Jochen Kluve

KfW Development Bank, Humboldt University Berlin, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson


Labor market policy, Impact evaluation, Development programs, Youth employment, Family policy




German - Native speaker, English - Non-native speaker, Spanish - Non-native speaker

Media experience

Print, Digital, Television, Radio



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Current position

Director, Evaluation Unit, KfW Development Bank (2019–); Professor of Empirical Labor Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2011–)

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Advisor for: The World Bank, International Labour Organisation (ILO), GIZ (German International Cooperation), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), European Commission, European Training Foundation (ETF), German Federal Government, German Council of Economic Experts, Global Development Network GDN/International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 3ie

Past positions

Head of Berlin Office, RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (2007–2019); Head of Research Unit "Labor markets, Population, Health," RWI (2003–2007); Postdoctoral fellow and lecturer, UC Berkeley, Department of Economics, 2001–2003


PhD Economics, Universität Heidelberg, 2002

Selected publications

  • "Parental leave regulations, mothers' labor force attachment and fathers' childcare involvement: Evidence from a natural experiment." Journal of Population Economics 26:3 (2013): 983–1005 (with M. Tamm).

  • "Evaluating continuous training programs using the generalized propensity score." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A 175:2 (2012): 587–617 (with H. Schneider, A. Uhlendorff, and Z. Zhao).

  • "Active labour market policy evaluations: A meta-analysis." The Economic Journal 120 (2010): F452–F477 (with D. Card and A. Weber).

  • "The effectiveness of European active labor market programs." Labour Economics 17 (2010): 904–918.

  • "Before and after the Hartz reforms: The performance of active labour market policy in Germany." Journal for Labour Market Research 40 (2007): 45–64 (with L. Jacobi).