Professor of Applied Macroeconomics

Prof. Philipp Ager, Ph.D.

Prof. Philipp Ager, Ph.D.

Prof. Philipp Ager, Ph.D. is a fixed-term Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Philipp is an economic historian and applied microeconomist, whose research interest is the historical development of Europe and the United States, with particular focus on the development of the American economy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Much of his recent work has focused on understanding the determinants of the demographic transition in the United States. He also examined the socio-economic effects of mass migration from Europe to the United States during the first globalization and its abrupt ending after World War I.  His recent projects examine the short and long-term effects of historical institutions of childcare and early childhood education in the United States.

His published research includes articles in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of the European Economic Association. Philipp’s work has been featured in Bloomberg, the Economist, Forbes, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, the Times, and the Washington Post among others.

Prior to joining Mannheim in 2021, Philipp was an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Southern Denmark. He was also a Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard University. He received a PhD in economics in 2013 and a Master of Research in 2009 from Pompeu Fabra University. Philipp also holds a Diplom in economics from the University of Mannheim.