With a PhD from the University of St. Gallen, Professor Frölich has been a research fellow at the institution since 2002. He also served as head of the “Employment and Development” research program at the World Bank and the Institute for the Future of Work (IZA) from 2008 to 2011. He is currently a professor of econometrics at the University of Mannheim and an affiliated professor of J-PAL (Poverty Action Lab). In his research, Professor Frölich focuses on methods for impact evaluation and applied impact evaluations in areas such as labor, poverty, education, health, child labor, climate change, agriculture, and microfinance, primarily in Africa and Asia. He has worked with various organizations in the field of development cooperation, including DEZA/SECO, GIZ/KFW/BMZ, UNICEF, ILO, IFAD, WFP, World Bank, ACTED, Bread for the World and others.