Name Institution Research interest
Attig, Manja Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories
Barrera-Pedemonte, Fabian Universidad de Chile
  • International large scale assessments and surveys
  • Teacher policy
  • Teacher learning and development
  • School improvement
  • Quantitative methods
Boda, Zsofia ETH Zürich, Chair of Social Networks
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

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

CIDER Fellow from 2016 to 2018

Dr. Hoferichter, Frances Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifwald
  • Educational Psychology
  • Stress
  • Test Anxiety
  • Social Relationships
  • Learning
  • Cross-National Comparision
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)

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

Fleckenstein, Johanna University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
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


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

Heyder, Anke Technische Universität Dortmund
  • Gender differences
  • Beliefs and stereotypes
  • Teacher education
  • Motivation
Holtmann, Anne Christine WZB Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Social Inequality
  • Education
  • School-to-Work Transitions
  • Families
  • Social Policy
  • Labour Markets
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
Korthals, Roxanne Inspectorate of Education
  • Economics of education
  • Tracking in secondary school
  • Field of study choice
  • Curriculum differences/changes
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.

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

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
Neidhöfer, Guido ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research
  • Equality of Opportunity
  • Inequality
  • Intergenerational Mobility
  • Education
  • Migration
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)


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
Roloff-Bruchmann, Janina Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at Kiel University
  • Teachers' professional competence
  • Instructional quality
  • Measurement of change
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

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
Schwabe, Franziska TU Dortmund/IFS
  • Reading competence
  • Large scale assessment
  • Differential Item Functioning and test fairness
  • Diversity in student groups
  • Motivational orientations
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
van Hek, Margriet Radboud University
  • Educational inequalities
  • Gender inequalities
  • Comparative research
  • Reading skills
  • Cultural capital & lifestyles
  • Class inequalities
Veerman, Gert-Jan Ede Christian University of Applied Sciences
  • Diversity
  • School performances
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


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