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Prof. Dr. Steffen Mueller

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle



Steffen Müller studied economics at the University of Leipzig. At the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, he worked as a research assistant for Professor Riphahn from 2005 till 2014 and received his doctoral degree in Economics in November 2009. During his PhD studies, Steffen Müller stayed for several months at the University of California in Davis. Following an invitation by David Card, he visited the University of California in Berkeley from September to December 2012. He finished his habilitation in June 2014. Since October 2014, he is professor at the University of Magdeburg and head of the Department of Structural Change and Productivity at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). Steffen Müller is member of the standing committees for education economics, population economics, and social policy of the German Economic Association.

His is active in the fields of applied econometrics, empirical labour economics, and firm entry and exit dynamics. He published articles in journals including the Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review.