Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Empirical labor economics, wages, trade unions, and industrial relations
Habilitation, Ruhr University Bochum, 1997
“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).
Working when sick is a widespread phenomenon with serious consequences for workers, firms, and societyClaus Schnabel, May 2022Many workers admit that at times they show up for work even though they feel sick. This behavior, termed “presenteeism,” is puzzling since most workers do not incur financial losses when staying home sick. The various reasons behind presenteeism are person-related (e.g. individuals’ health or job attitude) or work-related (e.g. job demands and constraints on absence from work). Working when sick can have positive and negative consequences for workers’ performance and health, but it also affects co-workers’ well-being and firms’ productivity. There are various strategies as to how firms can address presenteeism.MoreLess
Low-wage employment Updated
Are low-paid jobs stepping stones to higher-paid jobs, do they become persistent, or do they lead to recurring unemployment?Claus Schnabel, March 2021Low-wage employment has become an important feature of the labor market and a controversial topic for debate in many countries. How to interpret the prominence of low-paid jobs and whether they are beneficial to workers or society is still an open question. The answer depends on whether low-paid jobs are largely transitory and serve as stepping stones to higher-paid employment, whether they become persistent, or whether they result in repeated unemployment. The empirical evidence is mixed, pointing to both stepping-stone effects and “scarring” effects (i.e. long-lasting detrimental effects) of low-paid work.MoreLess