Elke J. Jahn is professor of labour economics at the University of Bayreuth and distinguished senior researcher at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) Nuremberg. Before joining the University of Bayreuth she was associate professor at Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University. She was visiting scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (2006/2007) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2020).

Between 2015 and 2022 she was a member of the scientific board of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. Since 2020 she is a member of the Bavarian Ethics Council.

Her research focuses on monopsony, multinational wage premium, migration, and temporary agency work

Elke J. Jahn joined IZA as Research Fellow in March 2005.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14956
revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2022, 194 (2), 244-263
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12333
revised version published as 'Birds, Birds, Birds: Co-Worker Similarity, Workplace Diversity and Job Switches' in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2020, 58 (3), 690-718
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9635
substantially revised version coauthored with Alan Manning published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2022, 57, S111-S136
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8803
published in: Industrial Relations, 2017, 56 (3), 514-544
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. 7240
published in: Labour Economics, 2014, 30, 212-222