Claus Schnabel has been professor of economics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg since 2000. Since 2015, he is also research professor at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). He studied economics at Hohenheim University, Germany, and at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, where he received an M.A. in 1985. He received his doctoral degree in economics from Hohenheim University in 1988 and finished his habilitation at Ruhr University Bochum in 1997. From 1988 to 2000 he worked as researcher and finally as senior economist at the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft in Cologne.

His main research interests are in the fields of empirical labour economics and industrial relations. Currently, he works on the following topics: trade unions, collective bargaining, co-determination, entrepreneurship, start-ups and plant closings. He has published widely in economics, industrial relations and other journals, including the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Economic Journal, European Sociological Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review and Labour Economics. He has also published a number of books and edited (with John T. Addison) the International Handbook of Trade Unions.

Claus Schnabel joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2006.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 15112
forthcoming in: British Journal of Industrial Relations
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13465
published in: K. F. Zimmermann (ed.), Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, Springer, Cham, 2020
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13033
published in: Small Business Economics, 2022, 58 (4), 2211-2233
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12767
substantially revised version published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2022, 60 (2), 424-443
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11556
published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2019, 72 (5), 1123-1148
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11064
published in: Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik), 2019, 239 (1), 5-37
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9015
published in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2017, 69 (4), 1010-1031
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8919
published in: Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik), 2016, 236 (2), 157-180
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8317
published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2014, 3:19
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7776
substantially revised version published as "Do employers have more monopsony power in slack labor markets?" in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2018, 71(3), 676-704
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7756
published in: Kyklos, 2014, 67 (3), 368-390
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7624
published in: Labour Economics, 2014, 29, 41-48
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7542
substantially revised version published as 'Spinoffs in Germany: Characteristics, Survival, and the Role of their Parents', co-authored by Alexandra Schmucker, in: Small Business Economics, 2016, 46 (1), 93-114
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7081
published in: Industrial and Corporate Change 2014, 23 (4), 1121-1140