Welcome to my homepage. I am an assistant professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, a research fellow at MOVE, and an affiliated professor at the Barcelona GSE. I am also a Research Affiliate of SAFE at the House of Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt.

You reach me at chris.busch[at]movebarcelona.eu.

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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Together with Alex Ludwig, I am organizing the workshop Macroeconomics and (Social) Insurance on June 7-8 as a part of the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum 2021. Find further information here.

Together with Rocío Madera and Fabian Kindermann, I am organizing the workshop Income Dynamics and the Family on June 10-11 as a part of the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum 2021. Find further information here.