Steffi Hahn

Chair in Macroeconomics
Johannes Gutenberg Universität
Johannes-von-Müller-Weg 2
55128 Mainz

Office hours: on appointment
Office:  01-417

Phone: 06131.39-24626
Fax:     06131.39-25588
E-mail: Steffi.Hahn(AT)

Research interests:

  • Poverty and inequality
  • Social mobility
  • Economics of education
  • Labor economics

Between 04/2014 and 09/2016 I studied in the Master’s program International Economics and Public Policy (MIEPP) at Johannes Gutenberg University-Mainz. The topic of my master thesis was ‘Growth accounting in economics and stress research’. Since 04/2017, I’ve been working as a doctoral student at the Chair of Macroeconomics. My main field of interest is poverty and inequality. In my dissertation I work on poverty reduction in Germany. More precisely, I’m very much interested in how poverty is ‘transferred’ from one generation to the next. I focus on the dynamics of human capital accumulation given public and private education investments. The idea is that education serves as one of the main channels through which poverty is transferred across generations. I want to analyze interventions to fight poverty, i.e. their short- and long-term effects on poverty and their effects on the intergenerational transmission of poverty. Further, I want to calculate how long it would take to reduce poverty by 50% and how much it would cost to do so. One specific aspect I stress in my work is the importance of early childhood interventions. I want to analyze how early childhood interventions can mitigate poverty in the long-run. My research is not only of a theoretical nature but also includes empirical analysis.