I am Professor of Human Resources at Goethe University in Frankfurt. My main research field is organizational and personnel economics. I carry out randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with and within firms, with a view to increase both productivity and worker welfare and to test important theories. I also analyze observational career and promotion data and write models about careers, communication and talent management. My other main interest is how institutions shape the accumulation and allocation of human capital, focusing on problems of families, gender, and migration.
I am President of the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics, a fellow at CEPR and IZA, a founding member of the Organizational Economics Committee of the German Economic Association, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Sciences Po, and of ConTrust at Goethe University. I am also Scientific Director of CLBO, a project leader at the Rockwool Foundation in Berlin and an Associate at ZEW, Mannheim.
Before joining Goethe, I graduated with a Ph.D. from ULB in Brussels and held positions at the Toulouse School of Economics and at SITE, Stockholm School of Economics.
Friebel, Guido, Matthias Heinz, Mitchell Hoffman, and Nick Zubanov. 2023. "What do Employee Referral Programs (ERPs) Do? Measuring the Direct and Overall Effects of a Management Practice.", Journal of Political Economy, 131, no 3: 633-686.
Auriol, Emmanuelle, Guido Friebel, Alisa Weinberger, and Sascha Wilhelm. 2022. "Underrepresentation of Women in the Economics Profession More Pronounced in the United States Compared to Heterogeneous Europe." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119, no. 16: e2118853119.