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Prof. Dr. Ludger Wößmann

Professional Experience

Academic Background

05/2006 Habilitation in Economics, Technische Universität Munich (Habilitation: “Efficiency in Public Production: Essays on its Econometric Identification with Applications to Educational Production“; Reporters: Prof. Dr. Robert K. Frhr. von Weizsäcker, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Werner Sinn)
10/2001 Ph.D. in Economics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel ("Summa cum laude"; Dissertation: "Schooling and the Quality of Human Capital”; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Horst Siebert)
08/1998 - 06/1999 Advanced Studies Program (ASP) in International Economic Policy Research, Kiel Institute for World Economics (Advanced Studies Certificate)
10/1993 - 07/1998 M.A. in Economics (Dipl.-Volkswirt), Philipps-Universität, Marburg, incl. Supplementary Program "International Economics ("Sehr gut")
09/1995 - 06/1996 University Diploma in Economics, University of Kent at Canterbury ("with Merit")
08/1983 - 06/1992 Abitur (High School Diploma), Bischöfliches Gymnasium St. Michael, Ahlen (Grade: 1,0)

Professional Experience

since 05/2006 Professor of Economics, University of Munich
since 01/2004 Director of the Ifo Center for the Economics of Education
01/2010 - 07/2010 W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford
04/2007     Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, Hoover Institution, Stanford CA
02/2007 - 04/2007 Visiting Faculty, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG), Cambridge MA
08/2006     Visiting Professor, Aarhus Business School
05/2005 - 06/2005 Research Visit to Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford CA
04/2003 - 12/2003 Senior Researcher, Ifo Institute
03/1999 - 03/2003 Researcher, Kiel Institute for World Economics at the University of Kiel, Research Group "Human Capital and Economic Growth", Department "Development Economics and Global Integration"
03/2002 - 06/2002 Research Visit to the Program on Education Policy and Governance, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Cambridge MA
07/2001 - 08/2001 Research Visit to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Cambridge MA
10/1996 - 02/1997 Student Research Assistant, Institute for Comparative Economics, University of Marburg
07/1992 - 09/1993 Community Service, Third World Center, Castrop-Rauxel

Scholarships, awards and prizes

since 2013 Member, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
since 2013 Chairman, Research Committee Economics of Education, German Economic Association
since 2012 Member, German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2014     Gossen Prize, German Association of Economists (Verein für Socialpolitik)
2012     Listed among “Young Elite: 4 times 40 below 40” (top talents from economy, politics, science, and society) by business magazine “Capital”
2012 - 2014 Research Associate, Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), Department of Economics, University of Warwick
2011 - 2014 Member, Executive Committee, German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik)
2011 - 2016 Member, Questionnaire Expert Group, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 cycle
2011     Member, Programme Committee, European Economic Association Annual Congress (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
2010     Prize for Academic Research Awarded by the Friends of the Ifo Institute
2010     Prize for outstanding success in the management of contract studies
2009     Prize for outstanding success in the management of contract studies
since 2009 Co-organization (with E.A. Hanushek), Annual CESifo Area Conference on the Economics of Education
since 2009 Member, Academic Advisory Council, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
since 2009 Member, Advisory Board, Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Germany
2009     Member, Scientific Committee of the 65th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance
since 2008 Member, Board of Trustees, Roland Berger Foundation
2007 - 2010 Founding Member of the Teaching Committee of the European Economic Association
since 2007 Fellow of the International Academy of Education
since 2006 Speaker of the Advisory Board of the Swiss Leading House “Economics of Education: Firm Behaviour and Training
2006 - 2010 Member of the Questionnaire Expert Group of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 cycle
since 2005 Member, Editorial Board, Economics of Education Review
since 2005 Member of the Expert Group Education, founded on initiative of the Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft
2005     IEA Bruce H. Choppin Memorial Award of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)
2005     Top 10 of the Wirtschaftswoche Ranking of the best German economists below the age of 40
2004     Academic Prize of the Society for the Promotion of Economic Research (Friends of the Ifo Institute)ichen Forschung (Freunde des ifo Instituts)
since 2004 Member of the Research Committee Economics of Education of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik)
2003     Young Economist Award of the European Economic Association
since 2003 Research Fellow, CESifo, Munich
since 2003 IZA Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn (2001-2003 Research Affiliate)
07/2003     Visiting Fellow, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels
2002     Bernhard Harms Prize for Young Economists of the Kiel Institute for World Economics at the University of Kiel
since 2002 Research Affiliate, Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
2001     EIB Prize 2001 (1st Prize) of the European Investment Bank (with E. Gundlach)
2000     Friedwart Bruckhaus Prize 1999/2000 of the Hanns Martin Schleyer Foundation
1998/99     Scholarship of the Möllgaard Foundation for the Advanced Studies Program (ASP) in International Economic Policy Research at the Kiel Institute for World Economics
1995/96     Erasmus Scholarship at the University of Kent at Canterbury

 


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