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).

Since 2015 she is a member of the scientific board of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees and since 2020 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. 6405
published in: Economics Letters, 2013, 118 (1), 225-228
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5837
published in: Labour Economics, 2013, 24, 48-57
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5333
published in: LABOUR, 2012, 26 (3), 341-355
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4973
published in: European Economic Review, 2014, 65 (1) 108-125
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3663
published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2010, 230 (2), 208-233
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3423
revised version published as: 'Migration and Wage-Setting: Reassessing the Labor Market Effects of Migration' in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2011, 113 (2), 286-317
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2343
published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2009, 62 (2), 226-251
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