Foto (c) Tobias Hase

Welcome to my homepage. I am an associate professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich.

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.


I am co-organizing two workshops at the Barcelona School of Economics Summer Forum. The deadline for submitting papers is February 28. All information and the calls for papers behind the links:

Income Dynamics and the Family workshop (5th edition!)

Macroeconomics and Social Insurance workshop (4th edition!)