Johannes Gutenberg University, and IZA, Germany
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Professor of Applied Statistics and Econometrics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Empirical economic research in labor economics, international economics, and industrial relations
Associate Professor and Chair of Labour and Regional Economics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2008–2010
PhD Economics, University of Manchester, 2001
“Foreign-owned firms around the world: A comparative analysis of wages and employment at the micro-level.” European Economic Review 60 (2013): 170–188 (with A. Hijzen, P. Martins, and R. Upward).
“High wage workers match with high wage firms: Clear evidence of the effects of limited mobility bias.” Economics Letters 117:3 (2012): 824–827 (with M. J. Andrews, L. Gill, and R. Upward).
“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 28:2 (2010): 291–330 (with B. Hirsch and C. Schnabel).
“High wage workers and low wage _rms: negative assortative matching or limited mobility bias.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A 171:3 (2008): 673–697 (with M. J. Andrews, L. Gill, and R. Upward).
“Do exporters really pay higher wages? First evidence from linked employer employee data.” Journal of International Economics 72:1 (2007): 52–74 (with C. Schnabel and J. Wagner).
Employment effects of longer working hours
Extending work hours may reduce employment in the short term but may increase it in the long term if hourly pay remains constantThorsten Schank, December 2015Standard hours, a major component of total work hours, vary considerably across Europe. Many countries lowered their standard work hours during the 1980s and 1990s, attempting to boost employment by splitting up a fixed number of worker-hours among more workers. Germany has seen a partial reversal of the trend as several companies increased their standard hours to reduce their labor costs in the early 2000s. The employment effect of increased standard hours depends on the time horizon examined, how wages respond, whether employees collected overtime pay before the change, and the productivity of hours worked, among other factors.MoreLess