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 interesection of macro and labor. He studies individual heterogeneity, allocation mechanisms with search frictions as well as macroeconomic dynamics.


Research Visits:

University of Hong Kong, scheduled 05/2018

Dale Mortensen Centre, Aarhus University, scheduled 04/2018

Dale Mortensen Centre, Aarhus University, 12/2017


Recent Working Papers:

Bauer, Anja and Lochner, Benjamin (2017): „History Dependence in Wages and Cyclical Selection: Evidence from Germany“, FAU Discussion Paper, No. 23/2017. (Link). (under review)

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)


Work in Progress:

Sorting in the Labor Market: New Perspectives across Countries and over the Business Cycle

with Bastian Schulz (Aarhus University)


Household Labor Supply and Worker Flows: New Evidence from Joint Job Search from Germany

with Bastian Schulz (Aarhus University)


The Effect of Foreign Ownership on Labor

with Daniel Bias (Technical University Munich), Chen Lin (University of Hong Kong), and Thomas Schmid (University of Hong Kong)