Short CV/Education and training

  • since 2012
    Division Chief "FDZ Ruhr"

  • 2009 – 2009
    UC Berkeley, Visiting Research Scholar, Centre for Labor Economics

  • since 2005
    RWI, Researcher, Research Division "Labor Market, Education, Population"

  • 2005
    Student Assistant at TU Darmstadt, Chair of Empirical Economic Research and Microeconometrics, Prof. Horst Entorf

  • 2003
    Internship and Student Employment at DaimlerChrysler AG in Stuttgart-Möhringen

  • 2000 – 2003
    Student Assistant at TU Darmstadt, Chair of Economics, Prof. Ingo Barens and Prof. Volker Caspari


  • 2008
    Dr.rer.oec. (PhD Economics), Ruhr-University Bochum

  • 1998 – 2004
    Diploma in Business and Electrical Engineering (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen), Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

  • Full CV: see here

Selected publications

  • Bachmann, R., P. Bechara und S. Schaffner (2014), Wage Inequality and Wage Mobility in Europe. Review of Income and Wealth (forthcoming)

  • Bredtmann, J., J. Kluve und S. Schaffner (2013), Mothers' Transitions into the Labor Market under Two Political Systems: Comparing East and West Germany before Reunification. Schmollers Jahrbuch – Journal of Applied Social Science Studies 133 (3): 375-408.

  • Ehlert, C., J. Kluve and S. Schaffner (2012), Temporary Work as an Active Labor Market Policy – Evaluating an Innovative Activation Program for Disadvantaged Youths. Economics Bulletin 32 (2): 1765-1773.

  • Schaffner, S. (2011), Heterogeneity in the Cyclical Sensitivity of Job-to-Job Flows. Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarktforschung 43 (4): 263-275.

  • Schaffner, S. and H. Spengler (2010), Using Job Changes to Evaluate the Bias of Value of a Statistical Life Estimates. Resource and Energy Economics 32 (1): 15-27.

  • Bauer, T. K., J. Kluve, S. Schaffner and C. M. Schmidt (2009), Fiscal Effects of Minimum Wages: An Analysis for Germany. German Economic Review 10 (2): 224-242.

  • Kluve, J. and S. Schaffner (2008), The Value of Life in Europe – A Meta-analysis of estimates of the Value of a Statistical Life. Sozialer Fortschritt 57 (10/11): 279-287.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Nachbarschaftseffekte: Die Analyse individuell-rationalen Verhaltens im sozialen Kontext (Link)

  • Evaluation bestehender gesetzlicher Mindestlohnregelungen – Branche: Bauhauptgewerbe (Link)

  • Studies on "flexicurity" Lot 1: Study on various aspects of labour market performance using micro data from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)


  • All projects: see here

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Membership:

  • European Association of Labour Economists

  • European Economic Association

  • Verein für Socialpolitik


  • Empirical Economics

  • German Economic Review

  • Health Economics

  • Journal of Socio-Economics

  • Labour Economics

  • LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations


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