Paul Hufe

About Myself

I am a Ph.D student at the University of Munich. Throughout my Ph.D I have been visiting Cornell University (March 2017, Nov 2018) and Princeton University (Feb-Oct 2019). In March 2020 I will be visiting FAIR at NHH Bergen.

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: CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2020: Economics of Education and Equality of Opportunity (10-11 June 2020).