Bernd Fitzenberger
Research Fellow

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Fitzenberger Bernd Fitzenberger has been Full Professor of econometrics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 1 April 2015. He previously held positions at the Universities of Dresden, Mannheim, Frankfurt, and Freiburg. He obtained his PhD in Economics and a Master of Science in Statistics from Stanford University and his diploma in Economics from the University of Konstanz. His research focuses on labor economics and microeconometric methods. Currently, he works on the following topics: wage structure, unions/wage bargaining, evaluation of active labor market policies, vocational training, school-to-work transitions, employment of mothers after first birth, and quantile regression. He is research associate of the ZEW (Mannheim), research fellow at CESifo (Munich) and at ROA (Maastricht), and research affiliate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (London). Since 2014 he has been coordinator of the DFG Priority Programme ”The German Labor Market in a Globalized World: Challenges through Trade, Technology and Demographics”(SPP 1764). He is associate editor of “Empirical Economics” and a member of the editorial board of the “Journal for Labor Market Research”. Between 2002 and 2013 he was editor of “Empirical Economics”, and between 2009 and 2014 he was member of the editorial board of the “Journal of the European Economic Association”.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2004.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10883  Bernd Fitzenberger
Stefanie Licklederer
Additional Career Assistance and Educational Outcomes for Students in Lower Track Secondary Schools
10441  Bernd Fitzenberger
Marina Furdas
Christoph Sajons
End-of-Year Spending and the Long-Run Employment Effects of Training Programs for the Unemployed
9006  Bernd Fitzenberger
Stefanie Licklederer
Hanna Zwiener
Mobility across Firms and Occupations among Graduates from Apprenticeship
8454  Annabelle Doerr
Bernd Fitzenberger
Thomas Kruppe
Marie Paul
Anthony Strittmatter
Employment and Earnings Effects of Awarding Training Vouchers in Germany
7438  Bernd Fitzenberger
Katrin Sommerfeld
Susanne Steffes
Causal Effects on Employment after First Birth: A Dynamic Treatment Approach
6465  Bernd Fitzenberger
Marina Furdas
Benchmarking Regions: Estimating the Counterfactual Distribution of Labor Market Outcomes
6407  Bernd Fitzenberger
Ute Leuschner
Up or Out: Research Incentives and Career Prospects of Postdocs in Germany
5269  Bernd Fitzenberger
Aderonke Osikominu
Marie Paul
The Heterogeneous Effects of Training Incidence and Duration on Labor Market Transitions
4911  Dirk Antonczyk
Bernd Fitzenberger
Katrin Sommerfeld
Rising Wage Inequality, the Decline of Collective Bargaining, and the Gender Wage Gap
(published in: Labour Economics, 2010, 17 (5), 835-847)
4842  Dirk Antonczyk
Thomas C. DeLeire
Bernd Fitzenberger
Polarization and Rising Wage Inequality: Comparing the U.S. and Germany
4050  Dirk Antonczyk
Bernd Fitzenberger
Ute Leuschner
Can a Task-Based Approach Explain the Recent Changes in the German Wage Structure?
(published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2009, 229 (2-3), 214-238)
3540  Bernd Fitzenberger
Olga Orlyanskaya
Aderonke Osikominu
Marie Waller
Déjà Vu? Short-Term Training in Germany 1980–1992 and 2000–2003
(revised version published in: Empirical Economics, 2013, 44(1), 289-328)
3356  Bernd Fitzenberger
Karsten Kohn
Alexander C. Lembcke
Union Density and Varieties of Coverage: The Anatomy of Union Wage Effects in Germany
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2013, 66 (1), 169-197)
2885  Martin Biewen
Bernd Fitzenberger
Aderonke Osikominu
Marie Waller
Which Program for Whom? Evidence on the Comparative Effectiveness of Public Sponsored Training Programs in Germany
(substantially revised version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2014, 32 (4), 837-897)
2630  Bernd Fitzenberger
Robert Völter
Long-Run Effects of Training Programs for the Unemployed in East Germany
(published in: Labour Economics, 2007, 14 (4), 730-755)
2609  Bernd Fitzenberger
Ralf Wilke
New Insights on Unemployment Duration and Post Unemployment Earnings in Germany: Censored Box-Cox Quantile Regression at Work
(published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 72 (6), 794 - 826)
2193  Bernd Fitzenberger
Karsten Kohn
Qingwei Wang
The Erosion of Union Membership in Germany: Determinants, Densities, Decompositions
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 24 (1), 141-165)
2185  Bernd Fitzenberger
Karsten Kohn
Skill Wage Premia, Employment, and Cohort Effects: Are Workers in Germany All of the Same Type?
2121  Bernd Fitzenberger
Aderonke Osikominu
Robert Völter
Get Training or Wait? Long-Run Employment Effects of Training Programs for the Unemployed in West Germany
(revised version published in Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, 2008, 91-92, 321-355)
1868  Bernd Fitzenberger
Stefan Speckesser
Employment Effects of the Provision of Specific Professional Skills and Techniques in Germany
1848  Annette Bergemann
Bernd Fitzenberger
Stefan Speckesser
Evaluating the Dynamic Employment Effects of Training Programs in East Germany Using Conditional Difference-in-Differences
(revised version published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2009, 24 (5), 797-823. For long version contact the authors.)
1766  Bernd Fitzenberger
Astrid Kunze
Vocational Training and Gender: Wages and Occupational Mobility among Young Workers
(published in: Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2005, 21(3), 392-415)