about me

I was born in Munich and moved to San Diego when I was in first grade. I am currently a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute and will be joining the Unviersity of Warwick as an Assistant Professor in Sept. 2019. I love soccer and my team is FC Bayern M√ľnchen. I am an avid consumer of cheese and believe that beer is never the answer, it is the question and the answer is: yes.

Recent Research

Dual Job Search and Migration

with E. Charlie Nusbaum and Peter Rupert
Abstract: From 1964-1990, the aggregate intercounty migration rate remained largely unchanged, after which it began to decrease. During this same period, however, the intercounty migration rate of married couples steadily declined while the migration rate of single individuals concurrently increased. This paper builds on the extensive demography and labor literature by asking how much of the decline in the mobility of married couples can be accounted for by the rapid increase in female labor force participation and the rise of female wages relative to male from 1964 to 2000? We first show that dual searching couples are 10% less likely to move and 36% less likely to move for job related reasons than their single searching counterparts. We then use a two location model with both single and dual searching households to decompose these historical trends into a composition effect and a wage effect. We find that the rise of female labor force participation among married couples can account for 18% of the decline in migration, whereas rising relative wages of wives can account for 20% of this decline.

References

Peter Rupert

University of California, Santa Barbara

2127 North Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
peter.rupert@ucsb.edu

Finn Kydland

University of California, Santa Barbara

2127 North Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
finn.kydland@ucsb.edu

Guillaume Rocheteau

University of California, Irvine

3151 Social Science Plaza
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-5100
grochete@uci.edu

Peter Kuhn

Universtiy of California, Santa Barbara

2127 North Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
pjkuhn@econ.ucsb.edu

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