Herbert Brücker is Professor of Economics at the University of Bamberg and head of the department for International Comparisons and European Integration at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg. Herbert Brücker
studied economics, sociology and politics at the University of Frankfurt a.M., where he received his doctoral degree in economics in 1994. He received his Habilitation degree in economics from the University of Technology (TU) in Berlin in 2005. He hold the positions of a Visiting Professor at the Aarhus School of Business, of a senior researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), at the German Development Institute (GDI) and of a research associate at the University of Frankfurt.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2000.