Steffen Künn

Maastricht University, Netherlands, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Research interest

Applied labor economics, in particular the evaluation of labor market policy


PhD Economics, University of Potsdam, 2012

Selected publications

  • “Personality traits and the evaluation of start-up subsidies.” European Economic Review (Forthcoming) (with M. Caliendo and M. Weißenberger).

  • “Getting back into the labor market: The effects of start-up subsidies for unemployed females.” Journal of Population Economics 28:4 (2015): 1005–1043 (with M. Caliendo).

  • “Subsidized start-ups out of unemployment: A comparison to regular business start-ups.” Small Business Economics 45:1 (2015): 165–190 (with M. Caliendo, J. Hogenacker, and F. Wießner).

  • “The IZA Evaluation Dataset Survey: A scientific use file.” IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 3:6 (2014) (with P. Arni, M. Caliendo, and K. F. Zimmermann).

  • “Regional effect heterogeneity of start-up subsidies for the unemployed.” Regional Studies 48:6 (2014): 1108–1134 (with M. Caliendo).