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Research interests

My research focuses on applied microeconometrics, labour economics and the evaluation of public policies. My current work covers in particular the following topics: a first strand of research focuses on the empirical evaluation of reforms and incentive structures in social insurance and of labour market policies. Specifically, I assess the effects of instruments like job search requirements, monitoring and sanctions, different types of labour market programs and of unemployment insurance reforms on job finding and earnings outcomes. A second topic is the empirical analysis of job search behaviour, including issues like the role of reservation wage building, search effort decisions and of social networks. Third, I investigate in my research the behavioural foundations of labour market related decisions (by means of survey evidence), particularly of the role of biased beliefs, expectations and overconfidence. Fourth, I am in general interested in studying empirically the interplay of policy and individual behaviour in different areas of public policy.

External positions

Research Network Affiliate, Ifo Institute for Economic Research

15 May 2018 → …

Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor

1 Nov 2016 → …

External Fellow, Aarhus University

1 Dec 2011 → …

External Fellow, University of Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC), Department of Economics (DEEP)

1 Oct 2011 → …


  • programme evaluation
  • job search behaviour
  • social insurance
  • behaviour & beliefs
  • public policy
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