Lehr­stuhl für VWL, Ökonometrie

Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich

Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich

Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich ist seit 2008 Professor für Ökonometrie an der Abteilung Volkswirtschafts­lehre. Er promovierte 2002 an der Universität St. Gallen (Schweiz) und erlangte sein Diplom in Volkswirtschafts­lehre 1998 an der Universität Konstanz. Er ist außerdem Research Fellow des Instituts zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA) in Bonn sowie des Instituts für Arbeits­markt­politikevaluation (IFAU) in Uppsala (Schweden).

Seine Forschungs­interessen liegen auf den Gebieten der Impakt Evaluation (Politikevaluation, Treatment Effekte), Arbeits(markt)ökonomik, Entwicklungs­ökonomik sowie Mikroökonometrie (Nichtparametik, Instrumentalvariablen).
 

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  • Unsere Forschungs­chwerpunkte

    Weltweit leben circa 3 Milliarden Menschen in Armut, über eine Milliarde in extremer Armut. Hunger, Kinderarbeit, Krankheit, Dürren und Missernten sind allgegenwärtig in vielen Ländern Afrikas, Südasiens und Lateinamerikas. Die Mehrheit der Weltbevölkerung lebt ohne effektive Absicherung existenzieller Risiken; ohne Kranken­versicherung oder Renten­versicherung. Der fortschreitende Klimawandel verschärft diese Probleme in vielen Ländern des globalen Südens.

    Zur Lösung oder zumindest Linderung dieser Probleme ist die Entwicklung effektiver Programme, Politiken und Produkte erforderlich. Dies verlangt ein gutes Wirkungs­verständnis und sorgfältige Evaluationen. Grundlage für die Messung der Effektivität dieser Programme und für ihre Verbesserung und Weiter­entwicklung ist eine quantitative Wirkungs­evaluation. Die quantitative Wirkungs­evaluation (Impact Evaluation) ist ein Teil­bereich der Ökonometrie, mit der kausale Wirkungs­zusammenhänge erfasst und quantifiziert werden. Mithilfe ökonometrischer Methoden können kausale Zusammenhänge von einfachen Korrelationen unterschieden werden, Wirkungs­ketten analysiert werden oder Verteilungs­wirkungen geschätzt werden.

    Der Lehr­stuhl für Ökonometrie widmet sich der Entwicklung von neuen ökonometrischen Methoden zur Wirkungs­evaluation (Impact Evaluation, Treatment Effects) sowie der Durchführung großflächiger Wirkungs­studien, überwiegend im Rahmen von großflächigen kontrollierten Studien (randomisierte kontrollierte Studie, RCT).

    Wir entwickeln und evaluieren derzeit unter anderem neue Kranken­versicherungen für arme Bevölkerungs­schichten in Pakistan, Spar- und Versicherungs­produkte in Äthiopien, den Philippinen und Sambia, sowie eine Entrepreneurshipausbildung in Südafrika. Vergangene Projekte umfassten zum Beispiel die Evaluation der Schulspeisung in Äthiopien, die Evaluation von Mikrofinanzinnovationen in vielen Ländern Afrikas, Asiens und Lateinamerikas, die Evaluation von Genossenschaften in Uganda und Senegal, sowie die Evaluation der Schulreformen in Schweden, der aktiven Arbeits­markt­politik in Deutschland und der Schweiz und der Effektivität der Arbeits­ämter in der Schweiz.

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    Junior Research Managers for Impact Evaluation Projects (m/f/d) (J1908JRM)

    The Chair of Econometrics is looking for Junior Research Managers to provide thorough support for a livelihoods programme targeted at refugees in Ethiopia and funded by the World Food Program (WFP). Some additional support may be also requested for already ongoing projects with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Malawi and Georgia under the same Principal Investigator (PI).

    The University of Mannheim is one of the leading research institutions in Germany with a renowned Department of Economics. With a strong focus on quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries the Chair of Econometrics is one of the leading research institutions in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition in Germany.

    Possible duties:

    • Desk review and literature research
    • Monitor implementation of programs
    • Project management and organization
    • Assistance in preparation of workshops and meetings
    • Communication support
    • Coordination and support of data collection
    • Data cleaning and analysis with Stata
    • Report writing

    Your profile

    You are a student or graduate (Bachelor or Master) of Economics or other social science with a strong interest in quantitative methods, data analysis and conducting surveys. You have a basic understanding of impact evaluation methods. You have very strong programming skills including experience with Stata and worked already with large datasets. You are enthusiastic to extensively learn on the job. You have a very strong command of English. Having lived and studied abroad is a plus. Willingness to travel to the field, if necessary, would be welcomed.

    In your curricular and extra-curricular activities, you have proven organization and planning skills. You feel comfortable with working independently in dynamic settings and communicating in teams. You could start working full-time (vacation semester; gap year) at the beginning of September 2019 and are available for twelve months (six months in exceptional cases).

    You will work with a team of experienced researchers and project managers and gain hands-on experience on how to conduct large-scale impact evaluations (randomized control trials).

    We are looking forward to receiving your application, including a motivation letter, your CV, an example of written work in English (e.g. thesis), your Transcript of Records, certificates, and a valid working permit for Germany if necessary, to application-froelich(at)uni-mannheim.de. Deadline for application is July, 31th.

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    Junior Research Managers for Data Collections, for Impact Evaluation and Implementation Research Projects (m/f/d) (J1909JRM)

    The Chair of Econometrics is looking for Junior Research Managers to provide thorough support for data collections, for impact evaluations and implementation research in Malawi and in Indonesia, with a special focus on education.

    The University of Mannheim is one of the leading research institutions in Germany with a renowned Department of Economics. With a strong focus on quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries the Chair of Econometrics is one of the leading research institutions in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition in Germany.

    Possible duties:

    • Follow-up and monitor implementation of programs
    • Support training of local field staff for data collection
    • Coordination and support of data collection
    • Data cleaning and analysis with Stata
    • Report writing
    • Assistance in preparation of workshops and meetings
    • Assistance of literature reviews on relevant topics

    Your profile

    You are a student or graduate (Bachelor or Master) of Economics or other social science with a strong interest in quantitative methods, data analysis and conducting surveys. Experience using Survey Solutions and/or SurveyCTO to conduct data collection would be an asset. You have a basic understanding of impact evaluation methods. You have very strong programming skills including experience with Stata and worked already with large datasets. You are enthusiastic to extensively learn on the job. You have a very strong command of English. Having lived and studied abroad is a plus. Willingness to travel to the field, if necessary, would be welcomed.

    In your curricular and extra-curricular activities, you have proven organization and planning skills. You feel comfortable with working independently in dynamic settings and communicating in teams. You could start working full-time (vacation semester; gap year) as soon as possible (latest 1st August 2019) and are available for at least two months, ideally six months and longer.

    You will work with a team of experienced researchers and project managers and gain hands-on experience on how to implement large-scale data collections and impact evaluations.

    We are looking forward to receiving your application, including a motivation letter, your CV, an example of written work in English (e.g. thesis), your Transcript of Records and certificates (if available) to application-froelich(at)uni-mannheim.de. Deadline for application is 21st July.