Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Research Fellow

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too w Ziebarth Nicolas Ziebarth is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department for Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. Before coming to Cornell, Nicolas worked as a research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He earned his PhD in economics from the Berlin University of Technology (TU Berlin) in 2011. His PhD thesis is titled "Sickness Absence and Economic Incentives" and was supervised by Professor Gert G. Wagner. It has been awarded the Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award 2011.

Nicolas Ziebarth's research is in the field of applied health and labor economics. In particular, he analyzes the interaction of social security systems with labor markets and population health. Another focus of his work is the driving forces and implications of health-related behavior.

Nicolas Ziebarth's work has been published in economic journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, and The Economic Journal, but also in multidisciplinary and policy journals such as Health Policy, Health Services Research or Social Science & Medicine .

Nicolas Ziebarth joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2011.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10918  Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Social Insurance and Health
(Short version forthcoming as a book chapter in: Baltagi, B. H. and Moscone, F. [Eds.] (2017): Health Econometrics in Contributions to Economic Analysis, Emerald Publishing, 1st Edition.)
10871  Juan Pablo Atal
Hanming Fang
Martin Karlsson
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Exit, Voice or Loyalty? An Investigation into Mandated Portability of Front-Loaded Private Health Plans
(forthcoming in: Journal of Risk and Insurance)
10870  Adam Pilny
Ansgar Wübker
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Introducing Risk Adjustment and Free Health Plan Choice in Employer-Based Health Insurance: Evidence from Germany
(forthcoming in: Journal of Health Economics)
9900  Lauren E. Jones
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
US Child Safety Seat Laws: Are they Effective, and Who Complies?
(published in: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2017, 36(3): 584–607)
9867  Stefan Pichler
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Labor Market Effects of US Sick Pay Mandates
9709  Philip Susser
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Profiling the US Sick Leave Landscape
(short version published in: Health Services Research, 2016, 51(6): 2305-2317 [journal version])
9186  Richard V. Burkhauser
Mary C. Daly
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Protecting Working-Age People with Disabilities: Experiences of Four Industrialized Nations
(published in: Journal of Labour Market Research (Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarktforschung), 2016, 49(4): 367-386)
9088  Lawrence Jin
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Does Daylight Saving Time Really Make Us Sick?
(revised version [Available Here] [revised version])
8967  Davide Dragone
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Economic Development, Novelty Consumption, and Body Weight: Evidence from the East German Transition to Capitalism
(published as: "Non-Separable Time Preferences, Novelty Consumption, and Body Weight: Theory and Evidence from the East German Transition to Capitalism," Journal of Health Economics, 2017, 51: 41-65. [revised version])
8907  Kyle Rozema
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Behavioral Responses to Taxation: Cigarette Taxes and Food Stamp Take-Up
(published as: "Taxing Consumption and the Take-Up of Public Assistance: The Case of Cigarette Taxes and Food Stamps," Journal of Law & Economics, 2017, 60(1):1-27. [revised version])
8850  Stefan Pichler
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
The Pros and Cons of Sick Pay Schemes: A Method to Test for Contagious Presenteeism and Shirking Behavior
(revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Public Economics, [Available Here] [revised version])
8590  Lauren E. Jones
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Successful Scientific Replication and Extension of Levitt (2008): Child Seats Are Still No Safer than Seat Belts
(published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2016, 31(5), 920-928)
7875  Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Maike Schmitt
Martin Karlsson
The Short-Term Population Health Effects of Weather and Pollution: Implications of Climate Change
(revised version, [Available Here])
7691  Jan Goebel
Christian Krekel
Tim Tiefenbach
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Natural Disaster, Policy Action, and Mental Well-Being: The Case of Fukushima
(published as 'How Natural Disasters Can Affect Environmental Concerns, Risk Aversion, and Even Politics: Evidence from Fukushima and Three European Countries' in: Journal of Population Economics, 2015, 28(4), 1137-1180 )
7428  José R. Guardado
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
A Model of Worker Investment in Safety and Its Effects on Accidents and Wages
(revised version, [Available Here])
7409  Peter Eibich
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Analyzing Regional Variation in Health Care Utilization Using (Rich) Household Microdata
(published in: Health Policy, 2014, 114 (1), 41-53)
7279  Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Gert G. Wagner
Top‐Down vs. Bottom‐Up: The Long‐Term Impact of Government Ideology and Personal Experience on Values
(published as 'Inevitable? Doping Attitudes among Berliners in 2011: The Role of Socialist State Socialisation and Athlete Experience' in the : European Journal of Public Health, 2016, 26(3): 520-522 )
7250  Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Martin Karlsson
The Effects of Expanding the Generosity of the Statutory Sickness Insurance System
(short version published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2014, 29(2), 208-230 )
6241  Hendrik Schmitz
Nicolas R. Ziebarth
In Absolute or Relative Terms? How Framing Prices Affects the Consumer Price Sensitivity of Health Plan Choice
(revised version published online in: published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2017, 52(1): 89-128)
5602  Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Assessing the Effectiveness of Health Care Cost Containment Measures
(published in: International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 2014, 14(1), 41-67 )
4787  Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Joachim R. Frick
Revisiting the Income-Health Nexus: The Importance of Choosing the "Right" Indicator
(revised version published as 'Welfare-Related Health Inequality: Does the Choice of Measure Matter?' in: European Journal of Health Economics, 2013, 14 (3), 431-442)