Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke


Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke
Room:   C323
Phone:  +49 651 201-2625
Fax:      +49 651 201-3858
E-Mail:   Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke
Visiting Hours: by appointment with Maria Hermannshermannsuni-trierde

Curriculum Vitae

Oct. 1986 - Sept. 1990

Studied Economics, Political and Historical Sciences at the University of Hamburg and Economics and International Politics at the University of Warwick, England as scholarship holder of DAAD

Oct. 1990 - July 1990

Final examination in Economics , University of Hamburg. Topic of ‘Diplomarbeit’ (master thesis): ‘Malthus und Keynes’.

Dec. 1991 - Sept. 1995

Research Assistant at the University of Hamburg at the department of Economics.

July 1995:   Completion of Ph.D. (’Strikes and private information’)
                   Primary Reviewer: Prof. Dr. Manfred J. Holler
                   Second Reviewer: Prof. Dr. Horst Todt

Oct. 1995 - Aug. 1996

Research Assistant at the University of Southampton, England as a scholarship holder of Human Capital and Mobility Program of European Union.

Sept. 1996 - Feb. 2003

Research Assistant at the University of Konstanz, Germany at the department of Economics (on leave in 2002 and 2003 to assume Temporary Professorships)

July 2000

Habilitation on 'Economic Policy and Imperfectly Competitive Labour Markets'.

Reviewers: Professor Dr. Heinrich W. Ursprung
                   Professor Dr. Jochen Michaelis
                   Professor Leif Danziger, Ph.D.

Oct. 2001 - Aug. 2002

Temporary Professorship for International Economics, Industrial Economics and Development Economics at the University of Regensburg, Germany.

Oct. 2002 - Feb. 2003

Temporary Professorship for the Department of Economics, particularly Economic Policy at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

Feb. 2003 - June 2006

C 3-Professorship holder of Economics, particularly Economic Policy at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

July 2006 - Dec 2011

W 3-Professorship holder of Economics, particularly Public Economics at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany.

Since January 2012

W 3-Professorship holder of Business Administration, particularly Personnel Economics and Director of the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in European Union (IAAEU) at the University of Trier, Germany.

Research Interests

  • Labour Market and Personnel Economics
  • Economics of Welfare State
  • Ecomical analysis of Law
  • Optimal Taxation and Tax Evasion



    4) Taxes and Unemployment, Kluwer Academic Publishers: Boston, Dordrecht and London, 2002, 302 S., also Habilitation , Konstanz.

    3) Arbeitsmarktmodelle,with M. J. Holler, Springer-Publishers: Berlin u.a., 1997, 311 S.

    2) Maynard Keynes - Ein Moderner Klassiker?, co-editor J. Bibow , 1996, Homo Oeconomicus, Vol. XIII(3), 177 S.

    1) Streiks und private Informationen, Duncker & Humblot: Berlin, 1996, 265 S., also Dissertation, Hamburg.


    Articles in Journals (Peer-reviewed)

    71) The one constant: a causal effect of collective bargaining on employment growth? Evidence from German linked‐employer‐employee data, mit T. Brändle, Scottish Journal of Political Economy.

    70) Missing at Work - Sickness-related Absence and Subsequent Career Events, mit A. Chadi, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

    69) Paid Vacation Use - The Role of Works Councils, mit S. Jeworrek, Economic and Industrial Democracy.

    68) Sickness Absence und Works Councils - Evidence from German Individual and Linked Employer-Employee Data, mit D. Arnold und T. Brändle, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 57(2): 260-295.

    67) Tax Evasion in a Cournot Oligopoly with Endogenous Entry, International Tax and Public Finance, 24(5): 754-779.

    66) Social Comparisons in Oligopsony, mit M. Neugart, Journal of Economic Bahavior & Organization, 141: 196-209.

    65) Sick Pay Reforms and Health Status in a Unionised Labour Market, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 64(2): 115-142.

    64) Direct Evidence for Income Comparisons and Subjective Well-Being across Income Groups, mit M. Pannenberg, Economics Letters, 2015, 137: 95-101.

    63) Trade Union Membership and Paid Vacation in Germany, mit S. Jeworrek und M. Pannenberg, IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2015, 4(17): 1-26.

    62) Trade Union Membership and Sickness Absence: Evidence from a Sick Pay Reform, mit M. Pannenberg, Labour Economics, 2015, 33: 13-25.

    61) Lobbying and dismissal dispute resolution systems, mit M. Neugart, International Review of Law and Economics, 41(1): 50-62.

    60) Failure of Ad Valorem and Specific Tax Equivalence under Uncertainty, mit F. Herzberg und T. Upmann, International Journal of Economic Theory, 10(4): 387-402.

    59) Family employees and absenteeism, mit J. Block, J.M. Millán, C. Román, Economics Letters, 123(1): 94-99.

    58) Income Tax Buyouts and Income Tax Evasion, International Tax and Public Finance, 22(1): 120-143.

    57) Relative Consuption, Working Time, and Trade Unions, mit I. Hillesheim, Labour Economics, 24: 170-179.

    56) Relative Consumption and Tax Evasion, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 87(1): 52-65.

    55) Profit Sharing and Relative Consumption, Economics Letters, 118(1): 167-169.

    54) Human Capital Formation and Tax Evasion, Bulletin of Economic Research, 118(1): 91-105.

    53) Risk Aversion, Collective Bargaining and Wages in Germany, mit M. Pannenberg, Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 26(2): 156-173.

    52) The Optimal Structure of Commodity Taxation in a Monopoly mit Tax Avoidance or Evasion, Public Finance Review, 40(4): 519-536.

    51) Risk Aversion and Trade Union Membership, mit M. Pannenberg, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 114(2): 275-295.

    50) Trade Union Membership and Dismissals, mit M. Pannenberg, Labour Economics, 18(6): 810-821.

    49) 'Take it or go to Court' – The Impact of Sec. 1a of the German Protection Against Dismissal Act on Severance Payments, mit M. Pannenberg, Review of Law & Economics, 7(2): Article 3.

    48) Tax Evasion and Competition, mit M. Runkel, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 58(5): 711-736.

    47) Commodity Tax Structure under Uncertainty in a Perfectly Competitive Market, Journal of Economics/ Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie, 103(3): 203-219.

    46) Ist §1a KSchG ein „Nullum“? Eine Analyse der Veränderung in der Verteilung der Abfindungsfaktoren in Westdeutschland, mit M. Pannenberg, Die Betriebswirtschaft, 71(3): 243-263.

    45) A Positive Theory of the Earnings Relationship of Unemployment Benefits, mit M. Pannenberg und H. Ursprung, Public Choice, 145 (1-2): 137-163.

    44) An Economic Analysis of Dismissal Legislation: Determinants of Severance Pay in West Germany, mit M. Pannenberg, International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 30(1): 71-85.

    43) The Effects of Income Taxation on Severance Pay, mit M. Pannenberg, Labour Economics, 16(1): 107-118.

    42) Tax Overpayments, Tax Evasion, and Book-Tax Differences, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 10(4): 643-671.

    41) Bureaucratic Corruption and Profit Tax Evasion, Economics of Governance, 9(2): 177-196.

    40) Trade Union Membership and Works Councils in West Germany, mit M. Pannenberg, Industrielle Beziehungen, 14(2): 154-175.

    39) Corporate and Personal Income Tax Declarations, International Tax and Public Finance, 14(3): 281-292.

    38) Profit Tax Evasion under Oligopoly with Endogenous Market Structure, mit M. Runkel, National Tax Journal, 59(4): 851-857.

    37) Earnings-related Severance Pay, Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 20(4): 651-672.

    36) Labour Tax Liability and Tax Evasion in a Competitive Labour Market, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 7(2): 347-359.

    35) Norm-Based Trade Union Membership: Evidence for Germany, mit M. Pannenberg, German Economic Review, 5(4): 481-504.

    34) Fiscal Policy, Economic Integration and Unemployment, mit W. Eggert, Journal of Economics/ Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie, 82(2): 137-167.

    33) Tax Evasion, Tax Progression and Efficiency Wages, Economics Letters, 82: 35-42.

    32) Labour Disputes in the Twentieth Century: an International Comparison and Evaluation of Theories, mit J. B. Madsen, Homo Oeconomicus, 20(4): 391-421.

    31) Earnings-Related Unemployment Benefits and Unemployment, mit J. B. Madsen, Economic Systems, 27(1): 41-62.

    30) Income Tax Evasion in a Unionised Labour Market, Australian Economic Papers, 42(2): 135-148.

    29) Tax Evasion and Tax Progressivity, Public Finance Review, 31(2): 189-203.

    28) Road Traffic and Efficient Fines, European Journal of Law and Economics, 15(1): 65-84.

    27) Redundancy Pay and Collective Dismissals, Finanzarchiv, 59: 68-90.

    26) On Dismissal Pay, Labour Economics, 9(4): 497-512.

    25) Accident Law: Efficiency May Require an Inefficient Standard, German Economic Review, 3(1): 43-51.

    24) Statutory and Economic Incidence of Labour Taxes, Applied Economics Letters, 9: 17-20.

    23) On the Relationship between Wages and Monitoring in Shirking Models, Metroeconomica, 52(4): 376-390.

    22) Bismarck versus Beveridge, Finanzarchiv, 57(3): 243-260.

    21) Labour Taxation, Efficiency Wages, and the Long-run, Bulletin of Economic Research, 52(4): 341-352.

    20) Delegation of Wage Determination in Trade Unions, mit C. Hefeker, Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 14(3): 393-416.

    19) The Wedge, The Manchester School, 68(5): 608-623.

    18) Strike Pay and Employer's Strike Insurance, Metroeconomica, 51(3): 284-303.

    17) On the Structure of Unemployment Benefits in Shirking Models, Labour Economics, 7(3): 283-295.

    16) Strike Ballots as a Commitment Device, mit M.J. Holler, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 155(3): 487-504.

    15) Value-added Tax versus Social Security Contributions, Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 219(3 + 4): 308-325.

    14) Efficiency Wages and Taxes, Australian Economic Papers, 38(2): 131-142.

    13) Decision-Making under the EU's Social Chapter, mit K. Piazolo, International Review of Law and Economics, 18(2): 217-237.

    12) Privatisation and Efficiency Wages, Journal of Economics/ Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie, 67(3): 245-264.

    11) Strategic Standardization in Europe: a Public Choice Perspective, mit M. J. Holler, European Journal of Law and Economics, 6(2): 95-112.

    10) A Note on the Impact of Procedures in Strike Models, Recherches Economiques de Louvain, 64(2), 225-236.

    9) Taxes on Payroll and Revenues in Labour Demand Curve Models - A Supplement, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 45(2): 221-223.

    8) Taxes, Strikes and Wages, Bulletin of Economic Research, 50(2): 117-132.

    7) Taxes in an Efficiency Wage Economy in the Short-run and in the Long-run, Finanzarchiv, 54(4): 447-470.

    6) Zahlt Deutschland Effizienzlöhne?, mit M. J. Holler, Homo Oeconomicus, 14(4): 511-535.

    5) An Open Shop, Wage Bargaining, and Taxation - A Note, Oxford Economic Papers, 49, 651-657.

    4) Introduction of Long-term Care Insurance in Germany, International Social Security Review, 49: 25-38, auch in Deutsch, Französisch und Spanisch erschienen.

    3) Taxes on Payroll, Revenues and Profits in Three Models of Collective Bargaining, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 43(5): 549-565.

    2) Lohn- und Beschäftigungswirkungen der gesetzlichen Pflegeversicherung, Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, 46(3): 263-276.

    1) Voting on Standardisation, mit M. J. Holler, Public Choice, 83: 337-351.


    Book Chapters

    5) The Effects of Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts in the Presence of Collective Bargaining Contracts, 199-226, in: Employment Contracts – Economics Seminar Ottobeuren, Band 37, Hrsg.: Wolfgang Franz, Hans Jürgen Ramser and Manfred Stadler, Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen, 2008.

    4) Berufliche Weiterbildung „on-the-job“ und Auflösung von Beschäftigungsverhältnissen, with M. Pannenberg, 151-179, in: Contibution to Labour market- and Professions Research (BeitrAB 295), Hrsg.: Lutz Bellmann and Dieter Sadowski, 2005.

    3) Mandated Severance Pay in an Efficiency Wage Economy, 163-194, in: Labour Market Institutions and Public Regulation, Hrsg.: Jonas Agell, Michael Keen and Alfons Weichenrieder, The MIT Press: Cambridge (Mass.) and London, 2004.

    2) Vereinheitlichung des Arbeitsrechts in der Europäischen Union am Beispiel von Massen­entlassungen, with K. Piazolo, 246-271, in: Vereinheitlichung und Diversität des Zivilrechts in transnationalen Wirt­schafts­räumen - Beiträge zum VIII. Travemünder Symposium zur ökonomischen Analyse des Rechts, Hrsg.: Claus Ott and Hans-Bernd Schäfer, Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen, 2003.

    1) Ökonomische Theorie und Wirtschaftspolitik im Lichte der General Theory von John Maynard Keynes, 285-320, in: Homo Oeconomicus, Vol. XIII(3), Maynard Keynes - Ein Moderner Klassiker?, Hrsg.: Jörg Bibow and Laszlo Goerke, 1996.



    7) On the Relationship between Wages and Monitoring: A Reply (to K. Bujdakova), Metroeconomica, 2008, Vol. 59(1), 45-46.

    6) Comment on "Welfare Policy Integration Inconsistencies" (from G. Bertola), in: Designing the New European Union, Contributions to Economic Analysis - Vol. 279, Hrsg.: Helge Berger and Thomas Moutos, Elsevier: Amsterdam, 2007, 121-128.

    5) Arbeitskämpfe – eine ökonomische Perspektive, Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung, 2005, Jahrgang 38, Heft 2/3, 230-240.

    4) Die Regulierung von Investmentfonds – Comments on article from Andreas Engert, in: Ökonomische Analyse des Sozialschutzprinzips im Zivilrecht - Beiträge zum IX. Trave-münder Symposium zur ökonomischen Analyse des Rechts, Hrsg.: Claus Ott and Hans-Bernd Schäfer, Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen, 2004, 233-245.

    3) Institutional Changes and Strike Activity in OECD-Countries: a Reply to Elke Jahn, with J. B. Madsen, Homo Oeconomicus, 2004, Vol. 20(4), 429-436.

    2) Comment on "Trade Unions, Efficiency Wages, and Shirking" (from G. Bulkley and G. D. Myles, Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 48, 75-88), Oxford Economic Papers, 1998, Vol. 50, 302-304.

    1) Voting on Standardisation: Reply (to C. B. Blankart), with M. J. Holler, Public Choice, 1995, Vol. 84, 185-186.