Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich (1299) 27-03-17 18:40

Professor Dr. Markus Frölich


Phone: +49-621-181-3647



Anja Dostert, Room 1.21

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Regina Mannsperger, Room 1.21

     Phone: +49 - 621-181-1845, Fax: +49-621-181-1931 


Current Positions

Professor of the Chair of Econometrics at the University of Mannheim (Germany)
Visiting Professor for Econometrics at the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland)
Research Associate at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim (Germany)
Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn (Germany)
Research Fellow at the Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU) in Uppsala (Sweden)

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Frölich CV [PDF]


Software (Gauss and STATA codes) [LINK]

Discussion Papers

FRICKE, FRÖLICH, HUBER, LECHNER (2015): Endogeneity and Non-Response Bias in Treatment Evaluation: Nonparametric Identification of Causal Effects by Instruments, IZA discussion paper 9428. [PDF]

BERNARD, FRÖLICH, LANDMANN, UNTE, VICEISZA, WOUTERSE (2015): Building Trust in Rural Producer Organizations in Senegal: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial, IZA discussion paper 9207. [PDF]

LANDMANN, FRÖLICH (2015): Effects of Insurance on Child Labor: Ex-ante and ex-post behaviroal changes, submitted.

FRÖLICH; HUBER; WIESENFARTH (2015): The finite sample performance of semi- and non-parametric estimators for treatment effects and policy evaluation, IZA discussion paper 8756, submitted. [PDF]

FRÖLICH, HUBER (2014): Direct and Indirect Treatment Effects: Causal Chains and Mediation Analysis with Instrumental Variables, IZA discussion paper 8280. [PDF]

LANDMANN, VOLLAN, FRÖLICH (2012): Insurance versus Savings for the Poor: Why One Should Offer Either Both or None, IZA discussion paper 6298. [PDF]

FRÖLICH (2007): Regression discontinuity design with covariates, IZA discussion paper 3024. [PDF]


FRÖLICH, SPERLICH (2015): Impact evaluation, forthcoming at Cambridge University Press.

FRÖLICH, KAPLAN, PAGÉS, RIGOLINI, ROBALINO (2014): Social Insurance, Informality, and Labor Markets: How to Protect Workers While Creating Good Jobs, edited volume, forthcoming at Oxford University Press. [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2003): Programme Evaluation and Treatment Choice, Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, Vol. 524. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN: 3-540-44328-2 (PhD thesis). [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2002): Semiparametric Estimation of Selectivity Models, New York: Nova Science Publishers, ISBN: 1-59033-277-6.

Publications in refereed journals

FRÖLICH, LECHNER (2015): Combining Matching and Nonparametric IV Estimation: Theory and an Application to the Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 30 (5), 718-738. [LINK]

LANDMANN, FRÖLICH (2015): Can health-insurance help prevent child labor? An impact evaluation from Pakistan, Journal of Health Economics, 39 (2015), 51-59. [LINK]

FRÖLICH, HUBER (2014): Treatment evaluation with multiple outcome periods under endogeneity and attrition, Journal of American Statistical Association, 109, 508, October 2014, 1697-1711. [LINK]

EDMARK, FRÖLICH, WONDRATSCHEK (2014): Sweden's School Choice Reform and Equality of Opportunity, Labour Economics, 30, 129-142. [LINK]

WONDRATSCHEK, EDMARK, FRÖLICH (2013): The Short- and Long-term Effects of School Choice on Student Outcomes – Evidence from a School Choice Reform in Sweden, Annales d'Economie et de Statistique (Annals of Economics and Statistics), 111/112, 71-101. (Long version as IZA Discussion Paper 7898, 2014.) [LINK]

FRÖLICH, MELLY (2013): Unconditional quantile treatment effects under endogeneity, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics (JBES), 31:3, 346-357. IZA discussion paper 3288. [LINK]

VOLLAN, PREDIGER, FRÖLICH (2013): Co-managing common pool resources: Do formal rules have to be adapted to traditional ecological norms? Ecological Economics, 95, 51-62. [LINK]

FRÖLICH, MELLY (2013): Identification of treatment effects on the treated with one-sided non-compliance, in Econometric Reviews,32:3, 384-414. [LINK]

BALKENHOL, FRÖLICH, KEMPER, RICHTER (2012): Enhancing Clients' Livelihoods: Design, Implementation, and Impact Evaluation of decent Work Innovations in Microfinance, Swiss Journal of Business Research and Practice, 66:4, 371-386. [LINK]

FRANDSEN, FRÖLICH, MELLY (2012): Quantile treatment effects in the regression discontinuity design, Journal of Econometrics, 168 (2), 382-395. IZA Discussion Paper 4993. [LINK]

FRÖLICH, HAILE (2011): Labour markets in developing countries, Labour Economics, 18, 2-6.

PREDIGER, VOLLAN, FRÖLICH (2011): The impact of culture and ecology on cooperation in a common-pool resource experiment, Ecological Economics, 70, 1599-1608. [LINK]

FRÖLICH, MICHAELOWA (2011): Peer Effects and Textbooks in African Primary Education, Labour Economics, 18, 474-486. [LINK]

FRÖLICH, MELLY (2010): Estimation of quantile treatment effects with STATA, Stata Journal, 10 (3), 423-457. [LINK]

VOLLAN, PREDIGER, FRÖLICH (2010): The influence of collective property rights on grazing management in a semi-arid region, African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AfJARE), Vol.5(2), 372-401. [LINK]

BEHNCKE, FRÖLICH, LECHNER (2010): A Caseworker Like Me – Does the Similarity between Unemployed and Caseworker Increase Job Placements? The Economic Journal, 120 (549), 1430-59. [LINK]

FRÖLICH, LECHNER (2010): Exploiting regional treatment intensity for the evaluation of labour market policies, Journal of American Statistical Association, 105, (491), 1005–1013. [LINK]

BEHNCKE, FRÖLICH, LECHNER (2010): Unemployed and their caseworkers - should they be friends or foes? Journal of Royal Statistical Society, A173, 67-92. [LINK]

BOURDON, FRÖLICH, MICHAELOWA (2010): Teacher Shortages, Teacher Contracts and their Impact on Education in Africa, Journal of Royal Statistical Society, A173, 93-116. [LINK]

BEHNCKE, FRÖLICH, LECHNER (2009): Targeting labour market programmes – Results from a randomized experiment, Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 145, 221-268. [LINK]

FRÖLICH, VAZQUEZ-ALVAREZ (2009): HIV/AIDS Knowledge and behaviour: Have information campaigns reduced HIV infection? The case of Kenya, African Development Review 1 (2008), 21, 86-146. [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2008): Statistical treatment choice: an application to active labour market programmes, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 103, 482, 547-558. [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2008): Parametric and Nonparametric Regression in the Presence of Endogenous Control Variables, International Statistical Review, 76 (2), 214-227. [LINK]

BEHNCKE, FRÖLICH, LECHNER (2008): Public Employment Services and Employers: How Important Are Networks with Firms? Journal of Business Economics, 1/2008, 151-178. [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2007): Propensity score matching without conditional independence assumption - with an application to the gender wage gap in the UK, Econometrics Journal, 10, 359-407. [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2007): Nonparametric IV estimation of local average treatment effects with covariates, Journal of Econometrics, 139 (1), 35-75. [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2007): On the inefficiency of propensity score matching, Advances in Statistical Analysis ASTA, 91 (3), 279-290. [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2006): Nonparametric regression for binary dependent variables, Econometrics Journal, 9(3), 511-540. [LINK]

BEHNCKE, FRÖLICH, LECHNER (2006): Aktive Arbeitsmarktpolitik in Deutschland und der Schweiz - eine Gegenüberstellung, Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, 75 (3), 118-154. [LINK]

BEHNCKE, FRÖLICH, LECHNER (2006): Statistical Assistance for Programme Selection - For a Better Targeting of Active Labour Market Policies in Switzerland, Journal for Institutional Comparisons, CESifo DICE, 4(2), 61-68. [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2006): Semiparametric estimation of conditional mean functions with missing data - combining parametric moments with matching, Empirical Economics, 31 (2), 333-367, [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2005): Matching estimators and optimal bandwidth choice, Statistics and Computing, 15 (3), 197-215, [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2004): Finite sample properties of propensity-score matching and weighting estimators, Review of Economics and Statistics, 86(1), 77-90. [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2004): A note on the role of the propensity score for estimating average treatment effects, Econometric Reviews, 23(2), 167-174. [LINK]

FRÖLICH, HESHMATI, LECHNER (2004): A microeconometric evaluation of rehabilitation of long-term sickness in Sweden, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 19, 375-396. [LINK]

FRÖLICH (2004): Programme evaluation with multiple treatments, Journal of Economic Surveys, 18, 181-224. [LINK]

FRÖLICH, PUHANI (2004): Developing an immigration policy for Germany on the basis of a nonparametric labor market classification, Advances in Statistical Analysis Asta (formerly Allgemeines Statistisches Archiv), 88, 1-22. [LINK]

FRÖLICH, LECHNER, STEIGER (2003): Statistically assisted programme selection – international experiences and potential benefits for Switzerland, Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 139, 311-331. [LINK]

FRÖLICH, HESHMATI, LECHNER (2000): Mikroökonometrische Evaluierung berufsbezogener Rehabilitation in Schweden, Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 136, 433-461. [LINK]

Contributions to books

FRÖLICH, LANDMANN, OLAPADE, POPPE (2014): Non-experimental methodologies for quantitative analysis, Chapter 6, in A Practical Guide to Impact Assessments in Micro-insurance, Radermacher R. and K. Roth (eds.).

FRÖLICH, LECHNER, STEIGER (2012): Arbeitsmarktliche Beratung mithilfe von statistischen Prognosen – Auswahl von Massnahmen, in Prognoserechnung, 7th edition, Mertens, P. and S. Rässler (eds.), Heidelberg: Physica, Ch. 25, 573-584.

FRÖLICH (2010): Quantitative nicht-experimentelle Designs, in Verfahren der Wirkungs-analyse. Ein Handbuch für die entwicklungspolitische Praxis, Oberndörfer D., Hanf, T. and H. Weiland (eds.), Freiburg: Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut, 167-180, ISBN: 978-3-928597-54-8.

BEHNCKE, FRÖLICH, LECHNER (2010): Strumenti statistici per migliorare il targeting delle politiche attive: l’ esperienza della Svizzera, in Politiche attive del lavoro, servizi per l’impiego e valutazione – Esperienze e percorsi in Italia e in Europa, Cantalupi M. and M. Demurtas (eds.), Bologna: Il Mulino, 241-262, ISBN: 978-88-15-13385-4.

LECHNER, BEHNCKE, FRÖLICH (2007): Die Wirkung aktiver Arbeitsmarktpolitik in der Schweiz – Ergebnisse aus verschiedenen Evaluationsstudien von 2002 bis 2006, in Ar-beitsmarkt 2010 - Chance für alle?, Bolt, C. Ineichen, T. and P. Schnüriger (eds.), Zü-rich/Chur: Rüegger, 117-127, ISBN: 978-3-7253-0869-9.

BOURDON, FRÖLICH, MICHAELOWA (2006): Broadening Access to Primary Education: Contract Teacher Programs and their Impact on Education Outcomes in Africa – An Econometric Evaluation for the Republic of Niger, in Pro-Poor Growth: Policy and Evidence, Menkhoff, L. (eds.), Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 117-149, ISBN: 978-3-428-12361-2.

FRÖLICH, LECHNER, STEIGER (2005): Welche arbeitsmarktliche Massnahme für wen? Erste Schritte zu einer statistisch assistierten Programmselektion, in Forum Bildung und Beschäftigung, Vol 1, Chaponnière, M., Flückiger, Y., Hotz-Hart, B., Osterwalder, F., Shel-don, G. and K. Weber (eds.), Zürich/Chur: Rüegger, 135-145, ISBN: 3-7253-0799-7.

FRÖLICH, LECHNER, STEIGER (2005): Beratung mithilfe von statistischen Prognosen. Welches Instrument ist das sinnvollste?, in Prognoserechnung, 6th edition, Mertens, P. and S. Rässler (eds.), Heidelberg: Physica, Ch. 24, 449-458, ISBN: 3-7908-0216-6.

FRÖLICH (2004): Design and Analysis of Evaluation Studies (2004), in Bulletin of the In-ternational Statistical Institute 54th Session Proceedings, Volume LX, Book 3.