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Maximilian Stockhausen

Dr. Maximilian Stockhausen

Economist for Income and Wealth Distribution

Tel: +49 30 27877 134
  • Research Unit: Public Finance, Social Security Systems, Income and Wealth Distribution
  • Joined the German Economic Institute in 2017
  • Born in 1987 in Berlin
  • Studied economics with a focus on public economics and econometrics at Freie Universität Berlin

IW Publications

Niehues, Judith / Stockhausen, Maximilian, 2021, An international comparison with a special focus on the case of Germany. Inequality revisited, IW-Report, Nr. 18, Köln / Berlin
Zur Studie

Beznoska, Martin / Hentze, Tobias / Kochskämper, Susanna / Stockhausen, Maximilian, 2019, Die Besteuerung von Ehepaaren in Deutschland. Ökonomische Effekte verschiedener Reformvorschläge, IW-Analyse, No. 133, Köln / Berlin
Zur Studie

Pimpertz, Jochen / Stockhausen, Maximilian, 2019, Grundsicherung statt Grundrente. Eine Frage der Reichweite und Treffsicherheit, in: IW-Trends, 2019, No. 3
Zur Studie

Arbeitsangebotsmodul zum IW-Mikrosimulationsmodell STATS – Dokumentation Version 1.0
IW-Report 13/2019

Ist der Traum vom sozialen Aufstieg in Deutschland ausgeträumt?
IW-Kurzbericht 48/2018

Wie der Vater, so der Sohn? Zur intergenerationalen Einkommensmobilität in Deutschland
IW-Trends 4/2017


(in cooperation with Jochen Pimpertz)
Grundrente ohne Bedürftigkeitsprüfung – Wer profitiert ohne Not? – Eine mikrodatenbasierte Analyse potenziell bedürftiger Rentner
Gutachten für die Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft (INSM), 2019

(in cooperation with Martin Beznoska, Judith Niehues)
Die Vermögensverteilung im internationalen Vergleich
Gutachten für die Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft, 2018

External Publications

Stockhausen, Maximilian, 2021, Like father, like son? A comparison of absolute and relative intergenerational labour income mobility in Germany and the US, in: Journal of Economic Inequality, online first
Zur Studie

Stockhausen, Maximilian, 2019, The Distribution of Economic Resources to Children in Germany, in: Journal of Income Distribution,  28. Jg., Nr. 1, S. 1-36

(in cooperation with Guido Neidhöfer)
Dynastic Inequality Compared – Multigenerational Mobility in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany
Article in the Review of Income and Wealth, 2018, 65. Jg., Nr. 2, S. 383-414

(in cooperation with Charlotte Bartels)
Children’s Opportunities in Germany – An Application Using Multidimensional Measures
German Economic Review, Vol. 18, Issue 3, 2017, S. 327–376

More from Dr. Maximilian Stockhausen

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A comparison of absolute and relative intergenerational labour income mobility in Germany and the US
External Publication 17. August 2021

Like father, like son?: A comparison of absolute and relative intergenerational labour income mobility in Germany and the US

Maximilian Stockhausen in Journal of Economic Inequality

Are children better off than their parents? This highly debated question in politics and economics is investigated by analysing the trends in absolute and relative intergenerational labour income mobility for Germany and the US.


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Measuring the solidarity principle in Germany’s statutory health insurance system
IW-Analyse No. 143 13. July 2021

Would universal health insurance lead to more solidarity?

Martin Beznoska / Jochen Pimpertz / Maximilian Stockhausen

The principle behind Germany’s statutory health insurance (SHI) system, into which all employees up to a certain income threshold are obliged to pay a per¬centage of their earnings, is one of solidarity.


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An International Comparison with a Special Focus on the Case of Germany
IW-Report No. 18 19. May 2021

Inequality Revisited: An International Comparison with a Special Focus on the Case of Germany

Judith Niehues / Maximilian Stockhausen

This report summarizes the latest findings on the development and levels of global income and wealth inequality and puts special emphasize on the situation in Germany.


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An Inventory of Home Nursing Care in Germany
IW-Trends No. 4 28. December 2020

Who Nurses When and How Much?: An Inventory of Home Nursing Care in Germany

Susanna Kochskämper / Silvia Neumeister / Maximilian Stockhausen

German society is ageing and the need for nursing care is increasing. In 2017, just under 5 million people claimed to be providing nursing care in a private setting. An analysis of the data from the Socio-Economic Panel provides a heterogeneous picture of how the home care burden is shared.


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Distributional Consequences of the Corona Pandemic - A Microsimulation Analysis
IW-Report No. 65 10. December 2020

Stable Through the Crisis?: Distributional Consequences of the Corona Pandemic - A Microsimulation Analysis

Martin Beznoska / Judith Niehues / Maximilian Stockhausen

The corona pandemic has had a decisive impact on the year 2020 and, at least in recent times, has had an unprecedented (negative) impact on society and the economy. At the core of this simulation study is therefore the question of how the corona pandemic has affected income levels and social inequality in Germany, and to what extent automatic stabilizers of the social security system and additional financial aid measures have been able to cushion distortions caused by the crisis.


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A Combined Study of Income and Wealth
IW-Trends No. 3 24. August 2020

How is Prosperity Distributed in Germany?

Mariano Calderón / Judith Niehues / Maximilian Stockhausen

Distributional analyses often focus on either income or wealth. However, a comprehensive picture of the material well-being of a nation’s households can only be obtained by considering both variables together.


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Housing – the new social question?
IW-Analyse No. 136 21. July 2020

Housing – the new social question?

Pekka Sagner / Maximilian Stockhausen / Michael Voigtländer

The sharp rise in rents and housing prices in the 2010s, particularly in the major conurbations, has led some to assert that housing is “the social question of our time”.


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Stable Conditions Despite Growing Social Challenges
IW-Report No. 8 8. March 2020

IW Distribution Report 2020

Maximilian Stockhausen / Mariano Calderón

How are income and wealth distributed in Germany? There is often no simple answer to this seemingly simple question, sometimes not even a clear one. Various social and structural changes have very different effects on the distribution of income and wealth: an ageing population, a tendency to live alone or an increasing share of the population with migration background along with economic changes amidst a deepening globalization and digitalization.


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The economic impact of different reform proposals
IW-Analyse No. 133 3. December 2019

The Taxation of Spouses in Germany

Martin Beznoska / Tobias Hentze / Susanna Kochskämper / Maximilian Stockhausen

How can spouses be taxed both efficiently and fairly? It is not possible to formulate a universally valid solution to this question from a pure tax system point of view, because it depends on the underlying assumptions and norms.


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Nursing relatives in Germany
IW-Report No. 34 17. September 2019

Nursing relatives in Germany

Susanna Kochskämper / Maximilian Stockhausen

In this analysis, 2012 SOEP data was used to examine how many people in Germany have cared for their relatives and to what extent, and how this group can be described according to selected socio-economic characteristics such as age, gender, income, and assets.


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