Labor Economics


This specialization imparts the major methods and insights of the analysis of labor markets and employment relationships. Various lectures and seminars analyze labor markets from a microeconomic and a macroeconomic perspective, both theoretically and empirically. In addition, courses on personnel economics examine labor issues inside a firm such as compensation and promotion policy. Fundamental problems of labor market policy are discussed, with a focus on evaluation studies of labor market institutions and programs. Various courses on (micro)econometric analysis provide the empirical basis for applied labor market research that will be conducted by students in advanced modules and in their master thesis.

Contact: Prof. Claus Schnabel

Modules in the Labor Economics Specialisation

Module Term Language Type Professor
Public Economics S EN Lec Büttner
Behavioral Economics S EN Lec Grimm
Labor and Personnel Economics S EN Lec Schnabel
Mikroökonometrie und Machine Learning S DE Lec Riphahn
Ökonomie der Sozialpolitik S DE Sem Wrede
Personnel Economics S EN Sem Riphahn
Seminar Behavioral Economics 1 W&S EN Sem Grimm/Utikal
Spatial Economics S EN Lec Wrede
Taxation and Labor Supply W EN Lec Büttner
Empirische Arbeitsmarktforschung W DE Sem Schnabel
Labor Market Policy W EN Sem Stephan
Labor Markets: A Macroeconomic Perspective W EN Sem Merkl/Stüber
Literaturseminar zu aktuellen Fragen der Arbeitsmarktökonomie W DE Sem Bellmann
Panel and Evaluation Methods W EN Lec Riphahn
Seminar Behavioral Economics 2 W EN Sem Grimm/Utikal
International Trade and Labor W EN Lec Moser


Economic Internship

If you plan to take the Economic Internship Module in the area of Labor Economics, please contact Prof. Regina T. Riphahn.