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Prof. Dr. Elke Jahn

Institute of Employment Research & University of Bayreuth



Elke J. Jahn is currently distinguished researcher at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) Nuremberg and Professor of Labour Economics at University of Bayreuth. Before joining Bayreuth she was Associate Professor at Aarhus University and visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University. Elke Jahn is a Fellow of the Labor and Socio-Economic Research Center (LASER) of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor, (IZA), Bonn, and Member of the Advisory Board at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.

Her research focuses on migration, temporary agency work, employment protection legislation, and comparative labour law. Her research results have been published among others in the Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.