Boris Hirsch has been full professor of Economics, in particular Microeconometrics and Policy Evaluation, at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg since August 2016. He studied economics and mathematics at the Universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Hagen. In 2009, he received his doctorate degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg where he was postdoctoral researcher from 2009-2016.

His research interests lie in the theory and empirics of imperfectly competitive labour markets, empirical labour economics, industrial relations, and migration. His research appeared in outlets such as the Economic Journal, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, and the Industrial and Labor Relations Review. He further serves as an associate editor to the Journal for Labour Market Research.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2014.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7240
published in: Labour Economics, 2014, 30, 212-222
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6472
substantially revised version published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2015, 68 (3), 501-528
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5875
substantially revised version published as 'What Can We Learn from Bargaining Models about Union Power? The Decline in Union Power in Germany, 1992-2009' in: Manchester School, 2014, 82 (3), 347-362
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5154
published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2012, 33 (4), 417-442
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4231
published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2013, 60 (4), 412-439
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4126
published in: Industrial Relations, 2010, 49 (4), 566-592
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