Published in refereed academic journals


"Testing Monotonicity of Mean Potential Outcomes in a Continuous Treatment with High-Dimensional Data", with Y.-C. Hsu, Y.-Y. Lee, and C.-A. Liu, forthcoming in the Review of Economics and Statistics.


"The Finite Sample Performance of Instrumental Variable-Based Estimators of the Local Average Treatment Effect When Controlling for Covariates", with H. Bodory and M. Lechner, forthcoming in Computational Economics.


"Double machine learning for sample selection models", with M. Bia and L. Lafférs, forthcoming in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.


"Deep learning for detecting bid rigging Flagging cartel participants with deep learning based on convolutional neuronal networks", with D. Imhof, forthcoming in the International Journal of Industrial Organization.

"It's Never Too LATE: A New Look at Local Average Treatment Effects with or Without Defiers", with C. Dahl and G. Mellace, forthcoming in the Econometrics Journal.

"A Machine Learning Approach for Flagging Incomplete Bid-rigging Cartels", with H. Wallimann and D. Imhof, forthcoming in Computational Economics.

"The fiscal response to revenue shocks", with S. Berset and M. Schelker, forthcoming in International Tax and Public Finance.


"When does gender occupational segregation start? An experimental evaluation of the effects of gender and parental occupation in the apprenticeship labor market" , with A. Fernandes and C. Plaza, Economics of Education Review, 95, 102399, 2023.

"How residence permits affect the labor market attachment of foreign workers: Evidence from a migration lottery in Liechtenstein", with B. Buechel and S. Gangl, European Economic Review, 152, 104377, 2023.


"How causal machine learning can leverage marketing strategies: Assessing and improving the performance of a coupon campaign", with H. Langen, PLoS ONE, 18 (1): e0278937, 2023.


"Bounds on direct and indirect effects under treatment/mediator endogeneity and outcome attrition", with L. Lafférs, Econometric Reviews, 41 (10), 1141-1163, 2022


"Perceived Anonymity and Cheating in an Online Experiment", with E. Denisova-Schmidt and Y. Prytula, Eastern European Economics, 60 (6), 540-558, 2022.


"Evaluating (weighted) dynamic treatment effects by double machine learning"with H. Bodory and L. Lafférs, Econometrics Journal, 25 (3), 628-648, 2022.


"Causal mediation analysis with double machine learning", with H. Farbmacher, L. Lafférs, H. Langen, and M. Spindler, Econometrics Journal, 25 (2), 277-300, 2022.


"Transnational machine learning with screens for flagging bid-rigging cartels", with D. Imhof and R. Ishii, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, 185 (3), 1074-1114, 2022.


"Business analytics meets artificial intelligence: Assessing the demand effects of discounts on Swiss train tickets", with J. Meier and Wallimann, Transportation Research Part B, 163, 22-39, 2022.


"Direct and Indirect Effects based on Changes-in-Changes", with M. Schelker and A. Strittmatter, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 40 (1), 432-443, 2022.


"On the plausibility of the latent ignorability assumption", Econometrics, 9 (4), 47, 1-7, 2021.


"Time Preferences across Language Groups: Evidence on Intertemporal Choices from the Swiss Language Border", with H. Herz, T. Maillard-Bjedov, and S. Tyahlo, Economic Journal, 131 (639), 2920-2954, 2021.


"Instrument-based estimation with binarized treatments: issues and tests for the exclusion restriction", with M. E. Andresen, Econometrics Journal, 24 (3), 536–558, 2021.


"Assessing the effects of seasonal tariff-rate quotas on vegetable prices in Switzerland", with D. Loginova and M. Portmann, Journal of Agricultural Economics, 72 (2), 607-627, 2021.


"A framework for separating individual-level treatment effects from spillover effects", with A. Steinmayr, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 39 (2), 422-436, 2021.


"Gender Differences in Wage Expectations", with A. Fernandes and G. Vaccaro, PLoS ONE 16 (6): e0250892, 2021.


"Combining experimental evidence with machine learning to assess anti-corruption educational campaigns among Russian university students", with E. Denisova-Schmidt, E. Leontyeva, and A. Solovyeva, Empirical Economics, 60 (1), 1661–1684, 2021.


"Direct and indirect effects of continuous treatments based on generalized propensity score weighting", with Y.-C. Hsu, Y.-Y. Lee, and L. Lettry, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 35 (7), 814-840, 2020.


"Direct and indirect effects under sample selection and outcome attrition", with A. Solovyeva, Econometrics, 8 (4), 44, 1-25, 2020.


"Endogeneity and Non-Response Bias in Treatment Evaluation: Nonparametric Identification of Causal Effects by Instruments", with H. Fricke, M. Frölich, and M. Lechner, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 35 (5), 481-504, 2020.


"Timing matters: The Impact of Response Measures on COVID-19-Related Hospitalization and Death Rates in Germany and Switzerland", with H. Langen, Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 156 (10), 1-19, 2020.


"On the sensitivity of wage gap decompositions", with A. Solovyeva, Journal of Labor Research, 41 (1), 1-33, 2020.


"The Finite Sample Performance of Inference Methods for Propensity Score Matching and Weighting Estimators", with H. Bodory, L. Camponovo, and M. Lechner, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 38 (1), 183-200, 2020.


"Including Covariates in the Regression Discontinuity Design", with M. Frölich, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 37 (4), 736-748, 2019.


"Direct and indirect effects based on difference-in-differences with an application to political preferences following the Vietnam draft lottery", with E. Deuchert and M. Schelker, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 37 (4), 710-720, 2019.


"The effects of anti-corruption videos on attitudes towards corruption in a Ukrainian online survey", with E. Denisova-Schmidt and Y. Prytula, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 60 (3), 304-332, 2019.


"Kausalanalyse mit maschinellem Lernen (English title: Combining Causal Analysis with Machine Learning)", HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik, 57, 106-116, 2019.


"Machine learning with screens for detecting bid-rigging cartels", with D. Imhof, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 65, 277–301, 2019.


"Evaluating an information campaign about rural development policies in (FYR) Macedonia", with A. Kotevska, A. Martinovska Stojcheska, and A. Solovyeva, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 48 (1), 117-141, 2019.


"Nonparametric estimation of natural direct and indirect effects based on inverse probability weighting", with Y.-C. Hsu and T.-C. Lai, Journal of Econometric Methods, 8 (1), 2019.


"Local average and quantile treatment effects under endogeneity based on instruments : a review", with K. Wüthrich, Journal of Econometric Methods, 8 (1), 2019.


"Direct and indirect effects of training vouchers for the unemployed", with M. Lechner and A. Strittmatter, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, 181 (2), 441-463, 2018.


"Direct and indirect treatment effects: Causal chains and mediation analysis with instrumental variables", with M. Frölich, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, 79 (5), 1645–1666, 2017.


"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, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 79 (3), 411–425, 2017.


"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 Effect 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 Statistics77 (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 Review16 (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, 2016.