Michael Lechner

Michael Lechner

Michael Lechner

Prof. Dr.

SEW Managing Director

Büro 83-3115
Rosenbergstrasse 22
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses

Causal Machine Learning, Sports, labour, health, and population economics.; Microeconometrics.

Fields of research

Sports and Labor Economics

Machine Learning & Econometrics

Further fields of research

Sports and Health Economics

Professional Career

University of Mannheim (1990-1998).


Research Fellow of the CEPR, London, PSI, London, IAB, Nuremberg, IZA, Bonn and CESifo, München

Member of German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina




  • Keynote, EU-OECD Technical Workshop, Paris, 09.10.2023
  • SNF NFP75 Workshop, Bern, 16.03.2023


  • Keynote, Annual Conference: Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), Basel, 12.9.2022
  • Ausschuss für Ökonometrie im VfS, Annual Conference,  Kloster Hegne am Bodensee, 07. - 09.04.2022
Editorial Board

Coeditor of Empirical Economics (2014-2017).
Coeditor of the German Economic Review (2013-2017).

Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Labour Market Research (2013-).
Co-Editor of economics (2006-).
Member of the Editorial Board of Foundations and Trends in Econometrics (2004-).

Associate editor of Econometric Reviews (2010-2013).
Member of the Editorial Board of the German Economic Review (2012-2013).
Associate editor of the Journal of Labor Economics (2008-2012).
Associate editor of the Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (2007-2010).
Associate editor of Labour (2006-2012).
Co-editor of a Special Issue of Empirical Economics on Programm Evaluation (2013).
Associate editor of Empirical Economics (2002-2006).

Additional Information

The list of publications on this website may be outdated, but you find most of my publications on www.michael-lechner.eu. This page excludes discussion papers, but includes preprints as well as internet appendices of the respective papers.

You can also access most of my papers (incl. all discussion papers) on RePEC at ideas.repec.org/e/ple131.html and on SSRN at ssrn.com/author=165189.