Johannes M. Metzler


Munich Graduate School of Economics Phone: +49 2180 - 5613
LMU Munich Fax:      +49 2180 - 5650
Kaulbachstr. 45 Email:  johannes.metzler(at)
D-80539 Munich Web:; XING


  10|2005 - 01|2009 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany
Ph.D. in Economics at Munich Graduate School of Economics
"Essays on Econometric Evaluation of Education Outcomes in Developing Countries"
  08|2004 - 05|2005 Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel, Germany
Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research
  09|2000 - 06|2004 European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in Business Administration & Economics
  01|2003 - 05|2003 San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
  07|2002 - 12|2002 Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, Buenos Aires Argentina
Abroad Studies in Business Administration & Economics

Research Interests
    Development Economics
    Educational Economics
    Applied (Micro-)Econometrics
    Program Evaluation
    Household Surveys (esp. Latin America)

Ongoing Research
    Wage Inequality and Informality in Argentina (joint with G. Demombynes )
    The Impact of Teacher Subject Knowledge on Student Achievement: Evidence from Within-Teacher Within-Student Variation (joint with L. W÷▀mann)
    Explaining Grade-Noncompletion in Peruvian Primary Schools

Working Papers

  2008 The Impact of Natural Hazards on School Progression? Evidence from Rural Peru
  2008 Enrollment and Grade Non-Completion in Rural Single-Teacher Schools: Does a Second Teacher Matter? Evidence from Peru
  2007 Connecting the Unobserved Dots: A Decomposition Analysis of Changes in Earnings Inequality in Urban Argentina, 1980-2002 (with G. Demombynes); World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4624
  2005 All Aid Is Not The Same: Different Purpose, Different Impact , Kiel Advanced Studies Working Papers No. 428.
  2005 Fiscal Federalism and the Leviathan: The Evil Beast or the Lesser Evil? , Kiel Advanced Studies Working Papers No. 422; co-authored by Christina Berberich.

Other Work

  2005 Diploma Thesis: Managing Sovereign Debt Crises - Debt Restructuring and Debt Relief
  2005 Thesis Paper on Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanisms for "Kongress Junge Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Stiftung, 18-20 May 2005, Berlin"
  2004 Data Work, Editing and Proof-reading for Horst Siebert (2005): Jenseits des sozialen Marktes

Conference Presentation

  2008 The Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) Conference, Accra (Ghana)
  2007 The Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) Conference, Berlin

Professional Experience

  02|2007 - 06|2007 World Bank (IBRD) , Washington D.C., USA
Consultant for Latin America & Caribbean Region, Poverty Reduction & Econ. Management
  • Informality and Wage Inequality in Argentina
  • Rural Poverty in Argentina
  • Poverty Profile of Guyana
  •   08|2004 - 05|2005 Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel, Germany
    Research Assistant with Prof. Dr. Dr. Horst Siebert
      06|2003 - 07|2003 McKinsey & Co., Frankfurt, Germany
    Fellow Intern, Banking Project within Finance & Insurance Group
      01|2002 - 02|2002 BASF Espanola , Barcelona, Spain
    Intern in the Finance, Controlling and Credit Department
      06|2001 - 07|2001 SAP Deutschland , Walldorf, Germany
    Intern in the Marketing Department
      01|2001 - 02|2001 France, Paris, France
    Webmaster, Programmer
      06|2000 - 07|2000 Idealo Internet GmbH, Berlin, Germany
    Webmaster, Content Manager

    Scholarships and Grants

      since 10|2005 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Association): Full-time Ph.D. Scholarship
      2003 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): Abroad Semester Scholarship
      2002 European Business School: Abroad Semester Scholarship
      since 2001 Online Scholarship


      Summerterm 2006 Teaching Assistant for Development Microeconomics (Raji Jayaraman, Ph.D.)

    Extracurricular / Personal Interests

      Sports Golf, Soccer, Yoga
      Others Foreign Culture, Politics & International Affairs, Literature, House Music, Cinema, Information Technology,

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