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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 Senior Researcher at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) Nuremberg in Germany. Before joining Bayreuth she was Associate Professor at Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University between 2007 and 2009 and visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University during the academic year 2006/2007.

Her research focuses on migration, temporary agency work, employment protection legislation, and comparative labour law. She has numerous publications in international Journals, including the European Economic Review, the Economic Journal and Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

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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
Reassessing the Foreign Ownership Wage Premium in Germany
in The World Economy vol. 43 (2020) issue 2. - pp. 302-325
doi:10.1111/twec.12910 ...


Egger, Hartmut; Jahn, Elke
Ownership and the multinational wage premium
in Applied Economics Letters (2019)
doi:10.1080/13504851.2019.1624911 ...


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

Hirsch, Boris; Jahn, Elke; Schnabel, Claus
Do employers have more monopsony power in slack labor markets?
in IRL Review vol. 70 (2017)
doi:10.1177/0019793917720383 ...


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

Jahn, Elke; Weber, Enzo
Identifying the Substitution Effect of Temporary Agency Employment
in Macroeconomic Dynamics vol. 20 (2016) issue 5. - pp. 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 vol. 18 (2015) issue 2. - pp. 147-168

Jahn, Elke; Hirsch, Boris
Is there Monopsonistic Discrimination Against Immigrants? First Evidence from Linked employer–employee Data
in IRL Review vol. 68 (2015) issue 3. - pp. 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 vol. 30 (2014) . - pp. 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 vol. 165 (2014) . - pp. 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 and the UK
in European Economic Review vol. 66 (2014) . - pp. 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 vol. 118 (2013) issue 1. - pp. 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 vol. 24 (2013) . - pp. 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 Economic Journal vol. 122 (2012) issue 562. - pp. 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 vol. 126 (2012) issue 3. - pp. 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 vol. 113 (2011) issue 2. - pp. 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 vol. 230 (2010) issue 2. - pp. 208-233


Jahn, Elke; Antoni, Manfred
Do Changes in Regulation Affect Employment Duration in Temporary Work Agencies?
in Industrial & Labor Relations Review vol. 62 (2009) issue 2. - pp. 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 vol. 30 (2009) issue 7. - pp. 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 vol. 17 (2007) issue 2. - pp. 125-138
doi:10.1177/0958928707075196 ...


Jahn, Elke
Was macht den Unterschied? Determinanten der Nachfrage nach Leiharbeit in Deutschland und den Niederlanden
in Industrielle Beziehungen vol. 12 (2005) issue 4. - pp. 393-423
http://www.hampp-ejournals.de/hampp-verlag-service ...

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


Jahn, Elke
Employment at will versus Employment against will? Kündigungsschutz in Deutschland und USA im Vergleich
in Industrielle Beziehungen vol. 116 (2004) issue 3. - pp. 177-203

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

Jahn, Elke; Caliendo, Marco
Verbleibsquote ein Controlling-Indikator für den Eingliederungserfolg von ABM!?
in Zeitschrift für Evaluation vol. 2004 (2004) issue 1. - pp. 51-69
http://www.zfev.de/fruehereAusgabe/ausgabe2004-1/a ...


Jahn, Elke
Warum ein staatlicher Kündigungsschutz – warum ganz anders als heute?
in Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftswissenschaften = Review of Economics vol. 153 (2002) issue 2. - pp. 142-160

Elke Jahn

Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Labour Economics

Prof. Dr. Elke Jahn

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E-mail: elke.jahn@uni-bayreuth.de

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