research

Refereed Publications
  • Imperfect monitoring of job search: Structural estimation and policy design, (with Bart Cockx, Muriel Dejemeppe and Bruno Van der Linden), Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming, [pdf], [code and web appendix: zip]
  • The employment effect of reforming a public employment agency, (with Klaus Wälde), European Economic Review, 2016, 84, p.140-164, [pdf], [code and data: zip]
    - press coverage: "Die Agenda 2010 im Check", Süddeutsche Zeitung, March 1, 2017, p.17, [pdf]
    - press coverage: "Hartz und die Folgen", Frankfurter Rundschau, May 4-5, 2016, p.3, [pdf]
  • Estimating incentive and welfare effects of non-stationary unemployment benefits, (with Klaus Wälde), International Economic Review, 2013, 54(4), p.1159-1198, [pdf], [code and data: zip]
    - press coverage: "Die Hartz-IV-Legende", Frankfurter Rundschau, Jan 4-5, 2014, p.17, [pdf]
  • Informal employment in developing countries: Opportunity or last resort?, (with Isabel Günther), Journal of Development Economics, 2012, 97(1), p.88-98, [pdf]
  • Search equilibrium and social and private returns to education, (with Christian Holzner), European Economic Review, 2010, 54(1), p.39-59, [pdf]
  • Publish or perish? The increasing importance of publications for prospective economics professors in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, (with Michael Graber and Klaus Wälde), German Economic Review, 2008, 9(4), p.457-472, [pdf]
  • Analysis of the determinants of fertility decline in the Czech Republic, (with Stephan Klasen), Journal of Population Economics, 2006, 19(1), p.25-54, [pdf]
Other Publications
  • Beachtlicher Erfolg der Hartz-III-Reform, (with Klaus Wälde), Wirtschaftsdienst, 2016, 96(7), p.510-514, [pdf]
  • Harz-IV: Sozialverträgliche Korrekturen, (with Klaus Wälde), Wirtschaftsdienst, 2014, 94(5), p.309-310, [pdf]
  • Folgen der Hartz-Reformen für die Beschäftigung, (with Klaus Wälde), Wirtschaftsdienst, 2014, 94(2), p.112-117, [pdf]
Working papers
  • Working time accounts and turnover, [pdf]
Work in Progress
  • Marginal employment: Evidence from Germany (with Carlos Carrillo-Tudela and Jean-Marc Robin)
  • Informality and economic development in India (with Amrit Amirapu)
  • Self-employment (with Amanda Gosling)
  • Behavioural biases in job search: Estimation and policy advise (with Patrick Arni and Bart Cockx)