Michael Kaiser

Michael Kaiser


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter


Seminar für Organisationsökonomik
Kaulbachstraße 45
EG, Raum 001

80539 München

Raum: 001
Telefon: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5604

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Areas of interest

I’m interested in a range of topics in applied microeconomics, currently focusing on

  • Development Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Organizational Economics

In my work I incorporate elements of machine learning, both, unsupervised learning (e.g., probabilistic clustering) and supervised learning (e.g. decision trees).

Working papers and work in progress

  • Identifying and teaching high-growth entrepreneurship: Experimental evidence from entrepreneurship academies for university students in Uganda (joint with Vojtech Bartos, Kristina Czura and Brendan Shanks). This project is preregistereted in the AEA Registry #0004502
  • The Minimum Wage and Educational Attainment: An Empirical Investigation into the German Federal Minimum Wage                                                                                                                                                                (Draft available on request)
  • Demand and Supply of Charitable Donations to Natural Disasters: Evidence from an Online Marketplace                  (joint with Rajshri Jayaraman (University of Toronto) and Marrit Teirlinck (ESMT Berlin))                                        (Draft available on request)
  • Management practices and firm performance during the Great Recession: Evidence from Spanish survey data        (joint with Florian Englmaier (LMU Munich), Jose E. Galdon-Sanchez (University of Navarre) and Ricard Gil (Queens University))
  • Understanding the contractual configurations of urban labor markets in developing countries using machine learning (Draft available on request)

Education and research experience

  • Oct 2016 – present: PhD student in Economics, Munich Graduate School of Economics at LMU Munich
  • Jul 2014 – Jul 2016: Research associate, Department of Economics & School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California - San Diego, CA (USA)
  • Aug 2013 – Jun 2014: Master in International and Development Economics, Yale University, New Haven, CT (USA)
  • Aug 2012 – Dec 2012: Study abroad semester, HEC Montreal (Canada)
  • Aug 2010 – Jun 2013: Bachelor in Economics, Tilburg University (Netherlands)

Find the most recent copy of my full CV here.