Applied Microeconomics

The department of Applied Microeconomics (Prof. Dr. Christian Pfeifer) analyzes primarily with microeconometric research methods the behavior of individuals and firms in the areas labor, health, and education. The subsequent questions are for example analyzed:
-              How should an incentive compatible incentive scheme be designed?
-              What determines labor supply and labor demand?
-              What role does fairness play in employment and pay?
-              What are the effects of works councils and unions?
-              What are the effects of demographic change on employment, pay,                            productivity, education, and health?
-              What determines health and absenteeism of workers?
-              What are the effects of risk preferences on health related decisions?
-              How can teaching evaluations been used for research in economics                          of education?
-              In how far are gender specific differences rational or discriminatory?