BIBB, Germany, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Netherlands, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of "Economics of Vocational Education and Training," Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University, Netherlands; Head of Research Unit "Economics of Vocational Education and Training," Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany
Education economics, industrial relations, personnel economics, labor economics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
Senior Researcher at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Bonn, Germany
PhD, Maastricht University, 2013
"Do recruiters select workers with different personality traits for different tasks? A discrete choice experiment." Labour Economics 78 (2022) (with C. Wehner and A. de Grip).
"Supply shocks in the market for apprenticeship training." Economics of Education Review 86(1 (2022) (with S. Muehlemann, H. Dietrich, and G. Pfann).
"The effect of business cycle expectations on the German apprenticeship market:. Estimating the impact of Covid-19." Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 12:8 (2020): 1–30 (with S. Muehlemann and B. Wittek).
"The structure of hiring costs in Germany: Evidence from firm-level data." Industrial Relations 55:2 (2016): 193–218 (with S. Muehlemann).
"Works councils, collective bargaining, and apprenticeship training – Evidence from German firms." Industrial Relations 53:2 (2014): 199–222 (with B. Kriechel, S. Muehlemann, and M. Schütte).
Cost–benefit surveys of employers help design more effective training policiesApprenticeship training programs typically last several years and require substantial investments by training firms, largely due to the associated labor costs for participants and instructors. Nevertheless, apprentices also add significant value in the workplace. One tool to measure the costs and benefits of training for firms is employer surveys, which were first introduced in the 1970s in Germany. Such cost–benefit surveys (CBS) help to better understand a firm's demand for apprentices and to identify market failures. Therefore, CBS are an important tool for designing effective training policies.MoreLess