Prof. Kvasnicka

Chair Holder

Prof. Dr. Michael Kvasnicka

Faculty of Economics and Management
Chair of Applied Economics
Universitätsplatz 2, 39106, Magdeburg, G22D-103
Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae 


Fields of Interest

Applied labor, population and health economics, policy evaluotion


2004 Ph.D. in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
(Supervisor: Prof. Michael C. Burda, Ph.D., 2nd Reader: Prof. Andrea Ichino, Ph.D.)
1998 Master of Science in Economics, University College London, UK
(Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Machin, Ph.D.)
1997 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, University of Oxford, UK

Main Professional Positions
2013-current Full Professor of Economics (W3), Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
2012-2013 Head of Research Group Migration, RWI-Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
2011-2012 Visiting Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2007-2013 Post-Doctoral Researcher, RWI-Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
(Research Unit Labor Markets, Education, Population)
2004-2007 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
(German Science Foundation (DFG) research project Temporary help work and its role on the German labor market)
1998-2004 Research Assistant, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
(Institute for Economic Theory II - Prof. Michael C. Burda)

2016 – current Member, Standing Field Committee for Population Economics of the Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS)
2013 – current Research Fellow, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
2010 – current Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
2004 – current Member, Berlin Network of Labor Market Research (BeNA)
2011 – 2015 Research Fellow, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
2004 – 2013 Initiator (2004), Founding Chairman of the Managing Board (2008-2012), and Co-organizer (2004-2013) of the Berlin Network of Labor Market Research (BeNA)
2005 – 2007 Research Affiliate, DFG Collaborative Research Centre 649 Economic Risk, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2001 – 2005 Research Affiliate, EU Commission funded CEPR Research Network A Dynamic Approach to Europe’s Unemployment Problem (DAEUP)
1998 – 2004 Research Affiliate, DFG Collaborative Research Centre 373 Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Office Hour

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