Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Current Positions

  • Full Professor, Chair of Econometrics, Universität Mannheim, Germany 
  • Research Fellow, Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, Universität St.Gallen
  • Research Associate, Center for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim
  • Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn
  • Research Fellow, Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU), Uppsala, Sweden

Employment Record

since 11/2015

Executive Director of the Center for Evaluation and Development (German title: Mannheimer Zentrum für Evaluation und Entwicklungsforschung)

03/2008 – 07/2011

Director, Research programme Employment and Development, Joint research programme of the World Bank and the Institute forthe Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn)

since 01/2008

Full Professor, Chair of Econometrics, Universität Mannheim, Germany

04/2005 – 12/2007

Assistant Professor and Consultant for Empirical Economic Research, Universität St.Gallen, Switzerland

09/2004 – 09/2005

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, University College London (UCL)

10/2002 – 09/2004

Lecturer at the Universität St.Gallen (Lehrbeauftragter) and Senior Research Fellow at the Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW)



Ph.D. in Economics and Econometrics, Universität St.Gallen

Thesis: 'Programme Evaluation and Treatment Choice’, Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Michael Lechner, Prof. Dr. Alex Keel

10/1995 – 08/1998

Diplom-Volkswirt, Universität Konstanz, Germany, Grade 1.2, Diploma thesis 'Semiparametric estimation of selectivity models’,

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Winfried Pohlmeier