KfW Development Bank, Humboldt University Berlin, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Author, Topic spokesperson
Director, Evaluation Unit, KfW Development Bank (2019–); Professor of Empirical Labor Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2011–)
Labor economics, impact evaluation, development economics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Advisor for: The World Bank, International Labour Organisation (ILO), GIZ (German International Cooperation), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), European Commission, European Training Foundation (ETF), German Federal Government, German Council of Economic Experts, Global Development Network GDN/International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 3ie
Head of Berlin Office, RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (2007–2019); Head of Research Unit "Labor markets, Population, Health," RWI (2003–2007); Postdoctoral fellow and lecturer, UC Berkeley, Department of Economics, 2001–2003
PhD Economics, Universität Heidelberg, 2002
"Parental leave regulations, mothers' labor force attachment and fathers' childcare involvement: Evidence from a natural experiment." Journal of Population Economics 26:3 (2013): 983–1005 (with M. Tamm).
"Evaluating continuous training programs using the generalized propensity score." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A 175:2 (2012): 587–617 (with H. Schneider, A. Uhlendorff, and Z. Zhao).
"Active labour market policy evaluations: A meta-analysis." The Economic Journal 120 (2010): F452–F477 (with D. Card and A. Weber).
"The effectiveness of European active labor market programs." Labour Economics 17 (2010): 904–918.
"Before and after the Hartz reforms: The performance of active labour market policy in Germany." Journal for Labour Market Research 40 (2007): 45–64 (with L. Jacobi).
Youth labor market interventions
Comprehensive programs that focus on skills can reduce unemployment and upgrade skills in OECD countriesJochen Kluve, December 2014Reducing youth unemployment and generating more and better youth employment opportunities are key policy challenges worldwide. Active labor market programs for disadvantaged youth may be an effective tool in such cases, but the results have often been disappointing in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The key to a successful youth intervention program is comprehensiveness, comprising multiple targeted components, including job-search assistance, counseling, training, and placement services. Such programs can be expensive, however, which underscores the need to focus on education policy and earlier interventions in the education system.MoreLess