Macroeconomics, labor markets, business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy, financial markets
Britta Gehrke is professor of macroeconomics at Freie Universität Berlin since April 2023. She is further affiliated with IAB (Institute for Employment Research) Nuremberg and IZA - Institute of Labor Economics. From 2020 to 2023, she was a professor at the University of Rostock and from 2015 to 2020, she was an assistant professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg and the IAB. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and obtained her diploma in economics from the University of Kiel. She was a visiting researcher at the Universities of Queensland and Adelaide and at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
Her research interest focuses on macroeconomics, labor markets and business cycles. Her projects investigate the role of policies such as fiscal policy or short-time work over the business cycle, structural reforms and the interaction of financial and labor markets. Her work has been published in international economic journals and is discussed in policy pieces. She is associate editor of the Journal for Labour Market Research, a member of the scientific advisory board of Wirtschaftsdienst and a member of the standing field committee "Macroeconomics" of the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association).