Thorsten Schank is a professor of applied statistics and econometrics at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. He studied economics at the Universities of Mainz, Heidelberg and Manchester (UK). Upon completion of his PhD at the University of Manchester (2001), he was a researcher at the Institute of Employment Research (IAB) and an assistant professor at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.
His research interests include empirical economic research in labor economics, international economics and industrial relations. He has published in journals such as the European Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A and Industrial and Labor Relations Review.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2010.