Completed Projects

Dr. Anselm Mattes completed his dissertation project in April 2010. He received his doctorate from Prof. Dr. Claudia M. Buch and Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke on the subject of „Foreign Direct Investment – Evidence on Determinants and Effects at the Microlevel“.

Dr. Katja Neugebauer received her PhD from the Faculty of Economics in October 2010. Her dissertation is titled „Bank Risk and Cross-Border Banking: An Empirical Analysis“. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Claudia M. Buch (University of Tübingen/IAW) .

Dr. Daniela Witczak received her doctorate in July 2011 from the University of Hohenheim. Her doctorate started at the IAW „Reform induzierte Anpassungen des zu versteuernden Einkommens“ was reviewed by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wagenhals (University of Hohenheim) und PD Dr. Peter Gottfried (IAW).

Dr. Jochen Späth obtained his doctorate in November 2013 with the successful disputation of his dissertation „Firm age and Employment Flexibility in Germany“. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Lutz Bellmann (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg).

Dr. Tobias Brändle completed in February 2014 his doctorate at the University of Tübingen with the title of „Essays on Economic Effects of Labour Market Institutions, especially in Industrial Relations" (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke, IAAEU and University of Trier, and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Boockmann, IAW Tübingen).

Dr. Sebastian Nielen defended succrésfully in June 2014 his dissertation „Firms‘ short-run responses to capital and labor market frictions: the case of trade credit and temporary employment“, supervised by Professor Dr. Werner Bönte (Chair of Industrial Economics and Innovation at the University of Wuppertal).

Dr. Lukas Fervers completed his dissertation, "Towards Comprehensive Policy-Evaluation - Reassessing the Effects of Labor Market and Social Policies from an Interdisciplinary Perspective," at the Center for Social Policy (ZeS) at the University of Bremen in June 2018.

Dr. Natalie Herdegen (née Laub) was awarded a doctorate in May 2019 at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg with a thesis entitled "Pension Decrements for Early Retirement". Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernd Raffelhüschen.

Dr. Hannah Keding received her PhD from the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham (UK) in December 2020. The title of her dissertation is: “Governance in Nottingham and Stuttgart: a comparative case study of power, inequality and sustainability”.

Dr. Anne Zühlke received her doctorate in educational science from the University of Tübingen in April 2023. Her thesis was dedicated to the topic "Individual Returns to Education in Germany". She was supervised by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmidt-Hertha, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Boockmann and Prof. Dr. Annika Goeze.

Dr. Philipp Kugler received his PhD from Eberhard Karls University Tübingen in July 2023. His PhD topic is "Using Machine Learning Methods in Economics" and was supervised by Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Boockmann.

Dr. Tobias Scheu completed his doctoral project at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in November 2023. His dissertation on "Invisible people: A case study on the spatial perception of refugees in the south of Tübingen" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. Kühne (Department of Geography at the University of Tübingen) and Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai Schuster (Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Department of Social Sciences)..