Michael Knaus

Michael Knaus

Michael Knaus

Prof. Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Büro 06-206
Varnbüelstrasse 14
9000 St. Gallen
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.

Affiliations Since 07/2017 Research Affiliate at Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Awards 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