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Working Papers

PICHLER, S. and N. R. ZIEBARTH (2018): "Labor Market Effects of US Sick Pay Mandates," Revised & Resubmitted, Journal of Human Resources.  [revised version available here]

KVASNICKA, M.; SIEDLER, T. and ZIEBARTH, N. R. (2018): "The Health Effects of Smoking Bans: Evidence from German Hospitalization Data," Revised & Resubmitted, Health Economics. [available here]

GUARDADO, J. R. and N. R. ZIEBARTH (2018): "Worker Investments in Safety, Workplace Accidents, and Compensating Wage Differentials," International Economic Review, forthcoming [revised version available here]

KARLSSON, M. and N. R. ZIEBARTH (2018): "Population Health Effects and Health-Related Costs of Extreme Temperatures: Comprehensive Evidence from Germany," Revised & Resubmitted, Journal of Environmental Economics & Management. [revised version available here]

JIN, L., and N. R. ZIEBARTH (2018): "Sleep, Health, and Human Capital: Evidence from Daylight Saving Time," under review [revised version based on IZA Discussion Paper No. 9088 available here]

DOLAN, P., KAVETSOS, G., KREKEL, C., METCALFE, R., SENIK, C., SZYMANSKI, S. AND N.R. ZIEBARTH (2017): "The Host with the most? The Effects of the Olympic Games on Happiness." Revise & Resubmit, Journal of Public Economics.

JONES, L., and N.R. ZIEBARTH (2017): "US Child Safety Seat Laws: Are They Effective, and Who Complies?," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 36(3), 584-607  [available here]

ROZEMA, K. and N. R. ZIEBARTH (2017): "Taxing Consumption and the Take-Up of Public Assistance: The Case of Cigarette Taxes and Food Stamps," Journal of Law and Economics, 60(1):1-27 [available here]

PILNEY, A., WÜBKER, A. AND N.R. ZIEBARTH (2017): "Introducing Risk Adjustment and Free Health Plan Choice in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Evidence from Germany," Journal of Health Economics (Special Issue on Health Plan Payments), 56: 330-351.[available here]

BüNNINGS, C., SCHMITZ, H., TAUCHMANN, H. and N. R. ZIEBARTH (2018): "The Role of Prices Relative to Supplemental Benefits and Service Quality in Health Plan Choice," Journal of Risk and Insurance, forthcoming. [available here]

PICHLER, S. and N. R. ZIEBARTH (2017): "The Pros and Cons of Sick Pay Schemes: Testing for Contagious Presenteeism and Noncontagious Absenteeism Behavior," Journal of Public Economics, 156:14-33 [available here]

ATAL, J. P.; FANG, H.; KARLSSON, M. and N. R. ZIEBARTH (2018): "Exit, Voice, or Loyalty? An Investigation into Mandated Portability of Front-Loaded Private Health Plans," Journal of Risk & Insurance, forthcoming. [available here]

Non-Refereed and German Articles

EIBICH, P. and N. R. ZIEBARTH (2015): " Eine Untersuchung der Struktur regionaler Gesundheitseffekte in Deutschland anhand Hierachischer Bayes Modelle", Zentralinstitut für die kassenärztliche Versorung in Deutschland (Zi), Versorungsatlas, Bericht Nr. 15/20.

ZIEBARTH, N. R. (2013): "Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung: Rolle Rückwärts beim Wettbewerb," Journal for Economic Policy (Wirtschaftsdienst: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik), 93(12): 804-805. [available here]

EIBICH, P., SCHMITZ, H. and N. R. ZIEBARTH (2012): "Add-On Premiums Increase Price Transparency-More Policy Holders Switch Health Plans," DIW Economic Bulletin, 2(2), 15-24. [Electronic version available here]

EIBICH, P., SCHMITZ, H. and N. R. ZIEBARTH (2011): "Zusatzbeiträge erhöhen die Preistransparenz - Mehr Versicherte wechseln die Krankenkasse", Wochenbericht des DIW Berlin 51-52: 3-12 [Electronic version available here]

ZIEBARTH, N.R. (2010): "Koreferat zum Beitrag von Christian Pfarr und Udo Schneider 'Private Altersvorsorge in Deutschland: Empirische Analyse der Riester-Rente'", in KUCHINKE, B.A., SUNDMACHER, T., and J. ZERTH (HRSG.): Wettbewerb und Gesundheitskapital, DIBOGS-Beiträge zur Gesundheitsökonomie und Sozialpolitik, Band 4, Universitätsverlag Illmenau

ZIEBARTH, N.R. (2009): "Langzeitkranke verlieren durch Kürzung des Krankengeldes fünf Milliarden Euro", Wochenbericht des DIW Berlin 20/2009: 326-332 [Electronic version available here]

HOUBEN, I. and N.R. ZIEBARTH (2005): "Die BA ist dabei, ihre Hausaufgaben zu machen", Arbeitgeber 57(1/2): 18-19

BRINCKMANN, J., THOMSEN, K., WOLF, A., WÖHRLE, C., and N.R. ZIEBARTH (2004): Klassenfeind. Ein Streitgespräch: "Mauertote? Ich persönlich fühle keine unmittelbare Verantwortung.", Streitgespräch mit Hans Modrow, UNCICUM, 2004(2): 24-27

Monographs and Edited Volumes

ZIEBARTH, N. R. (2017): "Social Insurance Systems and Health," BALTAGI, B. H. and MOSCONE, F. [Eds.] (2017):  Health Econometrics, Elsevier, 1.Edition, Chapter X, pp: XX-XX, forthcoming. [available here]

McVICAR, D., WILKINS, R. and N.R. ZIEBARTH: Four Decades of Disability Benefit Policies and the Rise and Fall of Disability Recipiency Rates in Five OECD Countries," In: BESHAROV, D. and D. CALL (2017): Labor Activation in a Time of High Unemployment: Encouraging Work while Preserving the Social Safety Net, Oxford University Press, 1. Edition, Chapter 7: XX-XX, forthcoming. [available here]

GORNET, J., SCHUPP. J, SPIESS, C. K., and N. R. ZIEBARTH [Eds.] (2013): "Proceedings of the 10th International SOEP User Conference (SOEP 2012)," Journal of Applied Social Science Studies (Schmollers Jahrbuch), 133(2), 117-119.

ZIEBARTH, N.R. (2011): Sickness Absence and Economic Incentives, approved PhD thesis, TU Berlin. [Electronic version available here]. Winner of the UPJOHN INSTITUTE DISSERTATION AWARD 2011 Upjohn Dissertation [Summary available here]

ZIEBARTH, N.R. (2009): Einflussfaktoren der Entwicklung von Gesundheitsausgaben: Der Stand der internationalen Fachliteratur am Beispiel Deutschlands , 1. edition, Akademische Verlagsgemeinschaft München (AVM), Munich.

Media Coverage and Interviews (selection)

Employers who don’t offer paid sick leave are making flu season worse and hurting their own bottom line,” by Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post, February 13, 2018
Koch-backed group fights paid sick leave laws as flu sweeps US,” by Renée Feltz, The Guardian, February 11, 2018

Hidden Brain: How Cigarette Taxes Affect Food Buying,” by Shankar Vedantam, NPR, July 25, 2017.

"Car Seat Laws for Older Kids Have Limited Impact--Education, Access to Seats Might Be Better Route, Study Author Says," Science News, June 29, 2017

"Proof Daylight Saving Time is Dumb, Dangerous, and Costly: The Case against Changing the Clocks Keeps Getting Stronger," by Ben Steverman, Bloomberg, March 10, 2017. 

"The High Costs of Not Offering Paid Sick Leave," by Austin Frakt, New York Times, October 31, 2016.

Obama administration announces paid sick leave for government contractors — and a new policy to address pay disparities” by Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, September 29, 2016.

Seriously, Don’t Come to Work If You’re Sick,” by Rebecca Greenfield, Bloomberg, August 30, 2016.

When Workers Don’t Get Paid Sick Days, Everyone Else Is More Likely to Get Sick,” by Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, August 26, 2016.

Paid Sick Leave Reduces the Flu Rate ‘Significantly,’ Paper Says,” by Shayndi Raice, Wall Street Journal, Aug 23, 2016.

Does Hosting the Games Make Us Happier?” Tim Harford, Financial Times, August 17, 2016.

Kurzlebiges Olympia-Glück,” by Patrick Bernau, FAZ, August 1, 2016.

Rio 2016: The High Price of Olympic Glory,” by Murad Ahmed and Joe Leahy, Financial Times, July 31, 2016.

"The Case for Mandating Paid Sick Leave in Minneapolis," by Nicolas Ziebarth & Aaron Sojourner, Star Tribune, April 19, 2016

" Flu Rates Would Drop if Congress Mandated Paid Sick Leave," by Susan Kelly, Cornell Chronicle, Dec 10, 2015

" Flu Rate Would Decline Significantly if the US Mandated Paid Sick Leave," by Emily Peck, Huffington Post, October 22, 2015.

" Why People Still Go to Work When They Are Sick," by Mark Brodie, KJZZ, January 9, 2015.

" Climate Change's Heat - Not Cold - Is the Real Killer," Cornell Chronicle, Jan 30, 2014, article on "The Short-Term Population Health Effects of Weather and Pollution."

" Statistiktalente: Nicolas Ziebarth," Bild der Wissenschaft, 2013 (10), p. 76.

" Der Volkswirt: Auf dem Sprungbrett zur Professur," FAZ, 16. Januar 2012, p. 10.

"Wirtschaftsinstitut fordert Zusatzbeitrüge für Krankenkassen," Ärzteblatt, 21.12.2011; Article on: "In Absolute or Relative Terms? How Framing Prices Affects the Consumer Price Sensitivity of Health Plan Choice." Electronic version available here

"Gesundheitsfonds: strategische Überlegungen bremsen Kassenwettbewerb," Five questions for Nicolas Ziebarth, interview with Erich Wittenberg about the Wochenbericht 51-52/2011 of the DIW. Electronic version available here Audio version available here

"Cornell Professor Wins Awards for Economics Study," Cornell Daily Sun, October 5, 2011.

"Auf Erfolgskurs mit Wirtschaftswissen: Nicolas Ziebarth erhielt bereits sechs Rufe internationaler Universitäten," TU-intern Nr. 5, Seite 5, Mai 2011. Electronic version available here

"Kurierte Kurlust," Wirtschaftswoche, 31.05.2010 (22): 36, New Economics; Article on: "Estimating Price Elasticities of Convalescent Care Programmes."

"Krebspatienten feiern nicht krank," Six questions for Nicolas Ziebarth, interview with Karsten Zummack (Info- Radio) about the Wochenbericht 20/2009 of the DIW Berlin. Electronic version available here Audio version available here

"Nur wenige Dauerkranke machen blau - DIW: Betroffene verlieren durch Reform Milliarden," Tagesspiegel, 12.05.2009; Article on "Long-Term Absenteeism and Moral Hazard - Evidence from a Natural Experiment."

"Wer Alkohol trinkt, verdient mehr Geld", F.A.S. , 10.08.2008 (32): 34, Der Sonntagsökonom; Article on: "In Vino Pecunia? The Association between Beverage-Specific Drinking Behavior and Wages."