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Kaufmann Prof. Katja Maria Kaufmann, Ph.D.
Kaufmann

Faculty of Law, Business & Economics
Macroeconomics


Academic Background/CV

Katja Maria Kaufmann is Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Bayreuth. Prior to this appointment, she was Professor at the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Assistant Professor of Empirical Macroeconomics at Mannheim University and Assistant Professor at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy).

Her research interests are in the areas of Empirical Macroeconomics, Family Economics and Demography, Economics of Education, Labour and Development Economics, Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility, and Peer Effects/Social Interactions.

Katja Maria Kaufmann is also Research Fellow at briq, at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the CESifo Research Network, Member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) Global Working Group and Principal Investigator at the CRC Collaborative Research Center TRR 224.

Her updated CV can be found here: CV

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Positions

2022Bayreuth University, Full Professor
2020Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Professor (tenured)
2018/19briq - Institute on Behavior & Inequality, Bonn University, Visiting Researcher, on sabbatical from Mannheim Uni.
2014-2019Mannheim University, Departement of Economics, Assistant Professor
2008-2015Bocconi University, Departement of Economics and IGIER: Assistant Professor
July 2015IZA, Bonn, Visiting Researcher
Nov 2014Princeton University Visiting Researcher
Summer 2014Ludwig Maximilian University Visiting Researcher
Summer 2013CES (Center for Economic Studies), Ludwig Maximilian University, Visiting Researcher
Spring 2012Yale University Visiting Researcher
Fall 2011Harvard Kennedy School of Government Research Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program and NBER, Visiting Researcher
Spring 2011Stanford University Visiting Researcher and Lecturer (Principle Instructor for PhD course in Development Economics

Education

Stanford University, Ph.D. in Economics, 2003-2008

Stanford University, M.A. in Economics, 2003-2005

University of Cologne, M.A. (Diplom) in Economics, 1999-2002 (Summa cum Laude)

University of Cologne, B.A. (Vordiplom) in Economics, 1997-1999 (Summa cum Laude)

Grants, scholarships, honors and awards

2018Collaborative Research Center Mannheim-Bonn (CRC TRR 224), German Research Foundation (DFG), Co-PI on individual project with Hans-Martin von Gaudecker (funding €500,000 for individual project plus €100,000 for additional data collection)
2014Grant of the Elite Program of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Foundation (sole PI, €95,000)
2012IGIER Seedgrant (Bocconi Univ, €5000)
2010Winner of the CESifo Distinguished Affiliate Award for the Economics of Education
2009Bocconi University Research Prize (€7500)
2007-08Sawyer Seminar Fellowship (Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford) and Taube Scholarship Fund Fellowship (SIEPR, Stanford Univ)
2007Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Stanford University
2006-07Shultz Graduate Student Fellowship in Economic Policy (SIEPR, Stanford Univ)
2003-05Stanford Economics Department Fellowship (Stanford Univ)
2000-03Fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des dt Volkes).

Publications

An overview of the publications can be found here.

Selected Working Papers

"Impact of a Macro Shock on Psychosocial Functioning and Longrun Health and Well-being Implications (with Ghazala Azmat and Yasemin Özdemir), mimeo.

“The Fall of the Aspirations Wall: Educational Aspirations, Achievement and Societal Change” (with Ghazala Azmat), CRC DP 207, 2020.

“Elite Higher Education, the Marriage Market and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital” (with Matthias Messner and Alex Solis), mimeo.

“Gender Peer Effects, Non-Cognitive Skills and Marriage Market Outcomes: Evidence from Single-Sex Schools in the UK” (with Lina Cardona), NBER conference paper 2017 and CRC DP 213, 2020.

Refereed Journal Publications

“Disentangling Insurance and Information in Intertemporal Consumption Choices” (with Luigi Pistaferri), American Economic Review, 99 (2), May 2009.

“Understanding the Income Gradient in College Attendance in Mexico: The Role of Heterogeneity in Expected Returns”, Quantitative Economics, The Econometric Society, November 2014, 5(3).

“Education Choices and Returns to Schooling: Mothers' and Youths' Subjective Expectations and their Role by Gender.” (with Orazio Attanasio), Journal of Development Economics, 109C (2014).

“Education Choices and Returns on the Labor and Marriage Markets: Evidence from Data on Subjective Expectations.” (with Orazio Attanasio), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2017.

“The Political Economy of Program Enforcement: Evidence from Brazil” (with Fernanda Brollo and Eliana La Ferrara), the Journal of the European Economic Association, 2020, 18 (2).

“Learning Spillovers in Conditional Welfare Programs: Evidence from Brazil” (with Fernanda Brollo and Eliana La Ferrara), the Economic Journal, 2020, Vol. 130, Issue 628, 853-879.

[Media: The latter two articles and the first article under research papers are discussed in The Economist, May 9th, 2019 edition “New research traces the intricate links between policy and politics”]

Kaufmann

Faculty of Law, Business & Economics
Macroeconomics


Current research areas

  • Empirical Macroeconomics
  • Inequality and Social Mobility
  • Family Economics and Demography
  • Economics of Education and Labor Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Social Interaction, Social Networks, Peer Effects

Kaufmann

Faculty of Law, Business & Economics
Macroeconomics


Publications

Journal article

Fernanda Brollo, Katja Kaufmann, Eliana La Ferrara: Learning Spillovers in Conditional Welfare Programmes : Evidence from Brazil. In: The Economic Journal, 130 (2020). - S. 853-879.
doi:10.1093/ej/ueaa032

Fernanda Brollo, Katja Kaufmann, Eliana La Ferrara: The Political Economy of Program Enforcement: Evidence from Brazil. In: Journal of the European Economic Association, 18 (2020). - S. 750-791.
doi:10.1093/jeea/jvz024

Orazio P. Attanasio, Katja Kaufmann: Education choices and returns on the labor and marriage markets : Evidence from data on subjective expectations. In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 140 (2017). - S. 35-55.
doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2017.05.002

Katja Kaufmann: Understanding the income gradient in college attendance in Mexico : The role of heterogeneity in expected returns. In: Quantitative Economics, 5 (2014). - S. 583-630.
doi:10.3982/QE259

Orazio P. Attanasio, Katja Kaufmann: Education choices and returns to schooling : Mothers' and youths' subjective expectations and their role by gender. In: Journal of Development Economics, 109 (2014). - S. 203-216.
doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2014.04.003

Katja Kaufmann, Luigi Pistaferri: Disentangling Insurance and Information in Intertemporal Consumption Choices. In: American Economic Review, 99 (2009). - S. 387-392.

Working paper

Katja Kaufmann, Yasemin Özdemir, Han Ye: Spillover Effects of Old-Age Pension Across Generations : Family Labor Supply and Child Outcomes. - IZA Discussion Paper, Bonn, 2022. -
doi:10.2139/ssrn.4148133

Katja Kaufmann, Matthias Messner, Alex Solis: Elite Higher Education, the Marriage Market and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital. - Discussion Paper Series - CRC TR 224, Bonn ; Mannheim, 2021. -

Ghazala Azmat, Katja Kaufmann: Formation of College Plans : Expected Returns, Preferences and Adjustment Process. - IZA Discussion Paper, Bonn, 2021. -

Ghazala Azmat, Katja Kaufmann, Yasemin Özdemir: Fragile Boys (and Girls)? Determinants and Long-term Consequences of Socioemotional Development. - Discussion Paper Series - CRC TR 224, Bonn ; Mannheim, 2021. -

Teodora Boneva, Katja Kaufmann, Christopher Rauh: Maternal Labor Supply : Perceived Returns, Constraints, and Social Norms. - IZA Discussion Paper, Bonn, 2021. -

Lina Cardona, Katja Kaufmann: Gender Peer Effects, Non-Cognitive Skills and Marriage Market Outcomes : Evidence from Single-Sex Schools in the UK. - Discussion Paper Series - CRC TR 224, Bonn ; Mannheim, 2020. -

Orazio Attanasio, Katja Kaufmann: Educational Choices, Subjective Expectations, and Credit Constraints. - NBER Working Paper, Cambridge, MA, 2009. -

Kaufmann

Faculty of Law, Business & Economics
Macroeconomics


Prof. Katja Maria Kaufmann, Ph.D.
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Room: 2.52 (RW II)
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-6320
Fax: +49 (0)921 / 55-6322
E-mail: vwl1@uni-bayreuth.de; katja.kaufmann@uni-bayreuth.de
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