I am an economist specializing in public economics and public finance. My interests range from optimal fiscal policy design, social redistribution and public policies that emerge in unions like the EU to questions in health economics, education financing, aid allocation and the digital transformation of labor markets.
I am currently an economic advisor at the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
From 2012 to 2017 I held an Assistant Professorship at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics. Prior to moving to Stockholm, I was a Max-Weber-Fellow at the European University Institute. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. My thesis on “Optimal Policy and the Coexistence of Markets and Governments” was supervised by Daron Acemoglu and Ivan Werning.
Jenny Simon, Ph.D.
Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales