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[Photo: Felix KOENIG] Dr Felix KOENIG
Associate - Labour Markets
Email: F.Koenig@lse.ac.uk

Princeton University
Email: fkoenig@princeton.edu
Personal WebSite WWW

Expertise: Labor economics


Felix Koenig is a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University and incoming Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also an associate of the CEP and an affiliate at IZA. Felix’ research focuses on labor markets and in recent projects he studies the causes and consequences of rising inequality.


  • BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University
  • MSc Economics, LSE
  • MRes Economics, LSE


  • ESRC Scholarship
  • Departmental Teaching Award
  • Best Paper Award (paper: Superstar Earners and Market Size) at the RES Junior Symposium

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • IZA - Research Affiliate

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
Technical Change and Superstar Effects: Evidence from the Roll-Out of Television Felix Koenig
November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1663:
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JEL Classification: J31; J23; O33; D31

Tags: superstar effect; inequality; top incomes; technical change

CEP Discussion Paper
Reservation Wages and the Wage Flexibility Puzzle Felix Koenig, Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1406:
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JEL Classification: J63; J64; E24

Tags: job search; reservation wages; wage cyclicality; reference dependence

CEP Discussion Paper
Can Helping the Sick Hurt the Able? Incentives, Information and Disruption in a Welfare Reform Nitika Bagaria, Felix Koenig, Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen
April 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1347:
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JEL Classification: H51; I13; J18

Tags: incentives; public sector; unemployment benefits; performance standards