Head of Chair

Christian Merkl

Room Number 3.156
E-Mail Address Christian.Merkl@fau.de
Phone Number 0911/5302 337
Office Hours By Appointment

Christian Merkl is professor of macroeconomics at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg since August 2010. In addition, he is research professor at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), research fellow at the Insitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) & CESifo, and coordinator of the institutional network „Ensuring Economic and Employment Stability.“ From 2007 until 2010 Christian Merkl was assistant professor at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel and head of the research group „Monetary Policy“ at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. His work also included policy advice (e.g. at Federal German ministries).

Christian Merkl’s research interests encompass macroeconomics (especially monetary and fiscal policy), macroeconomic analysis of labor markets and the intersection of both fields. He was a visiting researcher at various places such as the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, USA) or the University of Melbourne. In addition, he presented his scientific papers at different universities, central banks (e.g. the Federal Reserve Bank or the ECB) and international organisations (e.g. the EU Commission or the ILO).