Program and Schedule

The Workshop will take place in the Villa Tillmans.

Day 125th of July 2019
09:30-10:30Welcome Address

Pia Blossfeld and Stephan Poppe
10:30-10:45Coffee Break
10:45-11:45Keynote: „The counterfactual approach“

Andrea Tartakowsky
11:45-13:15Lunch Break
13:15-14:00 Keynote: “The causal effect of education on own and parental health
using regression discontinuity design”

Cecilia Potente
14:00-15:30 Panel 1: Difference-In-Difference Applications and Matching
“Did the 2015 Introduction of a Minimum Wage in Germany
Reduce in-Work Poverty and Welfare Use?”

Martin Friedrich
“Graduates’ Labour Market Success in Germany:
Does University’s Excellence Status Make a Difference”

Ulrike Schwabe & Sebastian Lang
“An original matching method based on post theory to handle
multiple treatments: the estimation of neighbourhood effects”

Margherita Silan
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-17:15Panel 2: Confounding, Instrumental Variables and Correlation
„Taking the front door to the income-achievement gap
among pre-schoolers in Germany“


Jascha Dräger
„Correlation or Causal Effect? Educational decisions and
infrastructure in the context of residential segregation


Micheal Sixt
„Revisiting the causal relationship between education and health:
Evidence from the National Educational Panel Study Germany“


Jacqueline Lettau
19:00Dinner at the restaurant „Kaiserbad“
Day 2 26th of July 2019
09:30-11:00Keynote: „Observational studies and randomized controlled trials“

Julian Reiss
11:00-11:15Coffee Break
11:15-12:45Panel 3: The aspect of time and causation
„Visualizing Causal Scenarios and Planned Realized Measurements“

Paul Bauer
„Determinants of life satisfaction –
a fixed-effects regression approach

Martin Schröder
12:15-13:45Lunch Break
13:45-15:15Panel 4: Natural Experiments, Process-Tracing and RCTs
„Not seeing the forest for the IVs“

Nico Sonntag
„Process-tracing and counterfactual analysis
as methods for explicit causal analysis in history“


Johannes Nagel
„On the transportability of laboratory results“

Bastian Baumeister
15:15-15:45Farewell