Prof. Dr. Simon Wiederhold

Simon Wiederhold
Prof. Dr. Simon Wiederhold
Head of the Chair
Building Hauptbau | Room: HB-321
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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Publications

Articles in refereed journals

  1. Simon Wiederhold (with Oliver Falck, Alexandra Heimisch-Roecker), " Returns to ICT Skills", Research Policy, forthcoming. | Download
  2. Simon Wiederhold (with Alexander Patt, Jens Ruhose, Miguel Flores), "International Emigrant Selection on Occupational Skills", Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming. Winner of CESifo Young Affiliate Award | Download
     
  3. 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 54(4), 857-899, 2019 | Download
     
  4. Simon Wiederhold (with Eric A. Hanushek, Marc Piopiunik), “Do Smarter Teachers Make Smarter Students?”, Education Next 19(2), 56-64, 2019 | Download
     
  5. 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
     
  6. 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 
     
  7. 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
     
  8. 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
     
  9. Simon Wiederhold (with Gerhard Riener), "Team Building and Hidden Costs of Control", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 123, 01-18, 2016 | Download
     
  10. 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
     
  11. 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
     
  12. 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 Franziska Hampf, 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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