Professor, Institute of Economics, Department of Applied Microeconomics, Leuphana University Lüneburg


Assistant Professor (W1), Institute of Economics, Department of Labour and Personnel Economics, Leuphana University Lüneburg (positive evaluation in 2012)


Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Labour Economics, Leibniz University Hannover (Prof. P. Puhani) 


Post-Doc, Department of Economics, University of California Berkeley, USA


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


Research Assistant, Institute of Labour Economics (Prof. K. Gerlach, Prof. P. Puhani) and Institute of Economic Policy (Prof. L. Hübl, Prof. W. Meyer), Leibniz University Hannover 


“Diplom-Ökonom” (equivalent to Master in Economics and Management), Leibniz University Hannover


Short CV and publication list (pdf) 


Selected publications

Pfeifer, C., Stephan, G. (2019): Why women do not ask: Gender differences in fairness perceptions of own wages and subsequent wage growth. Cambridge Journal of Economics 43(2): 295-310. (https://doi.org/10.1093/cje/bey035)

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.




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