Jonas Nauerz

Jonas Nauerz

Economics PhD Candidate

University of Notre Dame

3018 Jenkins Nanovic Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556

+1 574 440-9631


I am a macroeconomist focusing on labor market questions, and I am particularly interested in the interaction between micro-level heterogeneity and the effects of economic policy.

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Notre Dame. My job market paper examines the responses in labor force participation and output to a tax reform allowing for imperfect substitutability of male and female labor inputs.

I will be available for interviews during the winter of 2022-2023.

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  • Macroeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • International Economics
  • PhD in Economics, ongoing

    University of Notre Dame

  • MSc in Economics, 2018

    Stockholm School of Economics

  • BSc in Economics and Business Administration, 2016

    Goethe University, Frankfurt

Working Papers

Work in Progress

Occupational Choice and Exposure to Business Cycles
This work is joint with Bence Bardóczy, Nezih Guner, and Georgi Kocharkov. Recessions are not uniform across demographic groups, and the sectoral and occupational composition of employment explains much of the differences in exposure. Furthermore, compared to purely aggregate shocks, the relative importance of sector or region-specific shocks in determining business cycles has increased over time and is prominent today. We build a business cycle model with heterogeneous households and occupational choices to answer whether targeted taxes and transfers may mitigate or even alleviate the adverse effects of business cycles on the income and employment opportunities of those most affected. We leverage administrative taxpayer and matched employee-employer data to calibrate the model economy for Germany.