Contact

Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel
Chair of 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 (starting on 22.04.2020). 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. 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

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 12 months):

Gebel, M. (forthcoming). 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

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

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!)

Events

A detailed list of presentations is available for download here

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.

[Nov 25, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel acted as a reviewer for the H2020 research project ENLIVEN for the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission in Brussels.

[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.

[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.

Teaching

Detailed overview on teaching

Students can find detailed information on current and previous courses on UnivIS