Andrey Launov

Junior Professor of Econometrics
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Jakob Welder Weg 4, D-55128 Mainz

Office:  01-146, ReWi II
Phone:  +49 (0) 6131 39 23233
E-mail:  andrey.launov(at)



My CV is here. I am a research fellow at IZA and CESifo. I also coordinate activities of Mainz Labour Research Group (LaRGe).

Research Interests

Applied Econometrics, Labour Economics, Development Economics


¤  The employment effect of reforming a public employment agency, (with Klaus Wälde), European Economic Review, 2016, 84, p.140-164, [pdf], [code and data, zip]
   -  press coverage: "Hartz und die Folgen", Frankfurter Rundschau, May 4-5, 2016, p.3, [pdf]
¤  Estimating incentive and welfare effects of non-stationary unemployment benefits, (with Klaus Wälde), International Economic Review, 2013, 54(4), p.1159-1198, [pdf], [code and data: zip]
   -  press coverage: "Die Hartz-IV-Legende", Frankfurter Rundschau, Jan 4-5, 2014, p.17, [pdf]
¤  Informal employment in developing countries: Opportunity or last resort?, (with Isabel Günther), Journal of Development Economics, 2012, 97(1), p.88-98, [pdf]
¤  Search equilibrium and social and private returns to education, (with Christian Holzner), European Economic Review, 2010, 54(1), p.39-59, [pdf]
¤  Publish or perish? The increasing importance of publications for prospective economics professors in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, (with Michael Graber and Klaus Wälde), German Economic Review, 2008, 9(4), p.457-472, [link]
¤  Analysis of the determinants of fertility decline in the Czech Republic, (with Stephan Klasen), Journal of Population Economics, 2006, 19(1), p.25-54, [pdf]

Other Publications

¤  Beachtlicher Erfolg der Hartz-III-Reform, (with Klaus Wälde), Wirtschaftsdienst, 2016, 96(7), p.510-514, [pdf]
¤  Harz-IV: Sozialverträgliche Korrekturen, (with Klaus Wälde), Wirtschaftsdienst, 2014, 94(5), p.309-310, [pdf]
¤  Folgen der Hartz-Reformen für die Beschäftigung, (with Klaus Wälde), Wirtschaftsdienst, 2014, 94(2), p.112-117, [pdf]

Papers under Submission

¤  Imperfect monitoring of job search and non-stationarity: Structural estimation and policy design, (with Bart Cockx, Muriel Dejemeppe and Bruno Van der Linden), [pdf], Journal of Labor Economics, 2nd Resubmission
   -  Internet appendix [pdf

Work in Progress

¤  Working time accounts and unemployment (with Klaus Wälde)
¤  Marginal employment in Germany (with Carlos Carrillo-Tudela and Jean-Marc Robin)
¤  European unemployment during the Great Recession: A structural model of unemployment dynamics and individual supply of working hours
¤  Surprising diversity of informal employment opportunities in Latin America, (with Isabel Günther and Stephan Klasen)



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