Prof. Dr. Michael Neugart


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I hold a Dr. rer. pol. from the Freie Universität Berlin where I also received my Habilitation and Venia Legendi. Previously, I worked at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, was John F. Kennedy Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, visiting professor at the University of Bielefeld, and Associate Professor at Free University of Bolzano (Italy). Since 2011 I have been a full professor for public economics and economic policy at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany). My main research interests are in the areas of labor economics, macroeconomics, political economics, and agent-based modelling. Recently, I have been working on such topics as voting behavior, social preferences, network effects in labor markets, genetic determinants of preferences, or the economic consequences of helicopter money. I published more than 40 research articles in general interest and leading field journals. Currently, I am the dean of study programs for teachers at my department and director of the “Zentrum für Lehrerbildung” at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Furthermore, I am on the editorial board of the European Journal of Political Economy.


Neugart, Michael (2021):
The legacy effect of socialism on risky savings.
In: Applied Economics, 53 (33), pp. 3810-3831. ISSN 1466-4283,
DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2021.1887448,

Dawid, Herbert ; Harting, Philipp ; Neugart, Michael (2021):
The Role of (De-)Centralized Wage Setting for Industry Dynamics and Economic Growth: An Agent-Based Analysis with the Eurace@Unibi Model.
In: Dynamic Analysis in Complex Economic Environments Essays in Honor of Christophe Deissenberg, pp. 205-230, Springer International Publishing, ISBN 978-3-030-52969-7,
[Book Section]

Djuric, Uros ; Neugart, Michael (2021):
Helicopter money: survey evidence on expectation formation and consumption behaviour.
In: Oxford Economic Papers, 73 (1), pp. 273-294. DOI: 10.1093/oep/gpz062,

Neugart, Michael ; Rode, Johannes (2021):
Voting after a major flood: Is there a link between democratic experience and retrospective voting?
In: European Economic Review, 133, p. 103665. ISSN 0014-2921,
DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2021.103665,

Krüger, Jens J. ; Neugart, Michael (2020):
Dissecting Okun’s law beyond time and frequency.
In: Applied Economics Letters, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2020.1853664,

Jahn, Elke ; Neugart, Michael (2020):
Do neighbors help finding a job? Social networks and labor market outcomes after plant closures.
In: Labour Economics, 2020/65, Elsevier, ISSN 0927-5371,
DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101825,

Yildirim, Selen ; Neugart, Michael (2020):
What determines perceived income justice? Evidence from the German TwinLife study.
In: Economics & Human Biology, 36 (100826), DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2019.100826,

Hefeker, Carsten ; Neugart, Michael (2019):
Policy coordination under model disagreement and uncertainty.
In: Open Economies Review, 30 (4), pp. 719-737. Springer, ISSN 1573708X,
DOI: 10.1007/s11079-019-09529-7,

Dawid, Herbert ; Harting, Philipp ; Neugart, Michael ; Hoog, Sander van der (2019):
Macroeconomics with heterogeneous agent models: fostering transparency, reproducibility and replication.
In: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 29 (1), pp. 467-538. Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00191-018-0594-0,

Kemmerling, Achim ; Neugart, Michael (2019):
Redistributive pensions in the developing world.
In: Review of Development Economics, 23 (2), pp. 702-726. Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/rode.12582,

Dawid, H. ; Harting, P. ; Neugart, Michael (2018):
Fiscal transfers and regional economic growth.
In: Review of International Economics, 26 (3), pp. 651-671. Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/roie.12317,

Dawid, Herbert ; Gemkow, Simon ; Harting, Philipp ; Hoog, Sander van der ; Neugart, Michael (2018):
Agent-based macroeconomic modeling and policy analyses: The Eurace@Unibi Model.
In: The Oxford Handbook of Computational Economics and Finance, pp. 490-519, Oxford University Press, [Book Section]

Dawid, Herbert ; Harting, Philipp ; Neugart, Michael (2018):
Cohesion policy and inequality dynamics : insights from a heterogeneous agents macroeconomic model.
In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 150, pp. 220-255. Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2018.03.015,

Hefeker, Carsten ; Neugart, Michael (2018):
Non-cooperative and Cooperative Policy Reforms under Uncertainty and Spillovers.
In: Journal of Comparative Economics, 46 (1), pp. 94-102. Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jce.2017.01.002,

Krüger, Jens J. ; Neugart, Michael (2018):
Weather and Intertemporal Labor Supply: Results from German Time-Use Data.
In: Labour, 32 (1), pp. 112-140. DOI: 10.1111/labr.12105,

Neugart, Michael ; Richiardi, Matteo (2018):
Agent-based models of the labor market.
In: The Oxford Handbook of Computational Economics and Finance, pp. 667-687, Oxford University Press, [Book Section]

Goerke, Laszlo ; Neugart, Michael (2017):
Social comparisions in oligopsony.
In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 141, pp. 196-209. Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2017.07.002,

Dawid, Herbert ; Harting, Philipp ; Hoog, Sander van der ; Neugart, Michael (2016):
Public Policy from the Bottom Up Using Agent-Based Modeling: The Eurace@Unibi Model.
In: To the Man with a Hammer... (Eds.: Jan Arpe; Josh Ward), pp. 92-95, Gütersloh, Bertelsmann Stiftung, ISBN 978-3-86793-679-8,
[Book Section]

Akyol, Metin ; Neugart, Michael ; Pichler, Stefan (2015):
A tradable employment quota.
In: Labour Economics, 36, pp. 48-63. Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2015.08.001,

Hefeker, Carsten ; Neugart, Michael (2015):
Fiscal transfers in a monetary union with exit option.
In: Review of International Economics, 23 (3), pp. 489-508. Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/roie.12182,

Goerke, Laszlo ; Neugart, Michael (2015):
Lobbying and dismissal dispute resolution systems.
In: International Review of Law and Economics, 41, pp. 50-62. Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.irle.2014.10.004,

Hefeker, Carsten ; Neugart, Michael (2015):
Policy deviations, uncertainty, and the European Court of Justice.
In: European Journal of Law and Economics, 42 (3), pp. 547-567. Springer, ISSN 15729990,
DOI: 10.1007/s10657-014-9458-8,

Hefeker, Carsten ; Neugart, Michael (2014):
The Influence of Central Bank Transparency on Labor Market Regulation.
In: The Manchester School, 82 (1), pp. 17-32. Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9957.2012.02334.x,

Neugart, Michael ; Dawid, Herbert ; Harting, Philipp (2014):
Economic convergence : policy implications from a heterogeneous agent model.
In: Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, 44, pp. 54-80. Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2014.04.004,

Akyol, Metin ; Neugart, Michael ; Pichler, Stefan (2013):
Were the Hartz Reforms responsible for the improved performance of the German labour market?
In: Economic Affairs, 33 (1), pp. 34-47. DOI: 10.1111/ecaf.12002,

Dawid, Herbert ; Gemkow, Simon ; Harting, Philipp ; Neugart, Michael (2013):
Labor market integration policies and the convergence of regions: the role of skills and technology diffusion.
In: The two sides of innovation : creation and destruction in the evolution of capitalist economies / Guido Buenstorf ... (eds.), pp. 167-186, Cham, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-01495-1 ; 978-3-319-01496-8(E-Book),
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01496-8_9,
[Book Section]

Helm, Carsten ; Neugart, Michael (2013):
Coalition Governments and Policy Reform with Asymmetric Information.
In: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), 169 (3), pp. 383-406. Mohr Siebeck, DOI: 10.1628/093245613X13620416111362,

Holcombe, Mike ; Coakley, Simon ; Kiran, Mariam ; Chin, Shawn ; Greenough, Chris ; Worth, David ; Cincotti, Silvano ; Raberto, M. ; Teglio, Andrea ; Deissenberg, Christophe ; Hoog, Sander van der ; Dawid, Herbert ; Gemkow, Simon ; Harting, Philipp ; Neugart, Michael (2013):
Large-Scale Modeling of Economic Systems.
In: Complex Systems, 22 (2), pp. 175-191. Complex Systems Publications, ISSN 08912513,
DOI: 10.25088/ComplexSystems.22.2.175,

Neugart, Michael ; Richiardi, Matteo G. (2013):
Sequential Teamwork in Competitive Environments: Theory and Evidence from Swimming Data.
In: European Economic Review, 63, pp. 186-205. Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2013.07.006,

Berger, Helge ; Neugart, Michael (2012):
How German labor courts decide: an econometric case study.
In: German Economic Review, 13 (1), pp. 56-70. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0475.2011.00539.x,

Dawid, Herbert ; Gemkow, Simon ; Harting, Philipp ; Neugart, Michael (2012):
Labor market integration policies and the convergence of regions: the role of skills and technology diffusion.
In: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 22 (3), pp. 543-562. DOI: 10.1007/s00191-011-0245-1,

Neugart, Michael (2012):
Female Employment and Divorce: Taking Into Account a Social Multiplier.
In: Mathematical Population Studies: An International Journal of Mathematical Demography, 19 (2), pp. 63-72. DOI: 10.1080/08898480.2012.666941,

Neugart, Michael ; Ohlsson, Henry (2012):
Economic Incentives and the Timing of Births: Evidence from the German Parental Benefit Reform of 2007.
In: Journal of Population economics, 26 (1), pp. 87-108. Springer, ISSN 14321475,
DOI: 10.1007/s00148-012-0420-1,

Berger, Helge ; Neugart, Michael (2011):
Labor courts, nomination bias and unemployment in Germany.
In: European Journal of Political Economy, 27 (4), pp. 659-673. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2011.05.006,

Dawid, Herbert ; Neugart, Michael (2011):
Agent-based models for economic policy design.
In: Eastern Economic Journal, 37 (1), pp. 44-50. Palgrave Macmillan, UK, ISSN 0094-5056, e-ISSN 19394632,
DOI: 10.1057/eej.2010.43,

Gemkow, Simon ; Neugart, Michael (2011):
Referral hiring, endogenous social networks, and inequality: an agent-based analysis.
In: 21, In: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, (4), pp. 703-719. Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00191-011-0219-3,

Neugart, Michael (2011):
Book Review: Skedinger, P.: Employment Protection Legislation.
In: Journal of Economics, 192 (2), pp. 185-187. Edward Elgar, [Article]

Hefeker, Carsten ; Neugart, Michael (2010):
Labor market regulation and the legal system.
In: International Review of Law and Economics, 30 (3), pp. 218-225. Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.irle.2010.03.004,

Dawid, Herbert ; Gemkow, Simon ; Harting, Philipp ; Neugart, Michael (2009):
On the effects of skill upgrading in the presence of spatial labor market frictions: an agent-based analysis of spatial policy design.
In: Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation - JASSS, 12 (4), [Article]

Kemmerling, Achim ; Neugart, Michael (2009):
Financial market lobbies and pension reform.
In: European Journal of Political Economy, 25 (2), pp. 163-173. Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2008.12.003,

Martin, Christian W. ; Neugart, Michael (2009):
Shocks and endogenous institutions: an agent-based model of labor market performance in turbulent times.
In: Computational Economics, 33 (1), pp. 31-46. DOI: 10.1007/s10614-008-9149-z,

Neugart, Michael (2009):
Pensions with early retirement and without commitment.
In: Applied Economics Letters, 16 (3), pp. 257-260. ISSN 13504851, e-ISSN 14664291,
DOI: 10.1080/13504850601018353,

Dawid, Herbert ; Gemkow, Simon ; Harting, Philipp ; Kabus, Kordian ; Neugart, Michael ; Wersching, Klaus (2008):
Skills, innovation, and growth: an agent-based policy analysis.
In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik / Journal of Economics and Statistics, 228 (2-3), pp. 251-275. ISSN 00214027, e-ISSN 2366049X,
DOI: 10.1515/jbnst-2008-2-307,

Neugart, Michael (2008):
Labor market policy evaluation with ACE.
In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 67 (2), pp. 418-430. Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2006.12.006,

Neugart, Michael (2008):
The choice of insurance in the labor market.
In: Public Choice, 134 (3-4), pp. 445-462. Springer, ISSN 00485829, e-ISSN 15737101,
DOI: 10.1007/s11127-007-9238-x,

Neugart, Michael ; Storrie, Donald (2006):
The emergence of temporary work agencies.
In: Oxford Economic Papers, 58 (1), pp. 137-156. ISSN 00307653, e-ISSN 14643812,
DOI: 10.1093/oep/gpi050,

Neugart, Michael (2005):
Why German labour market reform has begun.
In: Economic Affairs, 25 (3), pp. 11-16. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0270.2005.00561.x,

Neugart, Michael (2005):
Book Review: Gabriel Fagan, Francesco Paolo Mongelli and Julian Morgan (eds.): Institutions and Wage Formation in the New Europe.
In: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 43, pp. 334-335. Edward Elgar, [Article]

Neugart, Michael (2005):
Unemployment insurance: the role of electoral systems and regional labour markets.
In: European Journal of Political Economy, 21 (4), pp. 815-829. Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2004.10.006,

Neugart, Michael
Schmid, G. ; Gangl, M. ; Kupka, P. (eds.) (2004):
Arbeitsmarktpolitik bei endogenen Matching-Funktionen.
286, In: Arbeitsmarktpolitik und Strukturwandel: empirische Analysen, Beiträge zur Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, pp. 97-106, [Book Section]

Neugart, Michael (2004):
Complicated dynamics in a flow model of the labor market.
In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 53 (2), pp. 193-213. Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/S0167-2681(03)00085-4,

Neugart, Michael (2004):
Endogenous matching functions: an agent-based computational approach.
In: Advances in Complex Systems, 7 (2), pp. 187-201. ISSN 02195259, e-ISSN 17936802,
DOI: 10.1142/S0219525904000147,

Hassler, Uwe ; Neugart, Michael (2003):
Inflation-unemployment trade-off and regional labor market data.
In: Empirical Economics, 28 (2), pp. 321-334. Springer, ISSN 03777332, e-ISSN 14358921,
DOI: 10.1007/s001810200133,

Neugart, Michael
Franzese, R. ; Mooslechner, P. ; Schürz, M. (eds.) (2003):
Interest groups, enlargement of the EMU, and labor market reform.
In: Institutional Conflicts and Complementarities. Monetary Policy and Wage Bargaining Institutions in EMU, pp. 147-164, Kluwer Academic Publishers, [Book Section]

Neugart, Michael ; Tuinstra, Jan (2003):
Endogenous fluctuations in the demand for education.
In: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 13 (1), pp. 29-51. ISSN 09369937, e-ISSN 14321386,
DOI: 10.1007/s00191-003-0143-2,

Neugart, Michael
Bullinger, Hans-Jörg (ed.) (2002):
Langfristige Dynamiken auf dem IT-Arbeitsmarkt: Einschreibungen von Ingenieuren an deutschen Universitäten und Fachhochschulen.
In: Qualifizierungsoffensive, Bedarf frühzeitig erkennen – zukunftsorientiert handeln, pp. 168-173, Bielefeld, Bertelsmann, [Book Section]

Neugart, Michael ; Rother, B. (2002):
A remedy for fiscal externalities in a monetary union.
In: Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie, 2, pp. 91-111. [Article]

Neugart, Michael ; Schömann, K.
Elgar, Edward (ed.) (2002):
Forecasting Labour Markets in OECD Countries – Measuring and Tackling Mismatches.
Cheltenham, U.K., [Book]

Neugart, Michael ; Schömann, K.
Neugart, Michael ; Schömann, K. (eds.) (2002):
Why forecast and for whom? Some introductory remarks.
In: Forecasting Labour Markets in OECD Countries – Measuring and Tackling Mismatches, pp. 1-25, Cheltenham, U.K., Edward Elgar, [Book Section]

Gabriel, J. ; Neugart, Michael (2001):
Ökonomie als Grundlage politischer Entscheidungen. Essays on Growth, Labor Markets, and European Integration in Honor of Michael Bolle.
Opladen, Leske+Budrich, [Book]

Neugart, Michael (2000):
Nonlinear labor market Dynamics (Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems ; 486).
Berlin u.a., Springer-Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-58348-3,

Neugart, Michael (2000):
Arbeitslosigkeit in Europa: Erklärungsansätze und Politikoptionen.
In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, (B14-15), pp. 15-22. ISSN 0479-611x,

Neugart, Michael (1999):
Is there chaos on the German labor market?
In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik / Journal of Economics and Statistics, 218 (5-6), pp. 658-673. ISSN 0021-4027, e-ISSN 2366-049X,
DOI: 10.1515/jbnst-1999-5-608,