Regina T. Riphahn
Research Fellow

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Riphahn Regina T. Riphahn studied economics, business administration, and sociology at the Universities of Cologne, Sussex (U.K.), Bonn, Tennessee, and North Carolina. She received an M.B.A. at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and in 1995 a Ph.D. in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the University of Munich's economics department in May 1995 and in March 1999 completed her post-doctoral habilitation. Between October 2000 and September 2001 she taught at the University of Mainz (Germany) as an Associate Professor of Economic Policy. From October 2001 through March 2005 she headed the statistics and econometrics group at the economics department of the University of Basel (Switzerland). Since April 2005 she holds the chair for Statistics and Empirical Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany). Her research interests are in the economics of education, personnel, labor, social policy, population economics, and applied microeconometrics.

Regina T. Riphahn is a fellow of IZA and a research professor of DIW Berlin. She has published in journals such as the Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Development Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Human Resources, and the Journal of Population Economics. Regina T. Riphahn was awarded several scholarships for studies in England, Spain, Chile, and the United States. She received a Fulbright grant (1988-1989), the University of North Carolina economics departments' Lurcy Fellowship, and in 2000 a prize for the best paper written with the GSOEP data since 1984. She worked at the Central Bank of Chile (1989), The World Bank (1990), and at the Carolina Population Center (1991-1995). She served in the Swiss council of economic advisors, has been elected to the council of the European Society of Labour Economists (EALE), is council member of the German Economic Association, and served as the treasurer of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE).She headed the scientific council of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (2005-2007), is the coordinator of the Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics (since 2005), member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and of the scientific advisory councils of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, of DIW Berlin, and RWI Essen. Between 2008 and 2014 she was a member of the Wissenschaftsrat (German Council of Science and Humanities) and 2012-2014 she chaired its scientific commission. Since 2014 she is an elected member and the chair of the German Data Forum (Rat für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten).
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10757  Regina T. Riphahn
Frederik Wiynck
Fertility Effects of Child Benefits
(The paper is forthcoming in the Journal of Population Economics. Please inform your audience.)
9117  Regina T. Riphahn
Caroline Schwientek
What Drives the Reversal of the Gender Education Gap? Evidence from Germany
(published in: Applied Economics, 2015, 47 (53), 5748-5775)
9073  Annette Bergemann
Regina T. Riphahn
Maternal Employment Effects of Paid Parental Leave
9035  Regina T. Riphahn
Christoph Wunder
State Dependence in Welfare Receipt: Transitions Before and After a Reform
(published in: Empirical Economics, 2016, 50 (4), 1303-1329)
8901  Regina T. Riphahn
Michael Zibrowius
Apprenticeship, Vocational Training and Early Labor Market Outcomes in East and West Germany
(Forthcoming in: Education Economics)
8513  Miriam Mäder
Steffen Müller
Regina T. Riphahn
Caroline Schwientek
Intergenerational Transmission of Unemployment: Evidence for German Sons
(published in: Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik), 2016, 235 (4-5), 355–375 [journal version])
8229  Kamila Cygan-Rehm
Regina T. Riphahn
Teenage Pregnancies and Births in Germany: Patterns and Developments
(published in: Applied Economics, 2014, 46(28), 3503-3522)
6246  Regina T. Riphahn
Daniel D. Schnitzlein
Wage Mobility in East and West Germany
(forthcoming in: Labour Economics.)
5752  Barbara Hanel
Regina T. Riphahn
The Employment of Mothers: Recent Developments and their Determinants in East and West Germany
(published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2012, 232 (2), 146-176)
4466  Philipp C. Bauer
Regina T. Riphahn
Kindergarten Enrollment and the Intergenerational Transmission of Education
(published as 'Institutional Determinants of Intergenerational Education Transmission - Comparing Alternative Mechanisms for Natives and Immigrants' in: Labour Economics, 2013, 25, 110–122)
3982  Annette Bergemann
Regina T. Riphahn
Female Labor Supply and Parental Leave Benefits: The Causal Effect of Paying Higher Transfers for a Shorter Period of Time
(published in: Applied Economic Letters, 2011, 18 (1), 17 - 20)
3977  Philipp C. Bauer
Regina T. Riphahn
Age at School Entry and Intergenerational Educational Mobility
(published in: Economics Letters, 2009, 103 (2), 87-90)
3861  Robert Orlowski
Regina T. Riphahn
The East German Wage Structure after Transition
(published in: Economics of Transition, 2009, 17 (4), 629-659)
2985  Guido Heineck
Regina T. Riphahn
Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Attainment in Germany: The Last Five Decades
(published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2009, 229 (1), 36-60)
2492  Barbara Hanel
Regina T. Riphahn
Financial Incentives and the Timing of Retirement: Evidence from Switzerland
(published as 'The Timing of Retirement - New Evidence from Swiss Female Workers' in: Labour Economics, 2012, 19(5), 718-728)
2415  Regina T. Riphahn
Parvati Trübswetter
Population Aging and Continued Education
1354  Philipp C. Bauer
Regina T. Riphahn
Heterogeneity in the Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Attainment: Evidence from Switzerland on Natives and Second Generation Immigrants
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2007, 20 (1), 121-148)
1295  Regina T. Riphahn
The Enrollment Effect of Secondary School Fees in Post-War Germany
(published as 'Effect of Secondary School Fees on Educational Attainment' in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2012, 114 (1), 147 - 176)
1229  Axel Engellandt
Regina T. Riphahn
Incentive Effects of Bonus Payments: Evidence from an International Company
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2011, 64 (2), 241-257)
780  Axel Engellandt
Regina T. Riphahn
Temporary Contracts and Employee Effort
(published in: Labour Economics, 2005, 12 (3), 281-299)
573  Regina T. Riphahn
Oliver Serfling
Item Non-Response on Income and Wealth Questions
(published in: Empirical Economics, 2005, 30 (2), 521-538)
385  Andrea Ichino
Regina T. Riphahn
The Effect of Employment Protection on Worker Effort: A Comparison of Absenteeism During and After Probation
(published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2005, 3 (1), 120-143)
291  Regina T. Riphahn
Cohort Effects in the Educational Attainment of Second Generation Immigrants in Germany: An Analysis of Census Data
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2003, 16 (4), 711-737)
124  Regina T. Riphahn
Rational Poverty or Poor Rationality? The Take-up of Social Assistance Benefits
(published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2001, 47(3), 379-398)
99  Regina T. Riphahn
Residential Location and Youth Unemployment: The Economic Geography of School-To-Work Transitions
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2002, 15(1), 115-135)
67  Regina T. Riphahn
Anja Thalmaier
Behavioral Effects of Probation Periods: An Analysis of Worker Absenteeism
(published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2001, 221(2), 179-201;
see IZA Reprints 86/01)
52  Jochen Mayer
Regina T. Riphahn
Fertility Assimilation of Immigrants: Evidence from Count Data Models
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2000, 13 (2), 241-262)
17  Brent Kreider
Regina T. Riphahn
Applications to the U.S. Disability System: A Semiparametric Approach for Men and Women
(published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2000, 35(1), 82-115;
see IZA Reprints 38/00)
15  Regina T. Riphahn
Immigration Participation in Social Assistance Programs
(published in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2004, 50 (4), 329–362)
11  Thomas K. Bauer
Regina T. Riphahn
Employment Effects of Payroll Taxes - An Empirical Test for Germany
(published in: Applied Economics, 2002, 34 (7), 865-876)
10  Regina T. Riphahn
Income and Employment Effects of Health Shocks - A Test Case for the German Welfare State
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 1999, 12 (3), 363-389)
Regina T. Riphahn
Klaus F. Zimmermann
The Mortality Crisis in East Germany
(published in: G. A. Cornia ; R. Paniccià (eds.), The Mortality Crisis in Transitional Economies, Oxford, 2000, 227-252;
see IZA Reprints 60/00)
David M. Blau
Regina T. Riphahn
Labor Force Transitions of Older Married Couples in Germany
(published in: Labour Economics, 1999, 6 (2), 229-251;
see IZA Reprints 22/99)
IZA Research Reports:
Regina T. Riphahn
Anja Thalmaier
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Report No. 2: Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen für Geringqualifizierte
Gutachterliche Stellungnahme im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Sozialordnung, Bonn 1999 (97 Seiten).