Patrick A. Puhani
Research Fellow

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Puhani Patrick Puhani is professor of Labour Economics at Leibniz University of Hannover. Previously, he was professor of Applied Econometrics at Darmstadt University of Technology. Besides IZA, he is also a research fellow of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College London (UCL); the Equipe de Recherche sur les Marchés, l'Emploi et la Simulation (ERMES), Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas); and the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW), University of St. Gallen.

Patrick Puhani received his undergraduate education in Economics at Queens' College, University of Cambridge, England, where he obtained a Master of Arts degree. From 1995 to 1999 he was working with the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Munich, Germany, in 1998. From 1999 to 2004, Patrick Puhani worked at SIAW, University of St. Gallen, where he obtained his Habilitation in 2004. During the academic year 2001/2002, Patrick Puhani was a visiting scholar at the Economics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA and during the academic year 2010/2011 he was visiting the Economics Department and the Center for Labor Economics at the University of California at Berkeley.

Patrick Puhani's research interests are in the field of labor economics and applied microeconometrics. His works have in published among others in Economics Letters, Empirical Economics, the German Economic Review, Kyklos, Labour, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of the German Statistical Society, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Regional Science, and Research in Labor Economics.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11139  Patrick A. Puhani
Do Boys Benefit from Male Teachers in Elementary School? Evidence from Administrative Panel Data
9106  Dominique Meurs
Patrick A. Puhani
Friederike von Haaren
Number of Siblings and Educational Choices of Immigrant Children: Evidence from First- and Second-Generation Immigrants
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2017, 15 (4), 1137–1158)
8787  Patrick A. Puhani
Falko Tabbert
Effects of Changes in Pensions on the Age of First Benefit Receipt: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Repatriated Ethnic Germans
(published in: Labour Economics, 2016, 38, 12 - 23)
8372  Patrick A. Puhani
Employment Industry and Occupational Continuity in Germany: From the Nazi Regime to the Post-War Economic Miracle
(published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2015, 22(8), 603-612)
7921  Julia Jauer
Thomas Liebig
John P. Martin
Patrick A. Puhani
Migration as an Adjustment Mechanism in the Crisis? A Comparison of Europe and the United States
7897  Christian Dustmann
Patrick A. Puhani
Uta Schönberg
The Long-Term Effects of Early Track Choice
(published in: Economic Journal, 2017, 127 (603), 1348–1380)
4607  Patrick A. Puhani
Katja Sonderhof
The Effects of a Sick Pay Reform on Absence and on Health-Related Outcomes
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2010, 29 (2), 285-302)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Patrick A. Puhani
Katja Sonderhof
The Effects of Maternity Leave Extension on Training for Young Women
(published as 'The Effects of Parental Leave on Training for Young Women' in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 24 (2), 731-760)
3760  Blaise Melly
Patrick A. Puhani
Privatization and Changes in the Wage Structure: Evidence from Firm Personnel Records
(published under revised title in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013, 11 (4), 918-944)
3478  Patrick A. Puhani
The Treatment Effect, the Cross Difference, and the Interaction Term in Nonlinear “Difference-in-Differences” Models
(published in: Economics Letters, 2012, 115 (1), 85-87)
2965  Patrick A. Puhani
Andrea M. Weber
Persistence of the School Entry Age Effect in a System of Flexible Tracking
(published under revised title in: Journal of Human Resources, 2010, 45 (2), 407-438)
2374  Thomas Liebig
Patrick A. Puhani
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Taxation and Internal Migration: Evidence from the Swiss Census Using Community-Level Variation in Income Tax Rates
(published in: Journal of Regional Science, 2007, 47 (4), 807-836)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Patrick A. Puhani
Andrea M. Weber
Does the Early Bird Catch the Worm? Instrumental Variable Estimates of Educational Effects of Age of School Entry in Germany
(published in: Empirical Economics, 2007, 32 (2-3), 359-386)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Patrick A. Puhani
A Test of the 'Krugman Hypothesis' for the United States, Britain, and Western Germany
(published as 'Transatlantic Differences in Labour Markets: Changes in Wage and Non-Employment Structures in the 1980s and the 1990s' in: German Economic Review, 2008, 9 (3), 312-338)
684  Patrick A. Puhani
The Rise and Fall of Swiss Unemployment: Relative Demand Shocks, Wage Rigidities, and Temporary Immigrants
(published as 'Relative Demand Shocks and Relative Wage Rigidities During the Rise and Fall of Swiss Unemployment' in: Kyklos, 2003, 56 (4),541-562)
553  Stephen Machin
Patrick A. Puhani
Subject of Degree and the Gender Wage Differential: Evidence from the UK and Germany
(published in: Economics Letters; 2003, 79 (3), 393-400)
418  Markus Frölich
Patrick A. Puhani
Immigration and Heterogeneous Labor in Western Germany
(published as 'Developing an immigration policy for Germany on the basis of a nonparametric labor market classification' in: Allgemeines Statistisches Archiv /Journal of the German Statistical Society, 2004, 88(1), 1-22)
334  Patrick A. Puhani
Wage Rigidities in Western Germany? Microeconometric Evidence from the 1990s
226  Patrick A. Puhani
On the Identification of Relative Wage Rigidity Dynamics. A Proposal for a Methodology on Cross-Section Data and Empirical Evidence for Poland in Transition
(revised version published as 'Relative Wage and Unemployment Changes in Poland: Microeconometric Evidence' in: Economic Systems. 2002, 26 (2), 99-126)
34  Patrick A. Puhani
Labour Mobility - An Adjustment Mechanism in Euroland?
(published as 'Labour Mobility: An Adjustment Mechanism in Euroland? Empirical Evidence for Western Germany, France and Italy' in: German Economic Review, 2001, 2(2),127-140)