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2017

October 16: PRSE-Program online
The current program of the Potsdam Research Seminar in Economics is now available. The first presentation in this semester is held by Dr. Felix Weinhardt (DIW) on "ICT and Education: Evidence from Student Home Addresses" on November 07.
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September 29: New Discussion Paper
Bellmann, L., Caliendo, M., Tübbicke, S. (2017): The Post-Reform Effectiveness of the New German Start-Up Subsidy for the Unemployed, Discussion Paper No. 11055, IZA Bonn.
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July 13: 5th Potsdam PhD Workshop 
Thanks to all participants for an inspiring and interesting "5th Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics". A special thanks to the lecturers Steffen Altmann and Hilmar Schneider for sharing their expertise and to the external discussants Lisa Bruttel, Thomas Siedler and Carsten Schröder for their helpful comments.
[More information on the workshop]

June 27: Guest Researcher
John Ham is visiting the University of Potsdam and presenting his paper „Estimating (Easily Interpreted) Dynamic Training Effects from Experimental Data“ in the PRSE.

June 22: Alumni - Congratulations!
Congratulations to Robert Mahlstedt! He successfully defended his PhD thesis "Essays on Job Search Behavior and Labor Market Policies: The Role of Subjective Beliefs, Geographical Mobility and Gender Differences“ (summa cum laude) and started his job as a Postdoc Fellow at the University of Copenhagen.

April 06: New Publication
Caliendo, M., Künn, S. and Mahlstedt, R. (2017): The Return to Labor Market Mobility: An Evaluation of Relocation Assistance for the Unemployed, Journal of Public Economics.
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April 06: New Publication
Caliendo, M., Mahlstedt, R. and Mitnik, O. A. (2017): Unobservable, but Unimportant? The Relevance of Usually Unobserved Variables for the Evaluation of Labor Market Policies, Labour Economics.
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March 13: Call for Papers
Call for Papers: "5th Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics", July 6-7, 2017, University of Potsdam. Submission Deadline: May 1, 2017.
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March 13: New Publication
Caliendo, M., Lee, W.-S. and Mahlstedt, R. (2017): The Gender Wage Gap and the Role of Reservation Wages: New Evidence for Unemployed Workers, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 136, 161-173.
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February 20: New Accepted Paper
Caliendo, M., Künn, S. and Mahlstedt, R. (2017): The Return to Labor Market Mobility: An Evaluation of Relocation Assistance for the Unemployed, forthcoming in: Journal of Public Economics.
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February 16: New Accepted Paper
Caliendo, M., Mahlstedt, R. and Mitnik, O. A. (2017): Unobservable, but Unimportant? The Relevance of Usually Unobserved Variables for the Evaluation of Labor Market Policies, forthcoming in: Labour Economics.
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February 15: Job opening
Maastricht University is looking for PhD candidates in Labor Economics, Economics of Education, and Macroeconomics. Application deadline is February 28.
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February 13: New Accepted Paper
Caliendo, M., Lee, W.-S. and Mahlstedt, R. (201x): The Gender Wage Gap and the Role of Reservation Wages: New Evidence for Unemployed Workers, forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
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2016

December 16: New Discussion Paper
Caliendo, M., Cobb-Clark, D., Seitz, H., Uhlendorff, A. (2016): Locus of Control and Investment in Training, Discussion Paper No. 10406, IZA Bonn.
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November 09: PCQR Workshop
A PCQR Workshop on "Generalized Propensity Score Matching and its Implementation in Stata" with Michela Bia (LISER) will take place on November 30 at the University of Potsdam. Registration is required.
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October 11: New Publication
Caliendo, M. and Gehrsitz, M. (2016): Obesity and the Labor Market: A Fresh Look at the Weight Penalty, Economics and Human Biology, 23, 209-225.
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October 04: New Publication
Caliendo, M., Künn, S. and Uhlendorff, A. (2016): Earnings Exemptions for Unemployed Workers: The Relationship between Marginal Employment, Unemployment Duration and Job Quality [previous title: Marginal Employment, Unemployment Duration and Job Match Quality], Labour Economics, 42, 177-193.
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September 21: New Accepted Paper
Caliendo, M. and Gehrsitz, M. (2016): Obesity and the Labor Market: A Fresh Look at the Weight Penalty, forthcoming in: Economics and Human Biology.
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September 15: Job opening
There is a job opening at the SRH Hochschule Berlin for Post Doc/PhD position in an empirical research project. Application deadline is September 30th.
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September 01: New Accepted Paper
Caliendo, M., Künn, S. and Uhlendorff, A. (2016): Earnings Exemptions for Unemployed Workers: The Relationship between Marginal Employment, Unemployment Duration and Job Quality [previous title: Marginal Employment, Unemployment Duration and Job Match Quality], forthcoming in: Labour Economics.
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June 06: Guest Researchers
Kevin Schnepel, PhD (University of Sydney) is visiting the department from June 06-07.; Prof. Deborah Cobb-Clark, PhD (University of Sydney) is visiting the department from June 20-24.

May 31: New Publication
Caliendo, M., Künn, S. and Weißenberger, M. (2016): Personality Traits and the Evaluation of Start-Up Subsidies, European Economic Review, 86, 87-108.
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May 17: 3rd Internal BeNA Workshop
The internal workshop of the Berlin Network of Labor Market Research (BeNA) takes place on May 25, 2016 at the University of Potsdam in room 3.06.S21.
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April 05: PCQR - Lecture Series
The seminar series of the research initiative "Potsdam Center for Quantitative Research" for the summer term 2016 starts on April 20 at 16.15 in room 3.06.H02. Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. will talk about "Verteilungskampf - Warum Deutschland ungleicher wird".
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March 17: New Publication
Caliendo, M. (2016): Start-up subsidies for the unemployed: Opportunities and limitations, IZA World of Labor, No. 200, 1-11.
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March 04: Call for Papers 
Call for Paper: "3rd BeNA Labor Economics Workshop", May 25, 2016, hosted by WZB (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung). Submission Deadline: April 6, 2016.

January 18: New Publication
Caliendo, M. and Schmidl, R. (2016): Youth Unemployment and Active Labor Market Policies in Europe, IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 5(1), 1-30.
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January 07: New Accepted Paper
Caliendo, M., Künn, S. and Weißenberger, M. (2016): Personality Traits and the Evaluation of Start-Up Subsidies, forthcoming in: European Economic Review.
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2015

December 30: New Discussion Paper
Caliendo, M., Cobb-Clark, D., Hennecke, J. and Uhlendorff, A. (2015): Job Search, Locus of Control, and Internal Migration, Discussion Paper No. 9600, IZA Bonn.
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December 07: New Publication
Caliendo, M., Gielen, A. and Mahlstedt R. (2015): Home-Ownership, Unemployed's Job Search Behavior and Post-Unemployment Outcomes, Economics Letters, 137, 218-221.
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November 16: New Accepted Paper
Caliendo, M. and Schmidl, R. (2015): Youth Unemployment and Active Labor Market Policies in Europe, forthcoming in: IZA Journal of Labor Policy.
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November 16: New Publication
Caliendo, M., Clement, M. and Shehu, E. (2015): The Effect of Individual Professional Critics on Book's Sales: Capturing Selection Biases from Observable and Unobservable Factors, Marketing Letters, 26(4), 423-436.
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October 26: New Accepted Paper
Caliendo, M., Gielen, A. and Mahlstedt R. (2015): Home-Ownership, Unemployed's Job Search Behavior and Post-Unemployment Outcomes, forthcoming in: Economics Letters.
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October 19: Alumni - Congratulations!
Jens Hogenacker successfully defended his thesis "Essays on the Transition from Unemployment with a special Emphasis on Start-up Subsidies in Germany" and Steffen Künn started his new job as Assistant Professor at the University of Maastricht. Congratulations!

October 01: Guest Researcher
Prof. Kleinjans, PhD (California State University, Fullerton) is visiting the department from October 2015 till June 2016. Further information is available here.

September 29: 4th PhD Workshop 2015
Thanks to all participants and to our lecturers for an inspiring and interesting "4th Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics/EVA-MIN Summer School". Some workshop impressions are available here.

September 18: Call for Papers
Call for Papers: "2nd BeNA Labor Economics Workshop", December 2, 2015, hosted by the RWI (Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung). Submission Deadline: October 23, 2015.

September 07: 4th PhD Workshop 2015
The Preliminary Program for the 4th Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics / EVA-MIN Summer School is now available online.

August 27: New Accepted Paper
Caliendo, M., Clement, M. and Shehu, E. (2015): The Effect of Individual Professional Critics on Book's Sales: Capturing Selection Biases from Observable and Unobservable Factors, forthcoming in: Marketing Letters.
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July 30: New Publication
Caliendo, M. and Künn, S. (2015): Getting Back into the Labor Market: The Effects of Start-Up Subsidies for Unemployed Females, Journal of Population Economics, 28(4), 1005-1043.
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July 16: New Discussion Paper
Caliendo, M., Künn, S. and Mahlstedt, R. (2015): The Return to Labor Market Mobility: An Evaluation of Relocation Assistance for the Unemployed, Discussion Paper No. 9183, IZA Bonn.
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July 15: Guest Researcher
Dr. Maximilian Göthner (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) is visiting the department from July 15-16.

May 04: PCQR - Lecture Series
The seminar series of the newly founded research initiative "Potsdam Center for Quantitative Research" starts on May 06 at 16.15 in room 3.06.H01. [PDF]

April 23: New Discussion Paper
Caliendo, M., Gielen, A. and Mahlstedt, R. (2015): Home-Ownership, Unemployed's Job Search Behavior and Post-Unemployment Outcomes, IZA Discussion Paper No. 8972, Bonn.
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April 17: Reminder - Call for Papers
"4th Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics/EVA-MIN Summer School: Effects and Evaluation of Minimum Wages", September 21-24, 2015, University of Potsdam. Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015.

April 07: New Publications
Caliendo, M., Cobb-Clark, D. and Uhlendorff, A. (2015): "Locus of Control and Job Search Strategies", Review of Economics and Statistics, 97(1), 88-103.
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Caliendo, M., Hogenacker, J., Künn, S. and Wießner, F. (2015): "Subsidized Start-Ups out of Unemployment: A Comparison to Regular Business Start-Ups", Small Business Economics, 45(1), 165-190.
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Caliendo, M., Fossen, F., Kritikos, A. and Wetter, M. (2015): "The Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship: Not just a Matter of Personality", CESifo Economic Studies, 61(1), 202-238.
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February 16: Job opening
We are looking for 1 research assistant, starting date is September 15, 2015. The deadline for applications is April 30.
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February 06: Call for Papers
6th IZA/Kauffman Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research, September 16-17, 2015, Washington D.C., USA. Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015.

February 02: Executive Committee (EALE)
Prof. Caliendo was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) for the term 2015-2017.

January 31: New Accepted Paper
"Subsidized Start-Ups out of Unemployment: A Comparison to Regular Business Start-Ups", forthcoming in: Small Business Economics.
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January 15: Guest Researcher
Corrado Giulietti (IZA Bonn) is visiting the department Jan 16-21.

January 08: New Research Project
"Evaluating the Minimum Wage Introduction in Germany (EVA-MIN): Innovative Knowledge Transfer and Evidence-Based Evaluation" [joint with SOEP and IAB], Leibniz Competition, Berlin, Germany.

2014

December 19: New Accepted Paper
"Getting Back into the Labor Market: The Effects of Start-Up Subsidies for Unemployed Females", forthcoming in: Journal of Population Economics.
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November 17: Guest Researcher
Dr. Maximilian Göthner (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) is visiting the department from November 17-19.

October 17: Job opening
We are looking for 1 research assistant starting in February 2015. The deadline for applications is November 11.
[Details & Download].

August 08: New Discussion Paper
"Unobservable, but Unimportant? The Influence of Personality Traits (and Other Usually Unobserved Variables) for the Evaluation of Labor Market Policies", IZA Discussion Paper No. 8337, Bonn.
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July 16: New Discussion Paper
"The Gender Wage Gap: Does a Gender Gap in Reservation Wages Play a Part?", IZA Discussion Paper No. 8305, Bonn.
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July 14: Guest Researcher
Dr. Steffen Künn (IZA Bonn) is visiting the department from July 15-16.

July 02: IZA Workshop
The "5th IZA Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research" will be held on July, 3-4 at the University of Potsdam.

June 20: Guest researcher
Wang-Sheng Lee (Deakin University Melbourne) is visiting the department from June 23-26.

May 23: New Research Report
"Evaluation der Programme "Gründercoaching Deutschland" and "Gründercoaching Deutschland – Gründungen aus der Arbeitslosigkeit", IZA Research Report No. 61.
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May 21: New Accepted Paper
"The Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship: Not just a Matter of Personality", forthcoming in: CESifo Economic Studies.
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May 16: Published
"Regional Effect Heterogeneity of Start-Up Subsidies for the Unemployed", Regional Studies, 48(6), 1108-1134.
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May 15: Thesis
Ricarda Schmidl successfully defended her thesis "Empirical Essays on Job Search Behavior, Active Labor Market Policies, and Propensity Score Balancing Methods". Congratulations!

May 06: Published
"Personality Characteristics and the Decision to Become and Stay Self-Employed", Small Business Economics, 42(4), 787-814.
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March 27: Published
"The IZA Evaluation Dataset Survey: A Scientific Use File", IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2014, 3:6.
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March 11: Guest Researcher
Patrick Arni (IZA Bonn) is visiting the department from March 25-26.

March 04: Guest Researcher
Deborah Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne) is visiting the department from March 24 - April 1.

February 21: New Discussion Paper
"The IZA Evaluation Dataset Survey: A Scientific Use File", IZA Discussion Paper No. 7971, Bonn.
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February 14: New Discussion Paper
"Obesity and the Labor Market: A Fresh Look at the Weight Penalty", IZA Discussion Paper No. 7947, Bonn.
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February 07: Call for Papers
5th IZA Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research, July 3-4, Potsdam. Submission Deadline: March 31.

January 14: Treasurer (ESPE)
Prof. Caliendo started his term as treasurer of the European Society of Population Economics (ESPE) in January. The next ESPE conference will take place in Braga, Portugal (June 18-21) and the submission deadline is February 1.

2013

November 6: Guest Researcher
Scott Adams (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee) is visiting the department from November 11-13.

October 30: Call for Papers
"3rd Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics", March 24-26, University of Potsdam. Submission Deadline: January 15.

October 01: New Accepted Paper
"Locus of Control and Job Search Strategies", forthcoming in: Review of Economics and Statistics.
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September 25: New Accepted Paper
"Personality Characteristics and The Decision to Become and Stay Self-Employed", forthcoming in: Small Business Economics.
[Details & Download]

September 10: Berlin Network of Labor Market Research (BeNA)
The University of Potsdam joined the Berlin Network of Labor Market Research (BeNA). The seminar takes place under the aegis of Prof. Dr. Marco Caliendo and is co-organized by Martin Weißenberger.

August 21: New Accepted Paper
"Regional Effect Heterogeneity of Start-Up Subsidies for the Unemployed", forthcoming in: Regional Studies.
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June 26: New Discussion Paper
"Regional Effect Heterogeneity of Start-Up Subsidies for the Unemployed", IZA Discussion Paper No. 7460, Bonn.
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May 28: Guest Researchers
Deborah Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne) and Arne Uhlendorff (University of Mannheim) are visiting the chair from June 03-06.

May 28: DAAD Scholar
Tymon Sloczynski (Warsaw School of Economics) is DAAD Scholar and will be visiting the chair from June 3-28. His fields of research are microeconometrics and labor market economics.

April 30: Published
"Benefit Duration, Unemployment Duration and Job Match Quality: A Regression-Discontinuity Approach", Journal of Applied Econometrics, 28(4), 604-627.
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April 08: Published
"Fat Chance! Obesity and the Transition from Unemployment to Employment", Economics and Human Biology, 11(2), 121-133.
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March 25: 2nd Potsdam PhD Workshop
Thanks to all participants, lecturers and external discussants for a fantastic "2nd Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics". You can find some impressions from the workshop here.

February 27: 2nd Potsdam PhD Workshop
The Program for the 2nd Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics (March 18-20) is available now.

January 25: Job opening
We are looking for 1-2 research assistants starting in October 2013. The deadline for applications is April 15.
[Details & Download].

January 17: Published
"The German labor market after the Great Recession: successful reforms and future challenges", IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2012, 1:3.
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2012

November 22: Call for Papers
4th IZA Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research, July 9-10, San Francisco. Submission Deadline: Febuary 15.

November 21: Research Professor (DIW Berlin)
Prof. Caliendo was appointed as Research Professor at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). 

November 12: Call for Papers
"2nd Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics", March 18-20, University of Potsdam. Submission Deadline: January 15.

October 16: Published
The Cost Impact of Spam Filters - Measuring the Effect of Information System Technologies in Organizations, Information Systems Research, 23, 1068-1080.
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September 20: EALE-Meeting in Bonn
Prof. Caliendo is organizer of the "24th Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists" in Bonn from September 20-22.

September 09: Finance Ministers' Meeting in Stockholm
Prof. Caliendo comments on "Youth Unemployment and Start-Up Subsidies" on invitation by Swedish Minster of Finance Anders Borg.

September 04: New Discussion Paper
"Getting Back into the Labor Market: The Effects of Start-Up Subsidies for Unemployed Females", IZA Discussion Paper No. 6830, Bonn.
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September 02: New Accepted Paper
"The German Labor Market after the Great Recession: Successful Reforms and Future Challenges", forthcoming in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies.
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July 19: Published
Alte Idee, neues Programm: Der Gründungszuschuss als Nachfolger von Überbrückungsgeld und Ich-AG, Journal for Labour Market Research, 45(2), 99-123.
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June 20: 1st Potsdam PhD Workshop
Thanks to all participants for a fantastic "1st Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics". You can find some impressions from the workshop here.

May 29: Associate Editor
Prof. Caliendo has been assigned Associate Edtior for the IZA Journal of Labor Policy.

May 25: New Accepted Paper
"Benefit Duration, Unemployment Duration and Job Match Quality: A Regression-Discontinuity Approach", forthcoming in: Journal of Applied Econometrics.
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April 26: New Discussion Paper
"Marginal Employment, Unemployment Duration and Job Match Quality", IZA Discussion Paper No. 6499, Bonn.
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April 26: 1st Potsdam PhD Workshop
A preliminary program of the "1st Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics" is now available.

February 15: New Policy Paper
"Gründungszuschuss für Arbeitslose: Bislang solider Nachfolger der früheren Programme", IAB Kurzbericht, 2/2012.

February 14: New Accepted Paper
"Fat Chance! Obesity and the Transition from Unemployment to Employment", forthcoming in: Economics and Human Biology.

February 06: New Accepted Paper
"Alte Idee, neues Programm: Der Gründungszuschuss als Nachfolger von Überbrückungsgeld und Ich-AG", forthcoming in: Journal for Labour Market Research.

January 26: New Published Papers
IZA Discussion Papers 5370 and 5790 are now published in the Journal of Economic Psychology (Vol 33(2)).

January 24: Call for Papers
"1st Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics", June 11-13, University of Potsdam. Submission Deadline: March 15.

2011

December 29: New Discussion Paper
"Fighting Youth Unemployment: The Effects of Active Labor Market Policies", IZA Discussion Paper No. 6222, Bonn.
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December 19: Call for Papers
"3rd IZA Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research", June 14-15, University of Potsdam. Submission Deadline: February 15.

October 18: New Discussion Paper
Alte Idee, neues Programm: Der Gründungszuschuss als Nachfolger von Überbrückungsgeld und Ich-AG. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6035, Bonn.
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October 17: New Published Papers
IZA Discussion Papers 5165, 5400, 5485 are now published in a special issue of the International Journal of Manpower entitled: "New perspectives for labour market research: the IZA evaluation dataset" (Vol 32(7)).

October 01: New Website
Marco Caliendo started as Professor of Empirical Economics at the University of Potsdam on October 1, 2011. On the following pages you will find some information about him and his team, their research, publications and teaching.