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Dr. Lukas Fervers

Lukas Fervers

Short CV

Master of Arts, he has studied Political Science and Social Policy in Freiburg and Bremen, with a particular focus on labour market and social policy, political economy and quantitative methods/applied econometrics. In June 2018, he has finished his PhD with the title "Towards Comprehensive Policy-Evaluation - Reassessing the Effects of Labour Market and Social Policies from an Interdisciplinary Perspective" at the Centre for Social Policy Research in Bremen about the effect of labour market and social policies on various socioeconomic outcomes.

At the IAW, he conducted research in the area of labour market policy/labour economics, with a special emphasis on microeconmetric policy-evaluation.

On December 31, 2017 Lukas Fervers left the IAW and joined the Institute for Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) at the University of Cologne. He has been an IAW research associate since December 2013. Since May 2018 he has been working again at the IAW, in the project "State and company-level work-family reconciliation policies and maternal employment. An analysis from a capability approach perspective" commissioned by the German Research Foundation.

Scientific CV


Selected Publications in refereed Journals

Healing or Deepening the Scars of Unemployment? The Impact of Activation Policies on Unemployed Workers
In: Work, Employment and Society, 1-18,2019 (online advance access: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0950017019882904)

Can public employment schemes break the negative spiral of long-term unemployment, social exclusion and loss of skills? Evidence from Germany
In: Journal of Economic Psycholgy, 67 (2018), 18-33.

Economic miracle, political disaster? Political consequences of Hartz IV
In: Journal of European Social Policy, 29 (3), 411-427, 2019 (online access, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0958928718774259)

Globalization and healthcare policy: a constraint on growing expenditures
Journal of European Public Policy 2015, online advance access, doi: 10.1080/13501763.2015.1028965

Unemployment and Subsequent Employment Stability: Does Labour Market Policy Matter?
Socio-Economic Review 2015, online advance access, doi: 10.1093/ser/mwv020

Are Outsiders equally out everywhere? The economic disadvantages of outsiders in cross-national perspective
European Journal of Industrial Relations, 2015, online advance access, doi: 10.1177/0959680115573363

IAW Discussion Papers

Completed IAW Expert Reports

Evaluation des Sonderprogramms „Förderung der beruflichen Mobilität von ausbildungsinteressierten Jugendlichen aus Europa (MobiPro-EU)“
Abschlussbericht an die Bundesagentur für Arbeit, 2018

Evaluation des ESF-Bundesprogramms zur Eingliederung langzeitarbeitsloser Leistungsberechtigter nach dem SGB II auf dem allgemeinen Arbeitsmarkt
Zwischenbericht an das Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales. In: Forschungsbericht 485 des BMAS, Juni 2017

Evaluation der Modellprojekte „Bürgerarbeit“ - Kurzfassung
Endbericht an das Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, 25. November 2015

Evaluation der Modellprojekte „Bürgerarbeit“ - Langfassung
Endbericht an das Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, 25. November 2015

Evaluation der Modellprojekte „Bürgerarbeit“ - Kurzfassung
3. Zwischenbericht an das BMAS zum 31. Mai 2014

Evaluation der Modellprojekte „Bürgerarbeit“
3. Zwischenbericht an das BMAS zum 31. Mai 2014

Working Papers

Unemployment and Subsequent Employment Stability – Does Labour Market Policy Matter?
IZA DP no 7193, http://ftp.iza.org/dp7193.pdf, 2013