Nicolas Ziebarth


Nicolas Ziebarth

Assistant Professor
106 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: 607-255-1180 Fax: 607-255-4071
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Curriculum Vitae
Biographical Statement:

Nicolas Ziebarth is an Assistant Professor in the Department for Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), where he graduated in 2011. 

Professor Ziebarth's research is in the field of applied health and labor economics. In particular, he analyzes the interaction of social security systems with labor markets and population health. Another focus of his work is the driving forces and implications of health-related behavior.

Since 2010, research co-authored by Dr. Ziebarth has won seven best paper awards. In addition, his PhD thesis on "Sickness Absence and Economic Incentives" was awarded the Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award 2011. 


Ph.D., Economics, TU Berlin/German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), 2011
M.Sc., Economics, Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), 2006
M.Sc., Business Studies, TU Berlin, 2006
B.Sc., Economics, Humboldt University Berlin (HU Berlin), 2003
B.Sc., Business and Economics Education, HU Berlin, 2003

Courses Taught:
  • PAM 3780: Sick Around the World? Comparing Health Care Systems Around the World (Undergraduate Level)
  • PAM 5570: Health Care Organizations (Sloan MHA Program)
  • PAM 6420: Health Economics II (PhD Program)

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Searchable Keywords:

health economics, labor economics, microeconometrics

Selected Publications:


Current Working Papers and Other Publications:



  • Schmitz, H, and N. R. Ziebarth (2017): "Does Price Framing Affect the Consumer Price Sensitivity of Health Plan Choice?" Journal of Human Resources, 52(1): forthcoming. [available here]












  • Susser, P. and N. R. Ziebarth (2016): "Profiling the United States Sick Leave Landscape: Presenteeism amongst Females," Health Services Research, forthcoming. [available here]






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