Institute for Employment Research (IAB), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Chair of Labor Economics, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Finance, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Labor economics, industrial relations, economics of education, linked employer–employee data
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training, and Co-Director of the Institute for Liberal Professionals (IFB Institut für freie Berufe) based in Nuremberg, member of the advisory board of BayernFonds of the Free State of Bavaria which supports real economy companies in Bavaria (appointed by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy), and several other scientific panels
Research assistant and lecturer at the University of Hannover; Head of the Research Department “Establishments and Employment” at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung)
Habilitation, Economics, University of Hannover, 2003
“Working from home, job satisfaction and work-life balance.” International Journal of Manpower 42:3 (2021): 424–441 (with O. Huebler).
“Job and worker turnover in German establishments.” The Manchester School 86:4 (2018): 427–445 (with H.-D. Gerner and R. Upward).
Productivity Puzzles across Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016 (edited with P. Askenazy, A. Bryson, and E. M. Galbis).
“Is the Erosion Thesis overblown? Alignment from without in Germany.” Industrial Relations 55:3 (2016): 415–443 (with J. T. Addison, P. Teixera, and K. Evers).
“The skill shortage in German establishments before, during and after the Great Recession.” Journal of Economics and Statistics 234:6 (2014): 800–828 (with O. Huebler).
Decentral bargaining is an instrument to address both imminent economic crises and for increasing firm competitivenessIn-plant alliances are plant-specific deviations from sectoral collective agreements related to wages and working time that are intended to hold down labor costs. These agreements enable firm-level reorganizations to respond to an imminent economic crisis or to improve competitiveness. They also encourage social partners to take greater responsibility for employment issues. Both unions and works councils agree to such contracts because they see them as helpful in avoiding severe employment losses. Thus, these alliances substantially unburden public employment policy.MoreLess