Department of Economics

Johannes Kepler University

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. René Böheim


  • Current Employment:
    • Visting Professor (summer and winter, 2017): Vienna University of Business and Economics
    • Associate Professor (since Dec 2006): Johannes Kepler University Linz
    • Consultant for Labor Market Research: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
  • Previous Employment
    • Visiting Professor (winter 2015): Vienna University of Business and Economics
    • Visiting Professor (summer 2013, winter 2013/4): Karl-Franzens University Graz
    • Assistant Professor, Johannes Kepler University Linz, May 2002-Dec 2006.
    • Researcher, Seminar for applied economic research, University of Munich (2001-2002)
    • Senior Research Officer, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (1996-2001)


  • 1997-2001: University of Essex, Colchester, UK
  • 1994-1996: Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), Vienna, Austria
  • 1986-1995: University of Economics and B.A, Vienna, Austria


  • 2006: Habilitation, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
  • 2002: PhD, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, UK
  • 1996: Diploma in Economics, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria
  • 1995: Magister der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, University of Economics and B.A., Vienna, Austria

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. "Sickness and disability policies: Reform paths in OECD countries between 1990 and 2014", 2017, International Journal of Social Welfare, with Thomas Leoni.
  2. "Kollektivvertragliche Bestimmungen zur betrieblichen Weiterbildung in Österreich", 2017, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, Vol. 43 (2), 205-241, with Alina Steidl. 
  3. "'Gender and Risk-Taking: Evidence from Jumping Competitions", 2015, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society-Series A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 178 (4), 883-902, with Mario Lackner.
  4. "The effect of early retirement schemes on youth employment", 2014, IZA World of Labor.
  5. "The gender wage gap in Austria: Eppur si muove!", 2013, Empirica, Vol. 40(4), 585-606, with Klemens Himpele, Helmut Mahringer, and Christine Zulehner. 
  6. "The distribution of the gender wage gap in Austria: Evidence from matched employer-employee data and tax-records", 2013, Journal for Labour Market Research, Vol. 46(1), 19-34, with Klemens Himpele, Helmut Mahringer, and Christine Zulehner. 
  7. "The employment of temporary agency workers in the UK: For or against the trade unions?", 2013, Economica , Col. 80(317), 65-95, with Martina Zweimüller.
  8. "Returns to education in professional football", 2012, Economics Letters, Vol. 114(3), 326–328, with Mario Lackner.
  9. "Great Expectations: Past wages and unemployment durations", 2011, Labour Economics, Vol. 18(6), 778–785, with Gerard Thomas Horvath and Rudolf Winter-Ebmer.
  10. "The effects of marginal employment on subsequent labour market outcomes", 2011, German Economic Review, Vol. 12(2), 165-181, with Andrea Weber.
  11. "On the persistence of job creation in old and new firms", 2009, Economics Letters, Vol. 105(1), 17-19, with Alfred Stiglbauer and Rudolf Winter-Ebmer.
  12. "Dependent self-employment: Workers between employment and self-employment in the UK", 2009, Journal of Labour Market Research, Vol. 42 (2), 182-195, with Ulrike Mühlberger. BEST PAPER AWARD 2009.
  13. "Wage differences between Austrian men and women: semper idem?", 2007, Empirica, Vol. 34(3), 213-29, with Helmut Hofer and Christine Zulehner. 
  14. "From the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road? The wage returns to migration in Britain", 2007, Labour Economics, Vol. 14(1), 99-117, with Mark P Taylor. 
  15. "A comparison of current and annual measures of income in the British Household Panel Survey", 2006, Journal of Official Statistics, Vol. 22(4), 733-53, with Stephen P Jenkins. 
  16. "I'll be back-Austrian recalls", 2006, Empirica, Vol. 33(1), 1-18.
  17. "The impact of collective bargaining on employer-provided training in Britain", 2004, Industrial Relations--A Journal of Economy & Society, Vol. 43(3), 520-45, with Alison L. Booth. 
  18. "Actual and preferred working hours", 2004, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 42(1), 149-66, with Mark P. Taylor. 
  19. "Option or obligation? The determinants of labour supply preferences in Britain", 2003, The Manchester School, Vol. 71(2), 113-31, with Mark P. Taylor. 
  20. "The search for success: Do the unemployed find stable employment?", 2002, Labour Economics, Vol. 9(6), 717-35, with Mark P. Taylor. 
  21. "Tied down or room to move? Investigating relationships between housing tenure, employment status and residential mobility in Britain", 2002, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 49(4), 369-92, with Mark P. Taylor. 
  22. "Partnership dissolution in the UK-the rôle of economic circumstances", 2001, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 63(2), 197-208, with John F. Ermisch. 
  23. "My home was my castle: Evictions and repossessions in Britain", 2000, Journal of Housing Economics, Vol. 9, 287-319, with Mark P. Taylor. 

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