Master of Arts, he has 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. In June 2018, he has finished his PhD with the title 'Towards Comprehensive Policy-Evaluation - Reassessing the Effects of Labour Market and Social Policies from an Interdisciplinary Perspective' 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 conducted research in the area of labour market policy/labour economics, with a special emphasis on microeconmetric policy-evaluation.
On December 31, 2017 Lukas Fervers left the IAW and joined the Institute for Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) at the University of Cologne and the DIE - Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning, Bonn,. He was a research associate at IAW from 2013 to 2017 and has been a Research Fellow since 2018. From 2018 to 2021, he was part of the DFG project "The state, the employer and the compatibility of work and family among mothers. Analysis from the Perspective of the Capability Approach (WorkFamReC)" also at IAW.