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.


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:

  • Carrillo-Tudela, Carlos, Kaas, Leo, and Lochner, Benjamin (2020): Sorting through Search Channels. (Draft will be available soon)
  • Bias, D., Lin, C., Lochner, B.,  and Schmid, T. (2020): „Measuring workers‘ financial incentives“ (under review) (Link)
  • Gürtzgen, N., Lochner, B., Pohlan, L., and van den Berg, G.J. (2020): „Does Online Search Improve the Match Quality of New Hires?“ (revision requested) (Link)
  • Lochner, Benjamin and Bastian Schulz (2020): „Firm Productivity, Wages, and Sorting“, IAB Working Paper, No. 04/2020. (Link)
  • Hafner, Lucas and Benjamin Lochner (2019): Do Minimum Wages Improve Self-Rated Health? Large Evidence from a Natural Experiment. (under review) (Link)
  • Lochner, Benjamin and Bastian Schulz (2016): „Labor Market Sorting in Germany“, CESifo Working Paper, No. 6066, August 2016. (Link)
  • Lochner Benjamin (2014): „Employment protection in dual labor markets: Any amplification of macroeconomic shocks?,“ FAU Discussion Papers in Economics, No. 14/2014Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Institute for Economics. (PDF)


  • Lochner, B., Merkl, C., Stüber, H. and Gürtzgen, N. (2020): Recruiting Intensity and Hiring Practices: Cross-Sectional and Time-Series Evidence, Labour Economics, Vol 68 (Link)
  • Bauer, Anja and Lochner, Benjamin (2020): „History Dependence in Wages and Cyclical Selection: Evidence from Germany“, Labour Economics, Vol 67. (Link)
  • Bossler, M., Gürtzgen, N., Kubis, A., Küfner, B., and Lochner B. (2020): „The IAB Job Vacancy Survey – Design and Research Potential“, Journal of Labour Market Research Vol. 54, 13. (Link)
  • Stüber, Heiko, Seth, Stefan, and Lochner, Benjamin (2020): „The Administrative Wage and Labor Market Flow Panel Extension for the IAB Job Vacancy Survey 2010–2014“, FDZ-Datenreport, 08/2020 (en), Nürnberg. (Link)
  • Lochner, Benjamin, Seth, Stefan and Wolter, Stefanie (2020): „Decomposing the Large Firm Wage Premium in Germany“, Economics Letters, Vol. 194. (Link)
  • Bellmann, L., Lochner, B. , Seth, S. , and Wolter, S. (2020): AKM effects for German labour market data. FDZ-Methodenreport, 01/2020 (en), Nürnberg, 21 S. (Link)
  • Bossler, Mario; Gürtzgen, Nicole; Lochner, Benjamin; Betzl, Ute; Feist, Lisa (2020): The German minimum wage: effects on productivity, profitability, and investments. In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, Jg. 240, H. 2/3, S. 321-350. (Link)
  • Lochner, Benjamin (2019): A simple algorithm to link „last hires“ from the Job Vacancy Survey to administrative records. (FDZ-Methodenreport, 06/2019), Nürnberg, 16 S. (Link)
  • Bossler, M., N. Gürtzgen, B. Lochner, U. Betzl, L. Feist and J. Wegmann (2018): Auswirkungen des gesetzlichen Mindestlohns auf Betriebe und Unternehmen, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, IAB-Forschungsbericht 04/2018, Nuremberg. (Link)

Work in Progress:

  • IPOs and Human Capital – with Daniel Bias, Stefan Obernberger, and Merih Sevilir.
  • 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