News Archive

December 6, 2012

Annette Bergemann, together with Mårten Palme (Stockholm University) and Erik Grönqvist (Institute for Evaluation of Labor Market and Education Policy (IFAU)), has been awarded SEK 300.000 (app. 35.000 Euro) by way of an IFAU research grant to study the effects of unemployment on criminality on the individual level. The team will analyze both, if layoffs of individuals affect the risk of displaying criminal behavior and if active labor market policy prevents youth criminality.

November 5, 2012

Gerard van den Berg and Arne Uhlendorff, together with a team of researchers at CREST (Paris, France) have received a research grant of 614,000 euro from the EU for research on fighting youth unemployment. They will carry out a randomized field experiment in the Paris suburbs in which small groups of young unemployed individuals help each other with job search.

December 3, 2012

December 12th to 14th, 2012, the SFB 884 Research Conference “Evaluation of Political Reforms” takes place at the University of Mannheim.

October 20, 2012

The Institute for Employment Research, the Labor and Socio-Economic Research Center of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Center of Econometrics and Empirical Economics organized a conference on “Field Experiments in Policy Evaluation” which took place in Nuremberg from October 18th to October 19th, 2012. For the conference report click HERE

June 26, 2012

The Institute for Employment Research, the Labor and Socio-Economic Research Center of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Center of Econometrics and Empirical Economics organize a conference on “Field Experiments in Policy Evaluation” taking place in Nuremberg from October 18th to October 19th, 2012. (more)

June 26, 2012

From July 2nd to August 2nd, 2012, Dr. Iris Kesternich, Assistant Professor at the Seminar for Comparative Economics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, will be a guest scientist at our department.

July 17, 2012

On July 19, 2012, Georgios Effraimidis will defend his PhD thesis “Essays in Multivariate Duration Models” (12:00, L 7, 3-5, Hörsaal 031).

July 16, 2012

On July 17, 2012, a “Joint Workshop of empirical economists and sociologists“takes place at the MZES (Room 231).

July 9, 2012

From July 9 to July 27, 2012, Benjamin Friedrich, PhD student at the Department of Economics, Yale University will be visiting the CEEE Mannheim.

June 21, 2012

On June 21st and June 22nd the Department of Economics is hosting a conference on “Statistical and Econometric Advances in Survival Analysis”. The conference features international speakers from econometrics, biostatistics, demography and mathematics with an interest in survival analysis. (more)

June 8, 2012

On June 8th and June 9th, 2012, a joint workshop of the Institute for Employment Research and the Center of Econometrics and Empirical Economics on “Job Search Assistance, Monitoring and Sanctions” takes place in Nuremberg. (more)

June 1st, 2011

The Economics PhD Student Petyo Bonev from the University of Mannheim has won the C.R. Rao award for best research paper at this year’s annual meeting of young economists. The meeting brings together many hundreds of the best PhD students and postdocs in economics worldwide, and gives them a platform to present their latest research findings. This year’s meeting was held in April 2011 in Groningen, The Netherlands. Bonev presented his paper NONPARAMETRIC INSTRUMENTAL VARIABLE METHODS FOR TREATMENT EVALUATION AMONG SURVIVORS
The paper focuses on the effect of an intervention on the probability of leaving a certain state among those who have already spent some time in that state. For example, one may think of the effect of participation in a training program for long-term unemployed individuals on the probability that they will find a job within a year. Often, the individuals who are willing to participate are more motivated to take a job anyway, so simply comparing them to those who do not participate would result in incorrect conclusions. However, with a rich set of observations, one may apply econometric techniques called “instrumental variables” to deal with this. Bonev shows how to do this, without relying on unjustified assumptions that are often made in practice.
Petyo Bonev is currently a PhD student in the Mannheim Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS), which has been awarded the excellence status by the German Science Foundation (DFG). His research is supervised by Gerard van den Berg and Enno Mammen.
We congratulate him with this impressive achievement in a contest with strong competition.

January 28th, 2011

We welcome Barbara Hofmann as a new post-doc researcher to our group.