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Elke Jahn

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Labour Economics


Elke Jutta Jahn is Professor of Labour Economics at the University of Bayreuth and Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) Nuremberg, Germany. Before joining the University of Bayreuth, she was Associate Professor at Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, Denmark. She was a visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University (academic year 2006/2007) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Spring 2020). Between 2015 and 2022 she was a member of the scientific board of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. Since 2020 she is a member of the Bavarian Ethics Council.

Curriculum Vitae 

Elke Jahn

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Labour Economics

Her research focuses on migration, temporary agency work, employment protection legislation, and comparative labour law.

Elke Jahn

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Labour Economics



Egger, Hartmut; Jahn, Elke; Kornitzky, Stefan
How does the position in business group hierarchies affect workers' wages?
in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization volume 194 (2022) . - page 244-263
doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2021.12.011 ...

Eppelsheimer, Johan; Jahn, Elke; Rust, Christoph
The Spatial Decay of Human Capital Externalities : A Functional Regression Approach with Precis ...
in Regional Science and Urban Economics volume 95 (2022)
doi:10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2022.103785 ...

Hirsch, Boris; Jahn, Elke; Manning, Alan; Oberfichtner, Michael
The Urban Wage Premium in Imperfect Labour Markets
in The Journal of Human Resources volume 57 (2022) issue S. - page 111-136
doi:10.3368/jhr.monopsony.0119-9960R1 ...


Hirsch, Boris; Jahn, Elke; Zwick, Thomas
Birds, Birds, Birds : Co-Worker Similarity, Workplace Diversity and Job Switches
in British Journal of Industrial Relations volume 58 (2020) issue 3. - page 690-718
doi:10.1111/bjir.12509 ...

Jahn, Elke; Neugart, Michael
Do Neighbors Help Finding a job? Social Networks and Labor Market Outcomes after Plant Closures
in Labour Economics volume 65 (2020)
doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101825 ...

Egger, Hartmut; Jahn, Elke
Ownership and the multinational wage premium
in Applied Economics Letters volume 27 (2020) issue 5. - page 422-425
doi:10.1080/13504851.2019.1624911 ...

Egger, Hartmut; Jahn, Elke; Kornitzky, Stefan
Reassessing the Foreign Ownership Wage Premium in Germany
in The World Economy volume 43 (2020) issue 2. - page 302-325
doi:10.1111/twec.12910 ...


Hirsch, Boris; Jahn, Elke; Schnabel, Claus
Do employers have more monopsony power in slack labor markets?
in IRL Review volume 71 (2018) issue 3. - page 676-704
doi:10.1177/0019793917720383 ...


Busk, Henna; Dauth, Christine; Jahn, Elke
Do changes in regulation affect temporary agency workers’ job satisfaction?
in Industrial Relations volume 56 (2017) issue 3. - page 514-544
doi:10.1111/irel.12184 ...


Jahn, Elke; Weber, Enzo
The Effect of Temporary Help Jobs on Employment Volatility
in Canadian Journal of Economics volume 49 (2016) issue 1. - page 412-427
doi:10.1111/caje.12202 ...

Jahn, Elke; Weber, Enzo
Identifying the Substitution Effect of Temporary Agency Employment
in Macroeconomic Dynamics volume 20 (2016) issue 5. - page 1264-1281
doi:10.1017/S1365100514000820 ...


Jahn, Elke
Don’t Worry, be Flexible? Job Satisfaction Among Flexible Workers in Germany
in Australian Journal of Labour Economics volume 18 (2015) issue 2. - page 147-168

Jahn, Elke; Hirsch, Boris
Is there Monopsonistic Discrimination Against Immigrants? First Evidence from Linked employer–e ...
in IRL Review volume 68 (2015) issue 3. - page 501-528
doi:10.1177/0019793915572124 ...


Jahn, Elke; Hirsch, Boris; Toomet, Ott; Hochfellner, Daniela
Do better pre-migration skills accelerate immigrants' wage assimilation?
in Labour Economics volume 30 (2014) . - page 212-222
doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2014.04.004 ...

Jahn, Elke; Rosholm, Michael
Looking Beyond the Bridge : The effect of temporary agency employment on labor market outcomes
in European Economic Review volume 65 (2014) . - page 108-125
doi:10.1016/j.euroecorev.2013.11.001 ...

Jahn, Elke; Brücker, Herbert; Hauptmann, Andreas; Upward, Richard
Migration and Imperfect Labor Markets: Theory and Cross-country Evidence from Denmark, Germany ...
in European Economic Review volume 66 (2014) . - page 205-225
doi:10.1016/j.euroecorev.2013.11.007 ...


Jahn, Elke; Rosholm, Michael
Is Temporary Agency Employment a Stepping Stone for Immigrants?
in Economics Letters volume 118 (2013) issue 1. - page 225-228
doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2012.10.029 ...

Jahn, Elke; Pozzoli, Dario
The Pay Gap of Temporary Agency Workers : Does the Temp Sector Experience Pay Off?
in Labour Economics volume 24 (2013) . - page 48-57
doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2013.06.001 ...


Jahn, Elke; Riphahn, Regina T.; Schnabel, Claus
Feature: Flexible Forms of Employment: Boon and Bane
in The Economic Journal volume 122 (2012) issue 562. - page F115-F124
doi:10.1111/j.1468-0297.2012.02532.x ...

Jahn, Elke; Bentzen, Jan
What Drives the Demand for Temporary Agency Workers?
in Labour volume 126 (2012) issue 3. - page 341-355
doi:10.1111/j.1467-9914.2012.00550.x ...


Jahn, Elke; Brücker, Herbert
Migration and Wage-Setting : Reassessing the Labor Market Effects of Migration
in The Scandinavian Journal of Economics volume 113 (2011) issue 2. - page 286-317
doi:10.1111/j.1467-9442.2010.01634.x ...


Jahn, Elke
Reassessing the Pay Gap for Temps in Germany
in Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik = Journal of Economics and Statistics volume 230 (2010) issue 2. - page 208-233


Jahn, Elke; Antoni, Manfred
Do Changes in Regulation Affect Employment Duration in Temporary Work Agencies?
in Industrial & Labor Relations Review volume 62 (2009) issue 2. - page 226-251
http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?vid ...

Jahn, Elke
Do Firms Obey the Law when they Fire Workers? Social Criteria and Severance Payments in Germany
in International Journal of Manpower volume 30 (2009) issue 7. - page 672-691
doi:10.1108/01437720910997344 ...


Jahn, Elke; Ochel, Wolfgang
Contracting-Out Employment Services : Temporary Agency Work in Germany
in Journal of European Social Policy volume 17 (2007) issue 2. - page 125-138
doi:10.1177/0958928707075196 ...


Jahn, Elke
Was macht den Unterschied? Determinanten der Nachfrage nach Leiharbeit in Deutschland und den N ...
in Industrielle Beziehungen volume 12 (2005) issue 4. - page 393-423

Jahn, Elke
Wie wirkt der Kündigungsschutz?
in Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung volume 38 (2005) issue 2/3. - page 284-304


Jahn, Elke
Employment at will versus Employment against will? Kündigungsschutz in Deutschland und USA im V ...
in Industrielle Beziehungen volume 11 (2004) issue 3. - page 177-203

Jahn, Elke
Institutions Matter : The Role of Institutional Factors for Labour Disputes
in Homo Oeconomicus volume 20 (2004) issue 4. - page 423-427

Jahn, Elke; Caliendo, Marco
Verbleibsquote ein Controlling-Indikator für den Eingliederungserfolg von ABM!?
in Zeitschrift für Evaluation volume 3 (2004) issue 1. - page 51-69
https://www.degeval.org/fileadmin/ZfEv/Heft_1/2004 ...


Jahn, Elke
Warum ein staatlicher Kündigungsschutz – warum ganz anders als heute?
in Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftswissenschaften = Review of Economics volume 53 (2002) issue 2. - page 142-160

Elke Jahn

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Labour Economics

Prof. Dr. Elke Jahn

Building: RW I Room: 1.0 01 142
​Consultation hour: upon appointment

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-6045 // Fax: +49 (0)921 / 55-846045
E-mail: elke.jahn@uni-bayreuth.de

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