Workshop – Labor Markets and Macroeconomics (October 2017)

The Chair of Macroeconomics is organizing a workshop on ensuring the economic and employment stability network jointly with the Institute of Employment Research (IAB), the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW). The conference takes place at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Findelgasse 7/9 in Nuremberg on October 13-14, 2017. If an author wants us to upload an updated version of the paper, please send it to

In the following, you can find the preliminary program (or you can download it here):


Friday, October 13 2017


12:00 – 13:00 Buffet (cold)


13:00 – 14:00 Keynote Session 1

Michael Elsby (University of Edinburgh)

Vacancy Chains


14:00 – 16:00 Empirical Issues in Wage and Search Behavior

Andreas Müller (Columbia University)

Job Search Behavior among the Employed and Non-Employed (written by R. Jason Faberman, Andreas Müller, Aysegül Sahin and Giorgio Topa)

Discussant: Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex)

André Kurmann (Drexel University)

Downward Wage Rigidity in the United States: New Evidence from Administrative Data (written by André Kurmann and Erika McEntarfer)

Discussant: Cynthia Doniger (Board of Governors, Federal Reserve Bank)


16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break


16:30 – 18:30 Cost of Business Cycles and the Labor Market

Andreas Westermark (Sveriges Riksbank)

Learning on the Job and the Cost of Business Cycles (written by Karl Walentin and Andreas Westermark)

Discussant: Tom Krebs (University of Mannheim)

Martin Scheffel (University of Cologne)

Labor Market Institutions and the Cost of Recessions (written by Tom Krebs and Martin Scheffel)

Discussant: Kurt Mitman (Institute for International Economic Studies, University of Stockholm)


19:30 Workshop dinner


Saturday, 14 October 2017


9:30 – 11:30 Labor Market Institutions and Reforms

Keith Küster (University of Bonn)

European Unemployment Insurance (written by Philip Jung, Keith Kuester and Marek Ignaszak)

Discussant: Thepthida Sopraseuth (University of Cergy-Pontoise)

Michael Burda (Humboldt University, Berlin)

No Role for the Hartz Reforms? Demand and Supply Factors in the German Labor Market, 1993 – 2014 (written by Michael Burda and Stefanie Seele)

Discussant: Britta Kohlbrecher (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg)


11:30 – 12:30 Keynote Session 2

Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique)

The Cost of Employment Protection Legislations: Evidence From France


12:30 – 13:30 Lunch


13:30 – 14:30 Poster Session

Maximilian J. Blömer (ifo Institute Munich)

Unemployment Effects of the German Minimum Wage in an Equilibrium Search Model (written by Maximilian Blömer, Nicole Guertzgen, Laura Pohlan, Holger Stichnoth and Gerard J. van den Berg)

Francesco Carbonero (Institute for Employment Research)

The Trend in Labour Income Share: the Role of Technological Change in Imperfect Labour Markets (written by Francesco Carbonero, Christian Offermaans and Enzo Weber)

Cynthia Doniger (Board of Governors, Federal Reserve Bank)

Inequality, Labor Share, and Wage Contracts

Brigitte Hochmuth & Britta Kohlbrecher (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg)

Hartz IV and the Decline of German Unemployment: A Selection Based Evaluation (written by Brigitte Hochmuth and Britta Kohlbrecher)

Bastian Schulz (University of Aarhus)

Marriage and Divorce under Labor Market Uncertainty (written by Christian Holzner and Bastian Schulz)

Anja Warning (Institute of Employment Research)

Duration dependence and returns to scale in job vacancies in Germany, 2000 – 2013 (written by Steven Davis, Christof Röttger, Andreas Moczall, Anja Warning and Enzo Weber)

Roland Winkler (University of Antwerp)

Fiscal Policy and Occupational Employment Dynamics (written by Christian Bredemeier, Falko Juessen and Roland Winkler)


14:30 – 16:30 Labor Market Dynamics

Sanjay Chugh (Ohio State University)

Monopolistically Competetive Search Equilibrium (written by Sanjay Chugh and Alan Finkelstein Shapiro)

Discussant: Björn Brügemann (VU University Amsterdam)

Sylvain Leduc (Bank of Canada)

The Slow Job Recovery in a Macro Model of Search and Recruiting Intensity (written by Sylvain Leduc and Zheng Liu)

Discussant: Michael Krause (University of Cologne)


16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break


17:00 – 18:00 Keynote Session 3

Wouter den Haan (London School of Economics)

Unemployment (Fears) and Deflationary Spirals


Starting at 19:00 Workshop dinner