Professor Dr. Alexander Ludwig is research associate at ZEW. He works in close cooperation with the research unit "Social Policy an Redistribution".
Since April 2014 Alexander Ludwig has been Professor for Public Finance and Debt Management at the SAFE Research Centre at Goethe University Frankfurt. From 2009 to 2014, he had been Professor for Macroeconomics at the Center for Macroeconomic Research at the University of Cologne. Before that, he had been Assistant Professor at the Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA). He obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Mannheim, with research stays at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and the University of California at Berkeley. Alexander Ludwig is director at the FiFo Institute for Public Economics at the University of Cologne, senior fellow at MEA, Munich, research associate at ZEW, and research fellow at Netspar, Tilburg. He is also editorial board member at the "Journal of Pension Economics & Finance" and the "Journal of Demographic Economics".
Discussion and Working Papers
Alemán, Christian, Christopher Busch, Alexander Ludwig and Raül Santàeulalia-Llopis (2020), Evaluating the Effectiveness of Policies Against a Pandemic, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 20-068, Mannheim. Download
Fuchs-Schündeln, Nicola, Dirk Krueger, Alexander Ludwig and Irina Popova (2020), The Long-Term Distributional and Welfare Effects of Covid-19 School Closures, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 20-045, Mannheim. Download
Harenberg, Daniel and Alexander Ludwig (2018), Idiosyncratic Risk, Aggregate Risk, and the Welfare Effects of Social Security, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 18-016, Mannheim. Download
Grevenbrock, Nils, Max Groneck, Alexander Ludwig and Alexander Zimper (2018), Cognition, Optimism and the Formation of Age-Dependent Survival Beliefs, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 18-015, Mannheim. Download
Krueger, Dirk and Alexander Ludwig (2018), Optimal Taxes on Capital in the OLG Model with Uninsurable Idiosyncratic Income Risk, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 18-014, Mannheim. Download