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 Academic and Professional Background

  • Since March 2018 deputy director of the Harriet Taylor MillInstitute
  • Since October 2017 professor for economics at the HWR Berlin 
  • 2014-2017 Professor of Social Policy and Social Economics at University of Applied Sciences Munich
  • 2011-2014 Visiting Professor of Economics at HWR Berlin and at University of Hamburg
  • 2009-2014 Chief Editor of  "Sozialer Fortschritt - German Review of Social Policy"
  • 2009 PhD in Economics from University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2005-2010 Research Assistant at University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2005 Graduate of Economics, Political Science and Sociology from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

International Cooperation



  • In the executive commitee of the Gesellschaft für Sozialen Fortschritt e.V.
  • In the board of SAMF e.V. (Deutsche Vereinigung für sozialwissenschaftliche Arbeitsmarktforschung)


  • Second supervisor of doctoral theses in cooperation with the Universität Koblenz-Landau
  • DAAD Commissioner awarding annual scholarships to students
  • Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Degree Programs AQAS e.V.
  • WSI-Messages, in the area »Work - Economy - Social«
  • Hans-Böckler-Stiftung Forschungsförderung

Scientific Advisor:

  • Wirtschaftsforschungsinstitut WifOR Darmstadt/Berlin

Scientific Advisory Board:

  • Member of the independent scientific advisory board of the funding network Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research (FIS) in the BMAS
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Council on Economic Issues of SPD