Curriculum Vitae

Uwe Blien

Prof. Dr. Uwe Blien

Date and Place of Birth

04/08/1954 in Straubing (Bavaria)

not married

Academic Career and Education

since 2009 Otto-Friedrich- University Bamberg, Professor (W3) of Sociology, especially Regional and Labour Market Research
2007 - 2009 TU Kaiserslautern, Honorary Professor in Economics
since 2002 Institute for Employment Research (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung – IAB, Nürnberg), Head of Department of Regional Labour Markets
1999 Habilitation in Economics, TU Kaiserslautern
1990 - 2002 Institute for Employment Research (IAB, Nürnberg), Senior Researcher on regional labour markets
1988 - 1990 Center for Survey, Research and Methodology (ZUMA, Mannheim), Senior Researcher (major projects: social inequality, data confidentiality)
1986 Doctorate of Economics, University of Regensburg
1985 - 1988 Institute for Employment Research (IAB, Nürnberg), Researcher (major project: Educational Accounting System)
1984 University of Regensburg, Researcher on social policy and labor market theory
1982 - 1983 University of Regensburg, Doctoral studies
1981 - 1982 Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Researcher on industry sociology
1975 – 1980 University of Regensburg, Studies of Sociology & Economics


SS 2013 Arbeitsmarktforschung für Fortgeschrittene
WS 2012/13 Einführung in die Arbeitsmarktforschung
SS 2012 Neue Entwicklungen der Arbeitsmarktforschung: Arbeitsmarktökonomie
WS 2011/12 Einführung in die Arbeitsmarktforschung: Regionale Arbeitsmärkte
SS 2011 Einführung in die Arbeitsmarktforschung
WS 2010/11 Regionale Arbeitsmärkte

Research Interests

Development of Regional Labour Markets

Effects of Labour Market Conditions on Wages

Regional Labour Market Policy

Institutions and the Labour Market

Development of East Asian Societies

Academic Activities (selection)

President of the Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung (GfR), the German Speaking Section of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), since 2010

Member of the Council of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) as the representative of the German speaking section since 2002

Member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) (1996-2002)

Research Fellow of IZA, Bonn

Further Memberships (selection): Verein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Bildungsökonomie, Ausschuss für Regionaltheorie und –politik

Journal editor

Review of Regional Research/ Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft