Claus Schnabel

Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Research interest

Empirical labor economics, wages, trade unions, and industrial relations


Habilitation, Ruhr University Bochum, 1997

Selected publications

  • “Do employers have more monopsony power in slack labor markets?” ILR Review 71 (2018): 676–704 (with B. Hirsch and E. J. Jahn).

  • “Flexible forms of employment: Boon and bane." The Economic Journal 122 (2012): F115–F124 (with E. J. Jahn and R. T. Riphahn).

  • "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 (2010): 291–330 (with B. Hirsch and T. Schank).

  • "Do exporters really pay higher wages? First evidence from linked employer-employee data." Journal of International Economics 72 (2007): 52–74 (with T. Schank and J. Wagner).

  • International Handbook of Trade Unions. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003 (with J. T. Addison).