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.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10240
Mario Bossler, Alexander Mosthaf, Thorsten Schank
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9437
published in World Economy, 2017, 40(9), 1750-1774
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6652
published in: Oxford Eonomic Papers,, 2015, 67(2), 245-268
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5259
published as 'Foreign-owned firms around the world: A comparative analysis of wages and employment at the micro-level' in: European Economic Review, 2013, 60, 170-188
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5228
published in: Industrial Relations, 2013, 52 (2), 516-540
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4611
Alexander Mosthaf, Thorsten Schank, Claus Schnabel
published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2014, 3:21
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4488
published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2013, 51 (1), 59-79
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4126
published in: Industrial Relations, 2010, 49 (4), 566-592
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2443
substantially revised version published as "Differences in Labor Supply to Monopsonistic Firms and the Gender Pay Gap: An Empirical Analysis Using Linked Employer-Employee Data from Germany" in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2010, 28 (2), 291-330
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1473
published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2007, 60 (2), 187-203
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1414
published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik , 2006, 226 (5), 505-518
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1185
substantially revised version published as 'Do exporters really pay higher wages? First evidence from linked employer-employee data' in: Journal of International Economics, 2007, 72 (1), 52-74
IZA Discussion Paper No. 812
published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften/Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2006, 126 (2), 251-283
IZA Discussion Paper No. 648
published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2004, 11 (3), 159–161