Dr. Benjamin Lochner

Room Number 3.158
E-Mail Address
Phone Number 0911/5302 319
Office Hours By Appointment
Teaching Macroeconomics, International Finance

About him:

Benjamin Lochner is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is also a senior researcher at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB).

Benjamin Lochner’s research focuses on the intersection of macro and labor. He studies individual heterogeneity, allocation mechanisms with search frictions as well as macroeconomic dynamics.

Link to his personal website.


Recent Research Visits:

  • Dale Mortensen Centre, Aarhus University,  11/2019
  • Dale Mortensen Centre, Aarhus University,  09/2018
  • University of Hong Kong,  05/2018
  • Dale Mortensen Centre, Aarhus University, 04/2018
  • Dale Mortensen Centre, Aarhus University, 12/2017


Recent Working Papers:

Journal Publications:

  • History Dependence in Wages and Cyclical Selection: Evidence from Germany (with Anja Bauer)
    published in 2020 in Labour Economics, Vol 67. (Link)

  • Decomposing the Large Firm Wage Premium in Germany (with Stefan Seth and Stefanie Wolter)
    published in 2020 in Economics Letters, Vol. 194 (Link)

  • The IAB Job Vacancy Survey – Design and Research Potential (with Mario Bossler, Nicole Gürtzgen, Alexander Kubis, and Benjamin Küfner)
    published in 2020 in the Journal of Labour Market Research Vol. 54 (Link)
  • The German minimum wage: effects on productivity, profitability, and investments (with Mario Bossler, Nicole Gürtzgen, Ute Betzl, and Lisa Feist)
    published in 2020 in Journal of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 240, 2/3 (Link)


Data Reports:

  • The Administrative Wage and Labor Market Flow Panel Extension for the IAB Job Vacancy Survey 2010–2014 (with Heiko Stüber and Stefan Seth)
    FDZ-Datenreport, 08/2020 (Link)

  • AKM effects for German labour market data (with Lisa Bellmann, Stefan Seth, and Stefanie Wolter)
    FDZ-Methodenreport, 01/2020 (Link)

  • A simple algorithm to link „last hires“ from the Job Vacancy Survey to administrative records.
    FDZ-Methodenreport, 06/2019) (Link)


Policy Reports:

  • Auswirkungen des gesetzlichen Mindestlohns auf Betriebe und Unternehmen, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (with Mario Bossler, Nicole Gürtzgen, Ute Betzl, Feist and Jan Wegmann)
    IAB-Forschungsbericht 04/2018 (Link)


Work in Progress:

  • Household Labor Supply and Worker Flows: New Evidence from Joint Job Search from Germany (with Bastian Schulz)
  • What explains the Large Firm Wage Premium? (with Daniel Bias)