Michael Lechner

University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research

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St. Gallen, 9000

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Sports and Child Development

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3629
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Nov 2011
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy
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skill formation, non-cognitive skills, physical activity, semi-parametric estimation

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An Evaluation of Public-Sector-Sponsored Continuous Vocational Training Programs in East Germany

University of St. Gallen Working Paper No. 9901
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 May 2000
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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A Note on the Common Support Problem in Applied Evaluation Studies

Univ. of St. Gallen Economics, Disc. Paper 2001-01
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 Feb 2001
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Bounds, matching, propensity score, treatment effects.

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Identification and Estimation of Causal Effects of Multiple Treatments Under the Conditional Independence Assumption

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Oct 1999
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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The Effect of Disability on Labour Market Outcomes in Germany: Evidence from Matching

IZA Discussion Paper No. 967; University St. Gallen, Department of Economics Discussion Paper No. 2003-20
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 13 Jan 2004
Michael Lechner and R. Vazquez-Alvarez
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
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treatment effect, evaluation of disability policies, health status, causality, matching on the propensity score, labour market outcomes

The Effect of Disability on Labour Market Outcomes in Germany: Evidence from Matching

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4223
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 05 Mar 2004
Michael Lechner and R. Vazquez-Alvarez
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
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Treatment effect, evaluation of disability policies, health status, causality, matching on the propensity score, labour market outcomes

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Sequential Matching Estimation of Dynamic Causal Models

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1042; University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2004-06
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 31 Mar 2004
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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dynamic treatment effects, nonparametric identification, causal effects, sequential randomisation, programme evaluation, panel data

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Programme Heterogeneity and Propensity Score Matching: An Application to the Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies

Univ. of St. Galen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 2000-01
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Nov 2000
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Multiple programmes, programme evaluation, treatment effects, balancing score, matching

Heterogeneous Sports Participation and Labour Market Outcomes in England

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4434
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
Michael Lechner and Paul M. Downward
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and Loughborough University - Department of Economics
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sports participation, human capital, labour market, matching estimation

Heterogeneous Sports Participation and Labour Market Outcomes in England

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7690
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Oct 2013
Michael Lechner and Paul M. Downward
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and Loughborough University - Department of Economics
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sports participation, human capital, labour market, matching estimation

Heterogeneous Sports Participation and Labour Market Outcomes in England

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9701
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Oct 2013
Paul M. Downward and Michael Lechner
Loughborough University - Department of Economics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Human Capital, Labour Market, Matching Estimation, Sports Participation

Long-Run Effects of Public Sector Sponsored Training in West Germany

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1443; University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Papers No. 2004-19; ZEW Disccussion Paper No. 05-02
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Jan 2005
Michael Lechner, Ruth Miquel and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research and University of Basel
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active labour market policy, matching estimation, programme evaluation, panel data

Long-Run Effects of Public Sector Sponsored Training in West Germany

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4851
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 11 May 2005
Michael Lechner, Ruth Miquel and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research and University of Basel
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Active labor market policy, matching estimation, program evaluation, panel data

Targeting Labour Market Programmes: Results from a Randomized Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3085
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Nov 2007
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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profiling, active labour market programmes, ALMP, statistical treatment rules, unemployment, public employment services

Targeting Labour Market Programmes - Results from a Randomized Experiment

University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2007-37
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Oct 2007
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Profiling, active labour market programmes, ALMP, statistical treatment rules, unemployment, public employment services

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Almost Consistent Estimation of Panel Probit Models with 'Small' Fixed Effects

ZEW Discussion Paper No. 02-64
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Apr 2003
Francois Laisney and Michael Lechner
ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Panel data, binary choice model, generalised method of moments, fixed effects

Regional Treatment Intensity as an Instrument for the Evaluation of Labour Market Policies

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4304
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 16 Apr 2004
Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Local average treatment effect, active labour market policy, state borders, geographic variation, weak instruments, small sample problems of IV, Switzerland, fuller estimator

Regional Treatment Intensity as an Instrument for the Evaluation of Labour Market Policies

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1095; University of St. Gallen Working Paper No. 2004-08
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 15 Apr 2004
Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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local average treatment effect, active labour market policy, state borders, geographic variation, weak instruments, small sample problems of IV, Switzerland, Fuller estimator

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Parametric Binary Choice Models

St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2005-23
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Dec 2005
Michael Lechner, Stefan Lollivier and Thierry Magnac
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - National School for Statistical and Economic Administration (ENSAE) and Toulouse School of Economics
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Panel data, nonlinear models

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A Note on Endogenous Control Variables in Evaluation Studies

University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2005-16
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Aug 2005
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Evaluation studies, matching methods, conditional independence assumption, endogeneity

Microeconometric Evaluation of the Active Labour Market Policy in Switzerland

Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research Working Paper No. 2000-10 and IZA Discussion Paper No. 154
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 31 Jul 2000
Michael Lechner and Michael Gerfin
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Bern
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Unemployment, Swiss labour market, evaluation of multiple programmes, treatment effects, balancing score, matching

Microeconometric Evaluation of the Active Labour Market Policy in Switzerland

Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research Working Paper No. 2000-10
Posted: 31 Jul 2000
Michael Gerfin and Michael Lechner
University of Bern and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research

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Unemployment, Swiss labour market, evaluation of multiple programmes, treatment effects, balancing score, matching.

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Sports and Child Development

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6105
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Nov 2011
Christina Felfe, Michael Lechner and Andreas Steinmayr
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy
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skill formation, non-cognitive skills, physical activity, semi-parametric estimation

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Identification of the Effects of Dynamic Treatments by Sequential Conditional Independence Assumptions

University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2005-17
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Sep 2005
Michael Lechner and Ruth Miquel
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
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Dynamic treatment regimes, nonparametric identification, causal effects, sequential randomisation, programme evaluation, treatment effects, dynamic matching, panel data

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How to Control for Many Covariates? Reliable Estimators Based on the Propensity Score

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5268
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 25 Oct 2010
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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propensity score matching, kernel matching, inverse probability weighting, selection on observables, empirical Monte Carlo study, finite sample properties

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Microeconometric Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies

University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2002-20
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Mar 2003
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Long-Run Labour Market Effects of Individual Sports Activities

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3559
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 24 Jun 2008
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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leisure sports, health, labour market, matching estimation, panel data

Long-Run Labour Market Effects of Individual Sports Activities

U of St. Gallen Department of Economics Discussion Paper No. 2008-13
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Jun 2008
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Leisure sports, health, labour market, matching estimation, panel data

Long-Run Labour Market Effects of Individual Sports Activities

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6886
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Aug 2008
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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health, labour market, Leisure sports, matching estimation, panel data

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Payment Evasion

HEC Paris Research Paper No. MKG-2014-1065
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2017
Stefan Buehler, Daniel Halbheer and Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences, HEC Paris - Marketing and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Pricing, Fine, Price Discrimination, Deterrence

Payment Evasion

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5342
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 May 2015
Stefan Buehler, Daniel Halbheer and Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences, HEC Paris - Marketing and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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pricing, fine, price discrimination, deterrence

Payment Evasion

The Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 65, Issue 4, pp. 804-832, 2017
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Dec 2017
Stefan Buehler, Daniel Halbheer and Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences, HEC Paris - Marketing and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Payment Evasion

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10581
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 May 2015
Stefan Buehler, Daniel Halbheer and Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences, HEC Paris - Marketing and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Deterrence, Fine, Price Discrimination, Pricing

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Partial Identification of Wage Effects of Training Programs

Brown University Economics Working Paper
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Apr 2010
Michael Lechner and Blaise Melly
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Bounds, Treatment Effects, Causal Effects, Program Evaluation

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The Relation of Different Concepts of Causality in Econometrics

University of St.Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper Series No. 2006-15
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Jul 2006
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Granger causality, Sims causality, Rubin causality, potential outcome model, dynamic

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Earnings Effects of Training Programs

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2926, University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2007-28
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 18 Jul 2007
Michael Lechner and Blaise Melly
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and Brown University - Department of Economics
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bounds, treatment effects, causal effects, program evaluation

Earnings Effects of Training Programs

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6400
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 29 May 2008
Michael Lechner and Blaise Melly
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Bounds, causal effects, program evaluation, treatment effects

Are Training Programs More Effective When Unemployment is High?

University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2006-23, IZA Discussion Paper No. 2355
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 10 Oct 2006
Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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Active labor market policy, long-run effects, matching estimation, causal effects, program

Are Training Programs More Effective When Unemployment is High?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5920
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Dec 2006
Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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Active labour market policy, long-run effects, matching estimation, causal effects, program evaluation, panel data

Kids or Courses? Gender Differences in the Effects of Active Labor Market Policies

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2740
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Apr 2007
Michael Lechner and Stephan Wiehler
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
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active labor market policy, matching estimation, program evaluation, panel data

Kids or Courses? Gender Differences in the Effects of Active Labor Market Policies

University of St. Gallen Department of Economics Discussion Paper No. 2007-08
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 23 Apr 2007
Michael Lechner and Stephan Wiehler
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
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Active Labor market policy, matching estimation, program evaluation, panel data

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Active Labor Policy in Germany and Switzerland - a Confrontation (Aktive Arbeitsmarktpolitik in Deutschland Und Der Schweiz - Eine GegenüBerstellung)

University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series No. 13-2006
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 05 Jun 2006
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Active labour market policies, evaluation, targeting, statistical treatment rules

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The Empirical Analysis of East German Fertility after Unification: An Update

University of St. Gallen Working Paper No. 9905
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 31 Jan 2000
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Sensitivity of Matching-Based Program Evaluations to the Availability of Control Variables

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3381
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Mar 2011
Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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training, job search assistance, matching estimation, active labour market policies

Sensitivity of Matching-Based Program Evaluations to the Availability of Control Variables

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5553
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 07 Mar 2011
Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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training, job search assistance, matching estimation, active labour market policies

Sensitivity of Matching-Based Program Evaluations to the Availability of Control Variables

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8294
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 28 Mar 2011
Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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active labour market policies, job search assistance, matching estimation, Training

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Does Subsidised Temporary Employment Get the Unemployed Back to Work? An Econometric Analysis of Two Different Schemes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 606; University of St. Gallen, Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 2002-22
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Oct 2002
Michael Gerfin, Michael Lechner and Heidi Steiger
University of Bern, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and UBS AG
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Subsidised Temporary Job, Employment Programme, Temporary Work Contracts, Active Labour Market Policies, Matching on the Propensity Score, Switzerland

The Curse and Blessing of Training the Unemployed in a Changing Economy: The Case of East Germany after Unification

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1684
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 28 Jul 2005
Michael Lechner, Ruth Miquel and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research and University of Basel
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active labour market policy, nonparametric identification, matching estimation, causal effects, programme evaluation, panel data, gender differences

The Curse and Blessing of Training the Unemployed in a Changing Economy: The Case of East Germany after Unification

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5171
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Aug 2005
Michael Lechner, Ruth Miquel and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research and University of Basel
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Active labor market policy, nonparametric identification, matching estimation, causal effects, program evaluation, panel data, gender differences

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Active Labor Market Policies in Germany and Switzerland: One Vision - Two Realities

U. of St. Gallen Economics Working Paper No. 2001-11
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Oct 2001
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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A Potential Outcome Approach to Dynamic Programme Evaluation: Nonparametric Identification

University of St. Gallen Discussion Paper No. 2001-07
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 10 Jul 2001
Michael Lechner and Ruth Miquel
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
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Dynamic treatment regimes, nonparametric, dentification, Rubin causal model, sequential randomisation

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Sorting on the Used-Car Market after the Volkswagen Emission Scandal

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6480
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 13 Jun 2017
Anthony Strittmatter and Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW) and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Supply of Used Cars, Quality of Durable Goods, Sorting, Difference-In-Differences, Management Fraud

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An Evaluation of Public Employment Programmes in the East German State of Sachsen-Anhalt

University of St. Gallen Discussion Paper No. 9815
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 17 May 1999
Martin Eichler and Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Labor Market Effects of Sports and Exercise: Evidence from Canadian Panel Data

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7931
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 15 Feb 2014
Michael Lechner and Nazmi Sari
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Saskatchewan - Department of Economics
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physical activity, Canadian National Population Health Survey, individual sports participation, human capital, labor market, matching estimation

Labor Market Effects of Sports and Exercise: Evidence from Canadian Panel Data

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4658
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 13 Mar 2014
Michael Lechner and Nazmi Sari
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Saskatchewan - Department of Economics
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physical activity, Canadian National Population Health Survey, individual sports participation, human capital, labor market, matching estimation

Labor Market Effects of Sports and Exercise: Evidence from Canadian Panel Data

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9851
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 02 Jun 2014
Michael Lechner and Nazmi Sari
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Saskatchewan - Department of Economics
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Canadian National Population Health Survey, human capital, individual sports participa¬tion, labor market, matching estimation., Physical activity

Active Labour Market Policy in East Germany: Waiting for the Economy to Take Off

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2363
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Oct 2006
Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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matching estimation, causal effects, programme evaluation, panel data

Active Labour Market Policy in East Germany: Waiting for the Economy to Take Off

University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2006-24
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Oct 2006
Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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Matching estimation, causal effects, programme evaluation, panel data

Active Labour Market Policy in East Germany: Waiting for the Economy to Take Off

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5924
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 Dec 2006
Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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Matching estimation, causal effects, programme evaluation, panel data

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The Impact of Non-Profit Temping Agencies on Individual Labour Market Success in the West German State of Rhineland-Palatinate

University of St. Gallen Working Paper No. 9902, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-02
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 May 2000
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research - International Finance and Financial Management and ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research - International Finance and Financial Management
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Econometric evaluation methods, matching, active labour market policies, temporary employment agencies

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Physical Activity of Adults: A Survey of Correlates, Determinants, and Effects

ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 14-088
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Nov 2014
Charlotte Cabane and Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Physical activity, leisure time physical activity, sports participation, labour market effects, unemployment, earnings

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A Note on the Relation of Weighting and Matching Estimators

U of St. Gallen Discussion Paper No. 2007-34
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 Oct 2007
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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matching, inverse-of-selection-probability weighting, treatment evaluation, unconfoundedness

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What is the Value Added by Caseworkers?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 728; University of St. Gallen Department of Economics Discussion Paper No. 2003-05
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 Apr 2003
Michael Lechner and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Targeting, Statistical Profiling, Statistical Treatment Rule, Active Labour Market Policy, Caseworkers

What is the Value Added by Caseworkers?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3825
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 May 2003
Michael Lechner and Jeffrey A. Smith
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Targeting, statistical profiling, statistical treatment rule, active labour market policy, caseworkers

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Matching Estimating of Dynamic Treatment Models: Some Practical Issues

U. of St.Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2006-03
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Feb 2006
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Dynamic treatment regimes, nonparametric identification, causal effects, sequential randomisation, programme evaluation, treatment effects, dynamic matching, panel data

A Caseworker Like Me - Does the Similarity between Unemployed and Caseworker Increase Job Placements?

University of St.Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2008-08
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2008
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Social identity, social interactions, public employment services, unemployment, gender, age, education, treatment effects, matching estimators

A Caseworker Like Me: Does the Similarity between Unemployed and Caseworker Increase Job Placements?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3437
Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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social identity, social interactions, public employment services, unemployment, gender, age, education, treatment effects, matching estimators

A Caseworker Like Me - Does the Similarity between Unemployed and Caseworker Increase Job Placements?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6784
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Jun 2008
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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age, gender, public employment services, Social identity, social interactions, unemployment

44.

Public Employment Services and Employers: How Important are Networks with Firms?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3005, University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2007-33
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 Sep 2007
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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public employment services, new public management, employer focus

Exploiting Regional Treatment Intensity for the Evaluation of Labour Market Policies

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2144, University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2006-12
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 May 2006
Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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local average treatment effect, conditional local IV, active labour market policy

Exploiting Regional Treatment Intensity for the Evaluation of Labour Market Policies

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5728
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 16 Aug 2006
Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Local average treatment effect, conditional local IV, active labour market policy, state border , geographic location, Switzerland, Fuller estimator

46.

Statistical Assistance for Programme Selection - for a Better Targeting of Active Labour Market Policies in Switzerland

University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2006-09, U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2007-05
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 May 2006
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Statistical treatment rules, treatment effect heterogeneity

47.

The Finite Sample Performance of Inference Methods for Propensity Score Matching and Weighting Estimators

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9706
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Feb 2016
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen, University of Fribourg and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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inference, variance estimation, treatment effects, matching, inverse probability weighting

Workplace Health Promotion and Labour Market Performance of Employees

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Aug 2014
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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Firm health policies, health circles, health courses, analysis of sickness absenteeism, matching

Workplace Health Promotion and Labour Market Performance of Employees

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8297
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 12 Jul 2014
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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firm health policies, health circles, health courses, analysis of sickness absenteeism, matching

Workplace Health Promotion and Labour Market Performance of Employees

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10055
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Sep 2014
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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analysis of sickness absenteeism, firm health policies, health circles, health courses, matching

Do German Welfare-to-Work Programmes Reduce Welfare and Increase Work?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4090
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Mar 2009
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner, Conny Wunsch and Thomas Walter
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, University of Basel and ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
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welfare-to-work policies, propensity score matching, programme evaluation, panel data, targeting

Do German Welfare-to-Work Programmes Reduce Welfare and Increase Work?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7238
Posted: 07 Apr 2009
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner, Conny Wunsch and Thomas Walter
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, University of Basel and ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
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panel data, targeting, programme evaluation, propensity score matching, Welfare-to-work policies

Unemployed and Their Caseworkers: Should They Be Friends or Foes?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3149, University of St.Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2007-45
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 28 Nov 2007
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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public employment services, unemployment, statistical matching methods

Unemployed and Their Caseworkers: Should They Be Friends or Foes?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6558
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Jun 2008
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Public employment services, statistical matching methods, unemployment

What Did All the Money Do? On the General Ineffectiveness of Recent West German Labour Market Programmes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2800, University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2007-19
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 15 May 2007
Conny Wunsch and Michael Lechner
University of Basel and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Matching estimation, causal effects, programme evaluation, panel data

What Did All the Money Do? On the General Ineffectiveness of Recent West German Labour Market Programmes

Kyklos, Vol. 61, Issue 1, pp. 134-174, February 2008
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Jan 2008
Conny Wunsch and Michael Lechner
University of Basel and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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What Did All the Money Do? On the General Ineffectiveness of Recent West German Labour Market Programmes

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6306
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 May 2008
Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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causal effects, Matching estimation, panel data, programme evaluation

52.

Endogeneity and Non-Response Bias in Treatment Evaluation: Nonparametric Identification of Causal Effects by Instruments

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9428
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Oct 2015
Hans Fricke, Markus Frölich, Martin Huber and Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics, University of Fribourg and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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endogeneity, attrition, local average treatment effect, weighting, instrument, experiment

53.
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Do Firms Benefit from Active Labour Market Policies?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4392
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Sep 2013
Michael Lechner, Conny Wunsch and Patrycja Scioch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, University of Basel and OTTO-Office GmbH & Co KG
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subsidized employment programs, training programs, regional variation, program evaluation

Do Firms Benefit from Active Labour Market Policies?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7614
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Sep 2013
Michael Lechner, Conny Wunsch and Patrycja Scioch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, University of Basel and OTTO-Office GmbH & Co KG
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subsidized employment programs, training programs, regional variation, program evaluation

Do Firms Benefit from Active Labour Market Policies?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9642
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Sep 2013
Michael Lechner, Patrycja Scioch and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, OTTO-Office GmbH & Co KG and University of Basel
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program evaluation, regional variation, Subsidized employment programs, training programs

54.

Does the Order and Timing of Active Labor Market Programs Matter?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3092, University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2007-38
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Oct 2007
Michael Lechner and Stephan Wiehler
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
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Active Labor market policy, matching estimation, program evaluation, panel data

55.

After-School Care and Parents' Labor Supply

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4487
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Dec 2013
Christina Felfe, Michael Lechner and Petra Thiemann
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and Lund University - School of Economics and Management
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childcare, parents’ labor supply, semi-parametric estimation methods

56.

For Better or Worse? The Effects of Physical Education on Child Development

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11268
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 29 Jan 2018
Michael Knaus, Michael Lechner and Anne Reimers
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and Chemnitz University of Technology (CUT)
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physical education, cognitive skills, non-cognitive skills, motor skills, physical activity, health

Heterogeneous Employment Effects of Job Search Programmes: A Machine Learning Approach

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10961
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 31 Aug 2017
Michael Knaus, Michael Lechner and Anthony Strittmatter
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW)
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machine learning, individualized treatment effects, conditional average treatment effects, active labour market policy

Heterogeneous Employment Effects of Job Search Programmes: A Machine Learning Approach

Number of pages: 78 Posted: 21 Aug 2017
Michael Knaus, Michael Lechner and Anthony Strittmatter
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW)
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Machine learning, individualized treatment effects, conditional average treatment effects, active labour market policy

Heterogeneous Employment Effects of Job Search Programmes: A Machine Learning Approach

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12224
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 21 Aug 2017
Michael Knaus, Michael Lechner and Anthony Strittmatter
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW)
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active labour market policy, conditional average treatment effects, individualized treatment effects, Machine Learning

58.

Difference‐In‐Difference Estimation by FE and OLS When There is Panel Non‐Response

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9490
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, City University New York (CUNY), Queens College and IE Business School
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difference-in-difference estimation, attrition, panel estimation, balanced panel, unbalanced panel

59.

Financial Work Incentives for Disability Benefit Recipients: Lessons from a Randomised Field Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8715
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Dec 2014
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, University of Zurich and Lund University - School of Economics and Management
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disability insurance, field experiment, financial incentive, return-to-work

The Effect of Firms' Partial Retirement Policies on the Labour Market Outcomes of Their Employees

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4343
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 30 Jul 2013
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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part-time work, elderly employees, treatment effects, matching

The Effect of Firms' Partial Retirement Policies on the Labour Market Outcomes of Their Employees

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7513
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 23 Aug 2013
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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part-time work, elderly employees, treatment effects, matching

The Effect of Firms' Partial Retirement Policies on the Labour Market Outcomes of Their Employees

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9574
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Jul 2013
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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elderly employees, matching, part-time work, treatment effects

61.

Unemployed and Their Caseworkers: Should They Be Friends or Foes

University of St.Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2007-45
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Jan 2008
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Public employment services, unemployment, statistical matching methods

62.

After-School Care and Parents’ Labor Supply

USC-INET Research Paper No. 15-21
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Christina Felfe, Michael Lechner and Petra Thiemann
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and Lund University - School of Economics and Management
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Child care, parents’ labor supply, instrumental variable method, after-school care

Does Leaving Welfare Improve Health? Evidence for Germany

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4370
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Aug 2009
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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welfare programs, health effects

Does Leaving Welfare Improve Health? Evidence for Germany

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7421
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Sep 2009
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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health effects, welfare programs

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Stochastic Labour Market Shocks, Labour Market Programmes, and Human Capital Formation: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis

University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2007-27
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 06 Aug 2007
Michael Lechner and R. Vazquez-Alvarez
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
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Human capital formation, life‐cycle labour supply models, active labour market policies, search activities, productivity shocks, unemployment

65.

Mozart or Pelé? The Effects of Teenagers' Participation in Music and Sports

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8987
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 27 Apr 2015
Charlotte Cabane, Adrian Hille and Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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child development, leisure time activities, matching estimation, SOEP

66.

Does the Estimation of the Propensity Score by Machine Learning Improve Matching Estimation? The Case of Germany's Programmes for Long Term Unemployed

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12526
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Sep 2019
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
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programme evaluation, active labour market policy, causal machine learning, treatment effects, radius matching, propensity score

Machine Learning Estimation of Heterogeneous Causal Effects: Empirical Monte Carlo Evidence

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12039
Number of pages: 114 Posted: 23 Jan 2019
Michael Knaus, Michael Lechner and Anthony Strittmatter
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW)
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causal machine learning, conditional average treatment effects, selection-on-observables, random forest, causal forest, lasso

Machine Learning Estimation of Heterogeneous Causal Effects: Empirical Monte Carlo Evidence

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13402
Number of pages: 115 Posted: 07 Jan 2019
Michael Knaus, Michael Lechner and Anthony Strittmatter
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW)
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Causal Forest, Causal machine learning, conditional average treatment effects, Lasso, Random Forest, selection-on-observables

68.

Practical Procedures to Deal with Common Support Problems in Matching Estimation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10532
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Feb 2017
Michael Lechner and Anthony Strittmatter
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW)
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Empirical Monte Carlo Study, matching estimation, regression, common support, outlier, small sample performance

69.

Does Subsidized Temporary Employment Get the Unemployed Back to Work? An Econometric Analysis of Two Different Schemes

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3669
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 Jan 2003
Michael Gerfin, Michael Lechner and Heidi Steiger
University of Bern, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and UBS AG
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Subsidized temporary job, employment programme, temporary work contracts, active labour market policies, matching on the propensity score, Switzerland

Direct and Indirect Effects of Training Vouchers for the Unemployed

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9138
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner and Anthony Strittmatter
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW)
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mediation analysis, voucher award, training programmes, direct effects, indirect effects, causal mechanisms, causal channels, matching estimation

Direct and Indirect Effects of Training Vouchers for the Unemployed

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10650
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Jun 2015
Martin Huber, Michael Lechner and Anthony Strittmatter
University of Fribourg, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW)
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causal channels, causal mechanisms, direct effects, indirect effects, matching estimation, Mediation analysis, training programmes, voucher award

71.

After-School Care and Parents' Labor Supply

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7768
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Oct 2013
Christina Felfe, Michael Lechner and Petra Thiemann
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and Lund University - School of Economics and Management
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childcare, parents' labor supply, semi-parametric estimation methods

72.

A Microeconometric Evaluation of the Active Labour Market Policy in Switzerland

Economic Journal, Vol. 112, pp. 854-893, 2002
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 Dec 2002
Michael Gerfin and Michael Lechner
University of Bern and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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A Microeconometric Evaluation of Active Labor Market Policy in Switzerland

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2993
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 Oct 2001
Michael Gerfin and Michael Lechner
University of Bern and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Unemployment, Swiss labor market, evaluation of multiple programs, treatment effects, balancing score, matching

74.

Targeting Labour Market Programmes - Results from a Randomised Experiment

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6537
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Jun 2008
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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active labour market programmes, ALMP, Profiling, public employment services, statistical treatment rules, unemployment

75.

Waiting for the Economy to Take Offactive Labour Market Policy in East Germany

Economics of Transition, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 661-702, October 2009
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Michael Lechner and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Basel
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The Effect of Physical Activity on Student Performance in College: An Experimental Evaluation

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12052
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 22 May 2017
Hans Fricke, Michael Lechner and Andreas Steinmayr
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy
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Human Capital, physical activity, randomized experiment, sports, student achievement

77.

A Caseworker Like Me – Does the Similarity between the Unemployed and Their Caseworkers Increase Job Placements?

The Economic Journal, Vol. 120, Issue 549, pp. 1430-1459, December 2010
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Nov 2010
Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Does the Order and Timing of Active Labour Market Programmes Matter?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6521
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Jun 2008
Michael Lechner and Stephan Wiehler
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
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Active Labour market policy, matching estimation, panel data, programme evaluation

Does the Order and Timing of Active Labour Market Programmes Matter?

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 75, Issue 2, pp. 180-212, 2013
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Mar 2013
Michael Lechner and Stephan Wiehler
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
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Kids or Courses? Gender Differences in the Effects of Active Labour Market Policies

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6267
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 May 2008
Michael Lechner and Stephan Wiehler
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
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Active Labour market policy, matching estimation, panel data, program evaluation

Priority to Unemployed Immigrants? A Causal Machine Learning Evaluation of Training in Belgium

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14270
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 14 Jan 2020
Joost Boolens, Bart Cockx and Michael Lechner
Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding (VDAB), Ghent University - Sherppa - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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active labour market policy, Causal machine learning, conditional average treatment effects, modified causal forest, policy evaluation

Priority to Unemployed Immigrants? A Causal Machine Learning Evaluation of Training in Belgium

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12875
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 22 Jan 2020
Bart Cockx, Michael Lechner and Joost Boolens
Ghent University - Sherppa - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding (VDAB)
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policy evaluation, active labour market policy, causal machine learning, modified causal forest, conditional average treatment effects

81.

Midweek Effect on Soccer Performance: Evidence from the German Bundesliga

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 56, Issue 1, pp. 193-207, 2018
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 Dec 2017
Alex Krumer and Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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Modified Causal Forests for Estimating Heterogeneous Causal Effects

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13430
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 11 Jan 2019
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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average treatment effects, causal forests, Causal machine learning, conditional aver-age treatment effects, multiple treatments, selection-on-observable, statistical learning

83.

Mozart or Pelé? The Effects of Teenagers’ Participation in Music and Sports

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10556
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 27 Apr 2015
Charlotte Cabane, Adrian Hille and Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
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child development, leisure time activities, matching estimation, SOEP

84.

After-School Care and Parents’ Labor Supply

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9757
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Nov 2013
Christina Felfe, Michael Lechner and Petra Thiemann
University of St. Gallen, University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research and Lund University - School of Economics and Management
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Childcare, parents' labor supply, semi-parametric estimation methods

85.

Microeconometric Evaluation of the Active Labor Market Policy in Switzerland

University of St. Gallen Discussion Paper No. 2000-10
Posted: 22 Jun 2001
Michael Gerfin and Michael Lechner
University of Bern and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research

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Unemployment, Swiss labor market, evaluation of multiple programs, treatment effects, balancing score, matching

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Nonparametric Bounds on Employment and Income Effects of Continuous Vocational Training in East Germany

Posted: 12 May 2001
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research

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The Effects of Enterprise-Related Continuous Vocational Training in East Germany on Individual Employment and Earnings

Posted: 12 May 2001
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research

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Earnings and Employment Effects of Continuous Off-the-Job Training in East Germany after Unification

Posted: 12 May 2001
Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research

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A Microeconometric Evaluation of Rehabilitation Of Long-Term Sickness in Sweden

SSE/EFI Economics and Finance Working Paper No. 373
Posted: 26 Feb 2001
Markus Frölich, Almas Heshmati and Michael Lechner
Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics, Sogang University and University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research

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Programme evaluation, matching, multiple treatments, multi-programme causal models, long-term sickness, vocational rehabilitation, Swedish labour markets