Albrecht Glitz
Project leader

Albrecht Glitz

Project Leader


Albrecht Glitz is working as an associate professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where he is also affiliated with the Institute of Political Economy and Governance (IPEG) and the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE). He holds a PhD in Economics from University College London. His primary research interests are in labour economics, the economics of migration, and the economics of espionage. He currently works on issues related to immigrant wage assimilation and the labour market impact of immigration, as well as topics related to economic and political espionage. He is a research fellow at CEPR, CESifo, IZA and CReAM (the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration) and co-editor at Labour Economics.

Featured publications

Review of Economic Dynamics, October 2021

Learning Through Coworker Referrals

Albrecht Glitz, Rune Vejlin

Journal of Labor Economics, April 2021

Occupational Recognition and Immigrant Labor Market Outcomes

Herbert Brücker, Albrecht Glitz, Adrian Lerche, Agnese Romiti

American Economic Review, April 2020

Industrial Espionage and Productivity

Albrecht Glitz, Erik Meyersson

The Review of Economic Studies, April 2016

Referral-based Job Search Networks

Christian Dustmann, Albrecht Glitz, Uta Schönberg, Herbert Brücker

Journal of Labor Economics, July 2015

How Do Industries and Firms Respond to Changes in Local Labor Supply

Christian Dustmann, Albrecht Glitz