Daniel Kemptner works as a research associate at 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. He is an empirical microeconomist who uses large household survey and administrative data sets to advance our understanding of economic inequality. In more detail, he uses structural dynamic life cycle models and evaluation techniques to analyze determinants of lifetime income as well as policy measures that affect the lifetime income distribution. Thereby, the inequality of lifetime income is a key barometer of disparities in living standards. In this context, health and education as drivers of inequality in life cycle outcomes has been a particular focus of his research. Further, his work aims at providing new insights on the government’s possibilities to affect income inequality through public policies.