Philipp Jäger joined the research department „Macroeconomics and Public Finance” as a researcher in April 2014. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ruhr University of Bochum (2019) supervised by Christoph Schmidt. Prior to that, he studied Business and Economics (B.Sc.) in Leipzig and Maynooth (Ireland) as well as International Economics (M.A.) in Göttingen and Seoul.
His research mainly focuses on the long-run causes and consequences of demographic change. He also analyzes the German tax and transfer system using microsimulation models.
Philipp Jäger has published in leading international journals, such as the Journal of Public Economics and Economics Letters.