Foto (c) Tobias Hase

Welcome to my homepage. I am an associate professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich). I am also a research affiliate at CEPR and at CESifo.

You reach me at chris.busch.econ[at]

My work lies in the field of macroeconomics with inequality. I focus on questions related to the analysis of risk and inequality at the micro level, and on the role of labor markets, public policy, and the family in both mitigating individual risk and shaping the observed inequality. In order to find answers to those and related questions, I typically analyze micro data sets from various administrative and survey sources using both parametric and non-parametric empirical methods, which I combine with quantitative structural models.

You find an overview of my research here.

You can download my CV here.

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In 2024, I am co-organizing the following workshops:

Bavarian Macro Day (3rd edition) — submission deadline January 31

Income Dynamics and the Family (6th edition) @ BSE Summer Forum — submission deadline February 28

Macroeconomics and Social Insurance (5th edition) @ BSE Summer Forum — submission deadline February 28