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, 2018, 36, p.75-120, [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: Frankfurter Rundschau, 4-5/5/2016; Süddeutsche Zeitung, 1/3/2017.
  • 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: Frankfurter Rundschau], 4-5/1/2014; Süddeutsche Zeitung, 18/6/2018. 
  • 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]
  • Hartz-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], Revise & Resubmit at The Scandinavian Journal of Economics
  •  The fall in German unemployment: A flow analysis (with Carlos Carrillo-Tudela and Jean-Marc Robin), [pdf]
Work in Progress
  • Informality and economic development in India (with Amrit Amirapu)
  • Behavioural biases in job search: Estimation and policy advise (with Patrick Arni and Bart Cockx)