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January 16: Welcome!
Daniel Rodriguez and Markus Mueller are strengthening our team as research assistants. Both participate in our two new DFG projects. Marta Meletti, PhD candidate from our partner university in Cagliari, visits us for a research stay from January to August.

December 28: New Discussion Paper
Caliendo, M., Schröder, C. and Wittbrodt, L. (2018): The Causal Effects of the Minimum Wage Introduction in Germany: An Overview, Discussion Paper No. 12043, IZA Bonn.
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October 11: Job opening (Postdoctoral position)
We seek to fill a postdoctoral position (100%, EG 13 TV-L, initial contract limited to three years) starting April 1. The position comprises independent research and teaching obligations (partly in German, so a good knowledge of German is a pre-requisite) as well as participation in research activities of the team. The deadline for application is November 15, 2018. More detailed information on the opening is available here (in German only): [PDF]

August 21: New Publication
Caliendo, M., Fedorets, A., Preuss, M., Schröder, C. and Wittbrodt, L. (2018): The short-run employment effects of the German minimum wage reform, Labour Economics, 53, 46-62.
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August 08: Two new DFG projects
There will be two new research projects at the Chair of Empirical Economics, funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and starting in October. The projects will be about "Personality and Entrepreneurial Development" and "Expectations and Search Behaviour". Please find further information here.