The German Minimum Wage - First Evidence and Experiences from Other Countries

hosted by the Institute for Employment Research

Congress Centre of the Federal Employment Agency (BA)

Start: Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 12:00

End: Friday, 30 Oct 2015 15:30

  • Overview


    Germany has introduced a statutory minimum wage of 8.50 Euro per hour at the beginning of 2015 after several years of experiencing sectoral minimum wages. This introduction is one of the biggest interventions in the German labour market in decades. Our workshop aims to bring together international researchers to present and discuss projects on minimum wages in a constructive atmosphere. The workshop focuses on the effects of (sectoral) minimum wages on all kinds of indicators (e.g. employment, working time, unemployment, income distribution, quality of work, labour supply, productivity, prices). We invite empirical and theoretical contributions on these topics and also presentations on data sets suitable for research on minimum wages. The goal of this international workshop is also to enhance research on the German minimum wage. Additionally, we give room to a poster session for the discussion of research projects (e.g. hypothesis, research design, data) in an early stage without explicit results.

    Keynote Speakers

    • Arindrajit Dube (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
    • Jérôme Gautié (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
    • Stephen Machin (University College London and Centre for Economic Performance)
    • Pedro Martins (Queen Mary, University of London)

    Scientific Committee

    • Silke Anger (IAB, University of Bamberg)
    • Lutz Bellmann (IAB, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
    • Gerard van den Berg (University of Mannheim)
    • Bernd Fitzenberger (Humboldt University of Berlin)
    • Olaf Hübler (University of Hannover)
    • Joachim Möller (IAB, University of Regensburg)
    • Claus Schnabel (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

    Organizing Team

    • Julia Lenhart (IAB)
    • Marion Penninger (IAB)
    • Margarida Rodrigues (IAB)
  • Call for Papers


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  • Location

    Event venue address

    Regensburger Strasse 104 Room 168 90478 Nürnberg Germany
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