Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich (1299) 24-10-17 07:35

Professor Dr. Markus Frölich


Phone: +49-621-181-3647



Anja Dostert, Room 1.21

     Phone: +49 - 621-181-1920, Fax: +49-621-181-1931 


Regina Mannsperger, Room 1.21

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


Current Positions

- Full Professor, Chair of Econometrics, Universität Mannheim, Germany
- Research Fellow, Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, Universität St.Gallen
- Research Associate, Center for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim
- Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn
- Research Fellow, Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU), 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.