Professor Dr. Boris Hirsch

Professor Dr. Boris Hirsch
Aktuelle Position

 

seit 12/16

Research Fellow der Abteilung Strukturwandel und Produktivität

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

seit 08/16

Professor für Volkswirtschaftslehre

Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Arbeitsmarkt
  • industrielle Beziehungen
  • empirische Arbeitsmarktökonomik

Boris Hirsch ist seit Dezember 2016 Research Fellow am IWH. Seine Forschungsinteressen umfassen Modelle unvollkommenen Wettbewerbs am Arbeitsmarkt und deren empirische Überprüfung sowie Fragestellungen der empirischen Arbeitsmarktforschung, industrieller Beziehungen und der Migration.

Boris Hirsch ist Professor für Volkswirtschaftslehre mit dem Schwerpunkt Mikroökonometrie und Politikevaluation an der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg.

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Firm Wage Premia, Industrial Relations, and Rent Sharing in Germany

Boris Hirsch Steffen Müller

in: ILR Review, Nr. 5, 2020

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Birds, Birds, Birds: Co-worker Similarity, Workplace Diversity and Job Switches

Boris Hirsch Elke J. Jahn Thomas Zwick

in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, Nr. 3, 2020

Abstract

We investigate how the demographic composition of the workforce along the sex, nationality, education, age and tenure dimensions affects job switches. Fitting duration models for workers’ job‐to‐job turnover rate that control for workplace fixed effects in a representative sample of large manufacturing plants in Germany during 1975–2016, we find that larger co‐worker similarity in all five dimensions substantially depresses job‐to‐job moves, whereas workplace diversity is of limited importance. In line with conventional wisdom, which has that birds of a feather flock together, our interpretation of the results is that workers prefer having co‐workers of their kind and place less value on diverse workplaces.

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Do Employers Have More Monopsony Power in Slack Labor Markets?

Boris Hirsch Elke J. Jahn Claus Schnabel

in: ILR Review, Nr. 3, 2018

Abstract

This article confronts monopsony theory’s predictions regarding workers’ wages with observed wage patterns over the business cycle. Using German administrative data for the years 1985 to 2010 and an estimation framework based on duration models, the authors construct a time series of the labor supply elasticity to the firm and estimate its relationship to the unemployment rate. They find that firms possess more monopsony power during economic downturns. Half of this cyclicality stems from workers’ job separations being less wage driven when unemployment rises, and the other half mirrors that firms find it relatively easier to poach workers. Results show that the cyclicality is more pronounced in tight labor markets with low unemployment, and that the findings are robust to controlling for time-invariant unobserved worker or plant heterogeneity. The authors further document that cyclical changes in workers’ entry wages are of similar magnitude as those predicted under pure monopsonistic wage setting.

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