Aarhus University, Denmark, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Author, Former Editor
Professor, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University; Research Director, TrygFondens Centre for Child Research, Denmark
The effects of active labor 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
“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).
Do case workers help the unemployed?
Evidence for making a cheap and effective twist to labor market policies for unemployed workersMichael Rosholm, August 2014Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries spend, on average, an equivalent of 0.4% of their gross domestic product on active and passive labor market policies. This is a non-negligible sum, especially in times of strained government budgets. Meetings with case workers—who can provide advice and information on what jobs to look for, and how to search, and give moral support, as well as monitor search intensity—are a simple and effective option for policymakers to help the unemployed find work.MoreLess