Stephan Klasen
Research Fellow

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Klasen Stephan Klasen is professor of development economics and empirical economic research at the University of Göttingen, where he also heads the Ibero-American Institute. Previously he was professor of economics at the University of Munich as well as a fellow at King's College in Cambridge and an economist at the World Bank in South Africa. His research interests are in population, labor, welfare, and development economics. He holds a BA, MA, and Ph.D. from Harvard University. His current research interests include an assessment of the relation between labor market events and demographic decisions at the household level, an analysis of the determinants of undernutrition and child mortality in developing countries, the linkages between inequality, growth, and well-being, and the causes and consequences of gender inequality in developing countries.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2000.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11086  Sudipa Sarkar
Soham Sahoo
Stephan Klasen
Employment Transitions of Women in India: A Panel Analysis
7597  Stephan Klasen
Janneke Pieters
What Explains the Stagnation of Female Labor Force Participation in Urban India?
(published in: World Bank Econ Rev, 2015, 29(3), 449-478)
6395  Stephan Klasen
Janneke Pieters
Push or Pull? Drivers of Female Labor Force Participation during India's Economic Boom
4820  Axel Dreher
Stephan Klasen
James Raymond Vreeland
Eric Werker
The Costs of Favoritism: Is Politically-Driven Aid Less Effective?
(published in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2013, 62 (1), 157-191)
3391  Michael Grimm
Stephan Klasen
Geography vs. Institutions at the Village Level
(published as 'Migration pressure, tenure security and agricultural intensification. Evidence from Indonesia' in: Land Economics, 2015, 91 (3), 411-434.)
2586  Abay Asfaw
Stephan Klasen
Francesca Lamanna
Intra-household Gender Disparities in Children’s Medical Care before Death in India
2509  Stephan Klasen
Poverty, Undernutrition, and Child Mortality: Some Inter-Regional Puzzles and their Implications for Research and Policy
(published in: Journal of Economic Inequality, 2008, 6(1), 89-115)
1161  Andrey Launov
Joachim Wolff
Stephan Klasen
Unemployment Benefits and Unemployment Rates of Low-Skilled and Elder Workers in West Germany: A Search Equilibrium Approach
1031  Dina Abu-Ghaida
Stephan Klasen
The Costs of Missing the Millennium Development Goal on Gender Equity
(published in: World Development, 2004, 32 (7), 1075-1107)
1030  Ingrid Woolard
Stephan Klasen
Determinants of Income Mobility and Household Poverty Dynamics in South Africa
(published in: Journal of Development Studies, 2005, 41 (5), 865-897)
870  Stephan Klasen
Andrey Launov
Analysis of the Determinants of Fertility Decline in the Czech Republic
(revised version published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2006, 19(1), 25-54)
237  Stephan Klasen
Ingrid Woolard
Surviving Unemployment without State Support: Unemployment and Household Formation in South Africa
(published in: Journal of African Economies, 2009, 18 (1), 1-51)