Conny Wunsch is Professor of Labour Economics at the University of Basel. Until August 2013 she was Associate Professor at the VU University Amsterdam and VENI laureate of the Dutch National Science Foundation. After obtaining her Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen in 2008 she worked as Assistant Professor at the University of St. Gallen and as postdoctoral fellow at the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research. Her main research interests are in the area of labour economics, in particular the evaluation and optimal design of policies targeted at the unemployed. She is also interested in the implications of the demographic change for the labour market.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2010.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11641
published as 'Risky Choices and Solidarity: Disentangling Different Behavioural Channels' in Experimental Economics, 2021,
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10906
published as 'Risky Choices and Solidarity: Disentangling Different Behavioural Channels' in: Experimental Economics, 2021, 24, 1185 - 1214
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8297
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2015,43, 170-189
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7513
published as 'The Effect of Firms' Phased Retirement Policies on the Labour Market Outcomes of Their Employees' in: ILR Review, 2016, 69(5), 1216-1248
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5553
published in: Labour Economics, 2013, 21, 111-121
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5268
published as 'The Performance of Estimators Based on the Propensity Score' in: Journal of Econometrics, 2013, 175 (1), 1-21
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4896
published as 'Evaluating Nationwide Health Interventions: Malawi's Insecticide Treated Net Distribution Program' in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 2014, 177 (2), 523-552
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4773
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95 (3), 1030-1045
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4370
published in: Health Economics, 2011, 20 (4), 484-504
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4090
published as 'Do German Welfare-to-Work Programmes Reduce Welfare Dependency and Increase Employment?' in: German Economic Review, 2011, 12 (2), 182-204
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2363
published in: Economics of Transition, 2009, 17 (4), 661-702
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2355
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2009, 27 (4), 653-692
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1443
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9 (4), 742-784
IZA Research Report No. 62
Report based on a study conducted for the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Bonn 2014 (133 pages), short overview published in: Die Volkswirtschaft, 5-2014, 52-54 (German | French)