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Professor Nicole G├╝rtzgen

Research Department

Labour Market Processes and Institutions (AMPI)

Head of Research Department

Her current research interests lie in empirical labor economics and applied microeconometrics, with a particular focus on the impact of labour market institutions on wage and employment dynamics. Her research has been published in journals, such as the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Industrial Relations as well as the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A. Nicole Gürtzgen has been co-editor of the Journal of Labour Market Research since April 2014.

Working Group

Minimum Wage


Professional career

Nicole Gürtzgen has been head of the IAB research department „Labour market processes and institutions“ since October 2015. She also holds a professorship in economics with a focus on labour market research at the University of Regensburg. Prior to her appointment at IAB she held a position as a Senior Researcher at the Centre of European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. From 1990 to 1996, she studied mathematics and economics at the Universities of Duisburg and Heidelberg. After graduating from the University of Heidelberg with a diploma in economics, she completed her doctoral dissertation at the University of Rostock in April 2002. In 2008, she finished her postdoctoral thesis (Habilitation) at the University of Mannheim. Her most recent research visit was at the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) in London. Nicole Gürtzgen has been Research Associate at ZEW since January 1, 2016.