Daniel Kemptner works as a research associate in the Public Economics Department and Graduate Center of DIW Berlin. After having studied economics at the University of Mannheim and the University of Toronto, he joined the Graduate Center of DIW Berlin in September 2009. In June 2013, he obtained his Ph.D. at the Free University Berlin. In his thesis, he investigated the links between education, health risks and economic outcomes. He focuses on applied emprical research in the fields of health economics and pension policy where he uses structural life cycle models and evaluation techniques. Based on large household survey and administrative data sets, he analyzes determinants of inequality and policies that affect the income distribution.