Professor Dr. Thorsten Schank

Professor Dr. Thorsten Schank
Aktuelle Position

seit 12/15

Forschungsprofessor

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

seit 4/13

Professor für Angewandte Statistik und Ökonometrie

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Arbeitsmarktökonomik: insbesondere Determinanten von Lohnstrukturen, Arbeitszeit, Firmenproduktivität, industrielle Beziehungen, Effekte multinationaler Unternehmen
  • Ökonometrie: insbesondere verknüpfte Betriebs-Beschäftigten-Daten, nicht-lineare Panelmodelle

Thorsten Schank ist seit Dezember 2015 Forschungsprofessor am IWH. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen auf den Gebieten der empirischen Arbeitsmarktökonomik und der angewandten Ökonometrie.

Thorsten Schank ist Professor für Angewandte Statistik und Ökonometrie an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.

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Publikationen

Does the Plant Size–wage Differential Increase with Tenure? Affirming Evidence from German Panel Data

Daniel Fackler Thorsten Schank Claus Schnabel

in: Economics Letters, 2015

Abstract

We show that the major part of the plant size–wage premium in Germany is reflected in different wage growth patterns in plants of different size. This is consistent with the hypothesis that large firms ‘produce’ more skilled workers over time.

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Works Councils and Separations: Voice, Monopoly, and Insurance Effects

Boris Hirsch Thorsten Schank Claus Schnabel

in: Industrial Relations, Nr. 4, 2010

Abstract

Using a large linked employer–employee data set for Germany, we find that the existence of a works council is associated with a lower separation rate to employment, in particular for workers with low tenure. While works council monopoly effects show up in all specifications, clear voice effects are only visible for low tenured workers. Works councils also reduce separations to nonemployment, and this impact is more pronounced for men. Insurance effects only show up for workers with tenure of more than 2 years. Our results indicate that works councils to some extent represent the interests of a specific clientele.

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Differences in Labor Supply to Monopsonistic Firms and the Gender Pay Gap: An Empirical Analysis Using Linked Employer‐Employee Data from Germany

Boris Hirsch Thorsten Schank Claus Schnabel

in: Journal of Labor Economics, Nr. 2, 2010

Abstract

This article investigates women’s and men’s labor supply to the firm within a semistructural approach based on a dynamic model of new monopsony. Using methods of survival analysis and a large linked employer‐employee data set for Germany, we find that labor supply elasticities are small (1.9–3.7) and that women’s labor supply to the firm is less elastic than men’s (which is the reverse of gender differences in labor supply usually found at the level of the market). Our results imply that at least one‐third of the gender pay gap might be wage discrimination by profit‐maximizing monopsonistic employers.

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