Visit: 07/07-October 2020; 05-08/11/2019; 01-05/04/2019; 28/05/2018-01/06/2018
Robert Mahlstedt studied economics at the University of Mannheim and the University of Bonn. He completed his bachelor's degree in 2010 and the master's degree in 2012. Robert Mahlstedt was a Resident Research Affiliate at IZA from November 2012 until April 2017 and became a IZA Research Affiliate in May 2017. He received his PhD from the University of Potsdam in June 2017 for his thesis "Essays on Job Search Behavior and Labor Market Policies: The Role of Subjective Beliefs, Geographical Mobility and Gender Differences“ (summa cum laude).
Since May 2017 Robert is a Postdoc Fellow at the University of Copenhagen. His research interest include the evaluation of active labor market programs, job search and unemployment dynamics, regional labor market mobility and applied microeconometrics.
Guido Imbens is Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. After graduating from Brown University Guido taught at Harvard University, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. He holds an honorary degree from the University of St Gallen. Professor Imbens joined the GSB in 2012 where he specializes in econometrics, and in particular methods for drawing causal inferences. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Guido is well-known for his influential work on causal inference in econometrics and has published in the highest-ranking journals (inter alia Econometrica, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Biometrika).
Visits: 25-26/03/2019; 20-24/06/2016; 24/03/2014-01/04/2014; 03-06/06/2013
Deborah Cobb-Clark is Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney. She is Director of the Program in Gender and Families at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany; a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course; and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Her research agenda centres on the effect of social policy on labour market outcomes including immigration, sexual and racial harassment, health, old-age support, education and youth transitions. She has published more than four dozen academic articles in leading international journals and is a former co-editor of the Journal of Population Economics.
Visit: January-August 2019
Marta Meletti is a PhD student in Economics at the University of Cagliari. She obtained her bachelor’s degree (2013) and her master’s degree (2016) at the University of Bologna. Her current research interests are focused on the evaluation of labour market reforms, unions and industrial relations.
Anna Bindler is a postdoctoral researcher in Economics at the University of Gothenburg. Before joining the University of Gothenburg, she completed her PhD in Economics at University College London in 2015. Her main fields of interest are in Labour Economics, Economics of Crime and Applied Microeconomics. In her current research, she studies labour market determinants of crime, racial biases in the criminal justice system as well as determinants of jury decision making.
Gesine Stephan is Head of the Research Unit "Active Labour Market Policies and Integration". She has been Professor of Economics (Volkswirtschaftslehre), in particular empirical microeconomics, at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg since May 2009. Her main research interests are in the field of applied micro-econometric labour market research, in particular on the evaluation of active and passive labour market programmes. The results of her work have been published in Economics Letters, European Economic Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and other journals.
Kevin Schnepel is a lecturer (assistant professor) in the School of Economics, a research affiliate of IZA, and a research fellow of the Life Course Centre. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2013. His research focuses on applied/empirical topics within the fields of crime, health, labour and environmental economics.
Kristin Kleinjans is an Associate Professor of Economics at California State University, Fullerton. She is an applied micro economist with interests in public and labor economics, health, and development with emphasis on Latin America. Her current research focuses on three areas: gender differences in occupational and educational choice, social insurance and savings decisions, and the relationship between health events and economic decisions. A common theme in her research is the use of individual subjective expectations of uncertain future outcomes.
Visits: 15-16/07/2015; 17-19/11/2014
Dr. Maximilian Göthner is a post-doc researcher at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. His research focuses on technology entrepreneurship, innovation and inequality, university-industry interaction and entrepreneurial cognition.
Corrado Giulietti is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Southampton. His research interests are labor and development economics, with a focus on the determinants of migration, its labor market and welfare effects, the assimilation of immigrants, and the estimation of migration flows.
Steffen Künn is Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics at the Maastricht University. Before he held positions at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. His main research interests include applied labor economics and in particular the evaluation of labor market policy. Beside the evaluation of traditional programs of active labor market policy (such as wage subsidies, training etc), he is particularly interested in the effectiveness of programs which aim at promoting self-employment among the unemployed.
Wang-Sheng Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Deakin University. Before moving to Australia, he was a senior analyst at Abt Associates Inc. in Bethesda, Maryland (USA) involved in analyzing the experimental welfare reform evaluations for the states of Delaware and Indiana. His research interests include program evaluation techniques, health and labour economics, happiness economics and obesity.
Patrick Arni received his PhD from the Department of Economics at HEC Lausanne. He was recently a visiting scholar at the Center of Labor Economics at UC Berkeley. Previously, he completed the PhD program of the Swiss National Bank Study Center Gerzensee, and he was a visiting scholar at Tilburg University. Patrick obtained a Master's degree from University of Zurich and did additional studies at University of Geneva. His research focuses on the empirical analysis of public policies and applied microeconometrics. Current fields of application are in labor, education, health and social policy. In particular, he analyzes the effect of the design, incentives and policy programs in unemployment insurance, welfare and other public policies. This includes labor market policies, sanctions & monitoring, benefit schemes etc. Further strands of research are the analysis of job search behavior (like the role of effort decisions, information, networks) and the evaluation of the impacts of beliefs, relative assessments and overconfidence on different economic outcomes.
Arne Uhlendorff studied economics and sociology at the University of Cologne and graduated in October 2002. From November 2002 until July 2007 he was a research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and finished his doctoral studies at the Free University Berlin. From August 2007 until September 2009 he was a research Associate at IZA, where he also served as Deputy Program Director for Evaluation of Labor Market Programs. His research interests include labor economics and applied microeconometrics, with a focus on program evaluation, employment dynamics, job search behavior, non-cognitive skills and social experiments.