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:

Werner Eichhorst and Anke Hassel. 2018. Are There Austerity‐Related Policy Changes in Germany? In: Sotiria Theodoropoulou (ed.), Labour market reforms in the era of pervasive austerity: a European perspective, Bristol: Policy Press, 2018.

Hassel, Anke. 2017. "No way to escape imbalances in the Eurozone? Three sources for Germany’s export dependency: Industrial relations, social insurance and fiscal federalism." In: German Politics.

Wagner, Bettina and Anke Hassel 2017. Arbeitsmigration oder Auswanderung? Eine Analyse atypischer Arbeitsmigration nach Deutschland. In: WSI-Mitteilungen 6/2017, pp. 409-420.

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, 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 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. (2017), Flexible and remote work in the context of digitization and occupational health, in: International Journal of Labour Research. Psychosocial risks, stress and violence in the world of work, International Labour Office, Geneva, July 2017; Ahlers, E. (2018) with van Berk, B., M. Maschke, M. Schietinger, Ch. Schildmann, K. Schulze Buschoff (2018): Digitalisierung: Dienstleistungsarbeit im Visier. Was bedeutet Digitalisierung für Tätigkeiten im Bereich von Wissensarbeit und Dienstleistungen, Arbeitspapier Nr. 312, Hans Böckler Stiftung, April 2018


(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, Manuela Maschke, Sandra Mierich (2018): Betriebsvereinbarungen 2017. Verbreitung und Trendthemen (pdf), WSI-Policy Brief Nr. 25, Düsseldorf; Baumann, Helge, Sandra Mierich, Manuela Maschke (2018): Betriebsvereinbarungen 2017 - Verbreitung und (Trend-)Themen, WSI-Mitteilungen 71(4), S. 317-325; Baumann, Helge (2018): Datenqualität in CATI-Befragungen. Nonresponse, Nonresponse Bias und Befragtenverhalten im WSI-Betriebsrätepanel 2015-2016 und im DGB-Index "Gute Arbeit" 2013, Dissertation, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsbibliothek, Bochum.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.

(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: Structure and competing logics: the art of shaping interests within German employers’ associations, in: Socio-Economic Review, advance online publication 27 October 2017; 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: Türk, Erik/Blank, Florian, 2017: Niedrigrenten, Mindestsicherung und Armutsgefährdung Älterer – Ein Vergleich zwischen Österreich und Deutschland (Teil 2), in: Soziale Sicherheit 9/2017, 319-325; Blank, Florian, 2017: Das Rentenniveau in der Diskussion (pdf), WSI Policy Brief Nr. 13, August 2017; Blank, Florian, 2017: Und sie bewegt sich doch – Anmerkungen zur aktuellen rentenpolitischen Debatte, in: WSI-Mitteilungen 70 (2017), 6, 460–461; Türk, Erik/Blank, Florian, 2017: Niedrigrenten, Mindestsicherung und Armutsgefährdung Älterer – Ein Vergleich zwischen Österreich und Deutschland (Teil 1), in: Soziale Sicherheit 7-8/2017, 286-289; Blank, Florian/Joebges, Heike/Zwiener, Rudolf, 2017: Waren die Rentenreformen 2001/2004 alternativlos? Eine Analyse der makroökonomischen Aspekte, in: Sozialer Fortschritt 5/2017, 311-328; Blank, Florian/Schulz, Susanne Eva/Voss, Dorothea (Hrsg./Heftkoordinatoren), 2017: Erwerbstätigkeit im Sozialsektor: ausgebaut, aufgewertet, ausgebremst?, Schwerpunktheft der WSI-Mitteilungen, 70 (2017), 3; 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.

(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: Baumann, Helge; Brehmer, Wolfram; Klenner, Christina (mit D. Hobler, S. Pfahl), Frauen und Männer in Betriebsräten. Zur Umsetzung des Minderheitenschutzes bei Betriebsratswahlen (pdf), WSI-Report Nr. 34, Januar 2017; Brehmer, Wolfram/Behrens, Martin/Zimmer, Barbara, 2017: Gewerkschaften und Migration, WSI-Mitteilungen 2/2017, S. 1-7; 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.

(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)

 

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 "Gender research“

e-mail: yvonne-lottr (at) boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 600

research fields: working, flexible working schemes, work-life-balance, social inequality, quantitative methods, longitudinal analyses 

recent publications:

Yvonne Lott (2018): German mothers’ labor market re-entry after parental leave: Do parents’ flexible working time arrangements help? Forschungsförderung Working Paper 071, Hans-Böckler Stiftung, Düsseldorf;  Yvonne Lott (2017): Stressed despite or because of flexible work arrangements? Flexible work arrangements, job pressure and work-to -home conflict for women and men in Germany. Working Paper Forschungsförderung 046, Düsseldorf; Lott, Yvonne and Klenner, Christina (in print): Are the ideal worker and ideal parent norms about to change? The acceptance of part-time and parental leave at German workplaces, In: Community, Work and Family; Yvonne Lott and Chung, Heejung (2016): Gender discrepancies in the outcomes of schedule control on overtime hours and income in Germany, In: European Sociological Review.

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

Research project "Collective bargaining and income analyses"

e-mail: malte-luebker [at] boeckler.de
phone: +49 211 7778 574

research fields: collective bargaining, income analyses

recent publications: Income Inequality, Redistribution and Poverty: Contrasting rational choice and behavioural perspectives, Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 60, No. 1, March 2014, S. 133-154; Poverty, employment and inequality: Can the SDGs make a difference?, in: P. A. G. van Bergeijk und R. van der Hoeven (Hrsg.), Sustainable Development Goals and Income Inequality. Cheltenham: E. Elgar;
Redistribution policies, in: J. Berg (Hrsg.), Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality. Building Just Societies in the 21st Century. Cheltenham: E. Elgar, 2015, S. 211-241.
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)

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: Heise, A. und Pusch, T. (2018): Introducing Minimum Wages in Germany Employment Effects in a Post Keynesian Perspective (PDF), ZÖSS Discussion Paper Nr. 68, Universität Hamburg, Februar 2018; Pusch T. (2017): The role of uncertainty in the euro crisis - an application of liquidity preference theory, in: International Review of Applied Economics; 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.

(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: Activation and in-work Poverty (mit Dorothee Spannagel). In: Lohmann, Henning und Ive Marx (Hrsg.): Handbook on In-Work Poverty. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 245-260, 2018; Dove porta il pilastro europeo dei diritti sociali? FES Italia, 2018; Upgrading German public services – The role of trade union campaigns and collective bargaining in day care centres, primary education and hospitals (with Thorsten Schulten). WSI Study No. 12, 2018; Saving banks and Landesbanken in the German political economy: The long struggle between private and public banks. In: Scherrer, Christoph (Hrsg.): Public Banks in the Age of Financialization. A Comparative Perspective. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 155-175, 2017; 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; 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.

(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: Seils, E./Baumann, H./Höhne, J. (2017): Kinder im SGB II Bezug. Eine Kurzauswertung aktueller Daten der Bundesagentur für Arbeit, WSI Policy Brief Nr. 15, Düsseldorf;
Seils, E./Höhne, J. (2017a): Armut und Einwanderung. Armutsrisiken nach Migrationsstatus und Alter - Eine Kurzauswertung aktueller Daten auf der Basis des Mikrozensus, WSI Policy Brief  Nr. 12, Düsseldorf; Seils, E./Höhne, J. (2017b): Kinderarmut & Flüchtlingskrise, WSI Verteilungsmonitor, Düsseldorf; Seils, E./Höhne, J. (2017c): Relative Einkommensarmut und realer Mangel. Eine Kurzauswertung aktueller Daten von Eurostat, WSI Policy Brief Nr. 16, Düsseldorf; Seils, E./Höhne, J. (2017d): Wird die Kinderarmut weiter steigen? Armutsrisiken nach Migrationsstatus und Alter - Eine Kurzauswertung aktueller Daten auf der Basis des Mikrozensus, WSI Policy Brief Nr. 10, Düsseldorf; Seils, E./Höhne, J. (2018): Einkommensarmut in Deutschland erreicht neuen Höchststand. Eine Kurzauswertung aktueller Daten des Mikrozensus 2017, WSI Policy Brief Nr. 26, Düsseldorf

(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; Israel, Sabine (2018): Material deprivation in the EU: A multi-level analysis on the influence of decommodification and defamilisation policies, in: Acta Sociologica. DOI: 10.1177/0001699318778735; Spannagel, Dorothee; Seikel, Daniel (2018): Activation and in-work Poverty. In: Lohmann, Henning und Ive Marx (Hrsg.): Handbook on In-Work Poverty. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 245-260, 2018; Spannagel, Dorothee (2017): Menschen mit niedrigem sozioökonomischem Status - Armut und Teilhabe. In: Diehl, Elke (Hg.): Teilhabe für alle. Lebensrealitäten zwischen Diskriminierung und Partizipation. Bonn: BpB, S. 77-102; pannagel, 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.

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


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