Maastricht University, Netherlands, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Applied labor economics, in particular the evaluation of labor market policy
PhD Economics, University of Potsdam, 2012
“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).
The challenges of linking survey and administrative data
Combining survey and administrative data is growing in popularity, even though data access is still highly restrictedSteffen Künn, December 2015Using administrative records data and survey data to enhance each other offers huge potential for scientific and policy-related research. Two recent changes have expanded the potential for creating such linked data: the improved availability of data sources and progress in data-matching technology. These developments are reflected, among other ways, in the growing number of academic papers in labor economics that use linked survey and administrative data. While the number of studies using linked data is still small, the trend is clearly upward. Slowing the growth, however, are concerns about data security and privacy, which impede data access.MoreLess