Prof. Dr. Michael Oberfichtner

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Michael Oberfichtner studied business and economics at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (BA 2009; MSc 2011), where he also obtained his PhD in 2015. During his dissertation, he held a scholarship of the Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics and visited University of Warwick.

Since April 2023, Michael Oberfichtner has been professor at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and head of the research department “Establishments and Employment” at IAB. 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. He is also a research fellow of IZA.