Working papers

An Economic Theory of Depression and its Impact on Health Behavior and Longevity, cege Discussion Paper 337, 2018. [paper]

Hyperbolic Discounting Can Be Good For Your Health (with Timo Trimborn), cege Discussion Paper 335, 2018. [paper]

Physiological Constraints and Comparative Economic Development (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard), cesifo Working Paper 6794, 2017. [paper]

The Lost Race Against the Machine: Automation, Education, and Inequality in an R&D-based Growth Model (with Klaus Prettner), cege Discussion Paper 329, 2017. [paper]

R&D-Driven Medical Progress, Health Care Costs, and the Future of Human Longevity (with Sebastian Boehm and Volker Grossmann), cege Discussion Paper 325, 2017. [paper]

Hungry Children Age Faster (with Ana Abeliansky), cege Discussion Paper 322, 2017. [paper]

Hyperbolic Discounting and the Time-Consistent Solution of Three Canonical Environmental Problems, cege Discussion Paper 319, 2017. [paper]

Smoking Kills: An Economic Theory of Addiction, Health Deficit Accumulation, and Longevity, cege Discussion Paper 316, 2017. [paper]

Accounting for Fetal Origins: Health Capital vs. Health Deficits (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard and Casper Worm Hansen), Discussion Paper, 2017. [paper]

Human Health and Aging over an Infinite Time Horizon (with Davide Dragone), Discussion Paper, 2017. [paper]

Innovation and Inequality in a Small World (with Ines Lindner), cege Discussion Paper 313, 2017. [paper]

The Marriage Gap: Optimal Aging and Death in Partnerships (with Johannes Schuenemann and Timo Trimborn) Discussion Paper, 2017. [paper]

Optimal Social Insurance and Health Inequality (with Volker Grossmann), Discussion Paper, 2016. [paper]

Religiosity and Long-Run Productivity Growth (with Dierk Herzer), Cege Discussion Paper 284, 2016. [paper]

The Great Divergence: A Network Approach (with Ines Lindner), CESifo WP No. 5638, 2015. [paper]

Elite Education, Mass Education, and the Transition To Modern Growth, (with Katharina Werner), CESifo WP No. 5619, 2015. [paper]

The Economics of Health Demand and Human Aging: Health Capital vs. Health Deficits (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard), University of Goettingen, Discussion Paper, 2015. [paper]

Natural Disasters and Macroeconomic Performance: The Role of Residential Investment, (with Timo Trimborn), University of Goettingen Cege Discussion Paper 194, 2014 [paper]

Trade and Productivity: The Family Connection Redux (with Klaus Prettner), University of Goettingen Cege Discussion Paper 159, 2013 [paper]

The Mechanics of Ageing and Death: A Primer for Economists --- Part II: Measuring Ageing, LEPAS Working paper 2010-2. [paper]

Staying on the Dole, (with Jean-Robert Tyran and Paolo Vanini), Discussion Paper 377, 2007. [paper]

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