Prof. Christina Felfe de Ormeño, Ph.D.

Contact at the University


University of Konstanz
Department of Economics
Box 135
D-78457, Konstanz

Room F220

Phone +49-7531-88-2568
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Short Bio (detailed CV available here )

  • Professor of Economics at the University of Konstanz (since 04/2023)
  • Professor of Economics at the University of Würzburg (2018 - 2023)
  • Assistant Professor at the University of St. Gallen (2008-2018)
  • PhD in Economics (2008) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)
  • Visiting positions at the London School of Economics (2007, 2018), University of Amsterdam (2011, 2012), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (2018)
  • Research Affiliate at CEPR (since 2018) and Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna (since 2018) and at CESifo (since 2009)
  • Member of the “BevölkerungssökonomischerAusschuss des Vereins für Socialpolitk” (since 2014) and of the “Bildungsökonomischer Ausschuss des Vereins für Socialpolitk” (since 2013)

Key Publications 


  • Felfe, C.; M.Erhart; A. Kaman; V. Klotzbücher; U. Ravens-Sieberer; J. Saurer; P. Schneider; J. Vornberger “The Youth Mental Health Crisis During COVID-19: Quasi-experimental Evidence on the Role of School Closures” (2023) Science Advances 9:33
  • Felfe, C.; G. Dahl, P. Frijters and H. Rainer “Caught between Cultures? Unintended Consequences of Improving Opportunity for Immigrant Girls” (forthcoming in Review of Economic Studies)
  • Felfe, C.; M. Kocher, H. Rainer, J. Saurer and T. Siedler "More Opportunity, More Cooperation? The Behavioral Effects of Birthright Citizenship on Immigrant Youth” (2021) Journal of Public Economics 200: 104448
  • Felfe, C.; Rainer, H. and Saurer, J. (2020) “Why Birthright Citizenship Matters for Immigrant Children: Short- and Long-Run Impacts on Educational Integration”. Journal of Labor Economics, 38(1): 143-182
  • Felfe, C. and Deuchert, E. (2015) “The Tempest: Natural Disasters, Early Shocks and Children's Short- and Long-Run Outcomes", (2015), European Economic Review, 80: 280-294