Dr. Andreas Mense

I am a labor/housing/urban economist at the Institute for Employment Research in Nuremberg (IAB). I work at the intersection of local labor and housing markets, with a focus on low-income households, unemployment, and housing affordability. In my current projects, I investigate the effects of housing assistance on labor market outcomes, the role of housing supply for local housing and labor markets, and determinants of local homeownership rates.


2021-    Research Position, FB REGIO, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg

2021-2024 Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics

2016-2021 Post-Doc, School of Business and Economics, University Erlangen-Nuremberg

2019 Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics

2017 Co-founder

2011-2016 Doctoral researcher, Institute of Economics, University Erlangen-Nuremberg

2010-2011 Internship and research assistance, DIW Berlin

Research Grants

2019-21 „Who Benefits from New Housing Supply?“ (DFG / German Research Foundation)

2019 „Angebotseffekte der Mietpreisbremse“ (Society of Property Researchers Germany)

2018 „Evaluierung der Wirksamkeit der in 2015 eingeführten Regelungen zur Dämpfung des Mietanstiegs auf angespannten Wohnungsmärkten (Mietpreisbremse)“ (Federal Ministery of Justice and Consumer Protection)

Prizes, Scholarships

2019 Post-doctoral research grant (German Academic Exchange Service)

2018 Emerging Talents Initiative, University Erlangen-Nuremberg

2017 IZA Research Prize, Immobilienakademie Freiburg

2017 Research Prize, Society of Property Researchers Germany


2011-16 PhD student (economics/ Dr. rer. pol.) at the School of Business and Economics, University Erlangen-Nuremberg

2013-16 BSc. Mathematics, majors in statistics and probability theory, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

2006-11 Diplom (BA + MA equivalent) Political Science , University Erlangen-Nuremberg and Kalamazoo College (Michigan/USA)

Research Seminars and other Invited Presentations

RTG Research Seminar in Economics, TU Dortmund, October 25, 2022

LMU Munich Public Economics Research Seminar, May 19, 2022

Ausschuss für Regionaltheorie und -politik des Vereins für Socialpolitik, October 6, 2021.

Potsdam Research Seminar in Economics, June 29, 2021.

Advances in Research on Housing Markets Workshop at U Duisburg, June 17, 2021.

CEP Urban Seminar, London School of Economics, March 20, 2020.

RWI Essen Research Seminar, December 18, 2019.

Housing Affordability Workshop, Bank of Spain, November 20, 2019.

European Business School Wiesbaden Research Seminar, October 24, 2017.