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[Photo: Felix KOENIG] Mr Felix KOENIG
Occasional Research Assistant - Labour Markets
Email: F.Koenig@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.01 G  

Personal WebSite WWW

Expertise: Labor economics


Felix is a PhD student at the London School of Economics and an Occasional Research Assistant in the Labor Group at CEP. His primary research interests are in the area of applied economics. His current research is focuses on labor markets.


  • 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
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