Michael Rosholm

Aarhus University, Denmark, and IZA, Germany

I believe the IZA World of Labor is an innovative platform giving a unique opportunity for translating and disseminating important research findings to policymakers and hence support the move toward more evidence-based policy development

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Associate Editor

Current position

Professor, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University; Research Director, TrygFondens Centre for Child Research, Denmark

Research interest

The effects of active labour market policies and schooling outcomes on individuals and firms; the effects of interventions aimed at children and youth

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of Chairmanship, the Danish Economic Council, 2006–2012; Member of the Expert Committee on Active Labor Market Policy Reform (Carsten Koch Committee, 2013–2014); Member of the UI Benefit Reform Commission (2014–2015)


PhD Economics, University of Aarhus, 1998

Selected publications

  • “The effectiveness of active labor market policies: Evidence from a social experiment using non-parametric bounds.” Labour Economics 24 (2013): 58–67 (with J. Vikström and M. Svarer).

  • “Choosing the best training programme: Is there a case for statistical treatment rules?” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 72:2 (2010): 172–201 (with J. Staghøj and M. Svarer).

  • “Is labour market training a curse for the unemployed?: Evidence from a social experiment.” Journal of Applied Econometrics 24:2 (2009): 338–365 (with L. Skipper).

  • “Estimating the threat effect of active labour market programmes.” Scandinavian Journal of Economics 110:2 (2008): 385–401 (with M. Svarer).

  • “Rent control and unemployment duration.” Journal of Public Economics 89:11–12 (2005): 2165–2181 (with J. R. Munch and M. Svarer).