Labor Economics

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Dr. Ulrike Unterhofer
Assistentin / PostDoc
Ulrike Unterhofer
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ

Assistentin / PostDoc

Peter Merian-Weg 6
4052 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 32 58

Current position

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel, Switzerland. I obtained my PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Basel in October 2022. In spring 2022 I visited the Center for Labor Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Fields of interest

  • Labor Economics
  • Social Spillovers and Networks
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Causal Mediation Analysis

Work in Progress

  • Peer Effects in Active Labour Market Policies
  • Macroeconomic Effects of Active Labour Market Policies: Evidence from Germany
    (with Conny Wunsch)
  • Hours Mismatch and Income Tax Incentives for Low-Earning Workers
    (with Véra Zabrodina)
  • The Performance of Estimators for Causal Mediation Analysis in Double Randomization Designs (with Renate Strobl, Conny Wunsch and M.H. Clark)

Current Working Papers

  • Unterhofer U., C. Welteke und K. Wrohlich (2017) "Das Elterngeld hat soziale Normen verändert" DIW-Wochenbericht No. 34
  • Unterhofer U. and Wrohlich, K. (2017) “Fathers, Parental Leave and Gender Norms” DIW-Discussion Paper No. 1657


  • PhD in Applied Economics, Universität Basel (Supervisors: Conny Wunsch and Rafael Lalive)
  • M.Sc. Economics, Freie Universität Berlin
  • B.Sc. Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Teaching Assistance

  • HS 2021 & 2022, Lecture: Causal Inference for Policy Evaluation (Master’s and PhD Level)
  • HS 2020, Lecture: Applied Empirical Analysis (Master’s and PhD Level)
  • HS 2018 & 2019, Lecture: Arbeitsmarktökonomie (Bachelor Level)
  • FS 2019, Seminar: Bachelorarbeit in empirischer Arbeitsmarkt- und Gesundheitsforschung (Bachelor Level)
  • FS 2019, 2020 & 2021, Seminar: Aktuelle Themen der Ökonomie (Bachelor Level)