Alexander Spermann

University of Freiburg, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Associate Editor

Current position

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Freiburg

Research interest

Labor economics

Past positions

IZA Director of Labor Policy, Germany (2014–2016); Director at Randstad, Germany (2007–2014); ZEW Head of Department Labor Markets (2002–2007)

Qualifications

Habilitation, University of Freiburg, 1999

Selected publications

  • "Plädoyer für ein Investitionsprogramm gegen Langzeitarbeitslosigkeit." Wirtschaftsdienst 95:4 (2015).

  • "Das Mindestlohngesetz — Hoffnungen und Befürchtungen." Wirtschaftsdienst 94:6 (2014): 387–406 (with J. Möller et al).

  • "Die Demografiestrategie der Bundesregierung — ein Weg zu mehr Wohlstand?" Wirtschaftsdienst 93:3 (2013): 165–169.

  • "Deregulating job placement in Europe: A microeconometric evaluation of an innovative voucher scheme in Germany." Labour Economics 13:4 (2006): 505–517 (with H. Winterhager and A. Heinze).

  • "Reforming long-term care in Germany." Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 142:V (2006): 37–42 (with M. Arntz and J. Michaelis).