Forthcoming Publications

The Gender Gap in Mortality: How Much Is Explained by Behavior? (with Johannes Schuenemann and Timo Trimborn), Journal of Health Economics. [paper]

The Genesis of the Golden Age - Accounting for the Rise in Health and Leisure (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard), Review of Economic Dynamics. [paper]

Myopic Misery: Maternal Depression, Child Investments, and the Neurobiological Poverty Trap, Macroeconomic Dynamics. [paper]

It's a Sin - Contraceptive Use, Religious Beliefs, and Long-Run Economic Development (with Klaus Prettner), Review of Development Economics. [paper]

Religiosity and Income: A Panel Cointegration and Causality Analysis (with Dierk Herzer), Applied Economics. [paper]


Going from Bad to Worse: Adaptation to Poor Health, Health Spending, Longevity, and the Value of Life (with Johannes Schuenemann and Timo Trimborn), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2017, Vol. 140, 130–146. [paper]

Contraception and Development: A Unified Growth Theory, International Economic Review 2017, Vol. 58, 561–584 [paper]

The Health Hump, Journal of Demographic Economics, 2017, Vol. 83, 245-258 [paper]

Gender Equity and the Escape from Poverty (with Klaus Prettner), Oxford Economic Papers, 2017, Vol. 69, 55-74. [paper]

The Spending Multiplier in the Medium Run (with Timo Trimborn), German Economic Review, 2017, Vol. 8, 154-181 [paper]

The Rest

Physiology and Development: Why the West is Taller than the Rest (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard), Economic Journal, 2016, Vol. 126, 2292–2323 . [paper]

An Economic Theory of Religious Belief, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2016, Vol. 128, 35–46. [paper]

50 is the New 30 – Long-run Trends of Schooling and Retirement Explained by Human Aging (with Katharina Werner), Journal of Economic Growth, 2016, Vol. 21, 165-187. [paper]

Secularization and Long-Run Economic Growth, Economic Inquiry, 2016, Vol. 54, 177-200. [paper]

Technology, Trade, and Growth: The Role of Education (with Klaus Prettner), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2016; Vol. 20, 1381-1394. [paper]

Limited Self-Control and Long-Run Growth, Mathematical Social Sciences, 2016, Vol. 83, 1-8. [paper]

How Status Concerns Can Make Us Rich and Happy, Economica, 2015, Vol. 82, 1217–1240. [paper]

A Closed-form Solution for the Health Capital Model, Journal of Demographic Economics, 2015, Vol. 81(3), 301-316. [paper (long version) ]

The Physiological Foundations of the Wealth of Nations (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard), Journal of Economic Growth, 2015, Vol. 20, 37-73. [paper]

Frailty, Mortality, and the Demand for Medical Care, Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 2015, Vol. 6, 5-12 . [paper]

A Note on Variable Capital Utilization in Growth and Business Cycle Theory (with Timo Trimborn), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2015, Vol. 19, 1622-1632. [paper]

Hyperbolical Discounting and Endogenous Growth, Economics Letters, 2015, Vol. 126, 131-134. [paper (extended version)]

Preferences, Income, and Life Satisfaction: An Equivalence Result, Mathematical Social Sciences, 2015, Vol. 75, 20-26. [paper]

From Tradition to Modernity: Economic Growth in a Small World (with Ines Lindner), Journal of Development Economics, 2015, Vol. 109, 17-29. [paper] [Appendix B]

The Fertility Transition Around the World 1950-2005 (with Sebastian Vollmer), Journal of Population Economics, 2015, Vol. 28, 31-44. [paper]

Optimal Aging and Death: Understanding the Preston Curve (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014, Vol. 12, 672–701. [paper]

Knowledge and Growth in the Very Long-Run, International Economic Review, 2014, Vol. 55, 443-458. [paper][2009 Version][Online Appendix]

A Mass Phenomenon: The Social Evolution of Obesity, Journal of Health Economics, 2014, 33, 113-125. [paper]

How Child Costs and Survival Shaped the Industrial Revolution and the Demographic Transition (with Jacob Weisdorf), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2014, 18, 114-144. [Paper]

The Past and Future of Knowledge-based Growth (with Klaus Prettner and Alexia Prskawetz), Journal of Economic Growth, 2013, Vol. 18, 411-437. [paper]

The History Augmented Solow Model (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard), European Economic Review, 2013, Vol. 63, 134-149. [paper]

Patterns of Frailty in Older Adults (with Ken Harttgen, Somnath Chatterji, Paul Kowal, and Sebastian Vollmer), PLOS ONE, 2013, Vol. 8 (10). [Open Access Article]

Long-Run Trends of Human Aging and Longevity (with Sebastian Vollmer), Journal of Population Economics, 2013, Vol. 26, 1303-1323. [Open Access Article]

Declining Fertility and Economic Well-being: Do Education and Health Ride to the Rescue? (with Klaus Prettner and David Bloom), Labour Economics, 2013, Vol. 22, 70-79. [paper]

School Attendance and Child Labor - A Model of Collective Behavior, Journal of the European Economic Asssociation, 2013, Vol. 11, 246-277. [Online Appendix B and C] [paper]

Riding High - Success in Sports and the Rise of Doping Cultures, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 2012, Vol. 114, 539-574. [paper]

The Long-run Determinants of Fertility: One Century of Demographic Change 1900-1999 (with Dierk Herzer and Sebastian Vollmer), Journal of Economic Growth, 2012, Vol. 17, 357-385. [Open Access Article]

The Voracity Effect Revisited, Mathematical Social Sciences, 2012, Vol. 64, 272-276. [paper]

Laffer Strikes Again: Dynamic Scoring of Capital Taxes (with Timo Trimborn), European Economic Review, 2012, Vol. 56 ,1180-1199. [paper]

Patience and Prosperity, Journal of Economic Theory, 2012, Vol. 147, 336-352.[paper]

The Determinants of Income in a Malthusian Equilibrium (with Jacob Weisdorf and Paul Sharp), Journal of Development Economics, 2012, Vol 97, 112-117. [paper]

Poverty, Voracity,and Growth, Journal of Development Economics, 2012, Vol. 97, 396-403. [paper]

Energy Distribution and Economic Growth (with Carl Johan Dalgaard), Resource and Energy Economics, 2011, Vol. 33, 782-797. [paper]

A Physiological Foundation for the Nutrition-based Efficiency Wage Model (with Carl Johan Dalgaard), Oxford Economic papers, 2011, Vol. 63, 232-253. [paper]

A Note on Economic Growth with Subsistence Consumption, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2010, Vol. 14, 763-771. [paper]

Anticipated Tax Reforms and Temporary Tax Cuts: A General Equilibrium Analysis (with Timo Trimborn), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2010, Vol. 34, 2141-2158. [paper].

Should Continued Family Firms Face Lower Taxes Than Other Estates? (with Volker Grossmann), Journal of Public Economics, 2010, Vol. 94, 81-101.[paper].

Population, Food, and Knowledge: A Simple Unified Growth Theory, (with Jacob Weisdorf), Journal of Economic Growth, 2008, Vol.13, 169-194. [paper] The benchmark model solved in a spreadsheet [strulik_weisdorf_2008.xls]

The Credit Channel of Capital Tax Policy, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2008, Vol. 10, 717-742. [paper]

Social Composition, Social Conflict, and Economic Development, Economic Journal, 2008, Vol. 118, 1145-1170. [paper]

Geography, Health, and the Pace of Demo-Economic Development, Journal of Development Economics, 2008, Vol. 86, 61-75. [paper]

Social Fractionalization, Endogenous Appropriation Norms, and Economic Development (with Ines Lindner), Economica, 2008, Vol. 75, 244-258. [paper]

Steht auf wenn ihr Deutsche seid! Sozio-ökonomische Erklärungsansätze der neuen Patriotismuswelle anläßlich der Fußball-WM, Jahrbuch fuer Wirtschaftswissenschaften, 2007, Vol. 58, 151-163. [paper]

A Distributional Theory of Government Growth, Public Choice, 2007, Vol. 132, 305-318. [paper]

Too Much of a Good Thing? The Quantitative Economics of R&D-driven Growth Revisited, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2007, Vol. 109, 369-386. [paper]

Taxation, Growth, and Welfare: Dynamic Effects of Estonia´s 2000 Income Tax Act (with Michael Funke), Finish Economic papers, 2006, Vol. 19, 25-38.

Growth and Convergence in a Two-Region Model: The Hypothetical Case of Korean Unification (with Michael Funke), Journal of Asian Economics, 2005,Vol.16, 255-279. [paper]

The Role of Human Capital and Population Growth in R &D-Based Models of Economic Growth, Review of International Economics, 2005, Vol. 13, 129-145.

Economic Growth and Stagnation with Endogenous Health and Fertility, Journal of Population Economics, 2004, Vol. 17, 433-453.

Child Labor, Child Mortality, and Economic Development, Economic Journal, 2004, Vol. 114, 547-568.

A Simple and Intuitive Method to Solve Small Rational Expectations Models (with Martin Brunner), Journal of Economics, 2004, Vol. 82, 71-88.

Solving Rational Expectations Models Using Excel, Journal of Economic Education, 2004, Vol. 35, 269-283. [paper]

Why Not Africa? -- Growth and Welfare Effects of Secure Property Rights (with Ines Lindner), Public Choice, 2004, Vol. 120, 143-167, 2004.

Distributive Politics and Economic Growth: The Markovian Stackelberg Solution (with Ines Lindner), Economic Theory, 2004, Vol. 23(2), 439-444.

Capital Tax Reform, Corporate Finance, and Economic Growth and Welfare, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2003, Vol. 28, 595-615.

Mortality, the Trade-off Between Child Quality and Quantity, and Demoeconomic Development, Metroeconomica, 2003, Vol. 54, 499-520.

Supply Side Economics of Germany´s Year 2000 Tax Reform: A Quantitative Assessment, German Economic Review, 2003, Vol. 4, 183-203.

Tracing the Income-Fertility Nexus: Nonparametric Estimates for a Panel of Countries (with Sikandar Siddiqui), Economics Bulletin, 2002, Vol. 15(1), 1-9.

Solution of Perfect Foresight Saddlepoint Problems: A Simple Method and Applications (with Martin Brunner), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2002, Vol. 26, 737-753.

Fiscal Policy Reforms in a Global Economy, International Tax and Public Finance, 2002, Vol. 9, 71-89.

Growth and Convergence in a Two-Region Model of Unified Germany (with Michael Funke), German Economic Review, 2000, Vol. 1, 363-384.

On Demographic Transition, Structural Change, and Economic Growth and Stagnation, Mathematical Population Studies, 2000, Vol. 8, 333-356.

On Endogenous Growth with Physical Capital, Human Capital and Product Variety (with Michael Funke), European Economic Review, 2000, Vol. 44, 491-515. [Addendum]

Demographic Transition, Stagnation, and Demoeconomic Cycles in a Model for the Less Developed Economy, Journal of Macroeconomics, 1999, Vol. 21, 397-413.

Capital Structure and Labour Demand: Investigations Using German Micro Data (with Michael Funke and Wolf Maurer), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 1999, Vol. 61, 199-215.

Regional Growth in West Germany: Convergence or Divergence?(with Michael Funke), Economic Modelling, 1999, Vol. 16, 489-502.

The Employment - Financing Nexus: Evidence From a Panel of West German Firms (with Michael Funke, Wolf Maurer and Sikandar Siddiqui), Journal of Small Business Economics, 1998, Vol. 11, 225-235.

Investment Under Financial Constraints: Theory and Tests with West German Micro Data (with Michael Funke, Wolf Maurer and Sikandar Siddiqui), Ifo Studien, 1998, Vol. 44, 291-306.

Learning-by-Doing, Population Pressure, and the Theory of Demographic Transition, Journal of Population Economics, 1997, Vol. 10, 285-298.


Repetitorium Mikroökonomik [Refresher Course Microeconomics](with Thomas Gries and Gernot Sieg), Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1996.

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