May 05, 2023 | News | Congratulations

Julian Schmied Obtained His Doctorate


On May 5, Julian Schmied from the Research Group: Labor Demography successfully defended his doctoral thesis on “The Economic Costs Of Life-Course Transitions” at FU Berlin.

In his dissertation Julian tackles the methodological challenges involved in estimating the effects of life-course transitions on economic well-being. He investigates income, consumption, and subjective measures of well-being before and after these transitions. Additionally, new sources of data are considered to improve our understanding of why people move from one labor force status to another.

The dissertation was supervised by Timm Bönke and Carsten Schröder (FU Berlin). Christian Dudel and Mikko Myrskylä were his mentors at the MPIDR.

List of published papers in the context of the dissertation

Eibich, P.; Kanabar, R.; Plum, A.; Schmied, J.:
Economics & Human Biology 46:101123, 1–11. (2022)    
Dudel, C.; Garbuszus, J. M.; Schmied, J.:
Empirical Economics 60:4, 1629–1659. (2021)       
Dudel, C.; Werding, M.; Schmied, J.:
DAV-Kompass 2021, 5–5. (2021)    
Dudel, C.; Schmied, J.; Werding, M.:
Wirtschaftsdienst 100:3, 185–193. (2020)       

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.