Jens Hogenacker

ConVista Consulting AG

Jens Hogenacker earned his M.A. in economics at the University of Cologne and received his PhD from the University of Potsdam in October 2015. He joined IZA as a student assistant in October 2008 and was a Resident Research Affiliate under the IZA Scholarship Program from July 2009 until June 2013. His main research interests included the evaluation of labor market policies with a special emphasis on start-up subsidies.

He is now working as a Business Intelligence Consultant.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 8817
published in: Small Business Economics, 45(1), 2015, 165-190

Offering unemployed individuals a subsidy to become self-employed is a widespread active labor market policy strategy. Previous studies have illustrated its high effectiveness to help participants escaping unemployment and improving their labor market prospects compared to other unemployed individuals. However, the examination of start-up subsidies from a business perspective has...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6810
published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2012, 1(3), 1-24 [Open Access]

The reaction of the German labor market to the Great Recession 2008/09 was relatively mild – especially compared to other countries. The reason lies not only in the specific type of the recession – which was favorable for the German economy structure – but also in a series of labor...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6035
published in: Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung / Journal for Labour Market Research, 2012, 45 (2), 99-123

Die Gründungsförderung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit ist im Rahmen der aktiven Arbeitsmarktpolitik im Rechtskreis SGB III nach wie vor eines der bedeutsamsten Instrumente. Zum 1. August 2006 löste der Gründungszuschuss (§ 57 SGB III) seine beiden Vorgänger, das Überbrückungsgeld und den Existenzgründungszuschuss ("Ich-AG") ab. Ziel der Reform war neben der...