Robert Mahlstedt studied economics at the University of Mannheim and the University of Bonn. He completed his bachelor's degree in 2010 and the master's degree in 2012. Robert Mahlstedt was a Resident Research Affiliate at IZA from November 2012 until April 2017 and became a IZA Research Affiliate in May 2017. He received his PhD from the University of Potsdam in June 2017 for his thesis "Essays on Job Search Behavior and Labor Market Policies: The Role of Subjective Beliefs, Geographical Mobility and Gender Differences“ (summa cum laude).
Since May 2017 Robert is a Postdoc Fellow at the University of Copenhagen. His research interest include the evaluation of active labor market programs, job search and unemployment dynamics, regional labor market mobility and applied microeconometrics.