Lutz C. Kaiser is currently Professor of Socio-Economics and Public Marketing at the North Rhine-Westphalia University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration, Member of Research Center 'Human Resource Management (FPM)',Member of Research Consortium 'Social Security in Transition (SOSIUM)', Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA Bonn) and member of the editorial board of the journal 'Eurasian Economic Review'.

He served as a Research Professor of the German Economic Research Institute (DIW-Berlin), 2010-2013. From October to December 2009, he was a Senior Research Associate of the Research Institute for Sociology (FIS), Department of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne. From September 2004 to September 2009, Lutz was an IZA Research Associate. His former professional experience was related to German and cross-European applied research and micro data projects at the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation (WSI-Düsseldorf), the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW-Berlin) and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI-Dublin).

He received his Ph.D. in Social Sciences at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, where he obtained his M.A. in 1997 (Dipl.-Sozialwissenschaftler). From 1995–1996 he studied ‘Contemporary European Integration’ at Trinity College Dublin/Ireland as a stipendiary of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

His research interests include socio-economics, social policy, migration and integration, diversity, human- and social capital, work and family life - balance, job satisfaction, labor supply, public marketing, policy evaluation, applied microeconomics, and micro panel data development. His most recent publications cover, inter alia, topics like ‘Female vs. Male Career Estimation‘, ‘Job Satisfaction and Public Service Motivation‘, ‘Labor Market Reintegration via Workfare: A Path Towards Social Integration?‘, ‘Differential Inclusion in Germany's Conservative Welfare State: Policy Legacies and Structural Constraints’, ‘Diversity and Communal Intercultural Competences’, ‘Social Segregation and the Development of Cities’ or ‘Minimum Wages and the Working Poor’. He has published reports on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS), and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ).



IZA Discussion Paper No. 8185
published in: M. Connerley, J. Wu (eds.), The Handbook on Well-Being of Working Women, Springer 2016, pp. 429-448

The paper discusses gender differences with regard to the self- and reciprocal estimation of career expectations. Firstly, the theoretical background and the literature are identified. Within this frame, the instance of self-under-estimated career prospects of female workers and statistical discrimination in the labor market are described. Both aspects are jointly...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7935

Based on a unique case study-dataset, the paper analyses job satisfaction and public service motivation in Germany. A special issue of the investigation is related to the evaluation of performance pay scales that were introduced some years ago to German public employees within the frame of fostering New Public Management....

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5400
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2011, 32 (7), 731-752

The evaluation of labor market policies has become an important issue in many European countries. In recent years, a number of them have opened their administrative databases for evaluation studies. The advantages of administrative data are straightforward: they are accurate, contain a large number of observations (in some cases the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2215

In the late nineties, Germany was often seen as a laggard with respect to labor market and welfare state reforms with institutional inertia being reflected in notoriously sluggish employment growth and rising unemployment. Recent years, however, saw a complex sequence of reforms with regard to labor market-related institutions such as...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2115
published German version: Arbeitsmarktflexibilität, Arbeitsmarktübergänge und Familie: Die Europäische Perspektive, in: Szydlik, Marc (Ed.) (2008), Flexibilisierung – Folgen für Arbeit und Familie. Springer VS, pp. 295-313

Using micro panel data, labor market transitions are analyzed for the EU-member states by cumulative year-by-year transition probabilities. As female (non-)employment patterns changed more dramatically than male employment in past decades, the analyses mainly refer to female labor supply. In search for important determinants of these transitions, six EU-countries with...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1876
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2007, 28 (1), 75-94

In 14 member states of the European Union, women's relative to men's levels of job satisfaction are compared by using data of the European Household Community Panel. The countries under consideration can be assigned to three different groups. Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands do not show significant gender-job satisfaction differences....

IZA Research Report No. 10
Gutachten in Zusammenarbeit mit DIW Berlin und infas Bonn im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales, Bonn 2007 (1280 Seiten)
IZA Research Report No. 7
Gutachten in Zusammenarbeit mit DIW Berlin und infas Bonn im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Bonn 2006 (610 Seiten)