Eric Sommer
Research Associate

IZA Logo
Sommer Eric Sommer has studied Economics and Political Science at the University of Cologne and at the University of Copenhagen and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Cologne. He joined IZA as a student assistant in November 2011 and became a Doctoral Student August 2012. Since August 2016, he has been working as Research Associate. His research focuses on the impact of tax-benefit systems on labor market outcomes and the income distribution. Beyond, he is in charge of the IZA microsimulation model on the German tax-benefit system.
  Email | Phone | CV
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11120  Eric Sommer
Wealth Transfers and Tax Planning: Evidence for the German Bequest Tax
9618  Mathias Dolls
Karina Doorley
Alari Paulus
Hilmar Schneider
Sebastian Siegloch
Eric Sommer
Fiscal Sustainability and Demographic Change: A Micro Approach for 27 EU Countries
(published in: International Tax and Public Finance, 2017, 24 (4), 575-615 doi:10.1007/s10797-017-9462-3)
8964  Andreas Lichter
Nico Pestel
Eric Sommer
Productivity Effects of Air Pollution: Evidence from Professional Soccer
(revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2017, 48, 54-66)
8553  Max Loeffler
Andreas Peichl
Nico Pestel
Sebastian Siegloch
Eric Sommer
Documentation IZAΨMOD v3.0: The IZA Policy Simulation Model
7804  Nico Pestel
Eric Sommer
Shifting Taxes from Labor to Consumption: Efficient, but Regressive?
(revised version published as 'Shifting Taxes from Labor to Consumption: More Employment and more Inequality?', Review of Income and Wealth, 63 (3), 524-563 [journal version])
IZA Standpunkte:
No. Author(s)
86 Nico Pestel
Reinhold Schnabel
Sebastian Siegloch
Eric Sommer
Alexander Spermann
Ist eine Glättung des Mittelstandsbauchs finanzierbar? Eine Mikrosimulationsstudie
(published in: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 2016, 17 (3), 264-275)
59 Andreas Peichl
Nico Pestel
Sebastian Siegloch
Eric Sommer
Bundestagswahlkampf 2013: Klientelpolitik durch Steuerreform?
(revised version published in: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 2014, 14(2), 182-194)
IZA Research Reports:
Holger Bonin
Florian Buhlmann
Sebastian Camarero Garcia
Nico Pestel
Eric Sommer
Holger Stichnoth
Report No. 79: Ökonomische Bewertung verschiedener Reformoptionen im deutschen Steuer- und Transfersystem
Studie im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie, Bonn 2017 (146 Seiten)
Werner Eichhorst
Tommaso Colussi
Martin Guzi
Martin Kahanec
Andreas Lichter
Milena Nikolova
Eric Sommer
Report No. 74: People to Jobs, Jobs to People: Global Mobility and Labor Migration
Report commissioned by Randstad, Bonn 2017 (100 pages)
Nico Pestel
Eric Sommer
Report No. 73: Analyse der Verteilung von Einkommen und Vermögen in Deutschland
Projektbericht an das Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, Bonn 2016 (232 Seiten)
Klaus Jacob
Anna-Lena Guske
Sabine Weiland
Claire Range
Nico Pestel
Eric Sommer
Report No. 72: Verteilungswirkungen umweltpolitischer Maßnahmen und Instrumente
Gutachten im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamtes, Bonn 2016 (288 Seiten)