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Dr. Julia Fath is Lecturer in the field of Microeconomics at the University of Cologne. She supervises the current bachelor student tutor programme in microeconomics. 


Dr. Fath has a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Cologne and has special interests in the areas of public economics, labour market policy and social policy. She has been involved in research related to unemployment insurance and experience rating and has published articles in several journals, including The Scandinavian Journal of Economics.


Winter Term 2016/17


Grundzüge der Mikroökonomik (Introduction to Microeconomics; for students of other faculties), lecture

Grundzüge der Mikroökonomik (Introduction to Microeconomics; for students of other faculties), exercise

Grundzüge der Mikroökonomik (Introduction to Microeconomics; for students of Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences), exercise

Colloquium for final theses






(2008): Optimale Arbeitslosenversicherung und Experience Rating, Untersuchungen zur Wirtschaftspolitik 133, Cologne

(2005): Experience rating versus employment protection laws in a model where firms monitor workers, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 107(2), pp. 299-313 (with C. Fuest)

(2005): Temporary layoffs and unemployment insurance: Is experience rating desirable?, German Economic Review 6(4), pp. 471-83 (with C. Fuest)

(2005): Experience rating of unemployment insurance in the US: A model for Europe?, CESifo DICE Report 2/2005, pp. 45-50 (with C. Fuest)


Working Papers

(2005): Risk aversion does not justify the introduction of mandatory unemployment insurance in the shirking model, Working Paper Series in Economics No 19, University of Cologne (with C. Fuest)



(2009): VWL Grundwissen Trainer, Haufe Verlag (with S. J. Roth)


Reviewing Activity for Academic Professional Journals

European Economic Review, Bulletin of Economic Research, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Finanzarchiv



June 2005: Public Economic Theory 2005 Meeting, Marseille

September 2002: Annual conference of the "Verein für Socialpolitik" "Privatisation, deregulation and market failure", Innsbruck

August 2002: 58th Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) "Public and Private Sectors in Public Finance", Helsinki