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Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel
Chair of Sociology, especially Methods of Empirical Social Research
University of Bamberg
Feldkirchenstraße 21
96045 Bamberg

phone: +49-951-863-2629
email: michael.gebel(at)uni-bamberg.de

office hours: Wednesday 12-1pm during lecture period,
please make an appointment via sekretariat.empsoz(at)uni-bamberg.de

room: 01.16A

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Academic positions

A detailed CV is available for download here

Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel graduated from the University of Mannheim with Diplomas in Economics (2005) and Social Sciences (2006).  In addition, he completed a post-graduate research MA in Economics (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) at UCL Louvain-la-Neuve. He worked as a research associate at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) (2006-10) and as an assistant lecturer for the Chair of Sociology (Societal Comparison) at the University of Mannheim (2009-11). His doctoral degree in Sociology was earned in 2010. In 2011 he was appointed as a Junior Professor of Labour Market Sociology at the University of Mannheim and was appointed Full Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research at the University of Oldenburg in 2014. The University of Bamberg welcomed him in 2014 with an appointment as a Full Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research. In 2015-18 he was co-coordinator of the EU-Horizon2020 project "Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer“ (EXCEPT), which was funded with 2.5 Mio Euro and involved 58 researchers from 9 countries.

Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel has received a 1.4 Mio Euro European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for the project "The socio-economic consequences of temporary employment: A comparative panel data analysis" (SECCOPA) (2018-23). In addition, he is coordinator of the VolkswagenStiftung research project "Opportunities and Barriers at the Transition from Education to Work. A Comparative Youth Study in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Tajikistan" (TEW-CCA) (2015-19), which is funded with 0.4 Mio Euro and involves 20 researchers from 4 countries. He is MC-Member and Co-Leader of the Working Group 1 “Disadvantages in youth employment” of the EU-Horizon2020 COST Action CA17114 YOUNG-IN (2018-22). He is also scientific co-head of pillar 5 ‘Returns to education in the life course’ of the National Education Panel Study (NEPS) (since 2015) and Research Affiliate (since 2019) at the Leibniz-Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). In November 2018 Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel became member of the "Young Elite" - "Top40 under 40" in the category Society and Science in Germany.

He has specialized in holding method workshops at various methods schools, graduate schools and research institutes. His field of specialization is modern causal analysis but he also offer courses in multilevel analysis, panel data analysis and advanced regression analysis. Click here for more information

Research interests

Research topics:

  • Life course research, esp. transition to adulthood (school-to-work transition, family formation)
  • Unemployment and non-standard employment
  • returns to education

Research methods:

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Modern methods of causal analysis
  • Multilevel analysis of comparative micro data

Research on countries in:

  • Western/Eastern Europe
  • Middle East
  • Caucasus and Central Asia
  • East Asia

Publications

A detailed list of publications is available for download here

Recent Publications (last 24 months):

Högberg, B., Strandh, M., Voßemer, J., & Gebel, M. (2019). Unemployment, wellbeing and the moderating role of education policies: A multilevel study. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 60(4) 269 –291. Download

Badurashvili, I., M. Gebel, N. Kobakhidze, G. Meladze and R. Nadiradze (2019). Descriptive analyses of youth transitions in Georgia. TEW-CCA Working Paper No. 4.2. Bamberg: TEW-CCA Project, University of Bamberg. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Gebel, M. and G. Heineck (2019). Returns to education in the life course. In R. Becker (ed.) Research Handbook on Sociology of Education. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Chapter 24, 454–475. Information on book

Gebel, M. and E. Mandieva (2019). General methodology of the TEW‐CCA Youth Transition Surveys in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan. In: M. Gebel, I. Badurashvili, S. Olimova and R. Sattarov (eds.) Methodological report on TEW-CCA Youth Transition Surveys in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan. TEW-CCA Working Paper No. 3. Bamberg: University of Bamberg, pp. 7-54. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Gebel, M., I. Badurashvili, S. Olimova and R. Sattarov (eds.) (2019). Methodological report on TEW-CCA Youth Transition Surveys in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan. TEW-CCA Working Paper No. 3. Bamberg: University of Bamberg. 99 pages. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Unt, M., M. Gebel and S. Bertolini (2018). Social exclusion of youth in Europe: Consequences of labour market insecurity. Journal of Transition States and Societies, 10(3), 1-8. Download (OPEN ACECSS!)

Unt, M., M. Gebel and S. Bertolini (eds.) (2018). Social exclusion of youth in Europe: Consequences of labour market insecurity. Journal of Transition States and Societies, 10(3), Special Issue. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Bela, A., N. Feinauer, M. Gebel, G. Heineck, J. Lettau and K. Mergard (2018). Returns to education across the life course in the National Educational Panel Study: Theoretical framework and corresponding survey program. (NEPS Survey Paper No. 50). Bamberg, Germany: Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, National Educational Panel Study. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Gebel, M., D. Hofäcker, M. Jeliazkova, S. Schadow, K. Täht and M. Unt (2018). Proposal for future research based on EXCEPT project. EXCEPT Working Papers No.58. Tallinn:  Tallinn  University. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Unt, M. and M. Gebel (2018). Synthesis of the main empirical findings of EXCEPT project. EXCEPT Working Papers No.57. Tallinn:  Tallinn  University. 121 pages. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Voßemer, J., M. Gebel, K. Täht, M. Unt, B. Högberg and M. Strandh (2018). The effects of unemployment and insecure jobs on well-being and health: the moderating role of labor market policies. Social Indicators Research, 138(3), 1229-1257. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Gebel, M. (2018). The role of education institutions for the transition from education to work: A European comparative perspective. In P. Boyadjieva, M. Kanoushev, M. Ivanov (eds.) Inequalities and social (dis)integration: In search of togetherness. Jubilee collection in honor of Prof. Rumiana Stoilova. Sofia: Iztok-Zapad, 181-200.

Voßemer, J., M. Gebel, O. Nizalova and O. Nikolaieva (2018). The effect of an early-career involuntary job loss on later life health in Europe. Advances in Life Course Studies, 35, 69-76. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Gebel, M. and S. Heyne (2017). Familienverständnis in Nordafrika und dem Nahen Osten. Analysen zu familiären Rollen und zur Abgrenzung vom Staat. University of Bamberg Press. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Events

A detailed list of presentations is available for download here

Events from the past 12 months:

[Oct 24, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The effects of education-to-work transitions on youth’s subjective well-being" at the Institute of Social Science (ISS) at the University of Tokyo.

[Oct 18-19, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "Labor market transitions and intergenerational support. Evidence from German panel data" and a presentation on "The effects of early marriage and childbirth on women’s early career in the Caucasus and Central Asia" at the ISA-RC06 and VSA Conference in Hanoi.

[Oct 9+11, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Modern methods of counterfactual causal analysis" at the IAB in Nuremberg.

[Oct 7-8, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Causal analysis in higher education research" at the DZHW in Hanover.

[Oct 3-5, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The effects of unemployment and insecure jobs on well-being: The moderating role of labor market and educational policies" (with M. Unt), had a poster on "The TEW-CCA Youth Transition Surveys in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan" and acted as a session chair at the TIY Conference in Maastricht.

[Sep 19-20, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel acted as a session organizer and session chair at the 3rd General Meeting of the COST Action CA17114 YOUNG-IN in Valletta.

[Sep 4-10, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel made a research stay at the Georgian Center for Population Research (GCPR) in Tbilisi conducting and discussing research of the TEW-CCA project.

[Aug 4-8, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "Social selectivity and labor market returns of vocational education and training in the Caucasus and Central Asia" and chaired the session on "Inclusive education and inequality across the globe" at the 10th WERA Conference in Tokyo.

[Jul 22-26, 2019] Jonas Voßemer and Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a lecture and an exercise course on "Regression analysis with Stata" at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne.

[Jul 15-19, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Methods of modern causal analysis based on observational data" at the 2019 Workshop on Quantitative Methods and Sociological Research at Academia Sinica in Taipei.

[Jun 20-21, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel acted as a discussant and session chair at the joint doctoral conference of Pompeu Fabra University, University of Trento, Tilburg University and University of Bamberg in Barcelona.

[Apr 12, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The effects of education-to-work transitions on youth’s psychological well-being in Taiwan" at the 7th Conference of Taiwan Youth Project at the Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica in Taipei.

[Apr 5, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel gave a keynote on "The role of temporary employment in the early career: A research agenda" at the 1st Meeting of the IAB-UCL Anglo German Early Career Quantitative Education Researchers’ Network at IAB Nuremberg.

[Mar 21, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel acted as a reviewer for the H2020 research project EduMAP for the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission in Brussels.

[Feb 25-Mar 1, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel and Jonas Voßemer held a lecture and an exercise course as part of the Advanced Data Analysis Course "Methods of Modern Causal Analysis Based On Observational Data" at the ECPR Winter School in Bamberg.

[Feb 8, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The transition from education to work and youths’ well-being. Evidence from German panel data" at the 2nd General Meeting of the COST Action CA17114 YOUNG-IN in Thessaloniki.

[Dec 12, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The effect of temporary employment on subjective well-being in the early career" at the Research Colloquium of the Department of Sociology at the University of Kaiserslautern.

[Dec 5-6, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The labor market returns to education: Evidence from the German National Education Panel Study (NEPS)" at the International Conference on Survey Research on Youth at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al Ain.

[Dec 4, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a public lecture on "The labor market returns to education in international comparison" at the Department of Sociology at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al Ain.

[Nov 28-30, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Introduction to method of modern causal analysis" at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne.

[Nov 15+22 + Dec 13, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Applied panel data analysis" and individual consultations with PhD students at the GradAB at IAB in Nuremberg.

[Nov 15, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Applied panel data analysis" at the GradAB at IAB in Nuremberg.

[Nov 7-8, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Multilevel analyis using comparative microdata" at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim.

[Nov 6, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel acted as a reviewer for the monitoring of the collaborative research project ENLIVEN funded by the European Commission Horizon-2020 Programme in Brussels.

[Oct 30-31, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Introduction to methods of modern causal analysis" at the Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung -Leibniz-Zentrum für Lebenslanges Lernen (DIE) in Bonn.

Teaching

Detailed overview on teaching

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