Conny Wunsch

University of Basel

Professor of Labour Economics

Petersplatz 1

Basel, CH-4003

Switzerland

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

CESifo Research Network Affiliate

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

University of St. Gallen

Guest Professor of Economics

Dufourstrasse 50

St. Gallen, 9000

Switzerland

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

Labour Market Policy in Germany: Institutions, Instruments and Reforms Since Unification

University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2005-06
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 26 Apr 2005
Conny Wunsch
University of Basel
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Labour market policy, unemployment, Germany

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

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

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

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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

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
Downloads 128 (242,771)
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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

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

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

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

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
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
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

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Optimal Use of Labour Market Policies

University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2007-26
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 10 Jul 2007
Conny Wunsch
University of Basel
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Unemployment insurance, active labour market policies, recursive contracts, job search

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

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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

Optimal Use of Labor Market Policies: The Role of Job Search Assistance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4773
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 Feb 2010
Conny Wunsch
University of Basel
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job search, optimal unemployment insurance, welfare-to-work policies, recursive contracts

Optimal Use of Labor Market Policies: The Role of Job Search Assistance

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2890
Posted: 10 Jan 2010
Conny Wunsch
University of Basel

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job search, optimal unemployment insurance, welfare-to-work policies, recursive contracts

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Evaluating Nationwide Health Interventions When Standard Before-After Doesn't Work: Malawi's ITN Distribution Program

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3036
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 05 May 2010
Eva Deuchert and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen and University of Basel
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treatment effect, semi-parametric estimation, health intervention

Does Voluntary Risk Taking Affect Solidarity? Experimental Evidence from Kenya

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6578
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Renate Strobl and Conny Wunsch
University of Basel and University of Basel
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solidarity, risk taking, Kenya

Does Voluntary Risk Taking Affect Solidarity? Experimental Evidence from Kenya

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10906
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 31 Aug 2017
Renate Strobl and Conny Wunsch
University of Basel and University of Basel
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solidarity, risk taking, Kenya

Does Voluntary Risk Taking Affect Solidarity? Experimental Evidence from Kenya

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12996
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 26 Jun 2018
Renate Strobl and Conny Wunsch
University of Basel and University of Basel
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Kenya, Risk Taking, Solidarity

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

Identification of Causal Mechanisms Based on Between-Subject Double Randomization Designs

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 7142
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 28 Aug 2018
Conny Wunsch and Renate Strobl
University of Basel and University of Basel
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direct and indirect effects, causal inference, mediation analysis, identification

Identification of Causal Mechanisms Based on Between-Subject Double Randomization Designs

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11626
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 09 Jul 2018
Conny Wunsch and Renate Strobl
University of Basel and University of Basel
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direct and indirect effects, causal inference, mediation analysis, identification

Identification of Causal Mechanisms Based on Between-Subject Double Randomization Designs

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13028
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 09 Jul 2018
Conny Wunsch and Renate Strobl
University of Basel and University of Basel
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causal inference, Direct and indirect effects, identification, mediation analysis

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

Risky Choices and Solidarity: Why Experimental Design Matters

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 7125
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Aug 2018
Conny Wunsch and Renate Strobl
University of Basel and University of Basel
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solidarity, risk taking, experimental design

Risky Choices and Solidarity: Why Experimental Design Matters

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11641
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 09 Jul 2018
Conny Wunsch and Renate Strobl
University of Basel and University of Basel
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solidarity, risk taking, experimental design

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Evaluating Nationwide Health Interventions When Standard Before-After DoesnメT Work: Malawi's Itn Distribution Program

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4896
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Apr 2010
Eva Deuchert and Conny Wunsch
University of St. Gallen and University of Basel
Downloads 13 (612,252)

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treatment effect, semi-parametric estimation, health intervention

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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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Risky Choices and Solidarity: Why Experimental Design Matters

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12995
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Jun 2018
Renate Strobl and Conny Wunsch
University of Basel and University of Basel
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experimental design, Risk Taking, Solidarity