Jochen Kluve is Professor of Empirical Labor Economics at the School of Business and Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Head of the Berlin Office of RWI. He studied economics in Heidelberg, Dublin and Amsterdam and completed his PhD at the University of Heidelberg (Dr.rer.pol. 2002). From 2001 until 2003 Jochen was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Labor Economics, UC Berkeley. He has been working as a researcher for RWI since 2003. His research has been published in The Economic Journal, Economic Policy, Journal of Applied Econometrics, and Labour Economics, among others.

Jochen joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2000 and became a Research Fellow in May 2002.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11039
Veronica Escudero, Jochen Kluve, Elva López Mourelo, Clemente Pignatti

We present a systematic collection and assessment of impact evaluations of active labour market programmes (ALMP) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The paper delineates the strategy to compile a novel meta database and provides a narrative review of 51 studies. Based on these studies, the quantitative analysis extracts...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10263

This study reviews the evidence on the impact of youth employment programs on labor market outcomes. The analysis looks at the effectiveness of various interventions and the factors that influence program performance including country context, targeted beneficiaries, program design and implementation, and type of evaluation. We identify 113 counterfactual impact...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10201
Sabrina Hahm, Jochen Kluve

The Bologna Process aimed at harmonizing European higher education systems and at increasing their efficiency. This paper analyzes impacts of the Bologna Reform for Germany by using unique micro data from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU). We estimate treatment effects on the probability to graduate within instructional time, on standardized study...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9236
revised version forthcoming in: Journal of the European Economic Association

We present a meta-analysis of impact estimates from over 200 recent econometric evaluations of active labor market programs from around the world. We classify estimates by program type and participant group, and distinguish between three different post-program time horizons. Using meta-analytic models for the effect size of a given estimate...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9136

This paper presents the results of a randomized controlled trial on the long-term impacts of a youth training program. The empirical analysis estimates labor market impacts six years after the training – including long-term labor market trajectories of young people – and, to the best of our knowledge, is the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8210
Carla Calero, Carlos Henrique Corseuil, Veronica Gonzales, Jochen Kluve, Yuri Soares

This paper provides findings of a small-scale, innovative labor training program that uses expressive arts and theatre as a pedagogical tool. The corresponding life skills training component is combined with a technical component teaching vocational skills. To our knowledge, this is the first paper to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8115
Jochen Kluve, Sebastian Schmitz

Increasing mothers' labor supply is a key policy challenge in many OECD countries. Germany recently introduced a generous parental benefit that allows for strong consumption smoothing after childbirth and, by taking into account opportunity costs of childbearing, incentivizes working women to become mothers and return to the labor force rapidly....

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6670
published in: Economics Bulletin, 2012, 32 (2), 765-773

While high rates of youth unemployment are a severe problem in most European countries, the program evaluation literature shows that disadvantaged youths constitute a group that is particularly difficult to assist effectively. As innovative measures are thus needed, we evaluate a German pilot program that targets low-skilled young unemployed and...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6565
revised version published as 'The impact of training duration on employment outcomes: Evidence from LATE estimates' in: Economics Letters, 2013, 120 (3), 487-490 [Details & Download]

This paper assesses the importance of reverse causality when evaluating the impact of training duration for unemployed workers. We use planned duration as an instrumental variable for actual duration. Our results suggest that the potential endogeneity of exits seems to be only relevant in the lower and upper part of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6195
revised version published in: Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2011, 3 (4), 567-588

Rural electrification is believed to contribute to the achievement of the MDG. In this paper, we investigate electrification impacts on different indicators. We use household data that we collected in Rwanda in villages with and without electricity access. We account for self-selection and regional differences by using households from the...