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. 4278
published in: Labour, 2011, 25 (2), 182-197
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4126
published in: Industrial Relations, 2010, 49 (4), 566-592
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3918
published in: Industrial Relations, 2011, 50 (2), 354-374
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3842
published as 'With or Without U? Testing the Hypothesis of an Inverted U-Shaped Union Membership-Age Relationship' in: Contemporary Economics, 2012, 6 (4), 28-34
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3661
published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik , 2008, 228 (5-6), 497-511
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. 2000
published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2007, 28 (1), 3-18