Economic aspects of vocational education and training
Institutions & VET Policy
Current research interests:
Empirical analysis of the training market in Germany (supply and demand over time)
Costs and benefits of vocational training from the company perspective
The role of works councils in vocational training
Company recruitment costs for skilled workers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Comparative cost-benefit analyses and simulations (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain)
The role of minimum wages in vocational training
Apprenticeship remuneration and global labour market openness
"Training Quality in Companies", joint project with Prof. Dr. Harald Pfeifer (Federal Office for Vocational Education and Training BIBB & Maastricht University). Funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation. 11/2016-10/2018.
"Costs and benefits of apprenticeship training in Spain", joint project with Prof. Stefan C. Wolter (University of Bern). Funded by the Bertelsmann Foundation (Learning for Life Programme). 8/2014-6/2015.
Member of the Economics of Education Committee of the Verein für Socialpolitik (Association for Social Policy)
Research Fellow, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Bonn.