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Prof. Dr. Marco Caliendo

3rd Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics


Key Facts
Date:March 24-26, 2014
Location:University of Potsdam
Organizers:Marco Caliendo and Alexander Kritikos
Lecturers:Deborah Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne) and Bruno Crépon (CREST)
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Note from the Organizers

Thanks to all participants for an inspiring and interesting "3rd Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics". A special thanks to the lecturers Deborah Cobb-Clark und Bruno Crépon for sharing their expertise and to the external discussants Peter Haan, Ulrich Kohler, Thomas Siedler and Arne Uhlendorff for their helpful comments. We are looking forward to the next event in 2015. You can find some impressions from the workshop here.

About the Workshop

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics. The aim of the workshop is to give talented young researchers the opportunity to present and discuss their research and to study new developments in Empirical Economics.


Deborah Cobb-Clark will talk in her lecture about “Personality and Economic Decisions”. Cobb-Clark is the Director of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Ronald Henderson Professor at the University of Melbourne and the founding director of The Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis and Research (SPEAR) Centre. Her research concentrates on the effect of social policy on labor market outcomes. She has published more than 40 articles in leading international journals, including American Economic Review and Journal of Labor Economics.

The second lecture will be given by Bruno Crépon on “Lessons from Randomized Evaluations”. Crépon is in charge of the Laboratory for the Evaluation of Public Policies at CREST and an associate professor at École Polytechnique and ENSAE. Furthermore, he is affiliate of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab Europe. His main research interest is in the field of policy evaluation with a special focus on labor market policy evaluation and running randomized evaluation. His papers have appeared in numerous international journals including the Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

List of Participants

Michael BahrsUniversity of Hamburg
Marco BertoniUniversity of Padova
Anna L. BindlerUniversity College London
Maximilian BlömerZEW Mannheim
Kajsa BorgnäsUniversity of Potsdam
Marco CaliendoUniversity of Potsdam & IZA Bonn
Deborah Cobb-ClarkUniversity of Melbourne
Bruno CréponCREST
Sarah DahmannDIW Berlin
Rui DangRuhr Graduate School in Economics
Patricia Gallego GranadosDIW Berlin
Luise GörgesUniversity of Hamburg
Peter HaanDIW Berlin
Juliane HenneckeHumboldt University Berlin & University of Potsdam
Andreas KettemannUniversity of Zurich
Ulrich KohlerUniversity of Potsdam
Alexander KononDIW Berlin
Alexander KritikosUniversity of Potsdam & DIW Berlin
Christian LoerschUniversity of Potsdam & IZA Bonn
Lukas MergeleHumboldt University Berlin
Ali PalaliTilburg University
Stefanie PohlkampUniversity of Hamburg
Alma RamsdenUniversity of St. Gallen
Nicolás SalamancaMaastricht University
Amelie SchiprowskiIZA Bonn & DIW Berlin
Teresa SchlüterLondon School of Economics & Political Science
Helke SeitzUniversity of Potsdam
Thomas SiedlerUniversity of Hamburg
Andreas ThiemannDIW Berlin
Arne UhlendorffUniversity of Mannheim
Benedikt VogtMaastricht University
Bryan WeberUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Caroline WehnerIZA Bonn & Maastricht University
Martin WeißenbergerUniversity of Potsdam
Miriam WetterUniversity of Potsdam





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