Nikolai Stähler

Research Interests

  • Public deficits and debt, budgetary rules and potential problems emerging for monetary policy
  • Inclusion of public sectors into DSGE models
  • Financing scheme of social security systems

Refereed Publications

  • Bursian, D. and N. Stähler (2019), Macroeconomic Effects of Increased Wage Flexibility in EMU, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Vol. 22(1), pp. 69-83.
  • Moyen, S. and N. Stähler (2014), Unemployment insurance and the business cycle: Should benefit entitlement duration react to the cycle?, Macroeconomics Dynamics, Vol. 18(3), pp. 497-525.
  • Mayer, E. and N. Stähler (2013), The Debt Brake: Business Cycle and Welfare Consequences of Germany’s New Fiscal Policy Rule. Empirica: Journal of European Economics, Vol. 40(1), pp. 39-74.
  • Stähler, N. (2013), Recent developments in quantitative models of sovereign default. Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 27(4), pp. 605-633.
  • Baumann, F., M. Oschinski and N. Stähler (2012), On the effects of fair trade on the welfare of the poor. Journal of International Development, 24(S1), pp. S159-S172.
  • Stähler, N. and C. Thomas (2012), FiMod – a DSGE model for fiscal policy simulations. Economic Modelling, 29(2), 239-261.
  • Priesmeier, C. and N. Stähler (2011), Long Dark Shadows or Innovative Spirits? The Effects of (Smoothing) Business Cycles on Economic Growth: A Survey of the Literature. Journal of Economic Surveys, 25(5), 898-912.
  • Baumann, F., M. Mechtel and N. Stähler (2011), Employment protection and temporary work agencies. Labour, 25(3), 308-329.
  • Stähler, N. (2009), Taxing deficits to restrain government spending. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 11(1), 159-176.
  • Stähler, N. (2008), Unemployment and employment protection in a unionized economy with search frictions. Labour, 22(2), 271-289.
  • Stähler, N. (2008), Firing costs, severance payments, judicial mistakes and unemployment. Labour Economics, 15(6), 1162-1178.
  • Baumann, F. and N. Stähler (2008), Union power as a reason for Europe not to introduce experience rating? Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 164(3), 568-585.
  • Baumann, F. and N. Stähler (2006), Financing unemployment benefits: Dismissal versus employment taxes. Labour, 20(3), 433-451.
  • Stähler, N. (2006), Employment protection: Its effects on different skill groups and on the incentive to become skilled. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 226(1), 41-54.

Other Working Papers and Publications

  • Stähler, N. (2007), Employment protection and unemployment: A theoretical analysis evaluating recent policy proposals. Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt (Dissertation).