Amelie Schiprowski How Important Are Caseworkers In Helping the Unemployed To Find Work?

Amelie Schiprowski is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn and an Affiliate of the Center for Economic Studies (CESifo). Having completed her doctoral work at the University of Potsdam (2018), Schiprowski’s research focuses on Empirical Labor and Public Economics. Schiprowski was the 2020 recipient of the Joachim Herz Award in Economics.

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since 2019

Assistant Professor in Economics

University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) (more details)

since 2019

Research Fellow

Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

since 2019

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Institute for Economic Research (CESifo)


Research Associate

Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)


Dr. rer. pol. in Economics

University of Potsdam (Universität Potsdam)

Summa cum laude


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Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)


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DIW Berlin Graduate Center


Master in Economics

Sciences Po and Ecole Polytechnique


Exchange Program in Economics

University of Pennsylvania


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Sciences Po

Economics and Social Sciences

- American Economic Review

- Journal of Public Economics

- Labour Economics

- Member of the Research Cluster “ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy”

- Member of the Collaborative Research Center Transregio 224 “Economic Perspectives on Societal Challenges”


- Joachim Herz Award in Economics (2020)

- Ph.D. grant of the German Academic Foundation, Studienstiftung (2014-2017)

- Ph.D. grant of DIW Berlin (2012-2013)

- Study grant of the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD (2010-2011)

- Fulbright travel grant (2009-2010)

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Caseworkers try to help unemployed people to find work, providing support and assistance in regularly scheduled meetings. In this video, AMELIE SCHIPROWSKI seeks to quantify the economic value of these caseworker meetings. Relying on data from Swiss unemployment registers and focusing on the impact of unplanned caseworker absences, Schiprowski identifies a clear correlation between the frequency of caseworker meetings and the length of time a jobseeker spends out of work. Schiprowski also identifies significant variation in outcomes between different caseworkers and the effort to pin down what skills are most relevantin this regard is a clear focus for research going forward.

LT Video Publication DOI:

The Role of Caseworkers in Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from Unplanned Absences

  • Amelie Schiprowski
  • Published in 2020
Amelie Schiprowski. "The Role of Caseworkers in Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from Unplanned Absences." (2020). doi:10.1086/706092.