Michael Lechner

Michael Lechner

Michael Lechner

Prof. Dr.
Chair of the Steering Committee
Büro 06-301
Varnbüelstrasse 14
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses Causal Machine Learning, Sports, labour, health, and population economics.; Microeconometrics.
Fields of research
  • Sports and Labor Economics
  • Machine Learning & Econometrics
Further fields of research Sports and Health Economics
Professional Career University of Mannheim (1990-1998).

Research Fellow of the CEPR, London, PSI, London, IAB, Nuremberg, IZA, Bonn and CESifo, München

Member of German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina




  • Keynote, Annual Meeting of the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), Basel, 12.9.2022
  • Ausschuss für Ökonometrie im VfS, Annual Conference,  Kloster Hegne am Bodensee, 07. - 09.04.2022


  • Keynote, SSES Annual Conference, Online, 10.-11.06.2021
  • COMPIE 2021, University of Mannheim, Online, 23. - 25.06.2021
  • Keynote, Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation (DSSV) Conference, Online, 07. - 09.07.2021


  • Labour Seminar, Engelberg, Schweiz, 12. - 14.01.2020
  • Bevölkerungsökonomischer Ausschuss, Basel, Schweiz, 13. - 15.02.2020
  • IZA Workshop on Labour Market Institutions, Online, September 2020
  • Keynote, DZHW und Deutsche Akademie für Soziologie, Online, Oktober 2020
  • Keynote, Institute of Employment Research, Online, November 2020 


  • ECASE Workshop, Rotterdam, Niederlande, 02.2019
  • DAGStat Conference, München, Germany, 18. - 22.03.2019
  • HCHE Hamburg, Germany, 03. - 07.05.2019
  • SSES Jahreskonferenz, Genf, Switzerland, 13. - 14.06.2019
  • IAAE, Nikosia, Zypern, 24. - 28.06.2019
  • EEA-ESEM, Manchester, England, 26. - 30.08.2019
  • ROeS, Lausanne, Switzerland, 10. - 12.09.2019
  • EMbeDS Workshop, St. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy, 11.2019 
Editorial Board Coeditor of Empirical Economics (2014-2017).
Coeditor of the German Economic Review (2013-2017).

Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Labour Market Research (2013-).
Co-Editor of economics (2006-).
Member of the Editorial Board of Foundations and Trends in Econometrics (2004-).

Associate editor of Econometric Reviews (2010-2013).
Member of the Editorial Board of the German Economic Review (2012-2013).
Associate editor of the Journal of Labor Economics (2008-2012).
Associate editor of the Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (2007-2010).
Associate editor of Labour (2006-2012).
Co-editor of a Special Issue of Empirical Economics on Programm Evaluation (2013).
Associate editor of Empirical Economics (2002-2006).
Additional Information The list of publications on this website may be outdated, but you find most of my publications on www.michael-lechner.eu. This page excludes discussion papers, but includes preprints as well as internet appendices of the respective papers.

You can also access most of my papers (incl. all discussion papers) on RePEC at http://ideas.repec.org/e/ple131.html and on SSRN at http://ssrn.com/author=165189.
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