Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen (Head of Research Unit Old-Age Provision and Social Policy)

Address:   Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
Amalienstr. 33
80799 München
Room: 332
Phone: +49-89-38602-332
bucher-koenen©mea.mpisoc.mpg.de

+-Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Senior Researcher Munich Center for the Economics of Aging
Head of Research Unit Old-Age Provision and Social Policy (since July 2014)

 
Research Fields


Economics of Aging and Demographic Change, Social and Labor Market Policy, Health Economics

Specific areas of interest


Public and Private Pension Insurance, Labor Market and Retirement Behavior, Saving Behavior and Financial Literacy

 

Previous Positions

2007-2011 Research Fellow, Mannheim Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)

2011 Visiting Assistant Professor Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
2011-2014 Head of Research Unit Health Economics, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging



Education

2006-2010 PhD, Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics, University of Mannheim; Advisors: Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, PhD and Prof. Annamaria Lusardi, Ph.D.

2006 Diploma in Business and Intercultural Management, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

2004 Master of Arts (European Integration) at the University of Kent at Canterbury (GB)


 
Research Visits

  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA, October to December 2009
  • Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy, February 2010
  • Global Center for Financial Literacy Excellence, George-Washington-University, Washington, DC, USA, October 2011
  • Global Center for Financial Literacy Excellence, George-Washington-University, Washington, DC, USA, January 2014
  • Goethe Universität Frankfurt, House of Finance, March 2016
  • Retirement and Savings Institute at HEC Montréal, November 2017

 

+-Teaching

SS 2017
Seminar: Research Workshop
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Dr. Helmut Farbmacher
http://www.empwi.econ.uni-muenchen.de/veranstaltungen_events/research-workshop-empecon/research_workshop/index.html

WS 2017/2018
Seminar: Research Workshop "Empirical Economics" (Master)
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Dr. Helmut Farbmacher
http://www.empwi.econ.uni-muenchen.de/veranstaltungen_events/research-workshop-empecon/research_workshop/index.html

SS 2016
Seminar: Research Workshop (Ph.D.)
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Dr. Helmut Farbmacher, Prof. Dr. Martin Spindler
http://www.empwi.econ.uni-muenchen.de/lehre/sose16/research_workshop/index.html

SS 2015
Seminar: Research Workshop “Empirical Economics” (Ph.D.)
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen
http://www.empwi.econ.uni-muenchen.de/lehre/ss15/empsem_ss15/index.html

WS 2015/2016
Seminar: Research Workshop (Ph.D.)
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen
http://www.empwi.econ.uni-muenchen.de/lehre/wise1516/empsem_ws1516/index.html

SS 2014
Seminar: Research Workshop (Ph.D.)
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen
http://www.empwi.vwl.uni-muenchen.de/lehre/archiv/sose2014/empsem_ws1314/index.html

SS 2014
Vorlesung: Applied Health Economics (Master)
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Dr. Helmut Farbmacher
http://www.empwi.vwl.uni-muenchen.de/lehre/archiv/sose2014/health-econ/index.html

WS 2014/2015
Seminar: Research Workshop (Ph.D.)
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen
http://www.empwi.econ.uni-muenchen.de/lehre/archiv/ws14_15/empsem_ws1415/index.html

SS 2013
Seminar: Empirical Economics Workshop (Ph.D.)
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen
http://www.empwi.econ.uni-muenchen.de/lehre/archiv/ss13/empsem_ws1213/index.html

WS 2013/2014
Seminar: Empirical Economics Workshop (Ph.D.)
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen
http://www.empwi.econ.uni-muenchen.de/lehre/archiv/ws1314/empsem_ws1314/index.html

SS 2012
Seminar: Research Workshop (Ph.D.)
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen
http://www.empwi.vwl.uni-muenchen.de/lehre/archiv/ss12/empsem/index.html

WS 2012/2013
Seminar: Research Workshop (Ph.D.)
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen
http://www.empwi.vwl.uni-muenchen.de/lehre/archiv/ws1213/empsem_ws1213/index.html

WS 2011/2012
Seminar: Research Workshop "Empirical Economics" (Ph.D.)
Instructor: Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen
http://www.mea.mpisoc.mpg.de/fileadmin/files/Lehre/Empirical_Economics_Workshop/EmpEcsWorkshopWS11-12.html

+-Publications

Publications in journals
  • Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Lamla, Bettina (2018): "The Long Shadow of Socialism: Puzzling Evidence on East-West German Differences in Financial Literacy". In: Economic Notes, online first (DOI:10.1111/ecno.12108), pp. .
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Goll, Nicolas; Kutlu Koc, Vesile (2018): "Dangerous Flexibility – Retirement Reforms Reconsidered". In: Economic Policy, forthcoming (), pp. .
  • Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Lusardi, Annamaria; Alessie, Rob; van Rooij, Maarten (2017): "How Financially Literate Are Women? An Overview and New Insights". In: Journal of Consumer Affairs, 51 (2), pp. 255-238.
  • Antonova, Liudmila; Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Mazzonna, Fabrizio (2017): "Long-term Health Consequences of Recessions During Working Years ". In: Social Science and Medicine, 187 (), pp. 134–143.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Rausch, Johannes (2016): "Szenarien für eine nachhaltige Finanzierung der Gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung". In: Ifo Schnelldienst, 69 (18), pp. 31-40.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Coppola, Michela; Lamla, Bettina (2015): "Savings in Times of Demographic Change: Lessons from the German Experience". In: Journal of Economic Surveys, 29 (4), pp. 807-829.
  • Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Ziegelmeyer, Michael (2014): "Once Burned, Twice Shy? Financial Literacy and Wealth Losses during the Financial Crisis". In: Review of Finance, 18 (6), pp. 2215-2246 .
  • Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Lusardi, Annamaria (2011): "Financial literacy and retirement planning in Germany". In: Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 10 (4), pp. 565–584.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Gasche, Martin; Wilke, Christina Benita (2010): "Ein einheitliches Rentensystem für Ost- und Westdeutschland: Simulationsrechnungen zum Reformvorschlag des Sachverständigenrates". In: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 11 (1), pp. 16-46.
  • Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Wilke, Christina Benita (2009): "Zur Anhebung der Altersgrenzen". In: Sozialer Fortschritt, 4/2009 (), pp. 69-79.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Reil-Held, Anette; Wilke, Christina Benita (2008): "Zum künftigen Stellenwert der ersten Säule im Gesamtsystem der Alterssicherung". In: DRV Schriften, 80 (), pp. 13-31.
Books
  • Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Börsch-Supan, Axel; Gasche, Martin; Ziegelmeyer, Michael (2009): Deutsche Privathaushalte in der Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise - Betroffenheit und Reaktionen. MEA, Universität Mannheim, Mannheim.
Articles in anthologies
  • Jürges, Hendrik; Thiel, Lars; Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Rausch, Johannes; Schuth, Morten; Börsch-Supan, Axel (2016): "Health, Financial Incentives, and Early Retirement: Microsimulation Evidence for Germany", In: Wise, David A., Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, pp. 285-330
  • Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Schütz, Johanna; Spindler, Martin (2015): "Long-term Care Insurance Across Europe", In: Börsch-Supan, Axel, Thorsten Kneip, Howard Litwin, Michał Myck, and Guglielmo Weber, Ageing in Europe - Supporting Policies for an Inclusive Society, de Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 353–368
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Alt, Benedikt; Bucher-Koenen, Tabea (2015): "Early Retirement for the Underprivileged? Using the Record-linked SHARE-RV Data to Evaluate the Most Recent German Pension Reform", In: Börsch-Supan, Axel, Thorsten Kneip, Howard Litwin, Michał Myck, and Guglielmo Weber, Ageing in Europe - Supporting Policies for an Inclusive Society, De Gruyter, , pp. 267–278
  • Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Mazzonna, Fabrizio (2013): "The recent economic crisis and old-age health in Europe", In: Börsch-Supan, Axel, Martina Brandt, Howard Litwin, and Guglielmo Weber, Active ageing and solidarity between generations in Europe, De Gruyter, , pp. 233-242
Discussion papers and working papers Dissertations
  • Bucher-Koenen, Tabea (2011): Financial Literacy, Cognitive Abilities, and Long-term Decision Making - Five Essays on Individual Behavior,

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