Published Articles

Publications in Peer Reviewed academic journals 

"Direct and indirect treatment effects: Causal chains and mediation analysis with instrumental variables", with M. Frö- lich, forthcoming in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B.

"Direct and indirect effects of training vouchers for the unemployed", with M. Lechner and A. Strittmatter, forthcoming in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A.

"Testing the validity of the compulsory schooling law instrument", with B. Bolzern, Economics Letters, 159, 23-27, 2017.

"The Finite Sample Performance of Semi- and Nonparametric Estimators for Treatment Effects and Policy Evaluation", with M. Frölich and M. Wiesenfarth, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 115, 91–102, 2017.

"A cautionary tale about control variables in IV estimation", with E. Deuchert, forthcoming in the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

"Why do tougher caseworkers increase employment? The role of programme assignment as a causal mechanism", with M. Lechner and G. Mellace, Review of Economics and Statistics, 99 (1), 180-183, 2017

Does preschool boost the development of minority children? The case of Roma children”, with C. Felfe, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, 180 (2), 475-502,2017.

"Sharp IV bounds on average treatment effects on the treated and other populations under endogeneity and noncompliance", with L. Laffers and G. Mellace, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 32 (1),56-79, 2017.

"The Effects of Firms'Partial Retirement Policies on the Labour Market Outcomes of their Employees" with M. Lechner and C. Wunsch, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 69 (5), 1216-1248,2016.

"On the Development of Students' Attitudes towards Corruption and Cheating in Russian Universities", with E. Denisova-Schmidt and E. Leontyeva, European Journal of Higher Education, 6 (2), 128-143, 2016.

"An Experimental Evaluation of an Anti-Corruption Intervention among Ukrainian University Students", with E. Denisova-Schmidt and Y. Prytula, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 56 (6), 713-734,2016.

"Do Anti-Corruption Educational Campaigns Reach Students? Some Evidence from Russia and Ukraine", with E. Denisova-Schmidt and E. Leontyeva, Educational Studies Moscow, 1, 61-83, 2016.

"The finite sample performance of estimators for mediation analysis under sequential conditional independence", with M. Lechner and G. Mellace,  Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 34 (1), 139-160, 2016.

"A test of the conditional independence assumption in sample selection models", with B. Melly,  Journal of Applied Econometrics, 30 (7), 1144-1168, 2015.

"Workplace health promotion and labour market performance of employees", with M. Lechner and C. Wunsch, Journal of Health Economics, 43, 170–189, 2015.

"Radius matching on the propensity score with bias adjustment: finite sample behaviour, tuning parameters and software implementation", with M. Lechner and A. Steinmayr, Empirical Economics, 49(1), 1-31, 2015.

"Causal pitfalls in the decomposition of wage gaps", Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 33 (2), 179-191, 2015.

"Testing instrument validity for LATE identification based on inequality moment constraints", with G. Mellace, Review of Economics and Statistics, 97(2), 398-411, 2015.

"Testing the validity of the sibling sex ratio instrument", LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 29 (1), 1-14, 2015

"Sharp bounds on causal effects under sample selection", with G. Mellace, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 77 (1), 129-151, 2015.

"Should Welfare Administration be Centralized or Decentralized? Evidence from a Policy Experiment", with B. Boockmann, S. Thomsen, T. Walter, and C. Göbel, German Economic Review, 16 (1), 13-42, 2015 

"Treatment evaluation with multiple outcome periods under endogeneity and attrition", with M. Frölich, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 109 (508), 1697-1711, 2014.

"Testing exclusion restrictions and additive separability in sample selection models", with G. Mellace, Empirical Economics, 47 (1), 75-92,2014.

"Identifying causal mechanisms (primarily) based on inverse probability weighting", Journal of Applied Econometrics, 29 (6), 920-943, 2014.

"Regional Differences in Perceived Corruption among Ukrainian Firms", with E. Denisova-Schmidt, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 55 (1), 10-36, 2014

"Sensitivity checks for the local average treatment effect", Economics Letters, 123 (2), 220-223, 2014.

"Treatment evaluation in the presence of sample selection", Econometric Reviews, 33 (8), 869-905, 2014.

"A simple test for the ignorability of non-compliance in experiments", Economics Letters, 120 (3), 389-391, 2013.

"The performance of estimators based on the propensity score", with M. Lechner and C. Wunsch, Journal of Econometrics, 175 (1), 1-21, 2013.

"Identification of average treatment effects in social experiments under alternative forms of attrition", Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 37 (3), 443-474, 2012.

"Does Leaving Welfare Improve Health? Evidence for Germany", with M. Lechner and C. Wunsch, Health Economics, 20 (4), 484-504, 2011.

"Do German Welfare-to-Work Programmes Reduce Welfare Dependency and Increase Employment?", with M. Lechner, C. Wunsch, and T. Walter, German Economic Review, 12 (2), 182-204, 2011.

"Testing for covariate balance using nonparametric quantile regression and resampling methods", Journal of Applied Statistics, 38 (12), 2881-2899, 2011.

Invited contributions

"Disentangling policy effects into causal channels" , IZA World of Labor.

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