Thomas K. Bauer
Research Fellow

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Bauer Thomas Bauer is currently professor of economics at the University of Bochum (Ruhr-Universität Bochum). He studied economics at the University of Munich and received his degree as Diplom-Volkswirt in 1993. From 1993-1997 he worked as research associate at SELAPO, University of Munich. In July 1997 he obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Munich for his dissertation on the labor market effects of immigration and migration policy in Germany. From 1997-1998 Thomas Bauer visited the Rutgers University, USA, under the auspices of a Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. In September 1998 he joined IZA as Senior Research Associate and became IZA Program Director for the Research Area "Mobility and Flexibility of Labor" in July 1999. After joining the faculty of the University of Bochum in 2003, he has continued to maintain close ties with IZA as a Research Fellow. In 2004, he became a member of the executive board and in 2009 Vice-President of the RWI in Essen. Thomas Bauer is also research affiliate of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at the University of California-San Diego, USA.

His further research interests include migration, population economics, and applied microeconometrics. He has published several articles in collected volumes and in journals such as Economic Journal, Economica, Labour Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Population Economics, Economic Inquiry, and Economics of Education Review.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
8373  Thomas K. Bauer
Philipp Breidenbach
Christoph M. Schmidt
"Phantom of the Opera" or "Sex and the City"? Historical Amenities as Sources of Exogenous Variation
(published in: Labour Economics 37 2015, 93-98)
6888  Boris Augurzky
Thomas K. Bauer
Arndt R. Reichert
Christoph M. Schmidt
Harald Tauchmann
Does Money Burn Fat? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
6717  Thomas K. Bauer
Tanja Kasten
Lars Siemers
Business Taxation and Wages: Evidence from Individual Panel Data
6701  Thomas K. Bauer
Julia Bredtmann
Christoph M. Schmidt
Time vs. Money: The Supply of Voluntary Labor and Charitable Donations across Europe
(published in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2013, 32, 80–94)
6484  Ronald Bachmann
Thomas K. Bauer
Hanna Kroeger
Minimum Wages as a Barrier to Entry: Evidence from Germany
(published in: Labour, 2014, 28 (3), 338-357)
6073  Thomas K. Bauer
Barbara S. Grave
Performance-related Funding of Universities: Does More Competition Lead to Grade Inflation?
6040  Thomas K. Bauer
Michael Fertig
Matthias Vorell
Neighborhood Effects and Individual Unemployment
5855  Thomas K. Bauer
Sebastian Braun
Michael Kvasnicka
The Economic Integration of Forced Migrants: Evidence for Post-War Germany
(published in: Economic Journal, 2013, 123 (571), 998–1024)
5744  Thomas K. Bauer
Stefan Bender
Alfredo R. Paloyo
Christoph M. Schmidt
Do Guns Displace Books? The Impact of Compulsory Military Service on Educational Attainment
(published in: Economics Letters 2014, 124, 513-515)
5707  Thomas K. Bauer
Regina Flake
Mathias Sinning
Labor Market Effects of Immigration: Evidence from Neighborhood Data
(published in: Review of International Economics, 2013, 21 (2), 370-385)
4965  Ronald Bachmann
Thomas K. Bauer
Peggy David
Labor Market Entry Conditions, Wages and Job Mobility
4716  Leilanie Basilio
Thomas K. Bauer
Transferability of Human Capital and Immigrant Assimilation: An Analysis for Germany
4535  Thomas K. Bauer
Stefan Bender
Alfredo R. Paloyo
Christoph M. Schmidt
Evaluating the Labor-Market Effects of Compulsory Military Service
(published in: European Economic Review, 2012, 56 (4), 814-829)
3875  Thomas K. Bauer
Jochen Kluve
Sandra Schaffner
Christoph M. Schmidt
Fiscal Effects of Minimum Wages: An Analysis for Germany
(published in: German Economic Review, 2009, 10(2), 224-242)
3855  Thomas K. Bauer
Christoph M. Schmidt
WTP vs. WTA: Christmas Presents and the Endowment Effect
(published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2012, 232 (1), 4 - 11)
2989  Leilanie Basilio
Thomas K. Bauer
Mathias Sinning
Analyzing the Labor Market Activity of Immigrant Families in Germany
(published in: Labour Economics, 2009, 16 (5), 510-520)
2772  Thomas K. Bauer
Deborah A. Cobb-Clark
Vincent A. Hildebrand
Mathias Sinning
A Comparative Analysis of the Nativity Wealth Gap
(published in: Economic Inquiry, 2011, 11 (4), 989-1007)
2290  Boris Augurzky
Thomas K. Bauer
Sandra Schaffner
Copayments in the German Health System: Does It Work?
2259  Thomas K. Bauer
Silja Göhlmann
Mathias Sinning
Gender Differences in Smoking Behavior
(published in: Health Economics, 2007, 16 (9), 895-909)
1795  Thomas K. Bauer
Mathias Sinning
Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition for Tobit Models
(published in: Applied Economics , 2010, 42 (12), 1569-1575)
1632  Thomas K. Bauer
Mathias Sinning
The Savings Behavior of Temporary and Permanent Migrants in Germany
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011(2), 24, 421-449 [journal version])
1265 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Thomas K. Bauer
High Performance Workplace Practices and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Europe
(published in: RWI-Mitteilungen, 2003/2004, 54/55 (1), 57-85)
1105  Thomas K. Bauer
Stefan Bender
Holger Bonin
Dismissal Protection and Worker Flows in Small Establishments
(published in: Economica, 2007, 74 (296), 804-821)
999  Thomas K. Bauer
Astrid Kunze
The Demand for High-Skilled Workers and Immigration Policy
(published in: Brussels Economic Review / Cahiers Economique de Bruxelles, 2004, 47 (1), 1-19)
959  Thomas K. Bauer
Holger Bonin
Uwe Sunde
Real and Nominal Wage Rigidities and the Rate of Inflation: Evidence from West German Micro Data
(revised version published in: Economic Journal, 2007, 117, 508-529)
700  Thomas K. Bauer
Flexible Workplace Practices and Labor Productivity
593  Thomas K. Bauer
Patrick J. Dross
John P. Haisken-DeNew
Sheepskin Effects in Japan
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2005, 26 (4), 320-335)
570  Thomas K. Bauer
Stefan Bender
Technological Change, Organizational Change, and Job Turnover
(published in: Labour Economics, 2004, 11 (3), 265-291)
558  Thomas K. Bauer
Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Enclaves, Language and the Location Choice of Migrants
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2005, 18 (4), 649–662)
551  Thomas K. Bauer
Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Herd Effects or Migration Networks? The Location Choice of Mexican Immigrants in the U.S.
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2007, 26, 199-229)
505 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Thomas K. Bauer
Migration, Sozialstaat und Zuwanderungspolitik
(published in: Vierteljahreshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, 2002, 71(2), 249-271)
353  Thomas K. Bauer
Stefan Bender
Flexible Work Systems and the Structure of Wages: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data
200  Thomas K. Bauer
Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
What are Migration Networks?
(revised version published as 'Measuring ethnic linkages among migrants' in: International Journal of Manpower, 2009, 30 (1-2), 56-69)
187 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Thomas K. Bauer
Magnus Lofstrom
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Immigration Policy, Assimilation of Immigrants and Natives' Sentiments towards Immigrants: Evidence from 12 OECD-Countries
(published in: Swedish Economic Policy Review, 2000, 7 (2), 11-53; see IZA Reprints 87/01)
180  Thomas K. Bauer
Ira N. Gang
Sibling Rivalry in Educational Attainment: The German Case
(published in: Labour, 2001, 15 (2), 237-255;
see IZA Reprints 104/01)
170  Thomas K. Bauer
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Immigration Policy in Integrated National Economies
(published in: C. Lankowski (ed.): Responses to Globalization in Germany and the United States, AICGS Research Report No. 10, Washington, D. C., 1999, 15-30)
146  Thomas K. Bauer
John P. Haisken-DeNew
Employer Learning and the Returns to Schooling
(published in: Labour Economics, 2001, 8 (2), 161-180;
see IZA Reprints 88/01)
87  Thomas K. Bauer
Educational Mismatch and Wages in Germany
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2002, 21 (2), 221-229)
58  Thomas K. Bauer
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Occupational Mobility of Ethnic Migrants
48  Thomas K. Bauer
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Overtime Work and Overtime Compensation in Germany
(published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 1999, 46 (4), 419-436;
see IZA Reprints 19/99)
23  Thomas K. Bauer
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Learning Efficiency of Economics Students
20  Thomas K. Bauer
Pedro T. Pereira
Michael Vogler
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Portuguese Migrants in the German Labor Market: Performance and Self-Selection
(published in: International Migration Review, 2002, 36 (2), 467-491; see IZA Reprints 180/03)
16  Thomas K. Bauer
Andreas Million
Ralph Rotte
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Immigration Labor and Workplace Safety
11  Thomas K. Bauer
Regina T. Riphahn
Employment Effects of Payroll Taxes - An Empirical Test for Germany
(published in: Applied Economics, 2002, 34 (7), 865-876)
Thomas K. Bauer
Ira N. Gang
Temporary Migrants From Egypt: How Long Do They Stay Abroad?
 
IZA Research Reports:
Thomas K. Bauer
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Report No. 3: Assessment of Possible Migration Pressure and its Labour Market Impact Following EU Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe
Study for the Department for Education and Employment of the United Kingdom, Bonn 1999 (117 pages).
 

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