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The research focus of the Institute of Labour Economics is mainly empirical. Our interests cover fields such as education, migration, wage and employment dynamics, inequality, gender issues, the economics of the public sector, and questions of identification in applied econometrics. You find our most important research output listed in the Publications section.

Our research has been funded by institutions like the Anglo-German Foundation, the European Union, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the German Mail Foundation (Deutsche Post Stiftung), the German Science Foundation (DFG), the Ministry of Research and Cultural Affairs of Lower Saxony (Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), and the Volkswagen Foundation.

At the University of Hannover, we teach courses in Labour Economics, Personnel Economics and Applied Econometrics.


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Seminars - Summer term 2019

Formal requirements and further information (dates for preliminary talks, working period, and lists of topics) can be found here.

Seminar Personnel Economics - Winter term 2018-2019

Preliminary talk of the Seminar Personnel Economics will take place on 24th October, 2018 at 11:00 until 12:00 in room 112 (1501).

The list of topics and a brief introduction of them will be presented in the preliminary talk then students will have one week to submit their topic preferences. Topics will be allocated based on their preferences list and the rule of first come first serve.

Composition of the examination is based on one-page executive summary and presentation of your topic in a colloquium.

You can download the formal requirement and remarks.

Submission of work: 16th January, 2019 at the secretary’s office (I-024) or at any member of the Institute of Labour Economics. Pdf files should be submitted to Pavel Jelnov. Colloquium for presentation: 23th January, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Pavel Jelnov, PhD and  Dr. Hamed Moghadam.