The IAAEU (Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union) at Trier University offers graduate students nearing the completion of their PhD and postdocs the opportunity to research for one to two months in residence at the IAAEU. Residing Scholars are invited to pursue their own research initiatives and develop new ideas. The institute with 2 professors and 15 legal and economic scientists, is the leading interdisciplinary organ in Germany for performing research on (labour) law and (personnel) economic questions in one house. We are looking for young researchers that are interested in investigating questions concerning labour markets, personnel economics or the economic analysis of (labour) law during their stay in Trier. We offer a creative and dynamic field of research, an excellent infrastructure and the perfect environment to make decisive progress on a research project. We want to you to present your research plan and paper in our colloquium, where you will engage with our scientists to develop and bring new ideas together. Electronic applications with a CV, a 1-2 page description of your research plans and contact information for 1-2 references are required. Prof. Laszlo Goerke is pleased to respond to any requests for further information.


2023 - Cinzia Rienzo
Dr Cinzia Rienzo is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Brighton, UK and a Fellow at the Global Labor Organization (GLO). Her main research relates to applied micro-econometrics, focussing on labour topics, education, migration, subjective wellbeing and development issues. During her stay at the IAAEU from 27th to 30th June 2023, she conducts research related to the role of unions on immigrants’ wages, co-operating closely with Laszlo Goerke. She is also working on the impact of nuclear explosions on health and labour market outcomes of women in Kazakhstan, as well as investigating long-term effects of childhood exposure to violence on school-to-work transitions in developing countries.
2022 - Eva Markowsky
Eva Markowsky is a doctoral student in the final phase of her dissertation at the Department of Social Economics at the University of Hamburg. She is teaching and conducting research on topics related to labour, migration and gender economics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Miriam Beblo. During her stay at the IAAEU from June 20th to July 1st 2022, she is going to present a meta-analysis on the influence of cultural norms and values on women's labour market participation in the economic's colloquium. This is also her topic of research during her stay in Trier. She is also currently working on the influence of language skills on the labour market success of migrants in Germany, as well as on the global connection between gender quotas in parliament and individual attitudes towards gender justice.
2022 - Anthony Lepinteur
Dr. Anthony Lepinteur is a Research Scientist at the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Luxembourg and was active at the Institute from April to June. His main research interest lies in labour economics, public economics, genomics and the economics of subjective states. He recently published a number of articles on the effects of greater job insecurity on workers’ behaviours and outcomes. During his research stay at the IAAEU, he gave a talk in the economic colloquium on "Health Inequalities and the Labour Market: Causal Evidence from a Gene-Environment Setup."
2021 - Marco Gasperini
Marco Gasperini is currently pursuing his master degree in Economics at Bocconi University. He worked as a guest research assistant at the IAAEU from June 21 to September 10. During this period, besides his duties as RA, he autonomously conducted and presented in the Brownbag-Seminar a study concerning "The Effect of Residing in Segregated Areas on Individual Employment Status in Acute Moments of Crisis".
2020 - Michael Oberfichtner
Dr. Michael Oberfichtner is a researcher at the Institute for Employment Research. From January 6-8, 2020, he was a guest researcher at the IAAEU and gave a lecture in the Colloquium on Economics on "Just Windfall Gains? The Effects of a Home Care Subsidy on Child Care Choices and Maternal Employment".
2019 - Sabrina Genz
Sabrina Genz is a researcher at the Institute for Employment Research and a scholarship holder of the graduate program of the IAB. She is currently writing her doctoral thesis on German workforce adaption to digitalization as an external PhD student at the Chair for Labour and Regional Economics at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. From November 4-15, 2019, she was a guest researcher at the IAAEU and gave a lecture in the Brownbag-Seminar on "Digging into the Digital Divide - Workers’ Exposure to Digitalization and its Consequences for Individual Employment". Her research interests are concentrated on the field of empirical labour market economics with a special focus on the employment and wage effects of technological change.
2019 - Salwan Saif
Salwan Saif is s a scientific assistant at the chair of Statistics and Empirical Economic Research at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. He was working as a guest researcher at the IAAEU from May 28 to June 6 and among other things he gave a talk at the Brownbag-Seminar concerning „The Effect of Relaxed Dismissal Protection on Small German Establishments".
2019, 2018 - Clemens Buchen
Dr. Clemens Buchen is a regular guest researcher at the IAAEU since November 2018. He was at the IAAEU in March, June and October 2019. He is a post-doc researcher at the Chair of Management and Economics at the EBS University. His research work includes applied microeconomics and evolutionary game theory in the fields of Law and Economics and New Institutional Economics."
2018 - Benjamin Schwanebeck
From the 12th to the 15th of November, 2018, Dr. Benjamin Schwanebeck was guest researcher at the IAAEU. He is post-doc researcher at the Chair of Economics, specifically International Economics, at the Fernuniversität Hagen. Together with Dr. Marco de Pinto Dr. Schwanebeck worked on the development of a new research project. In this project, the macroeconomic consequences of labour market imperfections are analysed with explicit consideration of different financial restrictions in interaction with heterogeneous companies.
2018, 2017, 2013 - Ulrich Zierahn
Dr. Ulrich Zierahn was active as a guest researcher at the IAAEU in July, 2018, October, 2017 as well as in May, 2013. He is a Senior Researcher at the ZEW. During his stay, Mr. Zierahn worked together with Dr. Marco de Pinto on the joint project "Local labour markets - The causes and consequences of spatial differences in labour market outcomes across cities in France and Germany". Here, the researchers are investigating the reallocation of the workforce due to increasing international interdependencies
2018 - Max Friese
Max Friese is currently a research associate at the Chair of Finance at the University of Rostock. From 29 January to 9 February 2018 he was a guest researcher at the IAAEU and gave a lecture in the Brownbag-seminar on "The interplay between trade unions and the social security system in an aging economy".
2018 - Luca Fumarco
Dr. Luca Fumarco is currently a postdoc at the Department of Economics of the Tulane University in New Orleans, US. There he conducts research on topics such as education economics and satisfaction economics. He is also a regular guest researcher at the IAAEU.
Duration Researcher
15.11.2015 - 29.04.2016 Christian Haddad
SKEMA Business School & Université Lille 2
01.06.2015 - 15.07.2015 Mario Mechtel
Leuphana-University Luneburg
01.06.2014 - 30.06.2014 Philipp Denter
University St. Gallen
12.02.2014- 13.02.2014 Tim Friehe
University Bonn
12.02.2014 - 13.02.2014 Markus Pannenberg
FH Bielefeld
21.06.2013 - 27.06.2013 Clemens Hetschko
Free University of Berlin
01.06.2013 - 31.07.2013 Matthias Krapf
University Vienna
29.01.2013 - 30.01.2013 Dana Sisa
Erasmus University Rotterdam
21.01.2013 - 22.01.2013 Mark Berna
Maastricht University


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