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The "Juniorprofessur" for macroeconomics and labor market research works on evaluating the macroeconomic effects of labor market policies and institutions and their interactions with the business cycle both in Germany and internationally. Prof. Dr. Britta Gehrke was appointed jointly by the the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB).

Please see here for more information on Britta Gehrke. You will further find information on research projects and teaching.

Unemployment rate and monthly transition rates in Germany 1991m1 to 2014m12 (seasonally adjusted). Shaded areas mark recessions. Source: Federal Employment Agency and Integrated Employment Biographies (own calculations).

News

02/27/2018 The updated syllabus for "Macroeconomic Methods: Applications to Monetary Policy" for the summer term 2018 can be found here. There is no need to register for the course. Just come to the first lecture (on April 12). All course material can be found on StudOn.
02/09/2018 The timing of structural labor market reforms matters. Read here why this is the case.
10/16/2017 No role for working-time accounts over the business cycle? Überschätzte Rolle von Arbeitszeitkonten in der Großen Rezession? Find a comment here (in German).
09/05/2017 In the winter term 2017-18, Heiko Stüber and I will again offer the seminar "Labor Markets: A Macroeconomic Perspective". The syllabus including the seminar topics can be found here. Please note that the lecture room changed. We meet in LG 0.225. Due to construction works, we have to start in the second week of the semester (October 24).