Steffen Habermalz, Ph.D.

Steffen Habermalz, Ph.D.

Steffen Habermalz received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (USA) in 2002. He spent the last ten years as a (Senior) Lecturer at Northwestern University in Evanston (USA). His research focuses on Labor Economics and lately on effects of Rational Inattention on the labor market. However, his main career focus is on teaching economics on all levels. He has taught courses in Microeconomics (principles and intermediate), Macroeconomics (principles and intermediate), Economics of Immigration, Mathematical Economics, Introductory Statistics, Econometrics (introductory and advanced), Labor Economics and International Economics along with many smaller seminars.

At the University of Mannheim he teaches the Mathematical Economics (Principles and Advanced), Macroeconomic Principles (as part of Principles of Economics), Labor Economics and the Economics of Immigration.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Research

    Selected publications:

    • “Rational Inattention and Employer Learning”. Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 66(2), April 2014, pp. 605–26.
    • “More Detail on the Pattern of Returns to Educational Signals”. Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 73(1), July 2006, pp. 125–35.
  • Teaching

    Fall/Winter Semester

    • Principles of Economics (GVWL) – Makro Part
    • Analysis
    • Analysis und Linear Algebra A


    • Analysis und Linear Algebra B
    • Labor Economics
    • Economics of Immigration


Steffen Habermalz, Ph.D.

University of Mannheim
Department of Economics
L 7, 3–5 – Room 1.44
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
upon appointment