Michael Lechner

Michael Lechner

Michael Lechner

Prof. Dr.

Chair of the Steering Committee

Büro 06-301
Varnbüelstrasse 14
9000 St. Gallen

Causal Machine Learning, Sport-, Gesundheits-, und Arbeitsmarktökonomie.


Sportökonomie, Arbeitsmärkte

Machine Learning & Ökonometrie

Weitere Forschungsgebiete

Sport- und Gesundheitsökonomik


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, EU-OECD Technical Workshop, Paris, 09.10.2023
  • SNF NFP75 Workshop, Bern, 16.03.2023


  • Keynote, Annual Conference: 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
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).

Weitere Informationen

The list of publications on this website may be outdated, but you find most of my publications on This page excludes discussion papers, but includes preprints as well as internet appendices of the respective papers.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 and on SSRN at