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Lechner, M. (2013). Sensitivity of matching-based program evaluations to the availability of control variables. Labour Economics, 2013(Volume 21), 111-121, DOI:
Lechner, M. (2013). Does the order and timing of active labor market programs matter?. Oxford Bulletin of Economics & Statistics, 75(2), 180-212, DOI:10.1111/obes.12007.
Huber, M., Lechner, M., & Wunsch, C. (2013). The performance of estimators based on the propensity score. Journal of Econometrics, 175(1), 1-21, DOI:10.1016/j.jeconom.2012.11.006.
Lechner, M. (2011). The Estimation of Causal Effects by Difference-in-Difference Methods. Foundations and Trends in Econometrics, 4(3), 165-224, DOI:10.1561/0800000014.
Lechner, M. (2011). The closer the sportier? Children's sport activity and their distance to sport facilities. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 8(2), 67-82, DOI:10.1007/s11556-011-0090-0.
Lechner, M., Wunsch, C., & Miquel, R. (2011). Long-Run Effects of Public Sector Sponsored Training in West Germany. Journal of the European Economic Association, 9(4), 742-784, DOI:10.1111/j.1542-4774.2011.01029.x.
Lechner, M., & Vazquez-Alvarez, R. (2011). The Effect of Disability on Labour Market Outcomes in Germany. Applied Economics, 43(4), 389-412, DOI:10.1080/00036840802599974.
Lechner, M. (2011). The Relation of Different Concepts of Causality Used in Time Series and Microeconometrics. Econometric Reviews, 30(1), 109-127, DOI:10.1080/07474938.2011.520571.
Huber, M., Lechner, M., & Wunsch, C. (2011). Does Leaving Welfare Improve Health?: Evidence for Germany. Health Economics, 20(4), 484-504, DOI:10.1002/hec.1615.
Huber, M., Lechner, M., & Wunsch, C. (2011). Do German Welfare-to-Work Programmes Reduce Welfare Dependency and Increase Employment?. German Economic Review, 12(2), 182-204, DOI:10.1111/j.1468-0475.2010.00515.x.
Lechner, M., & Wiehler, S. (2011). Kids or courses? Gender differences in the effects of active labor market policies. Journal of Population Economics, 24(3), 783-812, DOI:10.1007/s00148-009-0267-2.
Lechner, M. (2010). A Note on the Relation of Inverse-Probability-Weighting and Matching Estimators. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 40(4), 674-683, DOI:10.1080/03610920903453434.
Behncke, S., Frölich, M., & Lechner, M. (2010). A caseworker like me: does the similarity between unemployed and caseworker increase job placements?. The Economic Journal, 120(549), 1430-1459, DOI:10.1111/j.1468-0297.2010.02382.x.
Behncke, S., Froelich, M., & Lechner, M. (2010). Unemployed and their caseworkers: should they be friends or foes?. The Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - Series A, 173(1), 67-92, DOI:10.1111/j.1467-985X.2009.00600.x.
Froelich, M., & Lechner, M. (2010). Exploiting Regional Treatment Intensity for the Evaluation of Labour Market Policies. The Journal of the American Statistical Association, 105(491), 1014-1029, DOI:10.1198/jasa.2010.ap08148.
Lechner, M. (2009). Long-run labour market and health effects of individual sports activities. The Journal of Health Economics, 28(4), 839-854.
Behncke, S., Froelich, M., & Lechner, M. (2009). Targeting Labour Market Programmes: Results from A Randomized Experiment. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 145(3), 221-268.
Lechner, M., & Wunsch, C. (2009). Active Labour Market Policy in East Germany: Waiting for the Economy to Take Off. The Economics of Transition, 17(4), 661-702.
Lechner, M., & Wunsch, C. (2009). Are Training Programs More Effective When Unemployment Is High?. Journal of Labor Economics, 27(4), 653-692.
Lechner, M. (2009). Sequential Causal Models for the Evaluation of Labor Market Programs. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 27(1), 71-83.
Lechner, M., & Miquel, R. (2009). Identification of the Effects of Dynamic Treatments by Sequential Conditional Independence Assumptions. Empirical Economics, 39(1), 111-137.
Lechner, M., & Behncke, S. (2008). Le projet pilote d'assistence staRAV-Personalberatung: Pilotstudie zur statistisch assistierten Programmselektion. Die Volkswirtschaft, 2008(4), 42-45.
Lechner, M. (2008). A Note on the Common Support Problem in Applied Evaluation Studies. Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, 2008(91-92), 217-235.
Lechner, M. (2008). Invited Comment on "The Principles Underlying Evaluation Estimators with an Application to Matching" by James J. Heckman: Special Issue on Econometric Evaluation of Public Policies: Methods and Applications. Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, 2008(91-92), 81-89.
Behncke, S., Froelich, M., & Lechner, M. (2008). Public Employment Services and Employers - How Important are Networks with Firms?. Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft(Special Issues 01), 151-178.
Wunsch, C., & Lechner, M. (2008). What Did All the Money Do? On the General Ineffectiveness of Recent West German Labour Market Programmes. Kyklos : internationale Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaften = Revue internationale des sciences sociales = international review for social sciences, 61(1), 134-174.
Lechner, M. (2008). A Note on Endogenous Control Variables in Evaluation Studies. Statistics and Probability Letters, 78(2), 190-195.
Lechner, M., & Behncke, S. (2007). Einfluss der RAV auf die Wiedereingliederung von Stellensuchenden. SECO Publikation, 2007(1), 1-189.
Lechner, M., & Behncke, S. (2007). L’influence des ORP sur la réinsertion des demandeurs d’emploi. La Vie Économique, 2007(4), 49-51.
Lechner, M., Miquel, R., & Wunsch, C. (2007). The Curse and Blessing of Training the Unemployed in a Changing Economy: The Case of East Germany after Unification. German Economic Review, 8(4), 468-507.
Lechner, M., & Smith, J. (2007). What is the Value Added by Caseworkers?. Labour Economics, 14(2), 135-151.
Behncke, S., Froelich, M., & Lechner, M. (2006). Aktive Arbeitsmarktpolitik in Deutschland und der Schweiz - eine Gegenüberstellung. Vierteljahreshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung(75), 118-154.
Lechner, M., & Wunsch, C. (2006). Are the effects of training programmes in Germany sensitive to the choice and measurement of labour market outcomes?. Journal for labour market research: Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarktforschung, 39(3-4), 347-382.
Gerfin, M., Lechner, M., & Steiger, H. (2005). Does subsidised temporary employment get the unemployed back to work? An econometric analysis of two different schemes. Labour Economics, 12(6), 807-835.
Froelich, M., Heshmati, A., & Lechner, M. (2004). A microeconometric evaluation of rehabilitation of long-term sickness in Sweden. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 19(3), 375-396.
Froelich, M., Lechner, M., & Steiger, H. (2003). Statistically Assisted Programme Selection – International Experiences and Potential Benefits for Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 139(3), 311-332.
Laisney, F., & Lechner, M. (2003). Almost Consistent Estimation of Panel Probit Models with 'Small' Fixed Effects. Econometric Reviews, 22(1), 1-28.
Lechner, M. (2002). Reply to Tomáš Sobotka. European Journal of Population, 18(3), 209-210.
Lechner, M. (2002). Some practical issues in the evaluation of heterogeneous labour market programmes by matching methods. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 165(1), 59-82.
Lechner, M. (2002). Program Heterogeneity and Propensity Score Matching: An Application to the Evaluation of Active Labor Market Policies. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 84(2), 205-220.
Gerfin, M., & Lechner, M. (2002). Microeconometric Evaluation of the Active Labour Market Policy in Switzerland. The Economic Journal, 112(482), 854-893.
Lechner, M. (2002). Eine wirkungsorientierte aktive Arbeitsmarktpolitik in Deutschland und der Schweiz: Eine Vision - zwei Realitäten. Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 3(2), 159-174.
Lechner, M. (2002). Eine Übersicht über gängige Modelle der Panelökonometrie und ihre kausale Interpretation. Allgemeines Statistisches Archiv, 86(1), 125-143.
Eichler, M., & Lechner, M. (2002). An Evaluation of Public Employment Programmes in the East German State of Sachsen-Anhalt. Labour Economics, 9(2), 143-186.
Lechner, M. (2001). The Empirical Analysis of East German Fertility after Unification: An Update. European Journal of Population, 17(1), 61-74.
Lechner, M., & Gerfin, M. (2000). Wirkung der aktiven Arbeitsmarktpolitik der Schweiz auf die individuellen Beschäftigungschancen von Arbeitslosen. Mitteilungen aus der Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (MittAB), 33(3), 396-404.
Froelich, M., Heshmati, A., & Lechner, M. (2000). Mikroökonometrische Evaluierung berufsbezogener Rehabilitation in Schweden. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 136(3), 433-461.
Lechner, M. (2000). An Evaluation of Public Sector Sponsored Continuous Vocational Training Programs in East Germany. The Journal of Human Resources, 35(2), 347-375.
Lechner, M., Laisney, F., Staat, M., & Wagenhals, G. (1999). Work and Welfare of Single Mothers in Germany. Economie Publique, 2(3/4), 111-144.
Lechner, M. (1999). The Effects of Enterprise-related Training in East Germany on Individual Employment and Earnings. Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, 55(Special Issue on Panel Data), 97-128.
Lechner, M. (1999). Nonparametric Bounds on Employment and Income Effects of Continuous Vocational Training in East Germany. The Econometrics Journal, 2(1), 1-28.
Lechner, M. (1999). Earnings and Employment Effects of Continuous Off-the-job Training in East Germany after Unification. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 17(1), 74-90.
Lechner, M. (1998). Eine empirische Analyse der Geburtenentwicklung in den neuen Bundesländern. Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften(118), 463-488.
Almus, M., Egeln, J., Lechner, M., Pfeiffer, F., & Spengler, H. (1998). Die gemeinnützige Arbeitnehmerüberlassung in Rheinland-Pfalz – eine ökonometrische Analyse des Wiedereingliederungserfolgs. Mitteilungen aus der Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (MittAB)(31), 558-577.
Bertschek, I., & Lechner, M. (1998). Convenient Estimators for the Panel Probit Model. Journal of Econometrics, 87(2), 329-371.
Laisney, F., & Lechner, M. (1996). Utilisation jointe de données de panel et d' informations agrégées dans l'estimation d' un modèle Probit (Combining Panel Data and Macro Information for the Estimation of a Panel Probit Model). Économie et Prévision, 126, 177-189.
Breitung, J., & Lechner, M. (1996). Estimation de modeles non linéaires sur données de panel par la méthode des moments généralisés (GMM-Estimation of Nonlinear Models on Panel Data). Économie et Prévision, 126, 191-203.
Conrad, C., Lechner, M., & Werner, W. (1996). East German Fertility After Unification: Crisis or Adaptation?. Population and Development Review, 22(2), 331-358.
Laisney, F., & Lechner, M. (1996). Combining Panel Data and Macro Information for the Estimation of a Panel Probit Model. Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, 116, 339-358.
Koenig, H., Laisney, F., Lechner, M., & Pohlmeier, W. (1995). Tax Illusion and Labour Supply of Married Women: Further Evidence From German Data. Kyklos, 48(3), 347-368.
Lechner, M. (1995). Some Specification Tests for Probit Models Estimated on Panel Data. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 13(4), 475-488.
Koenig, H., & Lechner, M. (1994). Some Recent Developments in Microeconometrics: A Survey. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 130, 299-331.
Laisney, F., Lechner, M., & Gabler, S. (1993). Seminonparametric Estimation of Binary-Choice Models With an Application to Labor-Force Participation. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 11(1), 61-80.
Lechner, M., & Pfeiffer, F. (1993). Planning for Self-Employment at the Beginning of a Market Economy: Evidence from Individual Data of East German Workers. Small Business Economics, 5(2), 111-128.
Lechner, M., Pfeiffer, F., & GieseckeO'Shea, L. (1993). Expected Job Loss in East Germany Shortly Before German Unification. Empirical Economics, 18(2), 289-306.
Blundell, R., Laisney, F., & Lechner, M. (1993). Alternative Interpretations of Hours Information in an Econometric Model of Labour Supply. Empirical Economics, 18(3), 393-415.
Laisney, F., Lechner, M., vanSoest, A., & Wagenhals, G. (1993). A Life Cycle Labour Supply Model with Taxes Estimated on German Panel Data: The Case of Parallel Preferences. The Economic and Social Review, 24, 335-368.
Laisney, F., Lechner, M., & Pohlmeier, W. (1992). Semi-Nonparametric Estimation of Binary Choice Models Using Panel Data: An Application to the Innovation Behaviour of German Firms. Recherches Economiques de Louvain, 58, 330-343.
Laisney, F., Lechner, M., & Pohlmeier, W. (1992). Innovation Activity and Firm Heterogeneity: Empirical Evidence from West Germany. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 3(2), 301-320.
Lechner, M. (1991). Testing Logit Models in Practice. Empirical Economics, 16(2), 177-198.
Laisney, F., Lechner, M., & Strom, S. (1991). Lessons from Specification Tests for a Labour Supply Model. Annales d'Économie et de Statistique, 20/21, 193-217.
Lechner, M. (1995). Ökonometrische Modelle für qualitative Paneldaten. Das Beispiel der selbständigen Erwerbstätigkeit in den neuen Bundesländern, Mannheim, Thesis. Frankfurt a. M.: Campus Verlag. - ISBN 3-593-35314-8.
Bender, S., Bergemann, A., Fitzenberger, B., Lechner, M., Miquel, R., Speckesser, S., & Wunsch, C. (2005). Über die Wirksamkeit von FuU-Maßnahmen: Ein Evaluationsversuch mit prozessproduzierten Daten aus dem IAB. Nürnberg: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung.
Lechner, M., & Pfeiffer, F. (2001). Econometric Evaluation of Labour Market Policies. Heidelberg: Physica Verlag. - ISBN 3-7908-1372-9.
Almus, M., Egeln, J., Lechner, M., Pfeiffer, F., & Spengler, H. (1998). Wirkungen gemeinnütziger Arbeitnehmerüberlassung in Rheinland-Pfalz. Nürnberg: Bundesanstalt für Arbeit.
Lechner, M. (1998). Training the East German Labour Force. Microeconometric Evaluations of Continuous Vocational Training after Unification. Heidelberg: Springer/Physica. - ISBN 3-7908-1091-6.
book chapter
Lechner, M. (2012). Arbeitsmarktliche Beratung mithilfe von statistischen Prognosen - Auswahl von Massnahmen. In Prognoserechnung (pp. 573-584). Berlin-Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, DOI:10.1007/978-3-7908-2797-2_25. - ISBN 978-3-7908-2796-5.
Lechner, M. (2011). Leisure sport participation in Switzerland. In The Economics of Sport, Health and Happiness (pp. 101-125). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, DOI:10.4337/9780857930149. - ISBN 978-0-85793-013-2.
Lechner, M., Fröhlich, M., & Behncke, S. (2009). 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 (pp. 241-262). Bologna: Il Mulino. - ISBN 978-88-15-13385-4.
Lechner, M. (2009). Sequential Potential Outcome Models to Analyze the Effects of Fertility on Labor Market Outcomes. In Engelhardt, H., Kohler, H. P., & Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, A. (Eds.), Causal Analysis in Population Studies. Concepts, Methods, Applications (pp. 31-57). Netherlands: Springer. - ISBN 978-1-4020-9966-3.
Lechner, M. (2008). Matching Estimation of Dynamic Treatment Models: Some Practical Issues. In Millimet, D., Smith, J., & Vytlacil, E. (Eds.), Modelling and Evaluating Treatment Effects in Econometrics (pp. 289-333): Elsevier. - ISBN 9780762313808.
Lechner, M., Lollivier, S., & Magnac, T. (2008). Parametric Binary Choice Models. In Sevestre, P., & Mátyás, L. (Eds.), The Econometrics of Panel Data: Fundamentals and Recent Developments in Theory and Practice (pp. 215-245). Netherlands: Springer. - ISBN 978-3-540-75889-1.
Lechner, M., Behncke, S., & Frölich, M. (2007). Die Wirkung aktiver Arbeitsmarktpolitik in der Schweiz: Ergebnisse aus verschiedenen Evaluationsstudien von 2002 bis 2006. In , N. A. (Eds.), Arbeitsmarkt 2010 - Chance für alle? (pp. 117-127). Zürich: Rüegger. - ISBN 978-3-7253-0869-9.
Froelich, M., Lechner, M., & Steiger, H. (2005). Welche arbeitsmarktliche Massnahme für wen? Erste Schritte zu einer statistisch assistierten Programmselektion. In Forum Bildung und Beschäftigung (pp. 135-145). Chur: Rüegger. - ISBN 3-7253-0799-7.
Froelich, M., Lechner, M., & Steiger, H. (2005). Beratung mit Hilfe von statistischen Prognosen. Welches Instrument ist das sinnvollste?. In Mertens, P., & Rässler, S. (Eds.), Prognoserechnung (pp. 449-458). Heidelberg: Physica. - ISBN 3-7908-0216-6.
Lechner, M. (2003). Mikroökonometrische Evaluation arbeitsmarktpolitischer Massnahmen. In Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung. Methoden und Anwendungen (pp. 183-205). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. - ISBN 3-16-148158-5.
Almus, M., Lechner, M., Pfeiffer, F., & Spengler, H. (2001). The Impact of Non-profit Temping Agencies on Individual Labour Market Success in the West German State of Rhineland-Palatinate. In Lechner, M., & Pfeiffer, F. (Eds.), Econometric Evaluation of Labour Market Policies (pp. 211-242). Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag. - ISBN 3-7908-1372-9.
Eichler, M., & Lechner, M. (2001). Public Sector Sponsored Continuous Vocational Training in East Germany: Institutional Arrangements, Participants, and Results of Empirical Evaluations. In Riphahn, R. T., Snower, D. J., & Zimmermann, K. F. (Eds.), Employment Policy in Transition: The Lessons from German Integration for the Labour Market (pp. 208-253). Berlin: Springer. - ISBN 3-540-41166-6.
Lechner, M. (2001). Identification and Estimation of Causal Effects of Multiple Treatments under the Conditional Independence Assumption. In Pfeiffer, F., & Lechner, M. (Eds.), Econometric Evaluation of Labour Market Policies (pp. 43-58). Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag. - ISBN 3-7908-1372-9.
Eichler, M., & Lechner, M. (2001). Die aktive Arbeitsmarktpolitik in den neuen Bundesländern. In Rangnitz, J. (Eds.), Zehn Jahre Deutsche Einheit: Bilanz und Perspektiven (pp. 148-168). Halle: Inst. für Wirtschaftsforschung. - ISBN 3-930963-64-7.
Breitung, J., & Lechner, M. (1999). Alternative GMM Methods for Nonlinear Panel Data Models. In Matyas, L. (Eds.), Generalized method of moments estimation (pp. 248-274). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. - ISBN 0-521-66013-0.
Lechner, M. (1998). Mikroökonometrische Evaluationsstudien: Anmerkungen zu Theorie und Praxis. In Pfeiffer, F., & Pohlmeier, W. (Eds.), Qualifikation, Weiterbildung und Arbeitsmarkterfolg (pp. 13-38). Baden-Baden: Nomos. - ISBN 3-7890-5595-6.
Lechner, M. (1998). Korreferat zu O. Hübler und A. König: Produktmarkteinflüsse, Renten und Löhne. In Gerlach, K., Hübler, O., & Meyer, W. (Eds.), Ökonomische Analysen betrieblicher Strukturen und Entwicklungen. Frankfurt: Campus. - ISBN 3-593-35934-0.
Lechner, M., & Breitung, J. (1996). Some GMM Estimation Methods and Specification Tests for Nonlinear Models. In Mátyás, L., & Sevestre, P. (Eds.), The Econometrics of Panel Data (pp. 583-612). Dordrecht: Kluwer. - ISBN 0-7923-3787-5.
Lechner, M., Staat, M., & Wagenhals, G. (1996). Anreizwirkungen von Steuer- und Transfersystemen am Beispiel der Alleinerziehenden in der EU. In König, T., Rieger, E., & Schmitt, H. (Eds.), Das Europäische Mehrebenensystem (pp. 290-314). Frankfurt: Campus. - ISBN 3-593-35526-4.
Koenig, H., Laisney, F., Lechner, M., & Pohlmeier, W. (1994). On the Dynamics of Process Innovative Activity: An Empirical Investigation Using Panel Data. In Oppenländer, K., & Poser, G. (Eds.), The Explanatory Power of Business Cycle Surveys. Avebury: Aldershot. - ISBN 1-85628-575-8.
Lechner, M. (1993). Estimation of Limited Dependent Variable Habit Persistence Models on Panel Data with an Application to the Dynamics of Self-employment in the former East Germany. In Bunzel, H., Jensen, P., & Westergard-Nielsen, N. (Eds.), Panel Data and Labour Market Dynamics (pp. 263-283). Amsterdam: North-Holland. - ISBN 0-444-81548-1.
Lechner, M., & Pfeiffer, F. (1993). Der Weg in die selbständige Erwerbstätigkeit am Beginn der Marktwirtschaft. In Arbeitsmarkt und Unternehmensentwicklung in den neuen Bundesländern (pp. 45-65). Baden-Baden: Nomos. - ISBN 3-7890-2919-X.
Lechner, M., & Laisney, F. (1992). Die Einbeziehung von Steuern in Modelle des Arbeitsangebotes im Lebenszyklus. In Franz, W. (Eds.), Mikro- und makroökonomische Aspekte der Arbeitslosigkeit (pp. 74-87). Nürnberg: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung.
conference paper
Lechner, M. (1998). Korreferat zu J. Heckman, L. Locher, J. Smith und C. Taber: The Effects of Government Tax, Education and Trading Policy on Human Captial Investment an Wage Inequality. In König, H. (Eds.), Proceedings of the third Symposium of the German-American Academic Council Foundation, pp.340-348.
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