Potsdam University, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Author, Subject Editor
Professor of Empirical Economics, Potsdam University, Germany
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
Research Director, IZA (2009–2011)
PhD Economics, J.W. Goethe-University, Germany, 2005
“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).
Start-up subsidies for the unemployed: Opportunities and limitations
Financial support during business start-up is an effective active labor market policy tool for escaping unemploymentMarco Caliendo, March 2016Turning unemployment into self-employment is a suitable alternative to traditional active labor market policies in many developed countries. Start-up subsidies can assist unemployed workers in setting up their own business. This option can be especially interesting for people whose work is undervalued in paid employment or in situations where job offers are limited because of group-specific labor market constraints or structural changes. Furthermore, start-up subsidies are potentially associated with a “double dividend” if the subsidized businesses prosper, strengthen the economy, and create additional jobs in the future.MoreLess