Horst Entorf

Goethe University Frankfurt, and IZA, Germany

Dr Entorf passed away in February 2020. Until his death, he was Professor of Econometrics at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, and an outstanding researcher and teacher in his field.

IZA World of Labor role


Research interest

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

Past positions

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

Selected publications

  • “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.