Steffen Künn is Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University and a research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) as well as the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA). He received his master degree in economics from the Free University Berlin in 2008 and a PhD in economics from the University of Potsdam in 2012. Before he became Assistant Professor in Maastricht, he has held positions at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin.
His main research interests include applied labor economics and in particular the evaluation of labor market policy. Beside the evaluation of traditional programs of active labour market policy (such as wage subsidies, training etc), he is particularly interested in the effectiveness of programmes which aim at promoting self-employment among the unemployed as well as programmes encouraging the geographical mobility of job seekers. In addition, he recently got interested in the effects of environmental conditions (indoor conditions) on human health and labor market outcomes.