Michael Lechner studied from 1985 to 1989 Economics at the University of Heidelberg and the London School of Economics and Political Science.1989 he got his Degree in Economics at the University of Heidelberg. From 1990 until 1994 he worked as Research Assistant at the Department of Economics, University of Mannheim (Prof. Heinz König). In 1994 he recieved his Ph.D. in Economics and Econometrics at the University of Mannheim. From 1994 to1995 he was a John-F.-Kennedy-Fellow at the Center for European Studies of Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. In 1995 he became an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Mannheim and stayed there until 1998. In 1996 he received his post-doctoral habilitation in Economics and Econometrics (University of Mannheim) and 1998 he became a full Professor of Econometrics at the University of St. Gallen and Director of SIAW and is currently director of the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW).

Among others he has published in Journal of Econometrics, The Journal of Human Resources, Annales d' Economie et de Statistique, Journal of Business Economic Statistics and The Econometrics Journal.

Michael Lechner joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11268
Michael C. Knaus, Michael Lechner, Anne K. Reimers
published in: Labour Economics, 2020, 67, 1010904
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9490
published in: Journal of Applied Statistics, 2016, Vol. 43, No. 11, pp. 2044-2052
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8297
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2015,43, 170-189
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7768
Christina Felfe, Michael Lechner, Petra Thiemann
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2016, 42, 62-75
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. 6105
published in: PLoS One, 2016, 11(5), e0151729
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. 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. 3559
published as 'Long-run labour market and health effects of individual sports activities' in: Journal of Health Economics, 2009, 28 (4), 839 - 854
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3149
published in: Journal of Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society), 2010, 173 (1), 67-92
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3085
published in: Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik / Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 2009, 145 (3), 221-268
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3005
published in: Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, 2008, 1, 151-178
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2740
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 24 (3), 783-812
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. 2144
published in: Journal of American Statistical Association, 2010, 105 (491), 1014-1029
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1443
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9 (4), 742-784
IZA Discussion Paper No. 728
published in: Labour Economics, 2007, 14 (2), 135-151
IZA Discussion Paper No. 154
published in: Economic Journal, 2002, 112 (482), 854-893
IZA Discussion Paper No. 94
published in: Labour Economics, 2009, 9 (2), 143-186
IZA Discussion Paper No. 93
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2000, 35 (2), 347-375
IZA Discussion Paper No. 91
published in: M. Lechner, F. Pfeiffer (eds.), Econometric Evaluation of Labour Market Policies, Heidelberg: Physica, 2001, 43-58