Claus Schnabel has been professor of economics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg since 2000. 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 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.

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IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11556
forthcoming in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6792
published in: European Journal of Industrial Relations, 2013, 19 (3), 255-272
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6435
published as 'Why is there a gender earnings gap in self-employment? A decomposition analysis with German data' in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2012, 1 (6), [Open Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6349
published in: Small Business Economics, 2013, 41 (3), 683-700
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. 5228
published in: Industrial Relations, 2013, 52 (2), 516-540
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5154
published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2012, 33 (4), 417-442
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4696
Alexander Mosthaf, Claus Schnabel, Jens Stephani
published in: Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung /Journal for Labour Market Research, 2011, 43 (3), 231-249
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4611
Alexander Mosthaf, Thorsten Schank, Claus Schnabel
published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2014, 3:21
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4488
published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2013, 51 (1), 59-79
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1658
published in: Industrielle Beziehungen, 2006, 13 (2), 118-131
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1473
published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2007, 60 (2), 187-203
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1464
published in: Industrial Relations Journal, 2007, 38 (1), 5-32
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1414
published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik , 2006, 226 (5), 505-518
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1185
substantially revised version published as 'Do exporters really pay higher wages? First evidence from linked employer-employee data' in: Journal of International Economics, 2007, 72 (1), 52-74
IZA Discussion Paper No. 878
published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2004, 42 (2), 255-281
IZA Discussion Paper No. 812
published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften/Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2006, 126 (2), 251-283
IZA Discussion Paper No. 708
published in: Socio-Economic Review, 2005, 3 (1), 1-24
IZA Discussion Paper No. 707
published in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2003, 49 (3), 213-232
IZA Discussion Paper No. 679
published in: Beiträge zur Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, 2005, 294, 81-99
IZA Discussion Paper No. 648
published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2004, 11 (3), 159–161
IZA Discussion Paper No. 495
published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften / Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 123 (3), 2003, 339-358
IZA Discussion Paper No. 422
published in: Industrial Relations, 2004, 43 (2), 392-420
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