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Prof. Dr. Samuel Mühlemann

Prof. Dr. Samuel Mühlemann

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Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Munich School of Management
Institute for Human Resource Education & Management (Wirtschaftspädagogik)
Ludwigstraße 28 RG / 3rd Floor / Room 309
80539 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5623
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5652

Office hours:
Tuesdays, 11:30-12:30 (Please contact the secretary Mrs. Heim in advance.)

Further Information

Research areas:

  • Economics of Education, Economics of Personnel & Training, Labor Economics.

Teaching:

  • Human Resource Development
  • Empirical HRE&M
  • Economic aspects of Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Institutions and VET Policy

Academic and professional appointments:

  • 2014 -: Professor (W2) for Human Resource Education and Development, Munich School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 2013/2014: Visiting Scholar, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
  • 2011-2014: Deputy Head, Centre for Research in Economics of Education, University of Bern.
  • 2010 - 2013: Lecturer in Education & Personnel Economics, Department of Economics, University of Bern
  • 2009 - 2014: Senior Research Associate, Swiss Leading House on the Economics of Education: Firm Behaviour and Training Policies (University of Bern & University of Zurich)
  • 2012-: Research Fellow, Institut for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany
  • 2012/2013: Member of Review Group, Danish Clearinghouse for Educational Research, Copenhagen, systematic review on „university dropouts“
  • 4-7/2009: Visiting Academic, King's College London,

Education:

  • Dr. rer. oec. (Economics), Universität Bern (2008)
  • Lic.rer. pol (Economics), Universität Bern (2004)

 

Full CV

Selected publications:

  • Muehlemann, Samuel and Mirjam Strupler Leiser (2018). Hiring costs and labor market tightness. Labour Economics, forthcoming.
  • Wenzelmann, Felix, Samuel Muehlemann, and Harald Pfeifer (2017). The Costs of Recruiting Apprentices: Evidence from German Workplace-Level Data. German Journal of Human Resource Management, 31(2), 108-131.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel and Stefan C. Wolter (2017). Can Spanish firms offer dual apprenticeships without making a net investment? Empirical evidence based on ex ante simulations of different training scenarios. Evidence-based HRM: a global forum for empirical scholarship, 5(1), 107-118.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel (2016). Making Apprenticeships Profitable for Firms and Apprentices: The Swiss Model. Challenge Vol. 59, Special Issue: The Apprenticeship Issue, 390-404.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel (2016). The costs and benefits of work-based learning. OECD Education Working Papers 143.
  • Blatter, Marc, Samuel Muehlemann, Samuel Schenker and Stefan C. Wolter, S.C. (2016). Hiring Costs for Skilled Workers and the Supply of Firm-Provided Training. Oxford Economic Papers, 68(1), 238-257.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel and Harald Pfeifer (2016). The structure of hiring costs in Germany. Industrial Relations, 55(2), 193-218.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel and Stefan C. Wolter (2014). Return on investment of apprenticeship systems for enterprises: Evidence from cost-benefit analyses. IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 3(25), 1-22.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel (2014). Training participation of internationalized firms: establishment-level evidence for Switzerland. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 6:5, 1-11.
  • Kriechel, Ben, Samuel Muehlemann, Harald Pfeifer & Miriam Schuette (2014). Works councils, collective bargaining and apprenticeship training. Industrial Relations 53(2), 199-222.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel, Paul Ryan & Stefan C. Wolter (2013). Monopsony power, pay structure and training. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 66(5), 1095-1112.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel, Romy Braendli & Stefan C. Wolter (2013). Invest in the best or compensate the weak? An empirical analysis of the heterogeneity of a firm's provision of human capital. Evidence-based HRM: a global forum for empirical scholarship, 1(1), 80-95.
  • Blatter, Marc, Samuel Muehlemann & Samuel Schenker (2012). The Costs of Hiring Skilled Workers. European Economic Review 56(1), 20-35.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel & Stefan C. Wolter (2011). Firm-sponsored Training and Poaching Externalities in Regional Labor Markets. Regional Science and Urban Economics 41(6), 560-570.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel, Harald Pfeifer, Günter Walden, Felix Wenzelmann & Stefan C.Wolter (2010). The Financing of Apprenticeship Training in the Light of Labor Market Regulations. Labour Economics 17(5), 751-874.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel (2010). The Costs and Benefits of Apprenticeship Training: Evidence from Swiss Firms. Canadian Apprenticeship Journal 1 (Winter 2010), 45-55.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel, Stefan C. Wolter & Adrian Wüest (2009). Apprenticeship Training and the Business Cycle. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 1 (2), 173-186.
  • Dionsius, Regina, Samuel Muehlemann, Harald Pfeifer, Gudrun Schönfeld, Günter Walden, Felix Wenzelmann & Stefan C. Wolter (2009). Ausbildung aus Produktions- oder Investitionsinteresse? Zeitschrift für Betriebs- und Wirtschaftspädagogik 105 (2): 267-284.
  • Dionsius, Regina, Samuel Muehlemann, Harald Pfeifer, Günter Walden, Felix Wenzelmann & Stefan C. Wolter (2009). Cost and Benefit of Apprenticeship Training: A Comparison of Germany and Switzerland. Applied Economics Quarterly 55(1): 7-37.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel, Juerg Schweri, Rainer Winkelmann & Stefan C. Wolter (2007). An Empirical Analysis of the Decision to Train Apprentices, LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations 21(3): 419-441.
  • Muehlemann, Samuel & Stefan C. Wolter (2007): Regional Effects on Employer Provided Training: Evidence from Apprenticeship Training in Switzerland. Journal for Labour Market Research (Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung) 40(2+3): 135-147.
  • Wolter, Stefan C., Samuel Muehlemann and Juerg Schweri (2006). Why some firms train apprentices and many others do not, German Economic Review 7(3): 249-264.

Grants und Awards:

  • Leading House Best Paper Award 2015 (1st prize for the paper ”Hiring Costs for Skilled Workers and the Supply of Firm-Provided Training”).
  • Leading House Best Paper Award 2014 (runner-up prize for the paper ”Works councils, collective bargaining, and apprenticeship training: Evidence from German firms”).
  • Leading House Best Paper Award 2013 (for the paper “Monopsony power, pay structure, and training”)
  • Highly Commended Paper winner 2013 for the paper “Invest in the best or compensate the weak? An empirical analysis of the heterogeneity of a firm’s provision of human capital” published in Evidence-based HRM: a Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship.
  • Leading House Best Paper Award 2012 (Runner-up prize for the paper “Invest in the best or compensate the weak? An empirical analysis of the heterogeneity of a firm’s provision of human capital”).
  • Leading House Best Paper Award 2011 (for the paper „The costs of hiring skilled workers“).
  • Leading House Best Paper Award 2011 (Runner-up prize for the paper „Firm-sponsored training and poaching externalities in regional labor markets“).
  • 2011-2013: Swiss Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET), research grant "The impact of internationalization on labor market oriented education" (CHF 180,000)
  • Grant from the Fund for the Promotion of Young Researchers, University of Bern (2012) to organize International Workshop on Labor Adjustment Costs.
  • Leading House Best Paper Award 2010 (runner-up prize for the paper „The Financing of Apprenticeship Training in the Light of Labor Market Regulations“).
  • 4/2009-7/2009: Swiss National Science Foundation, International short research visits, King’s College London.