Seminar Series “Macroeconomics and Labor Markets” on 6 June 2023

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PantherMedia / Bernd Schmidt

We are pleased to invite you to the seminar series on “Macroeconomics and Labor Markets“ organized by the Chair of Macroeconomics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Prof. Merkl, the Chair of Global Governance and International Trade at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Prof. Moser, and the Competence Field Macroeconomics of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). Researchers of both institutions, as well as national and international guests, present their current work at the intersection of labor- and macroeconomics.

The next seminar will be held on Tuesday, June 612 noon to 1.30 pm (German time).

This will be a hybrid seminar. People from Nürnberg can attend in room 0.423 at the WISO building (Lange Gasse 20).

Remote participation will be possible via Zoom. The login information will be sent a day before the seminar.

Matthias Hertweck (Bundesbank) will talk about

“EU enlargement and (temporary) migration: Effects on labour market outcomes in Germany” (joint work with Luisa Hammer).


EU Eastern Enlargement elicited a rise in (temporary) labour market oriented immigration to Germany starting in May 2011. Taking into account that not all immigrants stay permanently and that outmigration flows are selective, this paper classifies recent EU immigrants into “new arrivals” and “stayers” drawing on administrative social security data (2005-2017). This novel strategy allows us to separately identify their potentially opposing short- and medium-run effects on labour market outcomes in Germany. We find a transitory negative wage effect among German nationals, particularly at the bottom of the wage distribution; and a permanent positive effect on full-time employment.