Christian Pfeifer

 

Professur für Volkswirtschaftslehre

Mitglied im Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre

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Prof. Dr. Christian Pfeifer
Universitätsallee 1, C4.220b
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2301
Fax +49.4131.677-2026
christian.pfeifer@leuphana.de

Christian Pfeifer is Professor (W2) of Economics, especially Applied Microeconomics.

Research fields

Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Labour and Personnel Economics, Education and Health Economics.

Selected publications

Pfeifer, C. (2016): Intra-firm Wage Compression and Cost Coverage of Training: Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee Data. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 69(2): 435-454. (DOI: 10.1177/0019793915610307).

Pfeifer, C. (2014): Base Salaries, Bonus Payments, and Absenteeism among Managers in a German Company. Scottish Journal of Political Economy 61(5): 523-536.

Pfeifer, C. (2013): Cyclical absenteeism among private sector, public sector and self-employed workers. Health Economics 22(3): 366-370.

Pfeifer, C., Schneck, S. (2012): Relative Wage Positions and Quit Behavior: Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee Data. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 65(1): 126-147.

Pfeifer, C. (2011): Risk Aversion and Sorting into Public Sector Employment. German Economic Review 12(1): 85-99.

Pfeifer, C., Cornelißen, T. (2010): The Impact of Participation in Sports on Educational Attainment – New Evidence from Germany. Economics of Education Review 29(1): 94-103.

Pfeifer, C. (2008): An empirical note on wages in an internal labour market. Economics Letters 99(3): 570-573.

Positions and work experience

06/2013- present          Professor (W2), Institute of Economics, Department of Applied Microeconomics, Leuphana University Lüneburg

09/2009-06/2013         Professor (W1), Institute of Economics, Department of Labour and Personnel Economics, Leuphana University Lüneburg (positive evaluation in 2012)

12/2007-08/2009         Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Labour Economics, Leibniz University Hannover (Prof. P. Puhani)

09/2008-12/2008         Post-Doc, Department of Economics, University of California Berkeley, USA

06/2004-11/2007         Research Assistant, Institute of Labour Economics, Leibniz University Hannover (Prof. K. Gerlach, Prof. P. Puhani)

10/2003-12/2005         Research Assistant, Institute of Economic Policy, Leibniz University Hannover (Prof. L. Hübl, Prof. W. Meyer)

02/2003-03/2003         Internship Sartorius AG (HRM Department), Göttingen

08/2001-12/2002         Student Assistant, Institute of Human Resource Management, Leibniz University Hannover (Prof. H.-G. Ridder)

10/1996-10/1997         Civil Service

1995-1999                  Youth Basketball Coach (Turn-Klubb zu Hannover)

 

Education

11/2007                     Ph.D. in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.), Leibniz University Hannover

02/2004-11/2007         Ph.D. Student in Economics and Management, Leibniz University Hannover; Thesis: Contributions in Empirical Labour Economics; Supervisors: Prof. P. Puhani, Prof. K. Gerlach

10/2006-06/2007         Programme for doctoral students in Economics of Education, University of Zurich, Switzerland

04/2007                     10th IZA Summer School

10/1997-09/2003         Student in Economics and Management, Leibniz University Hannover, and Maastricht University, Netherlands; Final degree “Diplom-Ökonom” (equivalent to Master in Economics and Management)

1996                          German High School Diploma (“Abitur”), Leibnizschule Hannover

01/1994-06/1994         Littleton High School, Colorado, USA

Research related activities

Editorial Positions etc.: Associate Editor Journal for Labour Market Research (Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarktforschung) (since 2013); Editorial Board Member Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik) (since 2014); Co-Editor Journal of Applied Social Science Studies (Schmollers Jahrbuch) (2015).

Guest Editor: Schmollers Jahrbuch – Special Issue “Health and Labor Markets” (2015/16) (with Mario Mechtel); Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik – Special Issue “25 Years of German Reunification” (2015/16) (with Werner Smolny and Joachim Wagner).

Referee for Journals: European Economic Review; Journal of Health Economics; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A; Journal of Human Resources; Industrial and Labor Relations Review; Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization; Labour Economics; Health Economics; Economics of Education Review; Economica; Applied Economics; Journal of Population Economics; Industrial Relations; British Journal of Industrial Relations; Contemporary Economic Policy; Journal of Labor Research; LABOUR; Education Economics; IZA World of Labor; Journal of Business Ethics; Geneva Risk and Insurance Review; Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy; Economic and Industrial Democracy; German Economic Review; Economics Bulletin; Schmollers Jahrbuch; Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik; Journal for Labour Market Research (Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarktforschung); Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft; Human Relations; WSI-Mitteilungen; Industrielle Beziehungen; Zeitschrift für Personalforschung.

Conferences and Workshops: Lüneburg Workshop in Economics 2017 “Microeconomics” (co-organizer with Boris Hirsch and Mario Mechtel); Lüneburg Workshop in Economics 2016 “Microeconomics” (co-organizer with Mario Mechtel); Lüneburg Workshop in Economics 2015 “Health and Labor Markets” (co-organizer with Mario Mechtel); Lüneburg Workshop in Economics 2014 (organizer); Spring Meeting of Young Economists 2008 (referee).

Referee and Advisory Boards for Research Projects etc.: German Science Foundation (DFG); Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Hans-Böckler-Stiftung 2012/13 (advisory board research project).

Memberships: IZA Research Fellow; European Economic Association; European Association of Labour Economists; Econometric Society; Verein für Socialpolitik; Scottish Economic Society.

Awards and scholarships

2015                            Rank 14 in Handelsblatt VWL Ranking for researchers under 40
                                   Rank 52 in Handelsblatt VWL Ranking for most productive researchers since 2011

2014                            2nd place Leading House Best Paper Award 2013 (Swiss Leading House "Economics
             of Education") for "Effects of Training on Employee Suggestions and Promotions:
             Evidence from Personnel Records" in Schmalenbach Business Review  (Christian
             Pfeifer, Simon Janssen, Philip Yang und Uschi Backes-Gellner)

2013                            Rank 33 in Handelsblatt VWL Ranking for researchers under 40
             Rank 87 in Handelsblatt VWL Ranking for most productive researchers since 2009

2012                            Leuphana Award "Best young researcher of the year 2011" (3rd place)

2011                            Rank 66 in Handelsblatt VWL Ranking for researchers under 40

2011                            SOEP Prize "Best junior publication 2011" (joint with T. Cornelissen)

2011                            Leuphana Award "Best young researcher of the year 2010" (3rd place)

2010                            Rank 90 in Handelsblatt VWL Ranking for researchers under 40

09/2008-12/2008          DAAD scholarship for Post-Docs

10/2004                        Viktor-Rizkallah-Foundation-Award for excellent diploma thesis

11/2003                        Wilhelm-Launhardt-Award for excellent student achievement, Faculty of Economics
   and Management, Leibniz University Hannover

09/2002-01/2003            ERASMUS/SOKRATES scholarship of the European Union