Johannes Seebauer

Johannes Seebauer

Ph.D. Candidate

DIW Berlin


Welcome to my webpage!

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the DIW Berlin and the Berlin School of Economics (BSE) via Freie Universität Berlin.

I am an applied microeconomist with a primary focus on labor economics. I am particularly interested in wage and employment dynamics, and the effects of minimum wages.

Feel free to reach out to me to chat about research, or life in general!

  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Minumum Wages
  • Ph.D. in Economics, since 2019

    Freie Universität Berlin

  • Research Master in Economics, 2018

    Sciences Po Paris

  • M.Sc. in Policy Economics, 2016

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • B.A. in European Business, 2015

    OTH Regensburg


DIW Berlin
Research Associate
DIW Berlin
October 2019 – Present Berlin
Department: Socio-Economic Panel
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Teaching Assistant
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
April 2019 – July 2019 Berlin
Taught the tutorials for the course Labor Economics


Fulbright Graduate Program
Fulbright scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Recipient of merit-based stipend funded by the German Ministry of Education


(2023). Pandemic Depression: COVID-19 and the Mental Health of the Self-Employed. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

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(2021). COVID-19: A Crisis of the Female Self-Employed. Journal of Population Economics.

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Book Chapters

(2022). Negative ökonomische und gesundheitliche Auswirkungen der Covid-19-Pandemie auf Selbständige [Negative economic and health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the self-employed]. In: Ökonomie und Gesellschaft - Jahrbuch 33: Sozio-Ökonomik der Corona-Krise. Lutz Bellmann, Wenzel Matiaske (ed.).

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Policy Reports

(2023). Meta-analysis of the ESF counterfactual impact evaluations. European Commission and Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

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(2021). COVID-19: A Crisis of the Female Self-Employed. BSE Insights.

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