I work at IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, as a Research Associate and Deputy Program Director of the area "Evaluation of Labor Market Programs". I'm also affiliated to DEEP, University of Lausanne, and CAFE, Aarhus University. I received my PhD from the Department of Economics at HEC Lausanne in 2011. Previously I was a visiting scholar at Tilburg University. In 2008, I completed the PhD course program of the Swiss National Bank Study Center Gerzensee. I obtained a Master's degree from University of Zurich and did some additional studies at University of Geneva. My research interests include Labor Economics and Applied Microeconometrics. I analyze incentive policies in unemployment insurance, with a particular focus on post-unemployment outcomes. This work contains as well the design and evaluation of new randomised field experiments. A further research focus consists in evaluating the impacts of beliefs and of networks on social insurance schemes. Current research projects: --> “How Effective Are Unemployment Benefit Sanctions?” (joint with Rafael Lalive and Jan C. van Ours) (published in Journal of Applied Econometrics) --> “How to Improve Labor Market Programs for Older Job-Seekers? Evidence from a Social Experiment” --> “What's in the Blackbox? A Field Experiment on the Effect of Labor Market Policy on Search Behavior & Beliefs” --> "Carrots & Sticks – How Do Labor Market Programs and Policies Affect Job Seekers‘ Earnings?" (joint with Rafael Lalive and Gerard van den Berg) --> "The Role of Beliefs in Labor Market Policy" (joint with Conny Wunsch) --> "Health Effects of Supportive Labor Market Policy" (joint with Nicolas Ziebarth)
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Conseil et coaching intensifs pour demandeurs d’emploi âgés : une voie pour améliorer leurs chances sur le marché du travail ? (2012)
Study "Langzeitarbeitslosigkeit verhindern" / "Intervening against Longterm Unemployment": Intensivberatung für ältere Stellensuchende / Labor Market Policy for Older Job-Seekers (2011)
How Effective Are Unemployment Benefit Sanctions? Looking Beyond Unemployment Exit (with Rafael Lalive and Jan C. van Ours), forthcoming in Journal of Applied Econometrics (2012)
[IZA DP 4509; also available as: CEPR DP 7541, IFAU WP 09:22, CentER DP 09:80]...