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Michael Oberfichtner has been professor for employment research at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and head of the research department “Establishments and Employment” at IAB since April 2023.

His current research focuses on imperfect competition in labour markets, on understanding gender differences in employment outcomes, and on field experiments to evaluate labour market policies.

Michael Oberfichtner is research fellow of IZA, associate of the interdisciplinary research network LASER and member of the Standing Field Committees for Social Policy and for Population Economics of the Verein für Socialpolitik.


News and announcements:
  • The course “Bildungsökonomik” for the summer semester is now available on Studon. For details, see my teaching site.
  • Prof. Markus Nagler and I will teach a seminar on Labor and Education Economics in winter term 2023/2024. The seminar will focus on monopsonistic labour markets. For more information, see my personal website: [external link]