WSI Academic Staff

Information on WSI researchers and their fields of expertise

WSI Academic Director

e-mail: anke-hassel (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 186

research fields: comparative political economy; varieties of capitalism; the role of labour; trade unions; labour market policy

Anke Hassel studied political science, economics and law in Bonn and at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In 1996, she joined the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, obtained her PhD in 1998 and completed her postdoctoral lecture qualification in 2003. Previously, she was a visiting scholar at the Social Science Research Center Berlin and at King's College, Cambridge, UK. In 2003/2004, she worked for the Planning Department at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour (BMWA) and then joined the Jacobs University Bremen as Professor of Sociology. She is also an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Social Sciences at Bremen University. Since 2005 Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance, since September 2016 Academic Director at the WSI.


recent publications:

Anke Hassel and Bettina Wagner. 2017. The EU’s ‘migration crisis’: challenge, threat or opportunity, in Bart Vanhercke, David Natali and Denis Bouget (eds.), Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2016. Brussels: etui.

Hassel, Anke. 2016. "No way to escape imbalances in the Eurozone? Three sources for Germany’s export dependency: Industrial relations, social insurance and fiscal federalism." Forthcoming in German Politics.

Hassel, Anke, and Nicole Helmerich. 2017. Workers' voice in the 100 Largest European Companies (pdf). MBF-Report Nr. 31, 04.2017.

Hassel, Anke, Jette Steen Knudsen and Bettina Wagner. 2016. Winning the Battle or Losing the War: The Impact of European Integration on Labour Market Institutions in Germany and Denmark. Journal of European Public Policy.

Wagner, Bettina and Anke Hassel. 2016. Move to Work, Move to Stay? Mapping Atypical Labour Migration into Germany, in Jon Erik Dølvik , Line Eldring (ed.) Labour Mobility in the Enlarged Single European Market (Comparative Social Research, Volume 32) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.125-158.

Hassel, Anke. 2016. Le modèle allemand en transition. In: Revue française des affaires sociales 2016/1 (n° 5), pp. 141-161.

Hassel, Anke and Nicole Helmerich. 2016. Institutionalizing Self-regulatory Labour Standards. In: Yossi Dahan, Hanna Lerner, Faina Milman-Sivan (eds.), Global Justice and International Labour Rights. Cambridge University Press.

Hassel, Anke and Bettina Wagner. 2016. Posting, subcontracting and low-wage employment in the German meat industry (pdf). In: Transfer Special Issue on "Labour mobility in the EU: between economic freedom and labour standards" , May 2016, pp. 163-178.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on www.ankehassel.de)

Head of department WSI,  Head of research unit "Labour and social law", lecturer at the University of Hamburg

e-mail: nadine-absenger (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 237

research fields: individual and collective labour law, in particular empirical analyses on the effects of employment protection regulations, on the consequences of dismissals and precarious employment; legal social protection predominantly in questions of transitions, unemployment and retirement

recent publications: Absenger, Nadine/Florian Blank, Die Grenzen von Freizügigkeit und Solidarität – Der Ausschluss von EU-Bürgern aus der Grundsicherung für Arbeitsuchende, in: Blank, Florian/Höhne, Jutta/Schulze Buschoff, Karin (Hg.) (2015): Migration - Arbeitsmarkt - Soziale Sicherung. WSI-Mitteilungen Schwerpunktheft 5/2015, S. 355-364; Nadine Absenger/Daniel Seikel, Die Auswirkungen der EuGH-Rechtsprechung auf das Tarifvertragssystem in Deutschland. Industrielle Beziehungen 22(1), 51-71, 2015.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

Head of research unit "Quality of work"

e-mail: elke-ahlers (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 344

research fields: working conditions and health, work-life balance

recent publications: Ahlers, E. (2016): Leistung(sdruck), Arbeitssystem und Gesundheit. Eine quantitativ empirische Auswertung der WSI-Betriebsrätebefragungen zu ergebnisorientierten Arbeitssystemen. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot; Ahlers, E. (2015): Leistungsdruck, Arbeitsverdichtung und die (ungenutzte) Rolle von Gefährdungsbeurteilungen. In: WSI-Mitteilungen 68 (3), 194-201.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

Research project "Works councils survey"

e-mail: helge-baumann (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 603

research fields: social science methods and statistics, quantitative analyses, survey methodology

recent publications: Baumann, Helge (2017): How Do Reluctant Respondents Assess Governmental Protection Against Poverty?, in: Breen, Michael J (Hrsg.): Values and Identity in Europe, Evidence from the European Social Survey, Routledge, Abingdon/New York, S. 251-263; Baumann, Helge; Brehmer, Wolfram; Klenner, Christina (mit D. Hobler, S. Pfahl), Frauen und Männer in Betriebsräten. Zur Umsetzung des Minderheitenschutzes bei Betriebsratswahlen, WSI-Report Nr. 34, Januar 2017; Nadine Absenger, Andreas Priebe, Daniel Seikel, Marc Amlinger, Helge Baumann, Wolfram Brehmer, Karin Schulze Buschoff, Thorsten Schulten, Alfred Kleinknecht (2016): Leiharbeit und Werkverträge (pdf). Das aktuelle Reformvorhaben der Bundesregierung. WSI Report Nr. 32, Oktober 2016; Baumann, Helge, Florian Blank (2016): Die Betriebliche Altersversorgung. Verbreitung und Finanzierung, Ergebnisse der WSI-Betriebsrätebefragung 2015 (pdf). WSI Report, Nr. 30, August 2016; Baumann, Helge, Wolfram Brehmer (2016): Betriebliche Mitbestimmung: eine Bestandaufnahme (pdf), WSI-Mitteilungen 69(3), 160; Baumann, Helge,Wolfram Brehmer (2016): Die Zusammensetzung von Betriebsräten: Ergebnisse aus der WSI-Betriebsrätebefragung 2015, WSI-Mitteilungen 69(3), 201-210; Baumann, Helge, Manuela Maschke (2016): Betriebsvereinbarungen 2015 – Verbreitung und Themen, WSI-Mitteilungen 69(3), 223-232.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

 

Head of research unit "European industrial relations", lecturer at the University of Duesseldorf

e-mail: martin-behrens (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 258

research fields:  industrial relations in comparative perspective; industrial relations in the US; employers’ associations; collective bargaining

recent publications: Ingrid Artus, Martin Behrens, Berndt Keller, Wenzel Matiaske, Werner Nienhüser, Britta Rehder, Carsten Wirth (eds.), Developments in German Industrial Relations, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2016; The Foundations of Social Partnership (together with Markus Helfen), in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, advance online publication 29 September 2015; Conflict Resolution in Germany, in: W.K. Roche, P. Teague and A.J.S. Colvin (eds), The Oxford Handbok of Conflict Management in Organizations. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014, pp. 363-384.  'Breaking up is hard to do’: German trade unions within the Social Democratic Party (with Wade Jacoby), in: Comparative European Politics, advance online publication; 30 June 2014.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

 

 

Head of research unit "Social policy"

e-mail: florian-blank (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 581

research fields: social policy; welfare markets; welfare regimes in comparative perspective

recent publications: Blank, Florian/Baumann, Helge (2016): Die Betriebliche Altersversorgung (pdf). WSI-Report Nr. 30, August 2016; Köppe, Stephan/Ewert, Benjamin/Blank, Florian (2015): Welfare User Roles in a Conservative Welfare State. Are Germans Citizens, Consumers or Co-producers?, in: Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy; Blank, Florian/Höhne, Jutta/Schulze Buschoff, Karin (eds.) (2015): Migration - Arbeitsmarkt - Soziale Sicherung. WSI-Mitteilungen Schwerpunktheft 5/2015; Absenger, Nadine/Florian Blank (2015): Die Grenzen von Freizügigkeit und Solidarität – Der Ausschluss von EU-Bürgern aus der Grundsicherung für Arbeitsuchende, in: Blank, Florian/Höhne, Jutta/Schulze Buschoff, Karin (Hg.) (2015): Migration - Arbeitsmarkt - Soziale Sicherung. WSI-Mitteilungen Schwerpunktheft 5/2015, 355-364; Blank, Florian (2015): Kunden? Bürger? Kundenorientierung und Selbstverwaltung in der Arbeitsmarktpolitik, in: Rixen, Stephan, Welskop-Deffaa, Eva M. (Hrsg.), Zukunft der Selbstverwaltung. Responsivität und Reformbedarf. Springer VS, 125-142.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

 

Head of research unit "Empirical structural analyses"

e-mail: wolfram-brehmer (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 340

recent publications: Leiharbeit und Werkverträge (pdf). Das aktuelle Reformvorhaben der Bundesregierung (with Nadine Absenger, Andreas Priebe, Helge Baumann, Marc Amlinger, Daniel Seikel, Karin Schulze Buschoff, Thorsten Schulten, Alfred Kleinknecht). WSI Report Nr. 32, 10/2016; (with Helge Baumann, Helge; Christina Klenner, D. Hobler, S. Pfahl), Frauen und Männer in Betriebsräten. Zur Umsetzung des Minderheitenschutzes bei Betriebsratswahlen, WSI-Report Nr. 34, Januar 2017; Die Zusammensetzung von Betriebsräten: Ergebnisse aus der WSI-Betriebsrätebefragung 2015. (with Helge Baumann) WSI Mitteilungen 96(3), S. 201-210. (2016); Gebruik van invloedtactieken door de OR. Duitsland en Nederland vergeleken. In: Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken 32 (2), S. 157-176 (with M. Behrens, S. Sapulete, A. van Witteloostuijn) (2016); Mitbestimmung im öffentlichen Dienst : eine empirische Analyse der Determinanten vertiefter Personalratsbeteiligung. Dissertation Universität Konstanz (2014).

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

 

Head of research unit "Trade unions and collective bargaining policy"

e-mail: heiner-dribbusch (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 217

research fields: trends in industrial action in Germany and Europe; wage policy; employee representation on the national and corporate level; trade union policies; WageIndicatorSurvey

recent publications: Trade Unions in Germany: Development, Challenges, Responses (gemeinsam mit Peter Birke). In: Artus, I. et al. (Hrsg.): Developments in German Industrial Relations, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 93-129; Where is the European general strike? Understanding the challenges of trans-European trade union action against austerity. In: transfer. European Review of Labour and Research, Vol. 21(2), 2015, 171-185.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

WSI web content

e-mail: jutta-hoehne (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 582

research interests: labour market integration of immigrants

recent publications: Klekowski von Koppenfels, Amanda/Höhne, Jutta (2016): GastarbeiterMigration Revisited: Consolidating Germany’s Position as an Immigration Country (pdf), in: Jean-Michel Lafleur and Mikolaj Stanek (eds.): South-North Migration of EU Citizens in Times of Crisis. IMISCOE Research Series. Springer, S.  149-174;
Schaeffer, Merlin/Höhne, Jutta/Teney, Celine (2015): Income Advantages of Poorly Qualified Immigrant Minorities: Why School Dropouts of Turkish Origin Earn More in Germany, in: European Sociological Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcv091; Höhne, Jutta/Michalowski, Ines (2015): Long-term effects of language course timing on language acquisition and social contacts: Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in Western Europe, in: International Migration Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/imre.12130; Fleischmann, Fenella/Höhne, Jutta (2013): Gender and migration on the labour market: additive or interacting disadvantages in Germany?, in: Social Science Research 42(5): 1325-1345.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

 

Head of research unit "Gender research“

e-mail: christina-klenner (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 231

research fields: gainful employment and care obligations of women and men, working time and work-life balance, gender equality

recent publications: Baumann, Helge; Brehmer, Wolfram; Klenner, Christina (with D. Hobler, S. Pfahl), Frauen und Männer in Betriebsräten. Zur Umsetzung des Minderheitenschutzes bei Betriebsratswahlen (pdf), WSI-Report Nr. 34, January 2017; Lott, Yvonne and Christina Klenner (2016): Ideal Workers and ideal parents. Working-time norms and the acceptance of part-time and parental leave at the workplace in Germany (pdf). WSI Working Paper 204; Klenner, Christina (2015): Veränderte Lebens- und Beschäftigungsverhältnisse – gewandelte Zeitwünsche. In: Detje, Richard/Stamm, Sybille/Wilde, Florian (Hrsg.): Kämpfe um Zeit. Baustein für eine neue (arbeits-)zeitpolitische Offensive, Berlin: Manuskripte Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, 24-32; Klenner, Christina, und Karin Schulze Buschoff (2015): Vielfältige Optionen eröffnen, gesicherte Übergänge gestalten: Veränderte Erwerbsverläufe und Lebenslaufpolitik, in: Rainer Hoffmann/Claudia Bogedan (Hrsg.), Arbeit der Zukunft. Möglichkeiten nutzen - Grenzen setzen. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, S. 334-362.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

Research project "Network of European Observatories (NEO)"

e-mail: birgit-kraemer (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 252

research fields: industrial relations, working conditions

recent publications: Ahlers, Elke/Kraemer, Birgit/Ziegler, Astrid (eds.) (2009): Beschäftigte in der Globalisierungsfalle?, Baden-Baden; correspondent for the European Industrial Relations and Working Conditions Observatory (EIRO/EWCO) and the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound, Network of European Observatories project)

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

Editorial Director, research journal WSI-Mitteilungen

e-mail: gudrun-linne (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 103

Editorial Director of the WSI-Mitteilungen since 2006

selected publications: Kronauer, Martin, Linne, Gudrun (2005): Flexicurity. Die Suche nach Sicherheit in der Flexibilität. Berlin; Linne, Gudrun, Schwarz, Michael (eds.) (2003): Handbuch Nachhaltige Entwicklung. Wie ist nachhaltiges Wirtschaften machbar? Opladen.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

Head of research unit "Labour market analyses"

e-mail: toralf-pusch (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 630

research fields: empirical analyses, labour market modelling

recent publications: Pusch T. (2016): The role of uncertainty in the euro crisis - an applicaton of liquidity preference theory, in: Interantional Review of Applied Economics, December 2016, online first; Kudic, M., Ehrenfeld, W., und Pusch, T. (2015): On the trail of core–periphery patterns in innovation networks: measurements and new empirical findings from the German laser industry, in: The Annals of Regional Science; Glassner, Vera and Pusch, Toralf: Towards a trade-union-driven Europeanisation of wage bargaining? Empirical evidence from the metal sector in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany (pdf), European Journal of Industrial Relations, 2013, vol. 19, 2: pp. 145-160; Pusch, Toralf (2012): Fiscal Spending Multiplier Calculations based on Input-Output Tables - an Application to EU Member States, Intervention, Vol. 9(1), pp. 129-144.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

 

Head of research unit "Labour Politics and collective bargaining in Europe"

e-mail: thorsten-schulten (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 239

research fields: wage policy in a cross-national comparative perspective; labour studies, industrial relations

recent publications: Schulten, Thorsten, 2016: The meaning of extension for the stability of collective bargaining in Europe (pdf). ETUI Policy Brief 04/2016; Amlinger, Marc, Bispinck, Reinhard, Schulten, Thorsten, 2016: The German Minimum Wage: experiences and perspectives after one year. WSI Report, Nr. 28e, January 2016; Schulten, Thorsten, Ian Greer and Nils Böhlke, 2013: How Does Market Making Affect Industrial Relations? Evidence from Eight German Hospitals, in: British Journal of Industrial Relations 51(2): 215-239; Hardy, Jane, Line Eldring and Thorsten Schulten (2012): Trade union responses to migrant workers from the 'new Europe': A three sector comparison in the UK, Norway and Germany, in: European Journal of Industrial Relations 18(4): 347-363.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)


 

Head of research unit "Labour market policy", lecturer at the Free University Berlin

e-mail: karin-schulze-buschoff (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 383

research fields: German and European labour market and social policy, welfare regimes in comparative perspective, social structure analysis

recent publications: Schulze Buschoff, Karin, Wieteke Conen, Joop Schippers: Solo-Selbstständigkeit – eine prekäre Beschäftigungsform?, in: WSI Mitteilungen 01/2017, S. 54-61; Conen, Wieteke, Schippers, Joop , Schulze Buschoff, Karin: Self-employed without personnel between freedom and insecurity (pdf). WSI-Study, Nr. 5., August 2016; Höhne, Jutta, Karin Schulze Buschoff: Die Arbeitsmarktintegration von Migranten und Migrantinnen in Deutschland. Ein Überblick nach Herkunftsländern und Generationen. In: Blank, Florian, Jutta Höhne, Karin Schulze Buschoff (eds.): Migration - Arbeitsmarkt - Soziale Sicherung. WSI-Mitteilungen Schwerpunktheft 5/2015, S. 345-354; Schulze Buschoff, Karin: Atypical Employment is Becoming a Norm, but have Pension Systems Responded Yet? A Comparison of Six European Countries (pdf). FES Working Paper, 2015; Blank, Florian, Karin Schulze Buschoff: European Labour Market Policies after the Lisbon Process - Results and Consequences. Introduction  (pdf). In: A German Policy Studies Special Issue (GPS), Vol 7, No.1/2011,  pp. 1-7.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

 

Head of research unit "European policies"

e-mail: daniel-seikel (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 632

research fields: political economy of European integration, integration by law, liberalisation policies

recent publications: Flexible Austerity and Supranational Autonomy. The Reformed Excessive Deficit Procedure and the Asymmetry between Liberalization and Social Regulation in the EU. Journal of Common Market Studies 54(6), 1398-1416, 2016; Ein soziales und demokratisches Europa? Hindernisse und Handlungsperspektiven. WSI-Mitteilungen 69 (1), 5-13, 2016; Class struggle in the shadow of Luxembourg. The domestic impact of the European Court of Justice's case law on the regulation of working conditions. Journal of European Public Policy 22 (8), 1166-1185, 2015. Martin Höpner, Alexander Petring, Daniel Seikel, Benjamin Werner, Liberalization Policy. An Empirical Analysis of Economic and Social Interventions in Western Democracies (pdf). WSI Discussion Paper 192, 11/2014; Seikel, Daniel, How the European Commission deepened financial market integration. The battle over the liberalization of public banks in Germany. Journal of European Public Policy 21(2), 169-187, 2014.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

 

Head of research unit "Comparative social policy"

e-mail: eric-seils (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 591

research fields: social security in an international comparative perspective, income and distribution, public policy research

recent publications: Eric Seils, Judith Kaschowitz: Wie verbreitet sind Betriebskindergärten? (pdf) WSI Report, Nr. 21, Januar 2015. Baumann, Helge, and Eric Seils, 2014: Wie "relativ" ist Kinderarmut? Armutsrisiko und Mangel im regionalen Vergleich. WSI Report, Nr. 11, Januar 2014; Seils, Eric, and Mathias Klein, 2013. Die Betreuung von Kleinkindern im westeuropäischen Vergleich. WSI-Mitteilungen 66 (8): 598-605.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

 

Head of research unit "Distribution of income and wealth"

e-mail: dorothee-spannagel (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 205

research fields: research on pverty and wealth, social inequality, social policy, comparative welfare state research

recent publications: Spannagel, Dorothee (2016): Strategies Against Poverty and Social Exclusion in a Corporatist–Conservative Local Welfare System: The Dortmund Consensus. In: Johansson, Håkan / Panican, Alexandru (Hg.): Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems. Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 105-127;
Spannagel, Dorothee, Elisabeth Ugreninov (2016): Poverty and Social Exclusion as a Challenge for Active Inclusion – the Spatial Dimension. In: Halvorsen, Rune / Hvinden, Björn (Hg.): Combating Poverty in Europe. Active Inclusion in a Multi-Level and Multi-Actor Context. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 46-61; Spannagel, Dorothee (2015): Das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen. Chancen und Risiken einer Entkoppelung von Einkommen und Arbeit (pdf). WSI Report 24, May 2015; Spannangel, Dorothee, Kai Daniel Schmid (2015): Kapitaleinkommen und Einkommensungleichheit in Deutschland. Pp. 243-272 in: Bofinger, Peter et al. (eds.): Thomas Piketty und die Verteilungsfrage (pdf). Düsseldorf: SE Publishing.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

Head of research unit "Policy modelling", Professor at the University of Karlsruhe

e-mail: andranik-tangian (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 259

research fields: European policy modelling; labour market research; new indicators; mathematical theory of democracy

recent publications: Tangian A. (2014) Mathematical theory of democracy. Berlin-Heidelberg, Springer; Tangian A. (2013) German parliamentary elections 2009 from the viewpoint of direct democracy. Social Choice and Welfare, 40 (3), 833–869.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)

Research project "Social inequality, mobility and distribution"

e-mail: anita-tiefensee [at] boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 205

research fields: distribution of income, wealth and inheritances in Germany and Europe, empirical analyses

recent publications: Tiefensee, A. and Grabka, M. M. (2016): Comparing Wealth – Data Quality of the HFCS (pdf). Survey Research Methods 10(2). 119-142; Tiefensee, A. and Westermeier, C. (2016): Intergenerational transfers and wealth in the Euro-area – The relevance of inheritances and gifts in absolute and relative terms (pdf). DIW Discussion Papers 1556. Berlin / Discussion Papers FU Berlin School of Business & Economics 2016/4. Berlin; Tiefensee, A. und Grabka, M. M. (2014): Comparing wealth: Data quality of the HFCS (pdf). DIW Discussion Papers 1427. Berlin.

(full CV and complete list of publications available on our German webpages)


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