Title: Head of research unit ‘Changes in the Working Society’/PhD, Deputy director of the Institute Labour and Economy, University of Bremen
Faculty/ Department: Institute ‘Labour and Economy‘ Field of study: Sociology/Political Science Subject areas: Governance of Labor Markets and the Welfare State, Labor Market, Tax and Family Policy, Trade Union, Income Policy and Industrial Relations;
I have a master degree (1989) in political science from the University of Heidelberg and a PhD (1996) in sociology from the University of Bielefeld. In my occupational life, I concentrated for some years (1997-1999) on social research at the former Institute of Work and Technique (now Institute of Work and Qualification), where I worked on various comparative EU research projects on family tax systems and labour market policies. Most of the time I combined research and teaching at the Universities of Bielefeld (1990-1995) and Bremen (2000 to present). The topics I worked on included trade union development as well as comparative welfare state research (2011). At present I am coordinating several research projects, among them WP 8 multi-level governance of youth employment policy in NEGOTIATE, the impact of minimum wage regulations on collective bargaining in Austria, the Netherlands and Germany and labour market participation of German students. Most recently I have edited a book on ‘Governance of Welfare State Reform’ and contributed to several comparative books and articles on labour market reforms and its governance.