Microeconometrics and policy evaluation

The department of Microeconometrics and Policy Evaluation focusses on policy-relevant research in the fields of labour economics and industrial relations using microeconometric methods. Topics include wage discrimination against women, wage assimilation of migrants, and the consequences of temporary agency work and works councils on firm performance and turnover. The courses offered by the department include basic statistics for students majoring in economics, business administration, and related fields as well as basic and advanced econometrics for students majoring in economics and at the master’s level. The emphasis lies on the standard (micro)econometric and evaluation methods that form the backbone of causal inference.


  • Prof. Dr. Boris Hirsch
  • Jonas Dix
  • Christina Korf
  • Maike Mente