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Prof. Dr. Herbert Brücker

Institute for Employment Research



Herbert Brücker is head of the department for International Comparisons and European Integration at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg since 2005 and has been appointed as a professor at the economics department of the University of Bamberg in 2007. He studied economics, sociology and politics at the University of Frankfurt a.M., where he received his doctoral degree in economics in 1994. He received his habilitation degree in economics from the University of Technology (TU) in Berlin in 2005. He held the positions of a visiting professor at the Aarhus School of Business, of a senior researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the German Development Institute (GDI) and of a research associate at the University of Frankfurt.

His research interests cover international migration, international trade, European integration, labour economics, institutional economics and applied empirical methods. He has published on international migration, European Integration and the economics of transition in Economic Policy, Journal of Comparative Economics, Empirical Economics, Empirica and Applied Economics Letters. He has also published a number of books in these areas.