Stephan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Konstanz. He joined the CEP in 2013 and is member of the Growth and Labour Markets programmes.
Current areas of research include:
- How does natural resource wealth affect intergenerational mobility and the transmission of human capital across generations? (with D. Battiston, A. Potlogea, J.-V. Rodriguez Mora)
- The Political Economy of the Southern Planter class and its persistence in power after the American Civil War (with L. Bellani, A. Hager)
- Do female professors affect the study choices and outcomes of female students? (with G. Schwerdt, S. Wiederhold)