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Nicolas Ziebarth

Nicolas Ziebarth

Associate Professor | @NicolasZiebarth

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Nicolas Ziebarth is an economist whose research focuses on health, public and labor economics. He studies the interaction of (social) insurance systems with labor markets and population health. Another focus of his work is the driving forces and implications of risky health behavior such as smoking, drinking, or overeating. 

Professor Ziebarth is an international expert on the economics of sick leave. His research on sick leave has been featured by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the WHO or the Economist, and cited as a reason for the Healthy Families Act, the initial FFCRA emergency sick leave provision as well as its extension

Professor Ziebarth has won several awards for his research. According to RePEc, he ranks among the top 0.5% of young economists with less than 15 years of research activity.

Professor Ziebarth is Associate Director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures.  

He has received his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Berlin/German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).