Almut Balleer


Prof. Dr. rer. pol.

Almut Balleer

Chair of Applied Economics


Building: Sammelbau

Room: R532

Templergraben 64

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96154


Almut Balleer was born in 1979. She gained her doctoral degree from the University of Bonn, also visiting the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona on a Marie Curie research grant from the European Doctoral Program. In 2009 she became Assistant Professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University, where she has been a research affiliate since 2015. She has also been a research professor with the Ifo Institute in Munich since 2013.In September 2012 she became Professor of Empirical Economic Research in the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University.

Research Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Applied econometrics
  • Labor economics

Selected Publications

  • Balleer, A.; Gehrke, B.; Merkl, C. (2017): Some surprising facts about working time accounts and the business cycle in Germany. In: International journal of manpower, 38 (7), S. 940-953.
  • Balleer, A.; Gehrke, B.; Lechthaler, W.; Merkl, C. (2016): Does Short-Time Work save Jobs? : A Business Cycle Analysis. In: European economic review: EER, 84 (Issue May), S. 99-122.
  • Balleer, A.; Gomez-Salvador, R.; Turunen, J. (2014): Labour Force Participation in euro area countries: A Cohort Based Analysis. In: Empirical Economics, 46 (4), S. 1385-1415. 10.1007/s00181-013-0716-3
  • Balleer, A.; van Rens, T (2012): Skill-Biased Technological Change and the business cycle. In: Review of Economics and Statistics, 95 (4), S. 1222-1237. 10.1162/REST_a_00326
  • Balleer, A. (2012): New Evidence, Old Puzzles: Technology Shocks and Labor Market Fluctuations. In: Quantitative Economics, 3 (3), November, S. 363-392.