Boris Hirsch (born 1981) has been Full Professor (W3) of Economics, in particular Microeconometrics and Policy Evaluation at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg since August 2016. From 2001‒2006 he studied economics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and from 2004‒2006 mathematics at the University of Hagen. From 2006‒2009 he was PhD student and foundationer of the Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics. In 2009, he received his doctorate degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg where he was postdoctoral researcher from 2009‒2016.

His research interests lie in the theory and empirics of imperfectly competitive labour markets, empirical labour economics, and industrial relations. His research appeared in outlets such as the Economic Journal, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, and the ILR Review. He serves as an associate editor to the Journal for Labour Market Research and is Research Fellow of the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), of the Labor and Socio-Economic Research Center (LASER) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and of the IZA Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) as well as member of the Standing Field Committee of Population Economics of the Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS).

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Selected Publications:

Hirsch, B., Lentge, P., and Schnabel, C. (2022), “Uncovered workers in plants covered by collective bargaining: Who are they and how do they fare?”, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 60(4): 929‒945

Hirsch, B., Jahn, E.J., Manning, A., and Oberfichtner, M. (2022), “The urban wage premium in imperfect labor markets”, Journal of Human Resources, 57(S): S111‒S136

Hirsch, B., and Müller, S. (2020), “Firm wage premia, industrial relations, and rent sharing in Germany”, ILR Review, 73(5): 1119‒1146

Hirsch, B., Jahn, E.J., and Zwick, T. (2020), “Birds, birds, birds: Co-worker similarity, workplace diversity and job switches”, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 58(3): 690‒718

Hirsch, B., Jahn, E.J., and Schabel, C. (2018), “Do employers have more monopsony power in slack labor markets?”, ILR Review, 71(3): 676‒704

Hirsch, B. (2016), “Dual labor markets at work: The impact of employers’ use of temporary agency work on regular workers’ job stability”, ILR Review, 69(5): 1191‒1215

Hirsch, B., and Jahn, E.J. (2015), “Is there monopsonistic discrimination against immigrants?”, ILR Review, 68(3): 501‒528

Hirsch, B., and Müller, S. (2012), “The productivity effect of temporary agency work: Evidence from German panel data”, Economic Journal, 122(562): F216‒F235

Hirsch, B., Schank, T., and Schnabel, C. (2010), “Differences in labor supply to monopsonistic firms and the gender pay gap: An empirical analysis using linked employer‒employee data from Germany”, Journal of Labor Economics, 28(2): 291‒330