Katrin Huber joined the chair for Empirical Economics as a postdoctoral researcher in March 2021. Beforehand, she worked in an Online Marketing Agency for 1,5 years, where she was primarily responsible for data analysis and testing in Search Engine Advertising. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in „Business Administration and Economics“ at the University of Passau in 2011 and her Master of Arts in „International Economics and Business“ at the Toulouse School of Economics and the University of Passau in 2013. She completed her doctoral studies in 2019 at the University of Passau with her dissertation on „Empirical Essays on Decision-Making Within Families: Determinants and Consequences of Family Labor Supply“. Her disseration was honered with the "Karl Paul Hensel" award by the "Doris und Dr. Michael Hagemann" foundation in 2020.
Her research interests in general cover topics on empirical labor economics, family economics as well as quasi-experimental methods. She currently focuses on research on the effects of globalization and automation on the labor market, especially on human capital investments and family formation. Moreover, she investigates the effects of child care on maternal labor supply and on fertility decisions.