Jan Kabátek is a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. Jan has obtained his PhD degree in Economics at the Tilburg University, and during his studies he stayed at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Sydney as a visiting scholar.
Jan is currently active in two distinct research areas. The first one is structural analysis of fiscal policies for families with children. The aim is to understand the impacts of specific family policies, such as childcare subsidies, on behavior, structure, and welfare of the targeted households.
Secondly, Jan is interested in the impact of minimum wage legislation on the life decisions of youth workers. This strand of research is primarily focused on teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds, who are most likely to be working for minimum wages. Jan aims to explore the interdependencies of their work and education choices by exploiting institutional changes in the minimum wage systems.