Martina Eschelbach


Martina Eschelbach studied International Economics at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and received her German Diploma in 2008. During her studies she spent one academic year at the Institute of Political Science in Strasbourg and got a Certificate in European Studies in 2005. In October 2008 she joined the chair of Prof. Regina T. Riphahn, Ph.D., at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Research Areas:

Economics of education, labor economics, economics of fertility

Publications and Working Papers:

  1. „Crown Princes and Benjamins: Birth Order and Educational Attainment in East and West Germany“ (2009), BGPE Discussion Paper 85, submitted.
  2. „Kosten und Nutzen der Ausbildung an Tertiärbildungsinstitutionen im Vergleich“ (2010) (with Regina T. Riphahn, Guido Heineck, and Steffen Müller), Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 11 (2), 103-131.
  3. „Labor supply after normal retirement age in Germany – A fourth pillar of retirement income?“ (2011), BGPE Discussion Paper 106, submitted.