Thorsten Schank

Johannes Gutenberg University, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson


Working time, Wage differentials, Wage mobility, Foreign direct investments (FDI), Gender gap




German - Native speaker, English - Non-native speaker



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Current position

Professor of Applied Statistics and Econometrics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Past positions

Associate Professor and Chair of Labour and Regional Economics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2008–2010


PhD Economics, University of Manchester, 2001

Selected publications

  • “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).