award  | Download

  9. Simon Wiederhold (with Anja Perry and Daniela Ackermann-Piek), "How Can Skill Mismatch Be Measured? New Approaches With PIAAC", methods data analyses - Journal for Quantitative Methods and Survey Methodology 8(2), 137-174, 2014 | Download

  10. Simon Wiederhold (with Gerhard Riener), "Heterogeneous Treatment Effects In Groups", Economics Letters 120, 408–412, 2013 | Download

Monographs (Authorship)

  1. Simon Wiederhold (with Oliver Falck), Nachfrageorientierte Innovationspolitik: Bestandsaufnahme und ökonomische Bewertung, Ifo Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung 51, Ifo Institut, 2013 | Download

  2. Simon Wiederhold (with Oliver Falck) Nachfrageorientierte Innovationspolitik: Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem 12, Berlin, 2013

  3. Simon Wiederhold, The Role of Public Procurement in Innovation: Theory and Empirical Evidence, ifo Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung 43, Ifo Institute, 2012

Recent Working Papers

  1. Simon Wiederhold (with Alexander Patt, Jens Ruhose, Miguel Flores), "International Emigrant Selection on Occupational Skills", CESifo Working Paper No. 6527, June 2017. Also available as: IZA DP No. 10837 and Harvard CID Working Paper No. 84. Winner of CESifo Young Affiliate Award | Download

  2. Simon Wiederhold (with Oliver Falck, Alexandra Heimisch), "Returns to ICT Skills", CESifo Working Paper No. 5720, January 2016 | Download

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