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Lechner, Michael

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Works: 237 works in 836 publications in 3 languages and 3,016 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Christian fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Creator, dgs, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: PZ4.L4527, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Michael Lechner
My beautiful white roses by Michael Lechner( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Econometric evaluation of labour market policies by Michael Lechner( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empirical measurement of impacts of active labour market programmes has started to become a central task of economic researchers. New improved econometric methods have been developed that will probably influence future empirical work in various other fields of economics as well. This volume contains a selection of original papers addressing these econometric issues at the theoretical and empirical level. The theoretical part contains papers on tight bounds of average treatments effects, instrumental variables estimators, impact measurement with multiple programme options and statistical profiling. The empirical part provides the reader with econometric evaluations of active labour market programmes in Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Slovak Republic and Sweden
Training the East German labour force : microeconometric evaluations of continuous vocational training after unification by Michael Lechner( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After unification the public and private sector spent large amounts of money to retrain the East Germany labour force in order to ease the transition to the new market economy. Using individual longitudinal and cross sectional data, this book proposes microeconometric methods to evaluate the impact of these training programmes on the participants'situation in the labour market. The contributions concern the issue of how such evaluations could and should be performed as well as the effectiveness of the actual programmes. The empirical findings should be performed as well as the effectiveness of the actual programmes. The empirical findings suggest that the public sector sponsored training programmes were fairly ineffective for the individual participants with respect to their unemployment risk as well as other labour market indicators. In contrast, the trainig organized and paid by the enterpries caused considerable earnings growth
Die Theologie des Masses : Studien zur kulturgeschichtlichen Bedeutung der Askese bei Romano Guardini by Michael Lechner( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional treatment intensity as an instrument for the evaluation of labour market policies by Markus Frölich( )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evaluation of public-sector-sponsored continuous vocational training programs in East Germany by Michael Lechner( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study analyses the effects of public-sector-sponsored continuous vocational training and retraining in East Germany after unification with West Germany in 1990. It presents econometric estimates of the average gains from training participation in terms of employment probabilities, earnings, and career prospects after the completion of training using a matching approach. The data is from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP, 1990-1996). The GSOEP allows the researcher to observe individual behavior on a monthly or on a yearly basis. The results suggest that despite large public expenditures there are no positive effects in the first years after training
Sensitivity of Matching-Based Program Evaluations to the Availability of Control Variables by Michael Lechner( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on new, exceptionally informative and large German linked employer-employee administrative data, we investigate the question whether the omission of important control variables in matching estimation leads to biased impact estimates of typical active labour market programs for the unemployed. Such biases would lead to false policy conclusions about the cost-effectiveness of these expensive policies. Using newly developed Empirical Monte Carlo Study methods, we find that besides standard personal characteristics, information on individual health and firm characteris-tics of the last employer are particularly important for selection correction. Moreover, it is important to account for past performance on the labour market in a very detailed and flexible way. Information on job search behaviour, timing of unemployment and program start, as well as detailed regional characteristics are also relevant
Does subsidized temporary employment get the unemployed back to work? : an econometric analysis of two different schemes by Michael Gerfin( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subsidised employment is an important tool of active labour market policies to improve the chances of the unemployed to find permanent employment. Using informative individual administrative data we investigate the effects of two different schemes of subsidised temporary employment implemented in Switzerland. One scheme operates as a non-profit employment programme (EP), whereas the other one is a subsidy for temporary jobs (TEMP) in firms operating in competitive markets. Using econometric matching methods we find that TEMP is considerably more successful in getting the unemployed back into work than EP. We also find that compared to nonparticipation both programmes are ineffective for unemployed who find job easily anyway as well as for those with short unemployment duration. For unemployed with potentially long unemployment duration and for actual long term unemployed, both programmes may have positive effects, but the effect of TEMP is much larger
Microeconometric evaluation of the active labour market policy in Switzerland by Michael Gerfin( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second part of the 1990's Switzerland conducted an ambitious active labour market policy (ALMP) encompassing a wide variety of programmes. We evaluate the effects of these programmes on the individual employment probability of potential participants. Our econometric analysis uses unusually informative data originating from administrative unemployment and social security records. We apply a matching estimator adapted for the case of multiple programmes. We find substantial positive effects for one particular programme that is a unique feature of the Swiss ALMP. It consists of a wage subsidy for temporary jobs in the regular labour market that would otherwise not be taken up by the unemployed. We also find large negative effects for traditional employment programmes operated in sheltered labour markets. For training courses the results are mixed
Ökonometrische Modelle für qualitative Paneldaten : das Beispiel der selbständigen Erwerbstätigkeit in den neuen Bundesländer by Michael Lechner( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are training programs more effective when unemployment is high? by Michael Lechner( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We estimate short, medium, and long-run individual labor market effects of training programs for unemployed by following program participation on a monthly basis over a ten-year period. Since analyzing the effectiveness of training over such a long period is impossible with experimental data, we use an administrative database compiled for evaluating German training programs. Based on matching estimation adapted to the various issues that arise in this particular context, we find a clear positive relation between the effectiveness of the programs and the unemployment rate over time
Kids or courses? gender differences in the effects of active labor market policies by Michael Lechner( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long run effects of public sector sponsored training in West Germany by Michael Lechner( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1991 and 1997 West Germany spent on average about 3.6 bn Euro per year on public sector sponsored training programmes for the unemployed. We base our empirical analysis on a new administrative data base that plausibly allows for selectivity correction by microeconometric matching methods. We identify the effects of different types of training programmes over a horizon of more than seven years. Using bias corrected weighted multiple neighbours matching we find that all programmes have negative effects in the short run and positive effects over a horizon of about four years. However, for substantive training programmes with duration of about two years gains in employment probabilities of more than 10% points appear to be sustainable, but come at the price of large negative lock-in effects
A caseworker like me: does the similarity between unemployed and caseworker increase job placements? by Stefanie Behncke( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evaluation of public employment programmes in the east German state of Sachsen-Anhalt by Martin Eichler( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In East Germany, active labour market policies (ALMPs) are used on a large scale to contain fast rising unemployment after unification. This paper evaluates the effects for participants in public employment programmes (PEPs), that are an important part of ALMPs. It focuses on individual unemployment probabilities. By concentrating on the state of Sachsen-Anhalt, the econometric analysis can use a new and large panel, the Arbeitsmarktmonitor Sachsen-Anhalt. We aim at nonparametric identification of the effects of PEPs by combining the use of comparison groups with differencing over time to correct for selection effects. Our results indicate that PEP participation reduces the unemployment risk of the participants
Earnings effects of training programs by Michael Lechner( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What did all the money do? On the general ineffectiveness of recent West German labour market programmes by Michael Lechner( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of non-profit temping agencies on individual labour market success in the West German state of Rhineland-Palatinate by Michael Lechner( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does leaving welfare improve health? Evidence for Germany by Martin Huber( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using exceptionally rich linked administrative and survey information on German welfare recipients we investigate the health effects of transitions from welfare to employment and of assignments to welfare-to-work programmes. Applying semi-parametric propensity score matching estimators we find that employment substantially increases (mental) health. The positive effects are mainly driven by males and individuals with bad initial health conditions and are largest for males with poor health. In contrast, the effects of welfare-to-work programmes, including subsidized jobs, are ambiguous and statistically insignificant for most outcomes. Robustness checks that include a semi-parametric instrumental variable approach do not provide reasons for concern
The estimation of causal effects by difference-in-difference methods by Michael Lechner( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey gives a brief overview of the literature on the difference-in-difference (DiD) estimation strategy and discusses major issues using a treatment effects perspective. In this sense, this survey gives a somewhat different view on DiD than the standard textbook discussion of the DiD model, but it will not be as complete as the latter. It contains some extensions of the literature, for example, a discussion of, and suggestions for nonlinear DiD estimators as well as DiD estimators based on propensity-score type matching methods
 
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Econometric evaluation of labour market policies
Alternative Names
Lechner, M. 1962-

Lechner, Michael

Michael Lechner economist (Universität St. Gallen)

Michael Lechner Wirtschaftswissenschaftler (Prof. für Ökonometrie; tätig am Schweizerischen Institut für Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung (SEW-HSG), an der Univ. St. Gallen, Schweiz; CEPR; PSI)

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English (203)

German (11)

French (8)

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Training the East German labour force : microeconometric evaluations of continuous vocational training after unification