Lutz Bellmann

Institute for Employment Research (IAB), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and IZA, Germany

I am very impressed by the list of contributors to the newly launched IZA World of Labor. I am sure that this format will be highly accessible for those persons who do not have expertise and time to access the relevant articles in the field of research they are interested in

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Chair of Labor Economics, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Research interest

Labor economics, industrial relations, economics of education, linked employer–employee data

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Head of IAB department "Establishments and Employment"; member of different scientific councils, e.g. member of the advisory board of the IZA International Data Service Center (IDSC), council for qualification support in the chemical industry, scientific council for further training monitoring of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Past positions

Research assistant at the University of Hannover; Lecturer at the University of Hannover


Habilitation, Economics, University of Hannover, 2003

Selected publications

  • “Indicative and updated estimates of the collective bargaining premium in Germany.” In: Industrial Relations (Forthcoming) (with J. T. Addison, P. Teixeira, and K. Evers).

  • “The extent of collective bargaining and workspace representation: Transitions between states and their determinants. A comparative analysis of Germany and Great Britain.” Scottish Journal of Political Economy (Forthcoming) (with J. T. Addison, A. Bryson, P. Teixeira, and A. Pahnke).

  • “Firm-provided training during the great recession.” Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik 234:1 (2014): 5–22 (with H.-D. Gerner und U. Leber).

  • “Resisting the crisis: Short-time work in Germany.” International Journal of Manpower 33:8 (2012): 877–900 (with A. Crimmann und F. Wießner).