Olaf Hübler

Leibniz Universität Hannover, IAB, and IZA, Germany

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Current position

Professor Emeritus of Econometrics, Institute for Empirical Economics, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Research interest

Applied econometrics and labor economics with special interest in microeconometrics, panel data methods in nonlinear models, wages, profit sharing and other incentives, gender wage gaps mobility, working time and evaluation of social programs and in-plant alliances.

Past positions

Professor for Empirical Economic Research and Econometrics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Leibniz Universität Hannover, 2000–2011; Visiting Professor, University of Stirling, UK, 1999; Professor for Econometrics and Statistics, Institute of Quantitative Economic Research, Leibniz Universität Hannover, 1982–1999


PhD Economics, Technical University of Berlin, 1974

Selected publications

  • “Effects of reciprocal concessions on employment and real capital.” Economics Bulletin 34 (2014): 494–509 (with L. Bellmann and H. D. Gerner).

  • “Estimation of standard errors and treatment effects in empirical economics–Methods and applications.” Journal for Labour Market Research 47 (2014): 43–62.

  • “Are tall people less risk averse than others?” Journal of Applied Social Science Studies 133 (2013): 23–42.

  • “Unobserved individual and firm heterogeneity in wage and job duration functions: Evidence from German linked employer-employee data.” German Economic Review 12 (2011): 469–489 (with T. Cornelißen).

  • “The nonlinear link between height and wages in Germany, 1985-2004.” Economics & Human Biology 7 (2009): 191199.