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
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 Institute for Educational Quality Improvement
  • 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

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 Paris School of Economics
  • Well-being, health, and behaviour
  • Policy and programme evaluation
  • Applied microeconometrics, with a particular focus on the non-monetary impacts of major events, infrastructure and institutions
Linberg, Tobias Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories
  • Early childhood care and education
  • Home learning environments
  • Social and immigrant specific inequalities
  • International comparisons
  • Language development
  • Full-day schooling
Lorenz, Georg Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB)
  • Causes for ethnic educational inequalities
  • Discrimination processes
  • Measurements of stereotypes

I am research fellow at the BIM since April 2016 within the department “Education and Integration”. After studying sociology at the University of Leipzig and receiving my diploma in 2009 I worked as a research fellow at the Georg-August-University of Goettingen and at the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg. In Bamberg I was involved in the coordination and realization of a study funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) called “Competence Acquisition and Learning Preconditions (KuL)”. The study conducted data collections in primary schools with the aim of depicting social inequalities during early school careers of first-graders.

Neidhöfer, Guido Freie Universität Berlin
  • Equality of Opportunity
  • Inequality
  • Intergenerational Mobility
  • Labour Economics
  • Education
  • Migration
  • Public Economics
  • Development
  • Latin America
Netz, Nicolai DZHW
  • Sociology of education
  • Returns to education
  • Migration
  • Higher education
  • Science systems

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


Ortega, Lorena Universität Tübingen


  • 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 University College London, UCL Institute of Education.
  • 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 Utrecht 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