Professor Ziebarth is an international expert on the economics of sick leave. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on paid sick leave in the US and Europe. More generally, Dr. Ziebarth studies the interaction of social security systems with labor markets and population health. Another focus of his work is the driving forces and implications of risky health behavior such as smoking, drinking, or overeating.
Since 2010, research co-authored by Dr. Ziebarth has won ten best paper awards. His PhD thesis on "Sickness Absence and Economic Incentives" was awarded the Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award 2011.
Jin, L. and N. R. Ziebarth (2018): "Sleep, Health, and Human Capital: Evidence from Daylight Saving Time," revised version based on IZA DP No. 9088, under review. [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/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