Prof. Dr. Christian Pfeifer

Professor für Volkswirtschaftslehre, Angewandte Mikroökonomik

Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre

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

Christian Pfeifer ist Professor (W2) für Volkswirtschaftslehre mit dem Forschungsschwerpunkt Angewandte Mikroökonomik.

Positions and work experience

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

09/2009-06/2013    Assistant 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; 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 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).

Advisory Boards: Hans-Böckler-Stiftung 2012/13 (research project).

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

 

Awards, scholarships etc.

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

 

Research fields

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

Selected Publications (see also complete publication list via left menu bar)

Pfeifer, C. (online 10/2015): Intra-firm Wage Compression and Cost Coverage of Training: Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee Data. Industrial and Labor Relations Review (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. (2009): Fixed-term contracts and employment adjustment – An empirical test of the core-periphery hypothesis using German establishment data. Economic Record 85(268): 92-107.

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