Reinhard Hujer

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This paper evaluates the effects of job creation schemes on the participating individuals in Germany. Since previous empirical studies of these measures have been based on relatively small datasets and focussed on East Germany, this is the first study which allows to draw policy-relevant conclusions. The very informative and exhaustive dataset at hand not(More)
The Effects of Vocational Training Programmes on the Duration of Unemployment in Eastern Germany This paper focuses on the effects of vocational training programmes on the duration of unemployment in Eastern Germany. We use information from administrative data of the Federal Employment Office. To allow for observable and possible unobservable influences we(More)
The Employment Effects of Job Creation Schemes in Germany: A Microeconometric Evaluation In this paper we evaluate the employment effects of job creation schemes on the participating individuals in Germany. Job creation schemes are a major element of active labour market policy in Germany and are targeted at long-term unemployed and other hard-to-place(More)
Innovations are a key factor to ensure the competitiveness of establishments as well as to enhance the growth and wealth of nations. But more than any other economic activity, decisions about innovations are plagued by failures of the market mechanism. As a response, public instruments have been implemented to stimulate private innovation activities. The(More)
Recent discussion of the knowledge-based economy draws increasingly attention to the role that the creation and management of knowledge plays in economic development. Development of human capital, the principal mechanism for knowledge creation and management, becomes a central issue for policy-makers and practitioners at the regional, as well as national,(More)
The Microeconometric Estimation of Treatment Effects An Overview The need to evaluate the performance of active labour market policies is not questioned any longer. Even though OECD countries spend significant shares of national resources on these measures, unemployment rates remain high or even increase. We focus on microeconometric evaluation which has to(More)
This chapter considers different types of evaluation in vocational education and training (VET). It does so from two standpoints: debates among evaluation researchers and the way contexts of use and evaluation capacity shape evaluation in practice. The nature of VET as an evaluation object is discussed and theories of evaluation are located in wider debates(More)
Liquid chromatography was employed for a study of photochemical degradation of bilirubin in the complex with human albumin, using a model system in the presence of riboflavin. The concentrations of bilirubin, the photoisomers and biliverdin were monitored. The reaction mechanism was verified using a quantified mathematical model and was represented by a(More)
Previous empirical studies of job creation schemes in Germany have shown that the average effects for the participating individuals are negative. However, we find that this is not true for all strata of the population. Identifying individual characteristics that are responsible for the effect heterogeneity and using this information for a better allocation(More)
Development, measurement and evaluation of competence has become an important issue in education and training. Various factors contribute to that: (a) the shift of focus in education from input to output, stimulated by standard-based assessment; accountability systems; (b) international comparisons of school system achievement; (c) the transition from(More)