Applied Econometrics

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Dr. Matthias Krapf
Research associate

Matthias Krapf

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ

Abteilung Quantitative Methoden: Angewandte Ökonometrie

Research associate

WWZ / Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Peter Merian-Weg 6
4002 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 58 29

Current position
I am a research associate at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Fields of interest
Primary: Public economics
Secondary: Applied microeconomics, empirical methods


  • “The Protestant Fiscal Ethic: Religious Confession and Euro Skepticism in Germany," 2017, with Adrian Chadi, Economic Inquiry, 55(4), 1813-1832.
  • “Parenthood and Productivity of Highly Skilled Labor: Evidence from the Groves of Academe," 2017, with Heinrich W. Ursprung and Christian Zimmermann, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 140, 147-175.
  • “Age and Complementarity in Scientfic Collaboration," 2015, Empirical Economics, 49(2), 751-781.
  • “Price Dynamics in the Belarusian Black Market for Foreign Exchange," 2014, with Hannes Huett and Selver Derya Uysal, Journal of International Economics, 94(1), 169-176.
  • “How Nobel Laureates Would Perform in the Handelsblatt Ranking," 2012, with Jörg Schläpfer, Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, 12(3), 47-56.
  • “How Do Editors Select Papers, and How Good are They at Doing It?" 2011, with Robert Hofmeister, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Topics), 11(1), Article 64.
  • “Research evaluation and journal quality weights: Much ado about nothing," 2011, Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, 81(1), 5-27.

Current Working Papers 

  • “The Joint Distribution of Wealth and Income Risk: Evidence from Bern," 2018.
  • “The Elasticity of Taxable Wealth: Evidence from Switzerland," 2017, with Marius Brülhart, Jonathan Gruber and Kurt Schmidheiny.
  • “Wage and Employment Dynamics: The Role of Occupational Skills," 2018, with Esther-Mirjam Girsberger and Miriam Rinawi.


  • Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D. in Economics), University of Konstanz, 2012
  • Diplom-Volkswirt, University of Konstanz, 2007
  • Visiting Student, Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University, 2004-2005


  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economic Policy
  • Personnel Economics
  • Statistics