Peter joined HERC in January 2015 while completing his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Hamburg. His research interests include the economics of aging and retirement as well as regional variation in health. He has worked, e.g., on the mechanisms driving the health effects of retirement and spatial patterns of health in Germany. In one of his next projects, Peter will investigate behavioral responses to retirement transitions.
Before joining HERC, Peter worked at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin (2012-2015), where he was responsible for the socio-economic module of the Berlin Aging Study II He received a MSc in Statistics from Humboldt University Berlin in 2012, and a BA in Business Administration from Berlin School of Law and Economics (2010).
Genome-wide analysis identifies 12 loci influencing human reproductive behavior
Mills MC. and Barban N., (2016), Nature Genetics
Exercise at Different Ages and Appendicular Lean Mass and Strength in Later Life: Results From the Berlin Aging Study II.
Eibich P. et al, (2016), J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 71, 515 - 520
Cohort differences in psychosocial function over 20 years: Current older adults feel less lonely and less dependent on external circumstances
Hülür G. et al, (2016), Gerontology, 62, 354 - 361
Associations between neighborhood characteristics, well-being and health vary over the life course
Eibich P. et al, (2016), Gerontology, 62, 362 - 370
Personality development in old age relates to physical health and cognitive performance: Evidence from the Berlin Aging Study II.
Müller S et al, (2016), Journal of Research in Personality.