Prof. Dr. Simon Wiederhold

Simon Wiederhold
Prof. Dr. Simon Wiederhold
Head of the Chair
Building Hauptbau | Room: HB-321
Postal Address
Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Department of Business Administration and Economics
Chair of Macroeconomics
Auf der Schanz 49
85049 Ingolstadt
Office hours
by arrangement

Short CV

  • since 01/2019
    Co-Director of the KU Research Institute for Business and Economics in Service of Humanity (BESH)
  • since 01/2019
    CESifo Research Fellow
  • since 06/2018
    Research Fellow, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University
  • since 08/2017
    ifo Research Professor, ifo Center for the Economics of Education / ifo Center for Industrial Organisation and New Technologies
  • since 05/2017
    Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Chair of Economics, esp. Macroeconomics, Full Professor for Economics
  • 08/2019- 09/2019 Visiting Researcher at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University
  • 04/2016 - 04/2017 Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Chair of Economics, esp. Macroeconomics, Substitute Full Professor
  • 09/2011 - 04/2017 Economist, ifo Center for the Economics of Education and Innovation
  • 04/2013 - 03/2017 Scientific co-ordination of the ifo/CESifo Visiting Researcher Program
  • 09/2014 - 03/2015 Visiting scholar at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • 08/2013 Research stay at the OECD, Paris
  • 04/2011 - 06/2011 Visiting PhD Student at Duke University, Durham, USA
  • 2007 - 2012 Ph.D. in Economics, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena und Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany
  • 2001 - 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 Henning Hermes, Philipp Lergetporer, Fabian Mierisch and Frauke Peter), "Males Should Mail? Gender Discrimination in Access to Childcare", AEA Papers and Proceedings, forthcoming
  2. Simon Wiederhold (with Oliver Falck and Alexandra Heimisch-Roecker), "Returns to ICT Skills", Research Policy 50(7), Article 104064, 2021 | Download
  3. Simon Wiederhold (with Alexander Patt, Jens Ruhose, and Miguel Flores), "International Emigrant Selection on Occupational Skills", Journal of the European Economic Association 19(2), 1249–1298, 2021. Winner of the CESifo Young Affiliate Award | Download
  4. Simon Wiederhold (with  Eric A. Hanushek and Marc Piopiunik), "The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance", Journal of Human Resources 54(4), 857-899, 2019 | Download
  5. Simon Wiederhold (with Eric A. Hanushek and Marc Piopiunik), “Do Smarter Teachers Make Smarter Students?”, Education Next 19(2), 56-64, 2019 | Download
  6. Simon Wiederhold (with Jan Bietenbeck and 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
  7. Simon Wiederhold (with Franziska Hampf and Ludger Woessmann), "Skills, earnings, and employment: exploring causality in the estimation of returns to skills", Large Scale Assessments in Education 5(12), 2017 | Download
  8. Simon Wiederhold (with Eric A. Hanushek, Guido Schwerdt, and Ludger Woessmann), "Coping with Change: International Differences in the Returns to Skills", Economics Letters 153, 15-19, 2017 | Download
  9. 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
  10. Simon Wiederhold (with Gerhard Riener), "Team Building and Hidden Costs of Control", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 123, 01-18, 2016 | Download
  11. Simon Wiederhold (with Eric A. Hanushek, Guido Schwerdt, and Ludger Woessmann), "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
  12. 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
  13. 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 Stephan Maurer and Guido Schwerdt), „Do Role Models Matter in Large Classes? New Evidence on Gender Match Effects in Higher Education”, CESifo Working Paper No. 10208, 2023 | Download

  2. Simon Wiederhold (with Henning Hermes, Marina Krauss, Philipp Lergetporer, and Frauke Peter), ”Early Child Care and Labor Supply of Lower-SES Mothers: A Randomized Controlled Trial”, CESifo Working Paper No. 10178, 2022 | Download

  3. Simon Wiederhold (with Ljubica Nedelkoska and Frank Neffke), ”Skill Mismatch and the Costs of Job Displacement”, CESifo Working Paper No. 9703, 2022. Revise & resubmit, Research Policy | Download

  4. Simon Wiederhold (with Eric A. Hanushek, Babs Jacobs, Guido Schwerdt, Rolf van der Velden, and Stan Vermeulen), ”The Intergenerational Transmission of Cognitive Skills: An Investigation of the Causal Impact of Families on Student Outcomes”, NBER Working Paper No. 29450, 2021 | Download

  5. Simon Wiederhold (with Katharina Hartinger, Sven Resnjanskij, and Jens Ruhose), ”Individualism, Human Capital Formation, and Labor Market Success”, CESifo Working Paper No. 9391, 2021. Winner of the Best Paper Award of the Economics of Education Association (AEDE) | Download

  6. Simon Wiederhold (with Henning Hermes, Philipp Lergetporer, and Frauke Peter), ”Behavioral Barriers and the Socioeconomic Gap in Child Care Enrollment”, CESifo Working Paper No. 9282, 2021. Revise & resubmit, Journal of the European Economic Association. Winner of the CIDER Public Science Award 2022 (3rd Price). | Download

  7. Simon Wiederhold (with Sven Resnjanskij, Jens Ruhose, and Ludger Woessmann), ”Can Mentors Alleviate Family Disadvantage in Adolescence? A Field Experiment to Improve Labor-Market Readiness”, CESifo Working Paper No. 8870, 2021. Revise & resubmit, Journal of Political Economy | Download

  8. Simon Wiederhold (with Franziska Hampf and Marc Piopiunik), “The Effects of Graduating from High School in a Recession: College Investments, Skill Formation, and Labor-Market Outcomes”, CESifo Working Paper No. 8252, 2020 | Download


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