Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Research Fellow

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too h Pischke Jörn-Steffen Pischke studied economics at the University of Konstanz in Germany, the State University of New York in Binghamton, and at Princeton University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1992. From 1991 to 1993, he worked as a staff economist at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany, before joining the Economics Department at MIT, where he has been until 2000. He is now a professor in the Economics Department at the London School of Economics. He has previously been an editor of the Economic Journal and of the European Economic Review and a program director for the CEPR's labor economics program.

Pischke's current research interests center around various labor market phenomena and applied econometrics. He has studied the formation and financing of human capital accumulation with a particular attention towards understanding the very different ways in which vocational education is financed in different countries like Germany (with firm based vocational training) and in the U.S. (with school based vocational training). This work has identified the degree of compression of the wage structure as a central ingredient to understanding working of the market for training. He has also worked on estimating the returns to training, and on evaluating education policies. Other work has focused on understanding changes in the wage structure, retirement, migration, the transition in the east German labor market, and household savings. Together with Josh Angrist he has published the books "Mostly Harmless Econometrics" and "Mastering Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect."

Jörn-Steffen Pischke joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10535  Joshua Angrist
Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Undergraduate Econometrics Instruction: Through Our Classes, Darkly
10129  Grace Lordan
Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Does Rosie Like Riveting? Male and Female Occupational Choices
10066  Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Wage Flexibility and Employment Fluctuations: Evidence from the Housing Sector
6840  Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Hannes Schwandt
A Cautionary Note on Using Industry Affiliation to Predict Income
5705  Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Money and Happiness: Evidence from the Industry Wage Structure
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Joshua Angrist
Jörn-Steffen Pischke
The Credibility Revolution in Empirical Economics: How Better Research Design Is Taking the Con out of Econometrics
(published in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2010, 24 (2), 3-30)
3104  Josef Fersterer
Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Rudolf Winter-Ebmer
Returns to Apprenticeship Training in Austria: Evidence from Failed Firms
(published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2008, 104 (4), 733-753)
2077  Andreas Ammermüller
Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Peer Effects in European Primary Schools: Evidence from PIRLS
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2009, 27 (3), 315-348)
2072  Alan Manning
Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Comprehensive versus Selective Schooling in England in Wales: What Do We Know?
1645  Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Till von Wachter
Zero Returns to Compulsory Schooling in Germany: Evidence and Interpretation
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2008, 90 (2), 592-598)
1268  Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Labor Market Institutions, Wages, and Investment
(published in: CESifo Economic Studies, 2005, 51 (1), 47-75)
874  Jörn-Steffen Pischke
The Impact of Length of the School Year on Student Performance and Earnings: Evidence from the German Short School Years
(published in: Economic Journal, 2007, 117 (523), 1216-1242)
384  Daron Acemoglu
Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Minimum Wages and On-the-Job Training
(published in: Research in Labor Economics 22, 2003, 159-202)
150  John DiNardo
Kevin F. Hallock
Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Unions and the Labor Market for Managers
137  Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Continuous Training in Germany
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2001, 14 (3), 523-548)