Michael C. Knaus

Research Fellow

University of Tübingen

Michael C. Knaus is currently an Assistant Professor of Data Science in Economics at the University of Tübingen. Previously he obtained a PhD in Economics and Finance with the specialization in Econometrics from the University of St. Gallen where we also worked as a non-tenure track Assistant Professor.

Michael’s research interests are in applied econometrics with a focus on labor economic applications. In particular he is interested in the combination of machine learning methods and causal inference to improve estimation in observational studies and to allow for systematic search for effect heterogeneity and data-driven policy recommendations.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in June 2017 and became a Research Fellow in December 2023.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 13051
published in: Econometrics Journal, 2022, 25 (3), 602-627
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12039
published in: Econometrics Journal, 2021, 24 (1), 134-161
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11547
published in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 2021, 184(1), 282-300
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11268
Michael C. Knaus, Michael Lechner, Anne K. Reimers
published in: Labour Economics, 2020, 67, 1010904
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10961
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2022, 57 (2), 597-636
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9735
published in: Economic Inquiry, 2019, 57(1), 227-242