Alexander M. Danzer
Prof. Dr. Alexander M. Danzer Ph.D.
Building Hauptbau | Room: HB-217
Postal Address
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Mikroökonomik
Auf der Schanz 49
85049 Ingolstadt
Office hours
after registration through the secretary's office

Short CV

  • since 01/2019: Founding Co-Director of the KU Research Institute BESH
  • since 04/2015: Full Professor of Economics (Microeconomics) at KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • since 10/2011: Lecturer for the Executive Master Programme “Philosophy – Politics – Economics” at the University of Munich (LMU)
  • since 04/2008: Consultant to the World Bank (Europe and Central Asia Region: Human Development Sector)
  • 09/2019: Offer for chaired professorship in Economics at the Bundeswehr University Munich (declined)
  • 03/2019: Offer for chaired professorship in Economics at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (declined)
  • 11/2014: Offer for chaired professorship in Economics at the University of Regensburg (declined)
  • 11/2010-03/2015: Junior (assistant) professor of Economics, University of Munich (LMU)
  • 09/2009-12/2014: Scientific director of the research project “Migration and remittances in Central Asia”, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation
  • 2008-2010: PhD studies in Economics at Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK
  • 2006-2008: Research Associate at DIW Berlin
  • 2000-2006: University studies in Economics and Human Geography in Berlin, Prague and Munich

Awards and Grants

  • 2017: ifo Prize for the best scientific publication of the year (joint with N. Danzer)
  • 2013-2018: Elected Member of the Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2011: Atomium Culture, European Newspaper Competition
  • 2010: College Teaching Award, Royal Holloway College
  • 2009: Heinz König Young Scholar Award, ZEW Mannheim
  • 2008-2010: Thomas Holloway Research Scholarship
  • 2007: Best Paper Award at the Conference of the Development Studies Association, UK

Publications in refereed Journals

  • Danzer, A.M. / L. Zyska (2022). Pensions and Fertility: Micro-Economic Evidence. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2022, in press.
  • Danzer, A.M. / C. Feuerbaum / M. Piopiunik / L. Wößmann (2022). Growing up in Ethnic Enclaves: Language Proficiency and Educational Attainment of Immigrant Children. Journal of Population Economics, 2022, in press.
  • Danzer, A.M. / H. Hufstedler / S. Rahman / H. Goymann / V.M.T. de Jong / H. Campbell / P. Gustafson / T.P.A. Debray / T. Jaenisch / L. Maxwell / E.C. Matthay / T. Bärnighausen (2022). Systematic Review Reveals Lack of Causal Methodology Applied to Pooled Longitudinal Observational Infectious Disease Studies. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2022, Vol. 145: 29-38.
  • Danzer, A.M. / A. Aldashev (2020). Linguistic Fragmentation at the Micro-Level: Economic Returns to Speaking the Right Language(s) in a Multilinguistic Society. Journal of Development Studies, 2020, Vol. 56(12): 2308-2326.
  • Danzer, A.M. / R. Grundke (2020). Export price shocks and rural labor markets: The role of labor market distortions. Journal of Development Economics, 2020, Vol. 145, 102464.
  • Danzer, A.M. (2019). Can Secondary Jobs Smooth Consumption? Evidence from Unanticipated Wage Arrears. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2019, Vol. 67(3): 571-594.
  • Danzer, A.M. / B. Dietz (2018), Migrants' well-being during the global financial crisis: economic and social predictors. Journal of Comparative Economics, 2018, Vol. 46 (3): 770-787.
  • Danzer, A.M. / F. Yaman (2016): Ethnic Concentration and Language Fluency of Immigrants: Evidence from the Guest-Worker Placement in Germany. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization,  2016, Vol 131: 151-165.
  • Danzer, A.M. / R. Disney / P. Dolton / C. Rosazza Bondibene (2016): The Future of Pensions: Reforms and Their Consequences – Guest editors’ introduction. National Institute Economic Review, 2016, Vol. 234: R1-R5.
  • Danzer, A.M. / P. Dolton / C. Rosazza Bondibene (2016): Who Wins? Evaluating the Impact of UK Public Sector Pension Scheme Reforms. National Institute Economic Review, 2016, Vol. 234: R38-R46.
  • Danzer, A.M. / N. Danzer (2016): The Long-Run Consequences of Chernobyl: Evidence on Subjective Well-Being, Mental Health and Welfare. Journal of Public Economics, 2016, Vol. 135: 47-60.
  • Danzer, A.M. / M. Strömgren / T. Tammaru / M. van Ham (2016). Relations between Residential and Workplace Segregation among Newly Arrived Immigrant Men and Women. Cities, 2016, Vol. 59: 131-138
  • Danzer, A.M. / M. Strömgren / T. Tammaru / M. van Ham / S. Marcinczak / O. Stjernström / U. Lindgren (2014): Factors Shaping Workplace Segregation between Natives and Immigrants. Demography, 2014, Vol. 51:645-671.
  • Danzer, A.M. / B. Dietz / K. Gatskova / A. Schmillen (2014): Showing off to the new neighbors? Socio-economic status, income and consumption patterns of internal migrants. Journal of Comparative Economics, 2014, Vol. 42, 1: 230–245.
  • Danzer, A.M. / B. Dietz (2014): Labour Migration from Eastern Europe and the EU’s Quest for Talents. Journal of Common Market Studies, 2014, Vol. 52, 2: 183-199.
  • Danzer, A.M. (2013): Benefit Generosity and the Income Effect on Labour Supply: Quasi-Experimental Evidence. Economic Journal, 2013, Vol. 123, 571: 1059-1084.
  • Danzer, A.M. / F. Yaman (2013): Do Ethnic Enclaves Impede Immigrants’ Integration? Evidence from a Quasi-Experimental Social-Interaction Approach. Review of International Economics, 2013, Vol. 21, 2: 311-325.
  • Danzer, A.M. / P. Dolton (2012): Total Reward and Pensions in the UK in the Public and Private Sectors. Labour Economics, 2012, Vol. 19, 4: 584-594.
  • Danzer, A.M. / H. Ulku (2011): Integration, Social Networks and Economic Success of Immigrants. A Case Study of the Turkish Community in Berlin. Kyklos, 2011, Vol. 64, 3: 342-365.
  • Danzer, A.M. (2011): Economic Benefits of Facilitating the Integration of Immigrants. DICE Report. Journal for Institutional Comparisons, 2011, Vol. 9, 4: 14-19.
  • Danzer, A.M. / T. Brück / A. Muravyev / N. Weisshaar (2010): Poverty during Transition: Household Survey Evidence from Ukraine. Journal of Comparative Economics, 2010, Vol. 38, 2: 123-145.
  • Danzer, A.M. / O. Ivaschenko (2010): Migration Patterns in a Remittances Dependant Economy. Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis. Migration Letters, 2010, Vol. 7, 2: 190-202.
  • Danzer, A.M. (2009): Battlefields of Ethnic Symbols. Public Space and Post-Soviet Identity Formation from a Minority Perspective. Europe-Asia Studies, 2009, Vol. 61, 9: 1557-1577.

Book chapters

  • Danzer, A.M. / A. Aldashev (2016). Bilingualism and Economic Performance. In: Wickström, B.-A. and M. Gazzola (eds.): The Economics of Language Policy. MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0-262-03470-8.
  • Danzer, A.M. / B. Dietz (2016). Temporary Labour Migration from Eastern Europe: The Role of Human Capital Investment and Migration Agencies. In: Nadler, R. et al. (eds.): Return Migration and Regional Development in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN: 978-1-137-57508-1.
  • Danzer, A.M. (2016). Methoden der ökonomischen Migrationsforschung. In: Brinkmann, H.U. and D.B. Maehler (eds.): Methoden der Migrations- und Integrationsforschung – Lehrbuch und Forschungsleitfaden. Springer VS: Heidelberg: 191-223. ISBN 978-3-658-10393-4.
  • Danzer, A.M. / T. Brück / N. Danzer / A. Muravyev (2012). Labour Market Restructuring and Poverty: Household Evidence from Ukraine. In: Brück, T. and H. Lehmann (eds.): In the Grip of Transition: Economic and Social Consequences of Restructuring in Russia and Ukraine. Palgrave MacMillan: 173-204. ISBN 978-0-230-30310-2.
  • Danzer, A.M. (2008). Ethnicised Symbolic Landscapes as a Constraint to Nation-Building in Transition. In: Fischer, S. and H. Pleines (eds.): Crisis and Conflicts in Post-Socialist Societies. The Role of Ethnic, Political and Social Identities. Ibidem: Stuttgart: 31-43. ISBN 978-3-89821-855-9.