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 publications and 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).



"Der deutsche Aufschwung verliert an Fahrt" - die aktuelle Einschätzung und Prognosen zur wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung in Deutschland der Gemeinschaftsdiagnose gibt es hier.


We are pleased to announce that we will host the "Theories and Methods in Macroeconomics" (T2M) Conference in Nuremberg in March 2019. All information is here. Paper submission is open until November 4.


Neues Bachelorseminar im WS 2018/2019 zu "Warum Nationen scheitern: Die Ursprünge von Macht, Wohlstand und Armut". Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier. Bitte beachten Sie die notwendige und verbindliche Anmeldung über StudOn bis zum 15.10.2018. Die Seminarvorbesprechung findet am 16.10.2018 um 16.45 Uhr im LG H2 statt.

New Bachelorseminar on "Why nations fail" (in German). More information is here.

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).