Current position​

Professor for Human Resource Management
Faculty of Economics and Business
Department for Management and Microeconomics
Goethe University Frankfurt

Fields of research

Organizational economics and human resources

Institutional economics and transition 

Industrial organization and regulation

Academic work experience
2002 – 2007: Maître de Conférence at EHESS, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)

2001 and 2002: Deputy Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) at Stockholm School of Economics (2001/2002)

1997 – 2001: Assistant Professor at SITE

1996/1997: Marie Curie Post-doctoral fellow at IDEI, Toulouse


2007 : Habilitation à diriger des recherches en sciences économiques, TSE, March 2007

1996: Ph.D. in Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), “les plus grandes distinctions” (summa cum laude)

1992: Diplom-Volkswirt (M.A., Economics), Universität Bielefeld, (sehr gut)

Academic activities and service

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Sciences Po, Paris

Co-Managing Editor, Economics of Transition

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Annual CEPR conference on Incentives, Management, and Organizations

2013 and 2014: Member of the Editorial Board of BEJEAP

2003 – 2007: Associate Editor, Economic Systems

Organizer of conferences on personnel economics in Toulouse and Stockholm, financed by the European Commission, 2000, 2001, and an Exploratory workshop of the European Science Foundation, 1999

Researcher in charge of a DFG/ANR project with IDEI Toulouse “The Relationship between Incentives and Identity in Organizations”

Professional experience

I have given advice to numerous firms and organizations, among others, the EBRD, the World Bank, KPMG, Lidl, Deutsche Bahn

1997 – 2000: Team leader for labour market analysis at the Russian-European Centre for Economic Policy (RECEP), Moscow

1992/1993 Consultant with Treuhandanstalt, Moscow

1984/1985 Mandatory military service

Internships in industry, banking, retail and in the public sector in Strasbourg, New York and Berlin

Talks (2018)

INSEAD Fontainebleau, MIT (Org. Econ), Los Andes Santiago, Los Andes Bogotá, Rosario Bogotá, Columbia (IO) New York, EEA Cologne (invited session), Tilburg U,  CEU Budapest, SIOE Montreal, Queen's Kingston, Copenhagen, INSEAD Singapore 


Among others my research has been featured in the New York Times, Le Monde, Les Echos, L’Expansion, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Handelsblatt, Hessischer Rundfunk (TV and Radio), CNBC, Deutsche Welle, RTL, Deutschlandfunk, ZDF


Guido Friebel 
Human Resources Management   
Goethe University Frankfurt   
Faculty of Economics and Management