Former Employees

Academic Staff

Dr. Annika Meng


Curriculum Vitae:

Scholastic Training

October 2007 - March 2011

PhD student at the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS), Essen


Master of Arts in Economics

October 2005 -
September 2007

Master in Economics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen


Bachelor of Arts in Economics

August 2004 -
May 2005

Year Abroad at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

October 2002 -
August 2005

European Economic Studies Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg


Bachelor thesis

Die Analyse ordinalskalierter Merkmale. Ein Überblick über das Ordered Logit und das Ordered Probit Modell und die Schätzung mit STATA am Beispiel der Lebenszufriedenheit.

Master thesis

Home care and the labour force participation of household members

Work Experience

May 2006 - March 2011

Student Research Assistant to Prof. Reinhold Schnabel,
Department of Economics (Finance),
University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen
in particular Teaching Assistant for Microeconomics (B.A. Lecture), Public finance (B.A. Lecture) and Social Security (M.A Lecture)


May 2009

EAPs/MAP2030 Workshop on the Future of Family Support for Older People, London School of Economics

May 2009

Second Belgian SHARE Conference

September 2009

Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik

April 2010

Ageing, Savings, and Retirement Workshop, DIW Berlin

June 2010

Netspar Pension Workshop

September 2010

International Conference on Evidence-Based Policy in Long-Term Care, London School of Economics


Award of the Geno-Volks-Bank
Essen e.G. for

Best Master thesis in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2007

Research Interests

Microeconometric analyses on

- relation between labour supply decision and caregiving to family members / acquaintance

- opportunity costs of informal care

- intergenerational relationships between parents and their adult children

Working papers

Meng, A. (2011), Informal home care and labor force participation of household members,
Empirical Economics, forthcoming.

Meng, A. (2009), Do parents buy their children's attention?,
Ruhr Economic Papers, # 153, 1-41.

Meng, A. (2010), Long-term care responsibility and its opportunity costs,
Ruhr Economic Papers, # 168, 1-27.

Meng, A. (2010), The impact of demographic change, co-morbidity and European care policies on the choice of care arrangement, mimeo, 1-33.

Keese M., Meng, A. and Schnabel, R. (2010), Are you well prepared for long-term care? Assessing financial gaps in private German care provision, Ruhr Economic Papers, # 203, 1-31.

Meng, Annika (2011), Informal Caregiving and the Retirement Decision, German Economic Review, forthcoming.