Lars Behrenz

Lars Behrenz

Deputy vice-chancellor for Challenge-driven knowledge creation and analysis
Department of Economics and Statistics School of Business and Economics
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Lars Behrenz is Deputy Vice-chancellor. His research focuses on labour market economics and to some extent on sports-related issues.


Among other things, Lars has studied the following:

  • employers' recruitment behaviour;
  • the effects of increased staffing levels at the public employment service;
  • the effects of local collaboration on labour market policies;
  • the suitability of the Rehn-Meidner model in today's society;
  • the situation of second-generation immigrants;
  • the effects of collaboration between temporary work agencies and the public employment service;
  • the socio-economic significance of the social economy; and
  • dynamic efficiency analyses of the public employment service.

In recent years, he has also started to research the economic effects of sports in a study about the socio-economic value of various forms of sports.


Lars Behrenz is Deputy Vice-chancellor on half-time, responsible for knowledge environments and culture/communication. As Deputy Vice-chancellor, he is part of the university's management team.

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