Michael Knaus

Michael Knaus

Michael Knaus

Prof. Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Econometrics

Büro 06-206
Varnbüelstrasse 14
9000 St. Gallen

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Fields of research

Applied Econometrics

Causal Machine Learning

Labor Economics

Education Economics

Sports Economics


09/2013 - 03/2018 PhD in Economics and Finance, University of St. Gallen, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Lechner

10/2010 - 09/2013 Economics, M.Sc., University of Hohenheim

09/2012 - 02/2013 Semester abroad, University of Bologna

10/2007 - 09/2010 Business Administration and Economics, B.Sc., University of Hohenheim

Professional Career

since 02/2019 Assistant Professor for Econometrics, University of St. Gallen

since 02/2018 Consultant for Empirical Economic Research, University of St. Gallen

03/2018 - 01/2019 Post-Doc, University of St. Gallen

09/2013  - 03/2018 Research assistant, University of St. Gallen, Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research.

04/2013 - 09/2013 Teaching assistant in Macroeconomics, Department of Labor and Service Economics, University of Hohenheim.

07/2012 - 09/2012 Intern, German Council of Economic Experts, Wiesbaden.

05/2012 - 06/2012 Intern, ifo Institute, Ifo Center for International Economics, Munich.

10/2011 - 04/2012 Student Assistant, Chair for Statistics and Econometrics, University of Hohenheim. 

02/2010 - 01/2012 Student Trainee, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart.


First price as the best graduate of the Master program

"Economics" at the


University of

Hohenheim in the summer semester 2013




2020: EALE-SOLE-AASLE (Online); Annual Conference Verein für Socialpolitik (Online); Machine Learning in Labor, Education, and Health Economics (Online); Econometrics Seminar Series University of Southern Denmark (Online) 

2019: Econometrics and Business Statistics Seminar (Aarhus University); European Meeting of the Econometric Society (Manchester); IAAE Annual Conference (Nicosia); BGSE Sommer Forum ”Machine Learning for Economics” (Barcelona); European Causal Inference Meeting (Bremen); SKILS (Engelberg) 

2018: European Causal Inference Meeting (Florence); Statistical Week (Linz); Machine Learning in Economics and Econometrics (Munich)  

2017: 13th IZA Conference: Labor Market Policy Evaluation (Bonn); EALE Conference (St. Gallen); Computational Social Science, 6th Workshop Konstanz - St. Gallen; Essen Health Conference; 20th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics, (Buch am Ammersee)

2016: SKILS (St. Anton)

2015: European Society for Population Economics (Izmir)

Additional Information

Refereeing Activities: Journal of Labor Economics, Econometrics and Statistics, German Economic Review, Industrial Relations, Journal of Sports Economics, LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations