Pia Pinger joined the ZEW Research Department of Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy in September 2008. She studied International Economic Studies at the University of Maastricht and at Sciences Po, Paris. After graduation, she continued her training in economics in the Advanced Studies Programme at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
Pia Pinger is a PhD candidate at the Department of Economics of the University of Mannheim and also affiliated with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). During her doctoral studies, she spent several months at the University of Chicago, where she conducted research on human capital development and the intergenerational transmission of inequality.
Her research interests lie in applied microeconometrics, the origins of human inequality, noncognitive skills and health economics. She is also interested in the interrelation between macroeconomic shocks and labour market or health outcomes.