Marco Caliendo

Potsdam University, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Subject Editor

Current position

Professor of Empirical Economics, Potsdam University, Germany

Research interest

Evaluation of labor market programs, job search and unemployment dynamics, self-employment/entrepreneurship, the influence of personality traits on economic outcomes, and applied microeconometrics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to DG Regio, DG Employment, Swedish/Portuguese/German Ministries of Labor

Past positions

Research Director, IZA (2009–2011)


PhD Economics, J.W. Goethe-University, Germany, 2005

Selected publications

  • “Locus of control and job search strategies.” Review of Economics and Statistics 97:1 (2015): 88-103 (with D. Cobb-Clark and A. Uhlendorff).

  • “Benefit duration, unemployment duration and job match quality: A regression-discontinuity approach.” Journal of Applied Econometrics 28:4 (2013): 604–627 (with K. Tatsiramos and A. Uhlendorff).

  • “Start-up subsidies for the unemployed: Long-term evidence and effect heterogeneity.” Journal of Public Economics 95:3-4 (2011): 311–331 (with S. Künn).

  • “The impact of risk attitudes on entrepreneurial survival.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 76:1 (2010): 45–63 (with F. Fossen and A. S. Kritikos).

  • “The effect of active labor market programs on not-yet treated unemployed individuals.” Journal of the European Economic Association 7:2–3 (2009): 606–616 (with G. J. van den Berg and A.Bergemann).