René Böheim

Research Interests: Labour Economics, Industrial Relations, Family Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Curriculum Vitae

Tenured post-doctoral economist, JKU Linz

Visting Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business

Consultant for Labor Market Research, Austrian Institute of Economic Research

Member of the Standing Field Committee for Population Economics

Committee on Plagiarism, RePEc

Scientific Board, Austrian Institute for Family Studies

Visiting Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Visiting Professor at the Karl-Franzens University Graz

Schumpeter Fellow, Whitehead Center, Harvard University

Habilitation in Economics, JKU Linz

Visiting Scholar, Center for Labor Economics, UC Berkeley

Assistant Professor, Deparment of Economics, JKU Linz

Researcher, Seminar for Applied Economic Research, LMU Munich

PhD in Economics, University of Essex, Colchester

Senior Research Officer, ISER, University of Essex, Colchester

Research Officer, ISER, University of Essex, Colchester 

Post-graduate studies, Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), Vienna 

Student of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business

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    Böheim R., Stöllinger Ph.:
    Decomposition of the gender wage gap using the LASSO estimator, in Applied Economic Letters, forthcoming, 2020

    Böheim R., Leoni T.: 
    Absenteeism on bridging days, in Applied Economic Letters, 2020

    Böheim R., Leoni T.: 
    Evidence from a natural experiment of sickness costs on sickness absences, in Sandinavian Journal of Economics, 122(2), 553–581, 2020

    Böheim R., Baumberg Geiger B., and Leoni T.:
    The growing American health penalty: International trends in the employment of older workers with poor health, in Social Science Research, 82, 18–32,  2019

    Böheim R., Leoni T.: 
    Sickness and disability policies: Reform paths in OECD countries between 1990 and 2014, in International Journal of Social Welfare, 27(2), 168–185, 2018

    Böheim R., Lackner M.: 
    Gender and risk taking: evidence from jumping competition, in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Serie A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 178(4), 883–902, 2015

    Böheim R., Zweimüller M.: 
    The employment of temporary agency workers in the UK: For or against the trade unions?, in Economica, 80 (317), 65-95, 2013

    Böheim R., Zulehner C., Mahringer H., Himpele K.: 
    The gender wage gap in Austria: eppur si muove!, in Empirica, 40 (4), 2013

    Böheim R., Lackner M.: 
    Returns to education in professional football, in Economics Letters, 114(3), 326-328, 2012

    Horvath G., Böheim R., Winter-Ebmer R.: 
    Great Expectations: Past Wages and Unemployment Durations, in Labour Economics, 2011

    Weber A., Böheim R.: 
    The effects of marginal employment on subsequent labour market outcomes, in German Economic Review, 2011

    Stiglbauer A., Böheim R., Winter-Ebmer R.: 
    On the Persistence of Job Creation in Old and New Firms, in Economics Letters, 105(1), 17-19, 2009

    Böheim R., Taylor M.: 
    From the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road? The wage returns to migration in Britain, in Labour Economics, 99-117, 2007

    Böheim R., Hofer H., Zulehner C.: 
    Wage differences between Austrian men and women in Austria: Semper idem?, in Empirica, 34(3), 213-229, 2007

    Böheim R.: 
    "I'll be Back" - Austrian Recalls, in Empirica, 2006

    Böheim R., Jenkins S.: 
    A Comparison of Current and Annual Measures of Income in the British Household Panel Survey, in Journal of Official Statistics, 22(4), 733-758, 2006

    Böheim R., Taylor M.: 
    Actual and preferred working hours, in British Journal of Industrial Relations, 42(1), 149-166, 2004

    Booth A., Böheim R.: 
    Trade Union Presence and Employer-Provided Training in Great Britain, in Industrial Relations, 43(3), 520-545, 2004

    Böheim R., Taylor M.: 
    Option or obligation? The determinants of labour supply preferences in Britain, in The Manchester School, 71(2), 113-131, 2003

    Böheim R., Taylor M.: 
    The search for success: Do the unemployed find stable employment?, in Labour Economics, 9(6), 717-35, 2002

    Böheim R., Taylor M.: 
    Tied down or room to move? Investigating relationships between housing tenure, employment status and residential mobility in Britain, in Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 49(4), 369-92, 2002

    Böheim R., Ermisch J.: 
    Partnership dissolution in the UK - the rôle of economic circumstances, in Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 63(2), 197-208, 2001

    Böheim R., Taylor M.: 
    My home was my castle: Evictions and repossessions in Britain, in Journal of Housing Economics, 9, 287-319, 2000



    Böheim R., Grübl D., Lackner M.:
    Choking under pressure: Evidence of the causal effect of audience size on performance, in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 168, 76–93, 2019

    Böheim R., Steidl A.: 
    Kollektivvertragliche Bestimmungen zur betrieblichen Weiterbildung in Österreich, in AK Wien, in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, 43 (2), 205-242, 2017

    Böheim R., Zulehner C., Fink M., Rocha-Akis S.: 
    Die Entwicklung geschlechtsspezifischer Lohnunterschiede in Österreich, in WIFO, in WIFO-Monatsberichte, 90 (9), 713-725, 2017

    Böheim R., Lackner M., Grübl D.: 
    Gender Differences in Competitiveness, in ifo Institute, Munich, in ifo DICE Report, Serie 15 (2), 13-17, 2017

    Böheim R.: 
    The labor market in Austria, 2000–2016, in IZA World of Labor, in IZA World of Labor, Nr. 408, 2017

    Böheim R.: 
    Betriebliche Weiterbildung in österreichishen Unternehmen. Eine Untersuchung auf der Grundlage der Daten des CVTS4, in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, Vol. 3, 335-357, 2015

    Böheim R., Judmayr C.: 
    Bildungs- und Einkommenskorrelationen von Geschwistern in Österreich, in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, Serie 40, Nr. 4, 2014

    Böheim R., Judmayr C.: 
    Chancengleichheit in Österreich - Bildungs- und Einkommenskorrelationen von Geschwistern, in AK Wien, in Materialen zu Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, Serie 134, 2014

    Böheim R.: 
    The effect of early retirement schemes on youth employment, in Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), in IZA World of Labor, 1-10, 2014

    Böheim R., Mühlberger U.: 
    Dependent Self-employment: Workers Between Employment and Self-employment in the UK, in Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarkt-Forschung, 42 (2), 182-195, 2009


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Research Projects


    together with Christine Zulehner, Klemens Himpele (Statistik Austria), Hedwig Lutz (WiFo) and Helmut Mahringer (WiFo). This project was funded by the Jubiläumsfonds of the Austrian National Bank (grant number 12975). 

    We construct a new unique data set from existing survey and administrative data, namely data from the Austrian micro-census and from the Austrian social security records to analyse the effects of the employment history of individuals on the gender wage gap. We investigate the influence of actual job experience, maternity/paternity breaks and household composition on the gender wage gap, building on earlier work (Böheim, Hofer, and Zulehner, 2007).


    • "The distribution of the gender wage gap in Austria: Evidence from matched employer-employee data and tax-records", 2012, Journal for Labour Market Research, forthcoming, with Klemens Himpele, Helmut Mahringer, and Christine Zulehner. 
    • "The gender wage gap in Austria: Eppur si muove!", 2012, Empirica, forthcoming, with Klemens Himpele, Helmut Mahringer, and Christine Zulehner. 

    together with Ulrike Mühlberger and Andrea Weber (funded by the Jubiläumsfonds of the Austrian National Bank, grant number 11090). We explore the dynamics of flexible work arrangements and investigate whether or not flexible work may be a tool to integrate individuals into the labour market. Our main research questions are the following: Does flexible work enhance the chances of regular work in the medium-term? Do workers in flexible contracts suffer wage penalties after switching to regular employment?

    We look at labour market transitions and medium-term wage penalties of part-time and marginal workers as well temporary and agency workers, comparing four different European countries (Austria, Germany, Italy and the UK). In contrast to most research output in this area, we go beyond a short-term, cross-sectional analysis, providing a comparative and dynamic view of the consequences of flexible work for employees.

    More Details here