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    Chair for Human Resource Management and Organisation

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Zwick


    Chair of Human Resource Management and Organisation

    Room: 281

    Phone:  ++49-(0)931 31 82755

    Fax: ++49-(0)931 31 82105


    Office hours: Consultation by appointment via Email.

    Research and teaching areas:

    • Economic analysis of the dual apprenticeship system
    • Continuing training
    • Economic consequences of demographic change
    • Employee participation
    • Incentive systems

    Short Curriculum Vitae:

    • Studies in economics at University of Regensburg and Vanderbilt University (Nashville TN, USA) 1998-1993.
    • Research assistent at University of Maastricht (The Netherlands) 1994-1998.
    • PhD in economics “Human Capital and Unemployment” at University of Maastricht 1998.
    • Researcher and later adjunct head of research department at Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim 1998-2008.
    • Habilitation in management “Productivity Effects of Human Resource Measures“ at University of Zurich, 2006.
    • Professorship of Human Resource Management, Munich School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) Munich, 2008-2012.
    • Chair of Human Resource Management and Organisation at University of Würzburg, since 2013.

    Member in these scientific associations:

    • Member in the council of education economic of the Verein für Socialpolitik
    • Member of the International Advisory Board of British Journal of Industrial Relations
    • Research Associate at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim
    • Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Education and Labour Market (ROA), University of  Maastricht

    Selected Publications:

    • Thomas Zwick: Seniority Wages and Establishment Characteristics, Labour Economics, 18 (6), 853-861, 2011
    • Bernhard Boockmann , Thomas Zwick, Andreas Ammermüller, Michael Maier: Do Hiring Subsidies Reduce Unemployment Among Older Workers? Evidence From Two Natural Experiments, Journal of the European Economic Association 10 (4), 735-764, 2012
    • Kathrin Göggel, Thomas Zwick: The Quality of Apprenticeship Training, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 114 (3), 756-779, 2012
    • Thomas Zwick: Consequences of Seniority Wages on the Employment Structure, Industrial and Labor Relations Review 65 (1), 108-125, 2012
    • Christian Göbel, Thomas Zwick: Age and Productivity - Sector Differences, De Economist 160 (1), 35-57, 2012
    • Christian Göbel, Thomas Zwick: Are Personnel Measures Effective in Increasing Productivity of Old Workers? Labour Economics 22, 80-93, 2013
    • Thomas Zwick: Training older employees: what is effective?, International Journal of Manpower 36 (2), 135-150, 2015
    • Boris Hirsch, Thomas Zwick: How Selective are Real Wage Cuts? A Micro-Analysis Using Linked Employer-Employee Data, LABOUR 29 (4), 327-327, 2015
    • Thomas Zwick, Katharina Frosch: Attenuation Bias when Measuring Inventive Performance, Economics of Innovation and New Technology 26 (3), 195-201, 2017.
    • Thomas Zwick, Katharina Frosch, Karin Hoisl, Dietmar Harhoff: The Power of Individual-Level Drivers of Inventive Performance, Research Policy 46 (1), 121-137, 2017.

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