Dr Tim Obermeier

Lecturer in Economics

School/Department: Business, School of




I'm a Lecturer (assistant professor) at the University of Leicester. Before, I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and obtained the Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Mannheim. My main research interests are in Macroeconomics and Labour Economics, in particular in questions related to inequality, family economics or firm behaviour.


My research is in Macroeconomics and Labour Economics. In recent projects, I have analysed the role of employers' screening behaviour for the design of optimal unemployment insurance policies, gender differences in occupational choice and implications for labour market inequality, and the role of changes in the business landscape (regarding e.g. mark-ups or the labour share) for inequality in the UK. More details on my research can be found here:


I'm very happy to supervise Ph.D. students in areas broadly related to macroeconomics, labour economics or gender/family economics. For example, topics could be

  • Quantitative macroeconomics: Search and matching models of the labour market, life-cycle models, macroeconomic models of tax policy
  • Labour economics: empirical analysis of microdata relating to e.g. labour economics, inequality or family decision-making

If you would be interested in pursuing a PhD in these areas, please contact me and we can discuss further!


At the University of Leicester, I've been teaching:

  • EC1025: Contemporary Issues in Economics, Finance and Business
  • EC2051: Money and Central Banking


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Mannheim, 2019
  • M.Sc. in Economics, University of Mannheim, 2015
  • B.Sc. in Economics with Mathematics, University of Mannheim, 2013

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