Name Institution Research interestsort descending
Fleckenstein, Johanna University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Attig, Manja Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories
Boda, Zsofia ETH Zürich, Chair of Social Networks
Winkler, Oliver Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Formation of educational elites
  • Vertical differentiation and segregation in higher education
  • Openness of educational systems
  • Educational aspirations
  • Ethnic inequality in a life course perspective
  • Sequence analysis
  • Event history analysis


Deutscher (Klotz), Viola University of Mannheim, Business School

CIDER Fellow from 2016 to 2018

Ortega, Lorena Pontifical Catholic University of Chile


  • Equity in Education,
  • Educational Effectiveness
  • Sociology of Education
  • Educational Assessment
  • Comparative Education
  • Latin American Studies

Quantitative Methods:

  • Secondary Data Analysis
  • Multilevel Modelling
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Analysis of International Large-Scale Assessment Data
Krekel, Christian London School of Economics

I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, and a Consultant at the World Bank.

I am an applied economist: my research fields are environmental and labour economics, policy and programme evaluation, and applied microeconometrics, with a particular focus on spatial analysis. My PhD in Economics was completed at the Paris School of Economics in the autumn of 2017.

I am primarily interested in how our natural, built, or organisational environment affects our lives — specifically our behaviour, health, and (ultimately) our well-being. My work is aimed at informing evidence-based policy on how to improve these outcomes in a cost-effective manner.

For my work, I have been awarded the FEEM Award (Young Economist Award) by the European Economic Association.

Schachner, Maja University of Potsdam
  • Acculturation und ethnic identity in adolescence
  • School adjustment of adolescent immigrants
  • Interethnic friendships in adolescence
  • Dealing with diversity in multicultural schools
  • Intercultural competence development
  • Context effects and multilevel analyses
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
Sauerwein, Markus DIPF
  • All-Day Schools (Ganztagsschule)
  • Teaching quality/ quality of extracurricular activities
  • School improvment and school development
  • Recognition in pedagogical contexts
  • Theories of justice (in education) (particularly: Capability Approach; Recognition (Respect Egalitarianism)

Project: Study on the Development of All-Day Schools (StEG)

CIDER Fellow from 2016 to 2018

Workman, Joseph University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Causes and consequences of educational inequality, particularly the disadvantages experienced by those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and minority students
  • Processes by which parents devote resources to children’s education
  • Influence of students’ social networks on adolescent academic outcomes
Veerman, Gert-Jan Ede Christian University of Applied Sciences
  • Diversity
  • School performances
Herber, Stefanie Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Economics of Education
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Empirical Microeconomics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Program Evaluation
  • Higher Education and Student Financial Aid
  • Asymmetric Information
  • Social Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility
  • Labor Economics

CIDER Fellow from 2016 to 2017

Korthals, Roxanne Inspectorate of Education
  • Economics of education
  • Tracking in secondary school
  • Field of study choice
  • Curriculum differences/changes
van Hek, Margriet Radboud University
  • Educational inequalities
  • Gender inequalities
  • Comparative research
  • Reading skills
  • Cultural capital & lifestyles
  • Class inequalities
Torres, Rodrigo NatCen Social Research
  • Educational inequality and success against the odds
  • School accountability, admission policies and competition among schools
  • Social segregation at schools
  • Access to higher education for socially disadvantaged students
  • Social mobility
Dr. Hoferichter, Frances Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifwald
  • Educational Psychology
  • Stress
  • Test Anxiety
  • Social Relationships
  • Learning
  • Cross-National Comparision
Neidhöfer, Guido ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research
  • Equality of Opportunity
  • Inequality
  • Intergenerational Mobility
  • Education
  • Migration
Heyder, Anke Technische Universität Dortmund
  • Gender differences
  • Beliefs and stereotypes
  • Teacher education
  • Motivation
Edele, Aileen Technische Universität Dortmund
  • Impact of migration and language on educational outcomes

The role of immigrants' first and second language proficiency for social integration (DFG-Projekt)

Griga, Dorit University of Bern
  • Inequalities in vocational education and higher education
  • Transition to the labour market
  • Migrant-specific inequalities in education
  • Comparative research

CIDER Fellow from 2016 to 2018


Finger, Claudia Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
  • Inequality of educational opportunities
  • Higher education

Social inequality in access to prestigious fields of study: The interplay of students’ application behavior and universities’ selection procedures

Best Up: panel study of Berlin high school graduates

Barrera-Pedemonte, Fabian Universidad de Chile
  • International large scale assessments and surveys
  • Teacher policy
  • Teacher learning and development
  • School improvement
  • Quantitative methods
Schwabe, Franziska TU Dortmund/IFS
  • Reading competence
  • Large scale assessment
  • Differential Item Functioning and test fairness
  • Diversity in student groups
  • Motivational orientations
Linberg, Tobias State Insitute for School Quality and Education Research Munich
  • School and teaching quality
  • Early childhood care and education
  • Home learning environments
  • Social and immigrant specific inequalities
  • International comparisons
  • Language development
  • Full-day schooling

CIDER Fellow from 2016 to 2018

Dahmann, Sarah University of Sydney
  • Skill Formation
  • Cognitive and non-cognitive
  • Skills Returns to education
  • Causal Inference
  • Intergenerational Mobility

CIDER Fellow from 2016 to 2018

Holtmann, Anne Christine WZB Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Social Inequality
  • Education
  • School-to-Work Transitions
  • Families
  • Social Policy
  • Labour Markets
Lorenz, Georg Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB)
  • Social networks and ethnic segregation
  • Causes for ethnic and racial inequalities in education and in the labor market
  • Discrimination processes
Netz, Nicolai DZHW - German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies
  • Sociology of education
  • Returns to education
  • Migration
  • Higher education
  • Science systems

Current project: Determinants and career effects of scientists' international mobility (SciMo)


Jansen, Malte Research Data Centre (FDZ) at the Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB)
  • Students’ academic motivation, especially domain-specific self-concept and self-efficacy beliefs
  • Effects of social and dimensional comparisons
  • Structure and domain-specific differentiation of academic ability and motivation
  • Effects of school and classroom environments on (the development of) cognitive and motivational outcomes
  • Cultural orientations in students with and without an immigrant background
  • Quantitative research methods
Roloff-Bruchmann, Janina Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at Kiel University
  • Teachers' professional competence
  • Instructional quality
  • Measurement of change