Michael J. Kendzia

Research Fellow

(CEE) Centre D'Ètudes de L'Emploi

Michael J. Kendzia is currently the Program Director for the Bachelor in International Management and the Deputy Program Director for the Master in International Business at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

He studied economics and business administration at University of Cologne and Warsaw School of Economics and received his Ph.D. from the University of Cologne in 2010.

After joining IZA as a Resident Research Affiliate in October 2008, he worked at IZA as a Research Associate from March 2011 until September 2013. During this time he was mainly responsible for carrying out scientific policy advice for various national and international institutions.

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IZA Discussion Paper No. 8648
published in: Journal for Labour Market Research, 49 (4), 2016, 297–315

Despite a more recent debate about ever deeper segmentation, we argue that since industrialization, Germany has continually experienced a dual labor market. One segment contains the primary segment of better paid and more attractive jobs, while the secondary segment encompasses rather low paid, less stable and less attractive jobs. It...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7829
published in: [IZA Journal of European Labor Studies], 2014, 3(19)

This paper provides an overview of the employment situation of young and old workers in the EU Member States, setting out the most recent development during the crisis and dealing with policies implemented to promote the employment of both groups. The evidence collected shows that there is no competition between...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6890
substantially revised version published in: Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 2013, 9 (1-2), 1-157 [journal version]

This paper focuses on the determinants of the labor market situation of young people in developed countries and the developing world, with a special emphasis on the role of vocational training and education policies. We highlight the role of demographic factors, economic growth and labor market institutions in explaining young...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6355
published in: Journal of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 233 (3), 406-422

Ever since the very beginning of the Journal of Economics and Statistics, population economics has featured prominently in the Journal. Fertility naturally plays an important role in population economics. Its size has decreased significantly from the 1900s. Long time-series regarding fertility and basic trends in Germany are documented and analyzed....

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5364

This article provides a historical overview of the institutional development of the structural elements of the standard employment relationship from the beginning of World War II until the 1973 oil crisis. The analysis deals with the determining factors of the reconstitution and adjustment of these elements during that time. For...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5231

The paper provides a historical overview of the institutional development of the structural elements of the standard employment contract in Germany from the beginning of World War I until the outbreak of World War II. For this purpose, a model of the standard employment contract including certain structural elements is...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5107

The paper provides a historical overview of the development of the initial characteristics of the standard employment contract in Germany from the middle of the 19th century until the beginning of World War I. The beginning of the welfare state in Germany took place during the 1880s on the basis...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4962

The paper provides a historical overview of the pre-modern allocation of work within the territory of the later Germany from the 18th until the middle of the 19th century. We explore how the social allocation of work during the feudal system took place and trace back the development of wage...

IZA Research Report No. 57
Report based on a study conducted for the European Parliament, Bonn 2013 (122 pages)
IZA Research Report No. 54
Report based on a study conducted for the European Parliament, Bonn 2013 (128 pages)
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