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Welcome to the Chair of Macroeconomics

July 6th, 2020

New economic policy piece on the hiring crisis in Germany (in German) and hiring subsidies as a remedy. See here.

June 26th, 2020

Students are reminded that the university elections take place until July 14. See here. Don’t forget to vote in times of COVID-19!

June 16th, 2020

Interested students are welcome to participate in the public debate on Corona and Europe on June 16 at 6 pm, organized by the Fachschaftsinitiative. Profs. Thiess Büttner and Christian Merkl will start with presentations, followed by a general discussion.

More information can be found here.

May 28th, 2020

The Chair of Macroeconomis at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is seeking a doctoral student. We offer a three-quarter position, starting in fall 2020.

For more information, see here.

May 9th, 2020

Post exam review of the course „Unternehmen, Märkte, Volkswirtschaften“ will take place on May 18th, between 3 and 6 pm in 3.152/3. Allocation of slots by email lisa.feist@fau.de. If you wish to register, please send your name, matriculation number, and mobile phone number before May 14th, 10 am.

May 8th, 2020

New VoxEU column by Almut Balleer, Brigitte Hochmuth, Britta Gehrke and Christian Merkl on EU’s 100 billion Euro SURE-program.

You can find it here.

April 20th, 2020

Dear students

In the upcoming semester, we offer the following lectures and seminars :

– Macroeconomics (Bachelor)

– Topics in European Economics (Seminar)

– Bachelor Seminar

– Master Seminar

– Doctoral Seminar

More information on these courses can be found on Studon and Univis.

More information on the digitization of teaching at the university can be found here.

More information on the coronavirus and its impact on FAU can be found here.

We wish you all a successful semester.

April 9th, 2020

The grades for the UMV exam are now uploaded and available on meincampus.

April 8th, 2020

Due to the current situation, all post-exam reviews are postponed until further notice.

April 7th, 2020

“Rescuing the labour market in times of COVID-19: Don’t forget new hires!“
A new VoxEU article by Christian Merkl and Enzo Weber is available here.

April 7th, 2020

The Chair of Macroeconomics congratulates the former staff member Prof. Britta Gehrke on her new position at the University of Rostock.
Her new website can be found here.

April 1st, 2020

Due to the current exceptional situation (COVID-19) there are some delays in the correction of the UMV exam. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will inform you on this website as soon as the grades are uploaded.

February 19th, 2020

The course „Geldtheorie und angewandte Makroökonomik“ cannot be offered during the summer term 2020. More information can be found here.

February 14th, 2020

The Chair of Macroeconomis at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is seeking a doctoral student. We offer a three quarter position, starting in fall 2020. For more information, see here.

January 29th, 2020

FAU/IAB-Seminar Macroeconomics and Labor Markets in the Winter Semester 2019/2020

The next seminar will be held on Wednesday, February 5th 2020.   More information can be found here.

January 23rd, 2020

GradAB scholarships 2020

The IAB and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg invite applications for seven doctoral scholarships beginning October 1st, 2020. The Graduate Center GradAB offers a three-year programme of high-level training in labour market research, which can be extended for another year under certain conditions. The course programme provides training on labour market research, methods, and data at an advanced level and is held in English. Additionally, applicants are granted access to the excellent data of the IAB on employment and social security.  More Information can be found  here.

 

Practical Seminar with the City of Munich

The Chair of Macroeconomics and the City of Munich have successfully completed their first joint practical seminar. Students analyzed for example Munich’s debt management, the cyclicality of tax income or the demand elasticity of certain services provided by Munich. We are happy about this very fruitful and open collaboration.The Chair thanks the City of Munich for its hospitality. Here is what the City Treasurer, Christoph Frey, posted at Facebook.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/300721610478161/photos/a.312650012618654/575448493005470/?type=1&theater

January 20th, 2020

Die Forschungsgruppe „Berufliche Arbeitsmärkte“ am Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung bietet ab sofort eine Praktikumsstelle an. Mehr Informationen unter http://www.iab.de/2928/section.aspx/2032

December 20th, 2019

The Chair of Macroeconomics congratulates the IAB Job Vacancy Survey to its 30rd anniversary. More information can be found here.

December 14th, 2019

Call for Papers „New Developments in the Macroeconomics of Labor Markets“

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Drexel University and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, as part of the Ensuring Economic and Employment Stability (EES) network, are organizing a conference on New Developments in the Macroeconomics of Labor Markets, which will be held at Drexel University, Philadelphia on May 14th – May 15th 2020. More Information can be found here.

Economists‘ reception

All students are welcome to attend the economists‘ reception on January 14th. We are happy to welcome Yvonne Dohmstreich (Private Wealth Managment, ODDO  BHF AG). For details see here.

November 28th, 2019

FAU/IAB-Seminar Macroeconomics and Labor Markets in the Winter Semester 2019/2020

The next seminar will be held on Tuesday, December 03th 2019. More information can be found here.

November 25th, 2019

Prof. Merkl will participate in a public discussion with Prof. Flassbeck on the macroeconomic effects of the Hartz reforms. The discussion will take place in lecture room H6, on December 5 (starting at 1830). Interested students are welcome to attend. You can find more information here.

November 12th, 2019

FAU/IAB-Seminar Macroeconomics and Labor Markets in the Winter Semester 2019/2020

The next seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 19th 2019. More information can be found here.

Studentische Hilfskraft am IAB

Für die Forschungsgruppe „Berufliche Arbeitsmärkte“ am Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung wird ab sofort eine Studentische/Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (m/w/d) mit 8 Stunden Arbeitszeit in der Woche gesucht. Mehr Informationen unter http://www.iab.de/2928/section.aspx/1973

October 29th, 2019

FAU/IAB-Seminar Macroeconomics and Labor Markets in the Winter Semester 2019/2020

You can find the preliminary program here.

October 9th, 2019

Student Assistant Job at the IAB

The Research Department  Forecasts and Macroeconomic Analyses at the IAB is seeking to fill a student assistant position. More information can be found here.

August 26th, 2019

Student Assistant Job at the IAB

The Research Department Labour Market Processes and Institutions at the IAB is seeking to fill a student assistant position. More information can be found here.

August 26th, 2019

Post-Exam Review for Makroökonomie (Bachelor)

The post-exam review for Makroökonomie (Bachelor) will take place on
October 24th from 16.45 – 18:15 pm in room LG 0.141.
Please make sure to register via Studon by October 20th (23:55 pm) at the latest.
If you do not register by then, you will not be able to view your exam.

It is not possible to review the exam on another date.

August 5th, 2019

We wish you a pleasant summer!

July 5th, 2019

The chair will organize a practical seminar with the City of Munich during the winter semester 19/20. An expression of interest is necessary until July 15. For details see here.

June 23rd, 2019

All students are welcome to attend the economists‘ reception on July 9th. We are happy to welcome our alumni Simon Deistler (Senior Associate Transfer Pricing, PWC) and Sven Jung (Head of Economic Intelligence, Handelsblatt Research Institute). For details see here.

June 7th, 2019

Students and the interested public are very welcome to attend the campus festival on June 29. For details see here.

June 5th, 2019

Pictures from the Master’s seminar with the European Commission are now online. Link: https://www.makro.rw.fau.de/events-links/excursions-trips/

June 3th, 2019

Reminder: There will be a presentation tomorrow in the seminar series on “Macroeconomics
and Labor Markets”.
Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po, Paris): „The Fall in German Unemployment: A Flow Analysis”
Place:  IAB, Regensburger Straße 100, Room E10
Time:   12:00 – 1:30 pm

May 6th, 2019

The EES workshop „New Developments in the Macroeconomics of Labor Markets“ will take place at the Sveriges Riksbank in Stockholm on May 17 and 18. For a preliminary program see here.

April 30th, 2019

FAU/IAB-Seminar Macroeconomics and Labor Markets in the Summer Semester 2019

Here you can find the preliminary program.

March 25th, 2019

Course „Aktiv Wirtschaftswissenschaften gestalten und vermitteln” in the Summer Semester 2019

More information on the module „Aktiv Wirtschaftswissenschaften gestalten und vermitteln” can be found here.

March 19th, 2019

Post-Exam Review for Makroökonomie (Bachelor)

The post-exam review for Makroökonomie (Bachelor) will take place on
April 23 rd from 16.45 – 18:15 pm in room LG 0.142.
Please make sure to register via Studon by April 17th (23:59 pm) at the latest.
If you do not register by then, you will not be able to view your exam.

It is not possible to review the exam at another date.

March 1st, 2019

T2M Conference « Theories and Methods in Macroeconomics »

The program for the T2M conference (coorganized by the Chair of Macroeconomics) is now online. More information can be found here.

February 12th, 2019

Call for Papers „Vacancies, Hiring and Matching“

The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) is organizing a workshop, which will be held at the IAB on October 1st – October 2nd, 2019. The submission deadline is on March 31, 2019. More information can be found here.

February 11th, 2019

New Working Paper: Hochmuth, B., Kohlbrecher, B., Merkl, C. and Gartner, H.: Hartz IV and the Decline of German Unemployment: A Macroeconomic Evaluation

February 8th, 2019

Call for Papers „New Developments in the Macroeconomics of Labor Markets“

The Sveriges Riksbank and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy are organizing a converence, which will be held at Sveriges Riksbank on May 17th – May 18th, 2019. The submission deadline is on February 15, 2019. More information can be found here.

December 20th, 2018

GradAB Scholarships 2019

The IAB and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg invite applications for six doctoral scholarships beginning October 1st, 2019.

The Graduate Center GradAB offers a three-year programme of high-level training in labour market research, which can be extended for another year under certain conditions.

The course programme provides training on labour market research, methods, and data at an advanced level and is held in English.
Additionally, applicants are granted access to the excellent data of the IAB on employment and social security. The scholarship offers financial support of 1,350 € / month. The application deadline is 15 March 2019.

For further information on the application procedure, see the attached call and http://www.iab.de/en/ueberblick/graduiertenprogramm/bewerbung.aspx .

September 17th, 2018

Call for Papers „Theories and Methods in Macroeconomics“

The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) are organizing a converence, which will be held at the IAB on March 22-23, 2019. The submission deadline is on November 4, 2018. More information can be found here.

July 31st, 2018

Research Assistant job at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

The Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems offers a position as a research assistant in the field of interdisciplinary research at the interface technology and economics as well as for the administration of research projects. If you are interested, find more information here.

June 15th, 2018

Practical Seminar with Consorsbank

The Consorsbank and the Chair of Macroeconomics have successfully completed the second practical seminar with interesting results and great discussions!

Kai Friedrich, CEO Consorsbank and DAB BNP Paribas, posted his positive impressions on LinkedIn, here. Thanks again for this great opportunity!

June 15th, 2018

Internship at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Master’s programs FACT and MSE students have the opportunity to spend several months at the EBRD in London, UK. For those who are interested, please send your application to Prof. Gatzert, Prof. Scholz and Prof. Merkl via E-Mail until June 30, 2018. Find more information here.

May 9th, 2018

Call for Papers „New Developments in the Macroeconomics of Labor Markets“

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna (IHS) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, as part of the Ensuring Economic and Employment Stability (EES) network, are organizing a conference, which will be held at the IHS on November 16-17, 2018. The submission deadline is on June 17, 2018. More information can be found here.

April 13th, 2018

New comment in the media

The new edition of the alexander, the magazine of the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, contains a report on the “Drehtür Arbeitsmarkt” in which Christian Merkl and Heiko Stüber present their research on worker churns and employment growth for German establishments. The abstract of the Alexander with the report (in German) can be found here.

January 18th, 2018

Practical Seminar with Consorsbank

The Chair of Macroeconomics and the Consorsbank offer a second joint practical seminar in the upcoming Summer Semester. MSE and FACT Master students can express their interest briefly until January 24th, 2018. Further information can be found here.

November 17th, 2017

Pictures of the workshop

The program, list of participants and pictures of the Labor Markets and Macroeconomics workshop can be found here.

November 2nd, 2017

New comment in the media

VoxEU posted a new article of Rüdiger Bachmann, Christian Bayer, Stefan Seth, Heiko Stüber, Felix Wellschmied and Christian Merkl on „Worker churn and employment growth at the establishment level: Evidence from Germany“ on its website. Click here to get to the whole article.

October 19th, 2017

New comment in the media

The Oekonomenstimme posted a new comment of Almut Balleer, Britta Gehrke and Christian Merkl on the effects of working time accounts in the Great Recession in Germany on its website. Click here to get to the whole article which is written in German.

July 15th, 2017

Practical Seminar with Consorsbank

The Consorsbank & the Chair of Macroeconomics have successfully completed the first joint applied quantitative seminar in the MSE program.

We are thankful for this opportunity and look forward to further joint experiences. We are happy that Kai Friedrich, CEO Consorsbank and DAB BNP Paribas, shares our impressions.