Goethe University Frankfurt, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Empirical econometrics applied to labor economics, educational economics, migration, financial markets, and the economics of crime
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Societal Aspects of Security Research, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Professor of Econometrics at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, 2007–2020; Professor of Microeconometrics, Darmstadt University of Technology, 2001–2007; Professor of Econometrics, University of Würzburg, 1998–2001
Habilitation in Economics and Econometrics, University of Mannheim, 1995
“Peer effects, social multipliers and migrants at school: An international comparison.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 34:4 (2008): 633–654 (with M. Lauk).
“Socio-economic and demographic factors of crime in Germany: Evidence from panel data of the German States.” International Review of Law and Economics 20 (2000): 75–106 (with H. Spengler).
“New technologies, wages and worker selection.” Journal of Labor Economics 17:3 (1999): 464–491 (with M. Gollac and F. Kramarz).
“Random walks with drifts: Nonsense regressions and spurious fixed-effect estimation.” Journal of Econometrics 80 (1997): 287–296.
“Real business cycles under test: A multi-country, multi-sector exercise.” European Economic Review 35 (1991): 933–969.
Migrants and educational achievement gaps
Avoiding segregation and compensating for parental disadvantage can reduce migrants’ educational achievement gapsHorst Entorf, April 2015As global migration flows increase, so do the number of migrant students in host country schools. Yet migrants’ achievement scores lag well behind those of their native-born schoolmates. Performance gaps are explained largely by differences in migrant parents’ socio-economic background, cultural capital, and language skills. Education policy needs to focus on language teaching, parental involvement, diversity training, and beneficial social interaction between immigrant and native-born populations. With the wealth of many industrialized countries threatened by a lack of qualified labor, education of immigrants should be an important priority.MoreLess