Research Statement

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 skill formation.

Publications

P. Brunori, P. Hufe, and D. Mahler (Forthcoming). “The Roots of Inequality: Estimating Inequality of Opportunity from Regression Trees and Forests”. Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

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P. Hufe, R. Kanbur, and A. Peichl (Forthcoming). “Measuring Unfair Inequality: Reconciling Equality of Opportunity and Freedom from Poverty”. Review of Economic Studies.

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P. Hufe, A. Peichl, and D. Weishaar (2021). “Lower and Upper Bound Estimates of Inequality of Opportunity for Emerging Economies”. Social Choice and Welfare, 58, pp. 395-427.

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P. Hufe and A. Peichl (2020). “Beyond Equal Rights: Equality of Opportunity in Political Participation”. Review of Income and Wealth 66 (3), pp. 477–511.

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P. Hufe, A. Peichl, J. E. Roemer, and M. Ungerer (2017). “Inequality of Income Acquisition: The Role of Childhood Circumstances”. Social Choice and Welfare 143 (3-4), pp. 499–544.

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In Editorial Process


P. Hufe, M. Kobus, A. Peichl, and P. Schüle (2022). “Multidimensional Equality of Opportunity in the United States”. Submitted

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B. Arold, P. Hufe, and M. Stöckli (2022). “Genetic Endowments, Educational Outcomes and the Mediating Influence of School  Investments”. Submitted

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Work in Progress


P. Hufe (2022). “The Parental Wage Gap and the Development of Socio-emotional Skills in Children”.

Working Paper in Preparation.


I. Almås, P. Hufe, and D. Weishaar (2022). “Measuring Unfair Inequality: A Pragmatic Approach”.

Data Collection in Preparation.


P. Dörrenberg, F. Kosse, P. Hufe, L. Schwettmann, and U. Sunde (2022). “Subjective Health Perceptions and Economic Preferences”.

Data Collection in Preparation.
 


Other Writing

P. Hufe (2022). “Unfair Inequality: From Measurement to Causal Drivers”. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 15 (1)

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P. Hufe, A. Peichl, P. Schüle, and J. Todorovic (2022). “Fairness in Europe: A Multidimensional Comparison”. CESifo forum 23 (1), pp. 45–51

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P. Hufe, A. Peichl, and M. Stöckli (2018). “Ökonomische Ungleichheit in Deutschland—ein Überblick”. Perspektiven der  Wirtschaftspolitk 19 (3), pp. 185–199.

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P. Hufe and A. Peichl (2018). “Inequality and Unfairness in Europe”. CESifo forum 19 (2), pp. 26–34.

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P. Hufe, A. Peichl, and D. Weishaar (2018). “Intergenerational Income Stability: Is Germany Lagging Behind?” ifo Schnelldienst 71 (20), pp. 20–28.

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P. Brunori, P. Hufe, and D. Mahler (2018). “The Roots of Inequality—Is Inequality also Unjust?” ifo Schnelldienst 71 (5), pp. 18–22.

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P. Hufe and D. F. Heuermann (2017). “The local impacts of large-scale land acquisitions: a review of case study
evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa”. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 35 (2), pp. 168–189.

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