Paul Hufe

About Myself

I am a Ph.D student at the University of Munich. From Feb to Oct 2019 I am visiting Princeton University.

My research interests lie at the intersection of public, labor and normative economics. Under the overarching theme of equality of opportunity my research agenda is driven by two main objectives.

First, I aim to strengthen the methodological toolkit that is used to quantify the extent of inequality of opportunity in current societies. Thereby, my work connects to the literature branches on intergenerational mobility and inequality measurement.

Second, I aim to contribute to our understanding of which circumstantial life factors cause the unequal distribution of life chances. Thereby, my work connects to the literature branches on early childhood development and human capital formation.

You can find my latest CV here.


  • Upcoming Presentations: Princeton University (25 September).
  • Paper Update: Lower and Upper Bounds of Inequality of Opportunity in Emerging Economies (joint with Andreas Peichl and Daniel Weishaar). Dowload latest version here (23.09.2019)
  • Paper Update: The Roots of Inequality: Estimating Inequality of Opportunity from Regression Trees (joint with Paolo Brunori and Daniel Gerszon Mahler). Download latest version here (11.06.2019).