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Frölich, Markus

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Works: 88 works in 287 publications in 2 languages and 1,354 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 958, Opponent, Creator
Classifications: HD75.9, 338.9
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Most widely held works by Markus Frölich
Programme evaluation and treatment choice by Markus Frölich( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy evaluation and programme choice are important tools for informed decision-making, for the administration of active labour market programmes, training programmes, tuition subsidies, rehabilitation programmes etc. Whereas the evaluation of programmes and policies is mainly concerned with an overall assessment of impact, benefits and costs, programme choice considers an optimal allocation of individuals to the programmes. This book surveys potential evaluation strategies for policies with multiple programmes and discusses evaluation and treatment choice in a coherent framework. Recommendations for choosing appropriate evaluation estimators are derived. Furthermore, a semiparametric estimator of optimal treatment choice is developed to assist in the optimal allocation of participants
Social insurance, informality, and labor markets : how to protect workers while creating good jobs by Markus Frölich( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reviews the evidence regarding the effects of social insurance and social assistance programmes on labour market outcomes and discusses options to improve their design and implementation. The book focuses particularly on middle income countries in Latin America and Asia with a large informal sector
Regional treatment intensity as an instrument for the evaluation of labour market policies by Markus Frölich( )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantile treatment effects in the regression discontinuity design by Markus Frölich( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper shows nonparametric identification of quantile treatment effects (QTE) in the regression discontinuity design. The distributional impacts of social programs such as welfare, education, training programs and unemployment insurance are of large interest to economists. QTE are an intuitive tool to characterize the effects of these interventions on the outcome distribution. We propose uniformly consistent estimators for both potential outcome distributions (treated and non-treated) for the population of interest as well as other function-valued effects of the policy including in particular the QTE process. The estimators are straightforward to implement and attain the optimal rate of convergence for one-dimensional nonparametric regression. We apply the proposed estimators to estimate the effects of summer school on the distribution of school grades, complementing the results of Jacob and Lefgren (2004). -- Quantile treatment effect ; causal effect ; endogeneity ; regression discontinuity
Immigration and heterogeneous labor in Western Germany by Markus Frölich( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents a methodology to identify net demand shocks as well as wage rigidities in heterogeneous labor markets on the basis of nonparametric regression. We show how this approach can be used to make suggestions for immigration policy in economies with labor market rigidities. In an application to western Germany it is demonstrated that nonparametric regression is feasible in higher dimensions with only a few thousand observations. In sum, labor markets able to absorb immigrants are characterized by above average age and by professional occupations. On the other hand, labor markets for young workers in service occupations are identified to exhibit rising unemployment due to wage rigidities and are therefore not recommended for immigration
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 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social insurance, informality, and labour markets : how to protect workers while creating good jobs( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reviews the evidence regarding the effects of social insurance and social assistance programmes on labour market outcomes and discusses options to improve their design and implementation. The book focuses particularly on middle income countries in Latin America and Asia with a large informal sector
Regression discontinuity design with covariates by Markus Frölich( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peer effects and textbooks in primary education : evidence from francophone sub-Saharan Africa by Markus Frölich( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As opposed to many other school inputs, textbooks have frequently been demonstrated to significantly foster student achievement. Using the rich data set provided by the 'Program on the Analysis of Education Systems' (PASEC) for five francophone, Sub-Saharan African countries, this paper goes beyond the estimation of direct effects of textbooks on students' learning and focuses on peer effects resulting from textbooks owned by students' classmates. Applying and extending nonparametric estimation methods from the treatment evaluation literature we separate the direct effect of textbooks from their peer effect. The latter clearly dominates but depends upon the initial level of textbook availability"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
Nonparametric IV estimation of local average treatment effects with covariates by Markus Frölich( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper nonparametric instrumental variable estimation of local average treatment effects (LATE) is extended to incorporate confounding covariates. Estimation of local average treatment effects is appealing since their identification relies on much weaker assumptions than the identification of average treatment effects in other nonparametric instrumental variable models. Including covariates in the estimation of LATE is necessary when the instrumental variable itself is endogenous (e.g. when the instrument is self-selected). However, all previous approaches to handle covariates in the estimation of LATE rely on parametric or semiparametric methods. In this paper, a nonparametric estimator for the estimation of LATE with covariates is suggested that is root-n asymptotically normal and efficient
Programme evaluation with multiple treatments by Markus Frölich( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper reviews the main identification and estimation strategies for microeconomic policy evaluation. Particular emphasis is laid on evaluating policies consisting of multiple programmes, which is of high relevance in practice. For example, active labour market policies may consist of different training programmes, employment programmes and wage subsidies. Similarly, sickness rehabilitation policies often offer different vocational as well as non-vocational rehabilitation measures. First, the main identification strategies (control-forconfounding-variables, difference-in difference, instrumental-variable, and regressiondiscontinuity identification) are discussed in the multiple-programme setting. Thereafter, the different nonparametric matching and weighting estimators of the average treatment effects and their properties are examined
Teacher shortages, teacher contracts and their impact on education in Africa by Jean Bourdon( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primary school enrolment rates are very low in francophone Africa. In order to enhance education supply, many countries have launched large teacher recruitment programmes in recent years, whereby teachers are no longer engaged on civil servant positions, but on the basis of (fixed-term) contracts typically implying considerably lower salaries and a sharply reduced duration of professional training. While this policy has led to a boost of primary enrolment, there is a concern about a loss in the quality of education. In this paper we analyse the impact on educational quality, by estimating nonparametrically the quantile treatment effects for Niger, Togo and Mali, based on very informative data, comparable across these countries. We find that contract teachers do relatively better for low ability children in low grades than for high ability children in higher grades. When positive treatment effects were found, they tended to be more positive at the low to medium quantiles; when negative effects were found they tended to be more pronounced at the high ability quantiles. Hence, overall it seems that contract teachers do a relatively better job for teaching students with learning difficulties than for teaching the "more advanced" children. This implies that contract teachers tend to reduce inequalities in student outcomes
What is the value of knowing the propensity score for estimating average treatment effects? by Markus Frölich( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unconditional quantile treatment effects under endogeneity by Markus Frölich( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Formal Insurance and Informal Solidarity in Developing Countries by Andreas Landmann( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration and heterogeneous labour in Western Germany : a labour market classification based on non-parametric estimation by Markus Frölich( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Targeting labour market programmes : results from a randomised experiment by Stefanie Behncke( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unemployed and their caseworkers : should they be friends or foes? by Stefanie Behncke( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In many countries, caseworkers in a public employment office have the dual roles of counselling and monitoring unemployed persons. These roles often conflict with each other leading to important caseworker heterogeneity: Some consider providing services to their clients and satisfying their demands as their primary task. Others may however pursue their strategies even against the will of the unemployed person. They may assign job assignments and labour market programmes without consent of the unemployed person. Based on a very detailed linked jobseeker-caseworker dataset, we investigate the effects of caseworkers' cooperativeness on the employment probabilities of their clients. Modified statistical matching methods reveal that caseworkers who place less emphasis on a cooperative and harmonic relationship with their clients increase their employment chances in the short and medium term"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
The short- and long-term effects of school choice on student outcomes evidence from a school choice reform in Sweden by Verena Wondratschek( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper evaluates the effects of a major Swedish school choice reform. The reform in 1992 increased school choice and competition among public schools as well as through a large-scale introduction of private schools. We estimate the effects of school choice and competition, using precise geographical information on the locations of school buildings and children's homes for the entire Swedish population for several cohorts affected at different stages in their educational career. We can measure the long-term effects up to age 25. We find that increased school choice had very small, but positive, effects on marks at the end of compulsory schooling, but virtually zero effects on longer term outcomes such as university education, employment, criminal activity and health
Sweden's school choice reform and equality of opportunity by Karin Edmark( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study analyses whether the Swedish school choice reform, enacted in 1992, had different effects on students from different socio-economic backgrounds. We use detailed geographical data on students' and schools' locations to construct measures of the degree of potential choice. This allows us to study the effects of choice opportunities among public schools, whereas previous studies have focused on newly opened private schools. Our results suggest small positive or no effects of choice opportunities, depending on specification and outcome. We find no strong evidence of differences between subgroups; if anything, effects tend to be slightly more positive for disadvantaged groups, such as students from low-income families. Taken together, the results indicate that students from a socio-economically disadvantaged or immigrant background were not harmed by the reform
 
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Programme evaluation and treatment choice
Alternative Names
Fröhlich, Markus 1973-

Frölich, M. 1973-

Frölich, Markus

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English (152)

German (4)

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