Tim Dominik Maurer

Tim Dominik Maurer

Postdoctoral Researcher

NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Welcome

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics. My research focuses on macroeconomics, public economics, and labor economics. I have a PhD in Economics from the Copenhagen Business School.

I am also a Research Fellow at the Pension Research Centre (PeRCent).

Download my CV.

Interests
  • Macroeconomics
  • Public Economics
  • Labor Economics
Education
  • PhD in Economics, 2023

    Copenhagen Business School

  • MSc in Economics and Finance, 2018

    Copenhagen Business School

  • BSc in Economics, 2015

    University of Zurich

Working Papers

Population Aging, Public Finances, and Alternatives for Retirement Reform (Draft)

joint with Frederik Bjørn Christensen

Abstract: We study retirement reforms that ensure sustainable public finances in the face of population aging. We build a structural life-cycle model with a pension scheme that includes a public pay-as-you-go pillar and a mandatory fully-funded pillar. The two pillars interact through a means-testing mechanism. The higher the fully-funded benefit, the lower the public pay-as-you-go benefit. The interaction allows us to assess a reform in which increases in fully-funded contributions and benefits reduce public pension benefits through means testing. We compare this reform to three alternatives: Increasing the retirement age, cutting public benefits, and increasing taxes to finance growing public pension expenditures. We estimate the model to Danish micro data and find that expanding fully-funded pensions to indirectly lower public pensions yields the highest welfare. Among the remaining reforms, we show that directly lowering public benefits outperforms hiking taxes and increasing the retirement age.

 

Technical work

A toolkit for solving overlapping generations models with family-linked bequest and intergenerational skill transmission (Github)

joint with Frederik Bjørn Christensen

Publications

Journal of International Money and Finance, Volume 136, 102866, 2023

joint with Thomas Nitschka

Work in Progress

Inequality in Longevity and Redistribution in Public Pension Schemes

joint with Frederik Bjørn Christensen

Social Welfare Effects of Annuitization in Small Open Economies

Teaching

Pension Economics, 2023, 2022

Copenhagen Business School, Full Degree Master, Link to course

Computational Macroeconomics, 2021

Iowa State University, University of Kansas, PhD-level, Link to course

Financial Econometrics, 2018

Copenhagen Business School, Msc Advanced Economics and Finance

Applied Econometrics, 2017

Copenhagen Business School, Msc Applied Economics and Finance

Code

On my GitHub page, I share lectures and sample code on how to solve and estimate life cycle models with overlapping generations.