Daniel Kemptner works as an economic advisor at the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Before, he worked 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. (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Free University Berlin. He is an empirical microeconomist who uses large household survey and administrative data to advance our understanding of economic inequality. His work aims at providing new insights on the government’s possibilities to affect income inequality through public policies.