Professor of Human Resource Management, Goethe University
Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:2019‒2023 (Goethe Fellow)
Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:»Household bargaining, gender norms, and careers in organizations« (mit Daniela Grunow)
Women remain underrepresented, not only, but particularly, in key sectors of
society such as science, politics, top management, and the arts. Given women’s high educational attainment, labor force attachment and the intense policy efforts in many countries, this remains a puzzle. Discrimination cannot fully account for it, at least not for the high-skill sectors. We investigate how decisions in households (partnerships and families) are affected by norms and organizational policies and how these feed back into differential career outcomes. The project combines sociological and economic expertise, theoretical perspectives, qualitative and quantitative data, in particular, a combination of web-scraping and in-depth survey techniques to provide both aggregate and in-depth evidence.
(Guido Friebel) FKH video
Guido Friebel presents his research project »Household bargaining, gender norms, and careers in organizations« in a FKH video. The video was created during the lockdown to contain the corona pandemic in spring 2020.
Please watch the video here.
Scholarly profile of Guido Friebel Guido Friebel is Professor of Human Resource Management at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. After completing his studies of economics in Bielefeld, and his Ph.D. at the Université Libre de Bruxelles he held positions at the Stockholm School of Economics and at the EHESS in Toulouse. Friebel's fields of research are personnel management and organizational design, migration, family and career (published e.g. in American Economic Review, American Economic Journal, Journal of Labor Economics, Economic Journal). Furthermore, he is a fellow at the London Center for Economic Policy Research, at the Institute of Labor Economics in Bonn (IZA), a founding member of the organizational economic committee of the Society for Social Policy and a member of the scientific advisory board of the Sciences Po in Paris and editor of Economics of Transition and Institutional Change.
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- (with Matthias Heinz, Miriam Krüger and Nick Zubanov), »Team Incentives and Performance: Evidence from a Retail Chain«, in: American Economic Review 107/8 (2017), p. 2168-2203.
- (with Michael Kosfeld, Julija Kulisa and Joël van der Weele), »Resisting Moral Wiggle Room: How Robust is Reciprocity? «, in: American Journal of Economics (Microeconomics) 6 (2014), p. 256-264.
- (with John Ekberg and Rickard Eriksson) »Parental leave—A Policy Evaluation of the Swedish “Daddy-Month” Reform«, in: Journal of Public Economics 97 (2013), p. 131-143.
- (with Emmanuelle Auriol and Lambros Pechlivanos), »Career Concerns in Teams«, in: Journal of Labor Economics 20 (2002), p. 289-307.