On December 1st, 2013 Lukas Fervers joined the IAW as a research associate. He studied Political Science and Social Policy in Freiburg and Bremen, with a particular focus on labour market and social policy, political economy and quantitative methods/applied econometrics. Since April 2012, he is writing his dissertation at the Centre for Social Policy Research in Bremen about the effect of labour market and social policies on various socioeconomic outcomes. At the IAW, he conducts research in the area of labour market policy/ labour economics, with a special emphasis on microeconmetric policy-evaluation
On November 1st, 2013 Sebastian Nielen joined the IAW as a research associate. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at the Department of Industrial Economics and Innovation of Prof. Dr. Werner Bönte at the University of Wuppertal. He finished his study of economics in February 2008 at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder. His current research focus is in the field of labor economics, particularly atypical employment. In addition, he conducts research on the topics of innovation and short-term financing of small and medium-sized companies.
On September 30, 2013 Carina Webel left the IAW and joined the Chamber of Employment of the Saarland. She has been an IAW research associate since May 2011.
Since 1 September 2013, the position of Scientific Director at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) in Tübingen is held jointly by Prof Dr Wilhelm Kohler and Prof Dr Bernhard Boockmann. They follow on Prof Dr Claudia Buch, who was appointed as President of Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) in June 2013.
On August 31, 2013 Hans Verbeek left the IAW and joined the Institut für Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik (ISG) at Berlin.
On August 1st, 2013 Christin Schafstädt joined the IAW as a research associate. She studied pedagogy with a focus on social pedagogy at the University of Tübingen (German: Eberhard-Karls-Universität), and graduated in 2013. Her current research activities focus on projects in the fields of labour market and vocational training issues and their scientific evaluation by qualitative methods.
With effect from 1st June 2013 the IAW's Executive Committee appointed Prof Dr Bernhard Boockmann to Acting Director of the Institute.
On May 1st, Dr Angela Cheptea has joined the IAW as a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow. At the IAW, Angela carries a research project exploring how multinational investment in the retail sector affects the export competitiveness of host country firms and industries.
On April 9, 2013 IAW’s Scientific Director, Prof Dr Claudia M. Buch, has has accepted the appointment to the presidency of the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) in conjunction with a chair in Economics at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, as of 1st June 2013. IAW's Executive Committee and Board of Trustees is engaged in the process of selecting a new Director. Pending completion of this process, Managing Director Prof. Dr. Bernhard Boockmann has been appointed Acting Director.
On October 1st, 2012 Peter Eppinger joined the IAW as a research associate. He studied Economics in Tübingen, San Francisco (SFSU) and at the LMU Munich. His current research interests are in the field "International Integration and Regional Development".
On August 31, 2012 Dr Kai Daniel Schmid left the IAW and joined the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) at Düsseldorf. He has been an IAW research associate since August 2010.
On April 1st, 2012 Tobias Brändle joined the IAW as a research associate. Before, he worked as a research assistant at Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Department of Economics, especially Public Economics, with Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke. He studied International Economics at Eberhard Karls University and the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. His main research interests are in the field of empirical labour economics and personnel economics.
On February 15, 2012 IAW Scientific Director Prof Dr Claudia M. Buch has been appointed to the Expert Advisory Board (Sachverständigenrat), Germany's most important panel of economics experts. The Council of Economic Experts is an academic body advising German policy makers in questions of economy. It was set up by law in 1963. The Council of Economic Experts consists of five members. They are appointed for period of five years each.
On December 31, 2011 Sabine Dann left the IAW. She has been an IAW research associate since October 2000.
On December 31, 2011 Dr Julia Spies left the IAW and joined the ITC - International Trade Centre UNCTAD-WTO at Geneva. She has been an IAW research associate since February 2008.
On December 31, 2011 Christoph Schröder left the IAW and joined the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) at Mannheim. He has been an IAW research associate since October 2011.
On August 31, 2011 Dr Martin Rosemann left the IAW and joined the Institut für Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik (ISG) at Berlin. He has been an IAW research associate since January 2002.
On July 6, 2011 Prof Dr Claudia M. Buch, Scientific Director of the IAW and Professor at the University of Tübingen, was appointed as scientific member of the Senate of the German Research Foundation. The Senate is responsible for questions relating to science and research policy. It represents the interests and concerns of scientific and academic research, promotes cooperation and advises governments, parliaments and public authorities by issuing scientifically founded statements. The DFG sets priorities in research by establishing thematic Priority Programmes and Research Units.
Dr Daniela Witczak completed her PhD thesis on "Reforminduzierte Anpassungen des zu versteuernden Einkommens" ("Taxable income response to tax reforms") under the supervision of Prof DrGerhard Wagenhals (University of Hohenheim) and Dr Peter Gottfried in July 2011.