Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger, PhD
Chair of Quantitative Labor Economics
Bernd Fitzenberger has been the director of the IAB since September 2019, and Professor of Quantitative Labor Economics at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg since October 2020.
He studied economics, mathematics and statistics at the University of Konstanz in Germany and Stanford University in the USA. In 1993, he graduated from Stanford University with a PhD in Economics. In 1998, he completed his postdoctoral habilitation at the University of Konstanz and was appointed Professor of Economics, esp. Social Policy at TU Dresden. From 1999 to 2004 he held the Chair of Econometrics at the University of Mannheim, from 2004 to 2007 he held the Chair of Economics, esp. Labor Economics, at Goethe University Frankfurt and from 2007 to 2015 the Chair of Statistics and Econometrics at the University of Freiburg. From 2015 to 2020, Bernd Fitzenberger was Professor of Econometrics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Bernd Fitzenberger is a research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics in Bonn, at CESifo in Munich and at the Research Center for Education and the Labor Market in Maastricht, as well as an international research affiliate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. In addition, he is the co-editor of the international magazine Labour Economics, associate editor of the international magazine Empirical Economics and a member of the editorial committee of the Journal for Labour Market Research. He is responsible for coordinating the DFG Priority Program ‘The German Labor Market in a Globalized World: Challenges through Trade, Technology and Demographics’ (SPP 1764), which has been running since 2014 and is coordinated by the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW).
His main research areas are equality of income and salaries, employment trends, evaluation of measures in the field of labor market and education policy, vocational training and the transition from school to the labor market, employment of mothers, trade unions (binding collective agreements, degree of organisation, salary structures and employment), evaluation methods and methods of quantile regression.