Joachim Wagner

Leuphana University, Lüneburg, and IZA, Germany

May the IZA World of Labor project help to guide policymakers in an evidence-based way, using the accumulated knowledge of experts from all around the world!

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, Institute of Economics, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany

Research interest

International firm activities, applied microeconometrics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member, German Data Forum (RatSWD)

Past positions

Hochschulassistent, University of Hannover, Germany


Habilitation, Economics, University of Hannover, 1990

Selected publications

  • “Exports and productivity: A survey of empirical studies since 2006.” World Economy 30:1 (2007): 60–82.

  • “International trade and firm performance. A survey of empirical studies since 2006.” Review of World Economics 148:2 (2012): 235–267.

  • “Do exporters really pay higher wages? First evidence from German linked employer-employee data.” Journal of International Economics 72:1 (2007): 52–74 (with T. Schank and C. Schnabel).