Prof. Dr. Silke Übelmesser

Prof. Dr. Silke Übelmesser ©A. Günther

Office:   Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3, Room 5.11, 5th floor
Phone:  +49 (0) 3641 / 9-43230
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Email:   Silke.Uebelmesser@uni-jena.de

Curriculum Vitae (deutsch [pdf 182KB] / english [pdf 154KB])

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Porträt "Frauen in der Wissenschaft" [pdf 301KB]

 

Positions / Education Show content
Current Positions
  • 09/2018 –
    Member of the Advisory Board of the Stability Council
  • 10/2017
    Friedrich Schiller University Jena
    Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
  • 09/2012
    Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich
    Research Professor
  • 04/2012
    Friedrich Schiller University Jena
    Professor for Economics, in particular Public Finance
Membership 
  • CESifo Research Fellow
  • International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF)
  • German Economic Association ("Verein für Socialpolitik")
    In particular: Committees for Population Economics and Public Finance
  • Fellow Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano

At the Friedrich-Schiller University:

  • Schumpeter Center for Research on Socio-Economic Change (JSEC)
  • Doctoral Program "The Economics of Innovative Change" (DFG-RTG 1411)
  • Aging Research Center Jena (ZAJ)
Past Academic Positions
  • 10/2014–09/2017
    Friedrich Schiller University Jena
    Vice-Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
  • 10/2009–10/2010
    Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
    Professor for Economics, in particular Public Finance (substituting Prof. Dr. Bernd Huber)
  • 09/2003–03/2012
    Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
    Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow, Center for Economic Studies
  • 10/1999–09/2003
    Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
    Teaching Assistant (Ph.D. Candidate), Center for Economic Studies
Past Positions of Research Management
  • 10/2004–03/2012
    Programme Director, CESifo GmbH (Munich Society for the Promotion of Economic Research of the Economics Department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, and the Ifo Institute)
  • 09/2003–09/2004
    Accademic coordinator of the international visitors' program, Center for Economic Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
  • 08/2000–08/2003
    Deputy Director, CESifo GmbH
Education
  • 2010
    Habilitation, Economics Department, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
  • 2003
    Dissertation, Economics Department, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
  • 04/1994–07/1999
    Studies of Economics at the Universities of Munich and Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Dipl. Volkswirtin)
Research Stays
  • 06-07/2016
    Center for Economic Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  • 04/2016
    Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy
  • 09–10/2007
    European University, Florence, Italy
  • 09/2002–02/2003, 09/2003, 09/2004, 11/2006
    Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy
  • 07–09/1999
    OECD, Paris, France
Research Show content

Research Interests

  • Public Finance
  • Social Policy
  • Old-Age Security
  • Health Economics
  • Demographic Change
  • Education Economics
  • Migration
  • Political Economy

Monographs

  • Uebelmesser, S. (2004): Unfunded Pension Systems: Ageing and Migration, Contributions to Economic Analysis 264, North-Holland: Amsterdam (Dissertation).
  • Uebelmesser, S. (2010): Migration and Education: Fiscal and Non-Fiscal Implications (Habilitation).

Editorship

  • Gérard, M. and S. Uebelmesser (2014): From Mobility of Students to Mobility of the Highly Skilled: Implications for Fiscal and Economic Policy, CESifo Seminar Se­ries, MIT Press, Cambr., MA. Brief review in June 2016 edition of Choices [pdf 144KB]

Articles in Refereed Journals

Chapters in Books

  • Uebelmesser, S. (2016): "The Economics of Free Movement and Market Integration", in: M. Ruffert (ed.): European Economy and People's Mobiliy, Studien zum  europäischen und deutschen Öffentlichen Recht (EuDÖR), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016, 71-81.
  • Uebelmesser, S. (2016): "Die Richtigen?!", in: G. Felbermayr, M. Knoche and L. Wäßmann (eds.): Hans-Werner Sinn und 25 Jahre Wirtschaftspolitik, Hanser, Munich, 232-233.
  • Gérard, M. and S. Uebelmesser (2014): "Financing Higher Education when Students and Graduates are Internationally Mobile", in: M. Gérard und S. Uebelmesser (eds.): From Mobility of Students to Mobility if the Highly Skilled: Implications for Fiscal and Economic Policy, CESifo Seminar Series, MIT Press, Cambr., MA, 145-188.
  • Gérard, M. and S. Uebelmesser (2014): "Introduction", in: M. Gérard und S. Uebelmesser (eds.): From Mobility of Students to Mobility if the Highly Skilled: Implications for Fiscal and Economic Policy, CESifo Seminar Series, MIT Press, Cambr., MA, 1-12.
  • Gérard, M. and S. Uebelmesser (2013): "Universités et Hautes Ecoles belges dans le nouveau paysage de l'enseignement supérieur Européen : performance et défis", in: Ph. Maystadt et al. (eds.): Le modéle social belge: quel avenir? 20ème Congrès des économistes belges de langue française, Presses Interuniversitaires de Charleroi, Charleroi 889-923.
  • Uebelmesser, S. (2013): Wider den Fachkräftemangel: Bildung und Migration, in: K. Konrad u. a. (eds.): Die Zukunft der Wohlfahrtsgesellschaft, Campus Verlag, Frankfurt, 169-192.
  • Casarico, A., C. Devillanova, O. Stark and S. Uebelmesser (2009): International Migration, Human Capital Formation and the Setting of Migration Control Policies: Mapping the Gains, in: J. Kornai, L. Mátyás and G. Roland (eds.): Corruption, Development and Institutional Design, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 169-186.
  • Casarico, A., O. Stark and S. Uebelmesser (2009): An Optimal Selective Migration Policy in the Absence of Symmetric Information and in the Presence of Skill Formation Incentives, in: J. Kornai, L. Mátyás and G. Roland (eds.): Corruption, Development and Institutional Design, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 152-168.
  • Uebelmesser, S. (2007): Modernisierung der Sozialsysteme und Europäisierung der Sozialpolitik in Zeiten der Globalisierung, in: C. Linzback, U. Lübking, S. Scholz and B. Schulte (eds.): Globalisierung und Eurpäisches Sozialmodell, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 192-195.

Book Review

  • "Book Review: Yoshida, C., and Woodland, D.: The Economics of Illegal Immigration", Journal of Economics 89, 2006, 192-195.

Working Papers

  • Uebelmesser, S. and M. Huber (2017): Presence of language-learning opportunities abroad and migration to Germany" mimeo, University of Jena, Jena.
  • Uebelmesser, S. and S. Weingarten (2017): A Macro-level Analysis of Adult-age Language Learning, CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6511, Munich.
  • Haupt, A. and S. Uebelmesser (2014): Labour Market Integration, Human Capital Formation, and Mobility, Jena Economic Research Papers (JERP) 2014-020, Jena.
  • Demange, G., R. Fenge and S. Uebelmesser (2014): Competition in the Quality of Higher Education: The Impact of Student Mobility", mimeo, University of Jena, Jena.
  • Gérard, M. and S. Uebelmesser (2014): Financing Higher Education when Students and Graduates are Internationally Mobile, Jena Economic Research Papers (JERP) 2014-009, Jena.
  • Becker, B. and S. Uebelmesser (2010): The Impact of Print Media Advertising on Public Health Insurance Switching in Germany, mimeo, University of Munich.
  • Casarico, A., O. Stark and S. Uebelmesser (2010): Why and How Using a Tax Barrier to Select Migrants is Affected by Skill Formation Procedures in the Sending Country, mimeo, University of Munich.

Research Reports

  • "The Role and Impact of Labour Taxation Policies" (coordinators: Alessandra Casarico et al.; own role: expert for Germany and Austria), Report for the European Commission (Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities DG), 2010-11.
  • "Fiskalische Wirkungen der Auswanderung ausgewählter Berufsgruppen" (with Christian Holznre and Sonja Munz), Report for the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR), 2009.
  • "Labour Mobility in Europe: Who Migrates Where, and Why?" (with Martin Werding, Kai A. Konrad, Sonja Munz, Herbert Hofmann - in cooperation with Gilles Saint-Paul), Report within the framework of the Leibniz project "how to Construct Europe? Challenges for the European Welfare State", 2007-2008.
  • "International Economic Research and Policy Advice in Europe: Assessment of Institutional Capacities" (with Siegfried Schönherr, Jutta Albrecht, Heidemarie Sherman), Report for the Federal Ministry of Finance, 2003.
  • "Old-Age Provision in Ageing Societies: Equity, Efficiency, and Sustainability" (with Robert Fenge and Martin Werding), Report for the Eocnomic and Social Research Institute (ESRI, Japan), 2002.

Other Publications

  • Casarico, A. and S. Uebelmesser (2018): Migration Policies and the Highly Skilled, ifo DICE Report 2018/1, 28-33.
  • Uebelmesser, S. (2017): Learn German - And Then What?, German Research 3/2017, Magazine of the German Science Foundation (DFG), 8-11. (also published in German as "Erst Deutsch lernen? Und dann?, forschung 3/2017, 8-11).
  • Haußen, T. and S. Uebelmesser (2016): Mobile Studenten, Forschung & Lehre 6/16, 492-493.
  • Haußen, T. and S. Uebelmesser (2015): Mobilität von Hochschulabsolventen in Deutschland, ifo Dresden berichtet 2/2015, Dresden, 42-50.
  • Haußen, T., J. Heider and S. Uebelmesser (2014): Wanderungsverhalten von Hochschulabsolventen, Thüringer Memo, Thüringer Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Technologie.
  • Gérard, M. and S. Uebelmesser (2013): Globalization and access to higher education - policy implications, CESifo DICE Report 2013/2, 3-10.
  • Uebelmesser, S. (forthcoming): Contributions about: Einwanderungspolitik (Punktesystem), Einwanderungspolitik (Quotensystem), (Arbeitnehmer-)Freizügigkeit in der EU, Green Card, Blue Card, Einbürgerungsprinzipien (ius snguinis; ius soli), MIPEX, Fachkräftemangel (MINT), Wohlfahrtsmagnet ("welfare magnet"), Elemente der Zuwanderungspolitik (Integrationskurs, Vorrangprüfung, Verdienstgrenze), Internet-Lexikon der Volkswirtschaft (ifo Lex), Ifo Institute, Munich.
  • Uebelmesser, S. (2013): Bildung für die Zukunft, Zukunftsreader 2020, Thüringer Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Technologie, 108-111.
  • Uebelmesser, S. (2011): Zuwanderungspolitik - Wir müssen Deutschland für qualifizierte Arbeitskräfte attraktiv machen, in: G. Milbradt, G. Nerb, W. Ochel and H.-W. Sinn (eds.): Der ifo Wirtschaftskompass, Carl Hanser Verlag Munich, 94-95.
  • Ubelmesser, S. (2011): Einwanderung - Keine Lösung des Bevölkerungsproblems, in: G. Milbradt, G. Nerb, W. Ochel and H.-W. Sinn (eds.): Der ifo Wirtschaftskompass, Carl Hanser Verlag Munich, 90-91.
  • Holzner, C., S. Munz and S. Uebelmesser (2009): Fiskalische Wirkungen der Auswanderung ausgewählter Berufsgruppen, ifo Schnelldienst 17, 28-33.
  • Sinn, H.-W. and S. Uebelmesser (2000): Rentenreform, strategische Mehrheit und demographische Entwicklung: Wann kipps Deutschland um?, ifo Schnelldienst 28-29, 20-25.
Third-Party Funding Show content

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2018–2021
DFG (German Science Foundation) Project "Investitionen in Sprachkenntnisse und Migrationsentscheidungen" (Language-Skill Investments and Migration Decisions) (with P. Poutvaara, Ifo Institute) (24 months)

2016–2019
ESF (European Social Fonds) Project "Erschließung exogener Potenziale zur Verringerung des drohenden Fachkräftemangels in Thüringen: Zur besonderen Rolle internationaler Studierender und hochqualifizierter Arbeitskräfte" (Activating exogenous potentials to reduce the projected skill shortage in Thuringia: the special role of international students and highly qualified workers) (with S. Henn and C. Hillinger) (36 months)

2015–2017
DFG (German Science Foundation) Project "Spracherwerb und Migration" (Language Learning and Migration) (24 months)

2014
Report for the Thuringia Ministry for Economics, Labor and Technology about "Wanderungsverhalten von Hochschulabsolventen" (Migration Choice of University Graduates) (with T. Haussen and J. Heider)

Press Show content
  • Article about DFG-funded project "Language-Skill Investments and Migration Decisions":
    - "Büffeln fürs spätere Auswandern?", Ostthüringer Zeitung, 3 February 2018.
  • Statement about "DGB weist auf Schieflage im Rentensystem hin", TV report, MDR Thüringen (Thüringen Journal), 31 May 2017
  • Report/interview about ESF project "Erschließung exogener Potenziale zur Verringerung des drohenden Fachkräftemangels in Thüringen: Zur besonderen Rolle internationaler Studierender und hochqualifizierter Arbeitskräfte":
    - TV report, MDR Thüringen (Thüringen Journal), 14 November 2016.
    - "Verborgener Schatz: Ausländische Studenten sollen häufiger bleiben", Ostthüringer Zeitung, 15 November 2016.
  • Interview about "Was könnte Ausländer an Thüringen reizen?", Ostthüringer Zeitung, 4 June 2016.
  • Interview about "Sind ökonomische Vorteile von Migration messbar?", Ostthüringer Zeitung, 7 November 2015.
  • "Ein- und Auswanderung aus ökonomischer Sicht", Interview MDR Info, 6 November 2015.
  • Articles about DFG-funded project "Language Learning and Migration":
    - "Deutsch lernen auf gepackten Koffern: FSU Jena erforscht Spracherwerb von Migranten", Ostthüringer Zeitung - online version, 14 July 2015.
    - "Spracherwerb und Migration", Thüringer Landeszeitung, 18 July 2015.
  • Article/interview about "Millionenschwerer Bildungsexport ohne Ausgleich", Ostthüringer Zeitung, 31 December 2014.
  • "Funding Higher Education in a Mobile World", University World News, No. 326, 27 June 2014 (with Marcel Gérard).
  • "Land kann Berufseinstieg für Akademiker attraktiver machen", Thüringische Landeszeitung, 19 July 2013. (Also published in Ostthüringer Zeitung - online version).
  • Interview about "Studiengebühren", Ostthüringer Zeitung, 18 May 2013.
  • "Das Ende der Studiengebühren", Süddeutsche Zeitung, 13 May 2013.
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