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Professor Ziebarth is an economist whose research focuses on health, public and labor economics. Dr. Ziebarth studies the interaction of (social) insurance systems with labor markets and population health. Another focus of Dr. Ziebarth's work is the driving forces and implications of risky health behavior such as smoking, drinking, or overeating.
In particular, Nicolas Ziebarth is an international expert on the economics of sick leave. His sick leave research has been featured by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal or the Economist, and cited as a reason for the Healthy Families Act and the FFCRA emergency sick leave provision.
Dr. Ziebarth has won several awards for his research. According to RePEc, he ranks among the top 0.5% of young economists with less than 15 years of research activity.
At Cornell, Professor Ziebarth teaches a comparative health care system course for undergraduate students (PAM 3870), a Sloan MHA introductory course to the U.S. health care system (PAM 5570), and the second sequence of health economics for PhD students (PAM 6420).
Professor Ziebarth is Associate Director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures.
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. [Reprint] Health Economics Science Award 2018
Susser, P. and N. R. Ziebarth (2016): "Profiling the United States Sick Leave Landscape: Presenteeism among Females," Health Services Research, 51(6): 2305-2317.
“Why the U.S. Urgently Needs Paid Sick Leave,” by Judy Stone, Forbes, March 10, 2020
“Coronavirus Sick Leave: Walmart, McDonald’s, Olive Garden add COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Policies,” by Jessica Guynn and Kelly Tyko, USA Today, March 9, 2020
“Workers without Paid Sick Leave Confront Coronavirus,” by Charlotte Kesl, The Washington Post, March 9, 2020
Jin, L. and N. R. Ziebarth (2020): "Sleep, Health, and Human Capital: Evidence from Daylight Saving Time," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 170: 174-192 [JEBO paper available here]
French, E. , McCauley, J. , Aragon, M., Bakx, P. , Chalkley, M, Chen, S. H., Christensen, B. J., Chuang, H.,Cote-Sergent, A., De Nardi, M., Fan, E., Echevin, D., Geoffard, P.-Y., Gastaldi-Ménager, C., Gørtz, M., Ibuka, Y., Jones, J. B., Kallestrup-Lamb, M., Karlsson, M., Klein, T. J., de Lagasnerie, G., Michaud, P. , O’Donnell, O., Ohtsu, Y. , Rice, N., Skinner, J. S., van Doorslaer, E., Ziebarth, N. R. and E. Kelly (2017): "Data from the US and Eight other Developed Countries Show that End-of-Life Medical Spending is Lower than Previously Reported," Health Affairs, 36(7): 1211-1217.
- 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)
Ph.D., Economics, TU Berlin/DIW Berlin, 2011
M.Sc., Economics, TU Berlin, 2006
M.Sc., Business Studies, TU Berlin, 2006
B.Sc., Economics, HU Berlin, 2003
B.Sc., Business and Economics Education, HU Berlin, 2003