Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel
Chair of Methods of Empirical Social Research
University of Bamberg
office hours:Wednesday, 12-1pm (starting on 22.04.2020). Please make an appointment via sekretariat.empsoz(at)uni-bamberg.de
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. In 2015-19 he was 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 was funded with 0.4 Mio Euro and involved 20 researchers from 4 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). 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
- Life course research, esp. transition to adulthood (school-to-work transition, family formation)
- Unemployment and non-standard employment
- returns to education
- 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
Recent Publications (last 12 months):
Bömmel, N., M. Gebel and G. Heineck (2020). Political participation and political attitudes as returns to education in the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS): Conceptual framework and measurement. NEPS Survey Paper No. 70. Bamberg, Germany: Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, National Educational Panel Study. Download (open access!)
Gebel, M. (2020). Young women’s transition from education to work in the Caucasus and Central Asia. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 688(1), 137-154. Download
Mandieva, E. and M. Gebel (2019). Methodological report on TEW-CCA semi-structured interviews on youth NEET in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan. TEW-CCA Working Paper No. 6.1. Bamberg: TEW-CCA Project, University of Bamberg. Download (open access!)
Gebel, M., S. Olimova, M. Olimov and L. Mirov (2019). Descriptive analyses of youth transitions in Tajikistan. TEW‐CCA Working Paper No. 4.3. Bamberg: TEW‐CCA Project, University of Bamberg. Download (open access!)
Hajizadeh, A., R. Sattarov, T. Faradov and M. Gebel (2019). Descriptive analyses of youth transitions in Azerbaijan. TEW‐CCA Working Paper No. 4.1. Bamberg: TEW‐CCA Project, University of Bamberg. Download (open access!)
Högberg, B., J. Voßemer, J., M. Gebel & M. Strandh (2019). Unemployment, wellbeing and the moderating role of education policies: A multilevel study. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 60(4) 269 –291. Download
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
Events from the past 12 months:
[Feb 17-21, 2020] Held a workshop on "Methods of Modern Causal Analysis Based On Observational Data" at the ECPR Winter School in Bamberg.
[Dec 11-13, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Applied panel data analysis" at the University of Bern.
[Dec 11, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "Transition from education to work and youths’ well-being. Evidence from German panel data" at the Colloquium of the Department of Sociology of Education at the University of Bern.
[Dec 4-6, 2019] 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 29, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Multilevel analysis using comparative microdata" at the GESIS Workshop on „Working with European Union Labor Force Survey (EU-LFS)“ in Mannheim.
[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 21-Nov 21, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel was visiting research fellow at the Insitute 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.