Christina Langer

Economics Ph.D.

About Me

I am a PostDoc at the Institute for Employment Research, Guest Researcher at the ifo institute, Graduate Research Affiliate at the Stanford Digital Economy Lab, and Doctoral Researcher at the Project on Workforce at Harvard University.

Dissertation Title: Micro-Level Perspectives on the Future of Work – New Evidence on Workers’ Skill Returns and Firms’ Skill Demand

Research Interest

My research delves into the future of work, focusing on various aspects related to the supply and demand of skills and the evolving hiring practices of firms. I use big, unstructured data like self-collected apprenticeship plan texts and online job postings as well as administrative data to estimate returns to skills and to investigate recent labor market trends like remote work or skills-based hiring.

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  • [July 13th]: I started as a PostDoc at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
  • [July 25th]: I successfully defended my dissertation.
  • [February 28th]: I joined the Stanford Digital Economy Lab as a remote Graduate Research Affiliate.
  • [January 7th]: I am presenting our paper "The Covid-19 Shock and the Future of Remote Work: Evidence from Job Vacancy Postings in Germany" at the ASSA 2023 Annual Meeting.
  • [October 17th]: I am presenting our paper "The Value of Skills: New Evidence From Apprenticeship Plans" at the Growth Lab and Project on Workforce seminar series at Harvard University.