Boris Hirsch

Leuphana University of Lüneburg, and IZA, Germany

The IZA World of Labor project offers concise, reliable reviews on state-of-the-art empirical research at an accessible level. In that it provides a tremendous starting point for evidence-based policies and helps to inform academics, policymakers, and the general audience alike

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Full Professor of Economics, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Research interest

Labor economics (in particular models of imperfectly competitive labor markets and applied labor economics), industrial relations, migration

Past positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2009–2016


Habilitation in Economics and Econometrics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2016

Selected publications

  • “Dual labor markets at work: The impact of employers’ use of temporary agency work on regular workers’ job stability.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 69:5 (2016): 1191‒1215.

  • “Is there monopsonistic discrimination against immigrants?” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 68:3 (2015): 501‒528 (with E. J. Jahn).

  • “The impact of female managers on the gender pay gap: Evidence from linked employer‒employee data for Germany.” Economics Letters 119:3 (2014): 348‒350.

  • “The productivity effect of temporary agency work: Evidence from German panel data.” Economic Journal 122:562 (2012): F216‒F235 (with S. Mueller).

  • “Differences in labor supply to monopsonistic firms and the gender pay gap: An empirical analysis using linked employer‒employee data from Germany.” Journal of Labor Economics 28:2 (2010): 291‒330 (with T. Schank and C. Schnabel).