Jochen Kluve

KfW Development Bank, Humboldt University Berlin, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson

Current position

Director, Evaluation Unit, KfW Development Bank (2019–); Professor of Empirical Labor Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2011–)

Research interest

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

Past positions

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

Selected publications

  • "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).