Steffen Künn is Associate Professor at the School of Business and Economics at the Maastricht University.

Before joining Maastricht University, he held positions at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin.

He received his master degree in economics from the Free University Berlin in 2008 and a PhD in economics from the University of Potsdam in 2012.

His main research interests include applied labor economics and in particular the evaluation of labor market policy. Beside the evaluation of traditional programs of active labor market policy (such as wage subsidies, training etc), he is particularly interested in the effectiveness of programs which aim at promoting self-employment among the unemployed as well as programs encouraging the geographical mobility of job seekers. In addition, he recently got interested in the effects of environmental conditions (indoor conditions) on human health and labor market outcomes.

Steffen Künn joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2015.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13491
Steffen Künn, Christian Seel, Dainis Zegners
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12690
Marco Caliendo, Steffen Künn, Martin Weissenberger
published in: Research Policy, 2020, 49 (10), 1-14
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12632
revised version published as 'Indoor Air Quality and Strategic Decision Making' in: Management Science, 2023, 69 (9), 5354-5377
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9628
published in: European Economic Review, 2016, 86, 87-108
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9183
revised version published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2017, 148, 136-151
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8817
published in: Small Business Economics, 45(1), 2015, 165-190
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7460
published in: Regional Studies, 2014, 48 (6), 1108-1134
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6830
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2015, 28(4), 1005-1043
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6035
published in: Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung / Journal for Labour Market Research, 2012, 45 (2), 99-123
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4790
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95 (3-4), 311-331
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3880
published in: Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung / Journal for Labour Market Research, 2010, 42(4), 269-291
IZA Research Report No. 61
Forschungsbericht im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie und des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales in Kooperation mit der Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, Bonn 2014 (213 Seiten)
IZA Research Report No. 48
Studie im Auftrag der Industrie- und Handelskammer Cottbus, Bonn 2012 (49 Seiten)