Davud Rostam-Afschar

Assistant Professor (AR), Universitaet Hohenheim

Some cool pic should be here.

Welcome!

I'm an economist mainly interested in research on

household and public economics using applied microeconometrics.

You can contact me by email:

davud.rostam-afschar(at)uni-hohenheim.de (GPG-Key).

Current Research Papers

2
How Important is Precautionary Labor Supply?
Co-authors: Robin Jessen and Sebastian Schmitz
Download: Hohenheim Discussion Paper No. 07-2016 [display/hide abstract]

1
Do Tax Cuts Increase Consumption? An Experimental Test of Ricardian Equivalence
Co-authors: Thomas Meissner
Download: FU-Berlin Discussion Paper No. 2014/16. [display/hide abstract]

Slides (using Stop-Motion animation technique and in color!), poster

Refereed Publications

3
Getting the Poor to Work: Three Welfare Increasing Reforms for a Busy Germany
Co-authors: Robin Jessen and Viktor Steiner
Public Finance Analysis, 2016, forthcoming. [display/hide abstract]

2
Entry Regulation and Entrepreneurship: A Natural Experiment in German Craftsmanship
Co-authors: -
Empirical Economics, 2014, Vol. 47(3), pp. 1067-1101. [display/hide abstract]
1
Precautionary and Entrepreneurial Savings: New Evidence from German Households
Co-authors: Frank Fossen
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2013, Vol. 75(4), pp. 528–555. [display/hide abstract]

Work in Progress

3
How Risk Averse and how Prudent are Workers?
Co-authors: Robin Jessen
Download latest version: here[display/hide abstract]
2
Labor Income Uncertainty and Fertility Decisions: Evidence from the German Socio-Economic Panel
Co-authors: Sebastian Schmitz
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1
Progressive Taxation and Precautionary Saving Over the Life Cycle
Co-authors: Jiaxiong Yao
Download latest version: here [display/hide abstract]

Policy Reports

1
Regulatory Effects of the Amendment to the HwO in 2004 in German Craftsmanship
European Commission, 2015, Research Report, Directorate General Internal Market and Services.

Keynotes and Invited Presentations

July 2016
SRH University Berlin, Berlin
Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of Policy Evaluation: The Case of Basic Income
July 2016
Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH) and Representation of the European Commission in Germany, Berlin
Past Reforms in the Services Sector in Germany and their Effects
May 2016
Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt
Progressive Taxation and Precautionary Saving Over the Life Cycle
Jan 2016
Technische Universität Chemnitz, Chemnitz
Auswirkungen von Lohnunsicherheit auf die jährlichen Arbeitsstunden
June 2015
Universitat de Barcelona, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona, Barcelona
Do Tax Cuts Increase Consumption
June 2015
European Commission (Group of Coordinators for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications), Brussels
Mutual Evaluation of Regulated Professions
May 2015
World Bank, Warsaw
Seminar on Deregulation of Access to Professions
Jan 2015
European Commission (Representation of the European Commission in Germany), Brussels
In-Depth Session on Services in Germany

Other Presentations

Jan 2017
Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting, Chicago
How important is Precautionary Labour Supply?
Sept 2016
European Association of Labour Economists, Ghent
How important is Precautionary Labour Supply?
Aug 2016
European Economic Association, Geneva
How Risk Averse and how Prudent are Workers?
Aug 2016
International Institute of Public Finance, Lake Tahoe
A Just and Optimal Tax System
June 2016
Society for Social Choice and Welfare, Lund
A Just and Optimal Tax System
June 2016
Early-Career Behavioral Economics Conference, Behavior and Inequality Research Institute, Bonn
Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds by Da and Huang
June 2016
International Association for Applied Econometrics, Milan
Uncertainty and Fertility Decisions: Evidence from German Micro Data
May 2016
Hohenheim Spring School, Universitaet Hohenheim
Bias in Idiosyncratic Income Inequality
May 2016
Brown Bag Seminar, Universitaet Hohenheim
Progressive Taxation and Precautionary Saving Over the Life Cycle
Dec 2015
Public Finance Workshop WZB Berlin, Berlin
Getting the Poor to Work: Three Welfare Increasing Reforms for a Busy Germany?
Dec 2015
Simposio of the Spanish Economic Association, Girona
How Risk Averse and how Prudent are Workers?
Aug 2015
European Economic Association, Mannheim
Do Tax Cuts Increase Consumption? An Experimental Test of Ricardian Equivalence
June 2015
International Association for Applied Econometrics, Thessaloniki
How Risk Averse and how Prudent are Workers?
June 2015
1st BeNA Labor Economics Workshop, Berlin
How important is Precautionary Labour Supply?
Apr 2015
Brown Bag Seminar, Humboldt Universitaet Berlin
How Risk Averse and how Prudent are Workers?
Apr 2015
Network for Integrated Behavioural Science, Nottingham
Do Tax Cuts Increase Consumption? An Experimental Test of Ricardian Equivalence
Dec 2014
Simposio of the Spanish Economic Association, Palma de Mallorca
Do Tax Cuts Increase Consumption? An Experimental Test of Ricardian Equivalence
Nov 2014
Public Finance Workshop WZB Berlin, Berlin
Do Tax Cuts Increase Consumption? An Experimental Test of Ricardian Equivalence
Nov 2014
BeNA Seminar on Labor Research, Berlin
Uncertainty and Fertility Decisions: Evidence from German Micro Data
Oct 2014
PhD Workshop Public Economics DIW Berlin, Berlin
Do Tax Cuts Increase Consumption? An Experimental Test of Ricardian Equivalence
Sept 2014
CenEA Research Workshop on Optimizing Over the Lifetime, Warsaw
Progressive Taxation and Precautionary Saving Over the Life Cycle
Sept 2014
Berlin Behavioral Economics Workshop, Berlin
Do Tax Cuts Increase Consumption? An Experimental Test of Ricardian Equivalence
Sept 2014
Verein für Socialpolitik, Hamburg
Do Tax Cuts Increase Consumption? An Experimental Test of Ricardian Equivalence
Sept 2014
Economic Science Association, Prague
Do Tax Cuts Increase Consumption? An Experimental Test of Ricardian Equivalence
Aug 2014
International Institute of Public Finance, Lugano
Do Tax Cuts Increase Consumption? An Experimental Test of Ricardian Equivalence
June 2014
International Association for Applied Econometrics, London
Progressive Taxation and Precautionary Saving Over the Life Cycle
June 2014
Journées Louis-André Gérard-Varet, Aix-en-Provence
Progressive Taxation and Precautionary Saving Over the Life Cycle
June 2014
European Society for Population Economics, Braga
Progressive Taxation and Precautionary Saving Over the Life Cycle
May 2014
Economic Policy Seminar, Berlin
Uncertainty and Fertility Decisions: Evidence from German Micro Data
Oct 2013
Economic Policy Seminar, Berlin
Taxation and Precautionary Savings over the Life Cycle
Aug 2013
European Economic Association and Econometric Society European Meeting, Gothenburg
Entry Regulation and Entrepreneurship: A Natural Experiment in German Craftsmanship
Aug 2013
International Institute of Public Finance, Taormina
Taxation and Precautionary Savings over the Life Cycle
July 2013
PhD Workshop Public Economics, DIW Berlin
Taxation and Precautionary Savings over the Life Cycle
June 2013
Brown Bag Seminar, Humboldt Universitaet Berlin
Taxation and Precautionary Savings over the Life Cycle
Feb 2013
BeNA Seminar on Labor Research, Berlin
Taxation and Precautionary Savings over the Life Cycle
Jan 2013
Economic Policy Seminar, Berlin
Taxation and Precautionary Savings over the Life Cycle
Sept 2012
Verein für Socialpolitik, Annual Meeting, Göttingen
Entry Regulation and Entrepreneurship: A Natural Experiment in German Craftsmanship
May 2012
Economic Policy Seminar, Berlin
Entry Regulation and Entrepreneurship: A Natural Experiment in German Craftsmanship
Dec 2011
Economic Policy Seminar, Berlin
Taxes and Entrepreneurial Portfolio Investment
Feb 2011
Ruhr Graduate School Doctoral Conference in Economics, Dortmund
Entry Regulation and Entrepreneurship: A Natural Experiment in German Craftsmanship
Oct 2010
BeNA Seminar on Labor Research, Berlin
Entry Regulation and Entrepreneurship: A Natural Experiment in German Craftsmanship
Jan 2010
Economic Policy Seminar, Berlin
Entry Regulation and Entrepreneurship: A Natural Experiment in German Craftsmanship
Jan 2009
Economic Policy Seminar, Berlin
Precautionary Saving and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from German Households

Current Position

since 04/2016
Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat), Universitaet Stuttgart-Hohenheim

Education

2015
Dr. rer. pol. (PhD in Economics), BDPEMS, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Viktor Steiner, Prof. Sir Richard Blundell
summa cum laude
2012
Visiting PhD student, Johns Hopkins University
2010
Diploma in Economics (Diplom Volkswirt), Freie Universitaet Berlin

Detailed Curriculum Vitae

cv_rostamafschar.pdf

Brief Biography / Kurzlebenslauf

    Davud Rostam-Afschar researches and teaches economics at Universitaet Stuttgart-Hohenheim. His research has primarily focused on consumption and saving behavior, labor supply decisions, and tax and transfer systems, with an emphasis on reconciling the empirical evidence from both microeconomic and macroeconomic sources with theoretical models. He worked as economic adviser for the European Commission and is author of articles in economics journals like the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Empirical Economics, and Public Finance Analysis.
    Davud Rostam-Afschar forscht und lehrt als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Universität Stuttgart-Hohenheim. Im Schwerpunkt seiner Forschung untersucht er Konsum- und Sparverhalten, Arbeitsangebotsentscheidungen und Steuer- und Transfersysteme. Insbesondere zielt seine Forschung darauf, empirische Fakten aus mikro- sowie makroökonomischen Quellen mit theoretischen Modellen in Einklang zu bringen. Er war als Berater für die Europäische Kommission tätig und ist Autor von Beiträgen in volkswirtschaftlichen Zeitschriften wie dem Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Empirical Economics und Public Finance Analysis.

How to pronounce my name

    I was born in Germany, and grew up in Aschaffenburg, a town close to Frankfurt. I have ancestors from many different regions of the world, my parents are of German and Iranian descent.

    My name is pronounced (IPA: dɒvud ɾostam-afʃɒɾ).
    The name Davud (Hebrew דוד‎) derives from the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah. Rostam (Persian رستم‎) is the mightiest Iranian hero from the epic of kings. Afschar (Persian افشار) is Afshar Turkic for "great hunter", well known from the Afsharid dynasty founded by Nader Schah Afshar.

Replication Files

dofiles
Replication files for "How Important is Precautionary Labor Supply?"
Stata dofiles, SOEP data available at http://www.diw.de/en/soep
data, dofile
Replication files for "Do Tax Cuts Increase Consumption? An Experimental Test of Ricardian Equivalence"
Stata dofile, dataset

Ado Files

graph3d
Stata module to draw colored, scalable, rotatable 3D plots
Stata user written command, RePEc

Teaching Experiences and Evaluation by Students

Summer 2016
Class "Public Economics" (Master, Uni Hohenheim)
evaluation
Summer 2016
Seminar "Public Economics" (Bachelor, Uni Hohenheim)
Fall 2015
Lecture "Applied Microeconometrics" (Ph.D./Master, FU Berlin)
evaluation
Fall 2015
Lecture "Economic Policy" (Bachelor, Uni Potsdam)
evaluation
Summer 2015
Lecture "Introduction to Microeconometrics" (Bachelor, FU Berlin)
evaluation
Fall 2014
Class "Principles of Macroeconomics" (Bachelor, FU Berlin)
evaluation
Summer 2014
Class "Macroeconomics" (Bachelor, FU Berlin)
evaluation I, evaluation II
Fall 2013
Class "Principles of Macroeconomics" (Bachelor, FU Berlin)
evaluation
Fall 2013
Class "Applied Microeconometrics" (Master, FU Berlin)
evaluation
Fall 2013
Prep Class "Quantitative Methods" (Master, FU Berlin)
evaluation
Summer 2013
Class "Macroeconomics" (Bachelor, FU Berlin)
evaluation
Fall 2012
Class "Principles of Macroeconomics" (Bachelor, FU Berlin)
evaluation
Fall 2012
Class "Applied Microeconometrics" (Master, FU Berlin)
evaluation
Summer 2012
Class "Macroeconomics" (Bachelor, FU Berlin)
evaluation
Fall 2011
Class "Principles of Macroeconomics" (Bachelor, FU Berlin)
Fall 2011
Class "Microeconometrics" (Ph.D./Master, FU Berlin)
Summer 2011
Class "Macroeconomics" (Bachelor, FU Berlin)
evaluation
Fall 2010
Class "Principles of Macroeconomics" (Bachelor, FU Berlin)

Media

Sept 15, 2015
"Die Zukunft des Handwerks: Lehren aus der "Handwerksnovelle" von 2004"
Ökonomenstimme - The New Web Platform for German-speaking Economists.
May 24, 2016
Interview von Dr. Johannes Klenk (Uni Hohenheim)
Forschung hautnah: Forschungsprojekte an der Universitaet Hohenheim.
May 2, 2016
"Schweiz bringt Schwung in deutsche Debatte", "L’Allemagne débat aussi du revenu de base"
SWI swissinfo.ch - international service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC).
Mar 09, 2016
WebTalk Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen
Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb.
Jan 11, 2016
"Die Menschen von der Arbeit befreien"
Der Tagesspiegel.
Dec 8, 2015
"800 Euro für alle: Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen in Deutschland"
DRadio Wissen.
Sept 15, 2015
"Welche Effekte hätte ein bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen für Deutschland?"
Ökonomenstimme - The New Web Platform for German-speaking Economists.
July 8, 2015
"Die Expertise des Internationalen Währungsfonds"
Blog of Heiner Flassbeck, a German economist and publicist.
Apr 21, 2015
Oct 22, 2014
"Hoe de Europese groeimotor weer aanzwengelen"
Knack.be, a Belgian (Flemish) weekly news magazine

Contact

    Email: davud.rostam-afschar(at)uni-hohenheim.de
    Phone: +49 (711) 459 22988
    Office Address:
      Dr. Davud Rostam-Afschar
      Universitaet Hohenheim
      Department of Economics (520 D)
      Hohenheim Palace
      West of East Courtyard, Room 115
      70599 Stuttgart, Germany