Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner

Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner
Executive Board Member
Executive Board
Key activities
  • Research Management
  • Policy Advice
  • Resarch on Social Risk Management
  • Research on Survey Methodology
  • Teaching of Economics

    Lectures at DIW Berlin

  • Vortrag Wirtschaft. Politik. Wissenschaft : Seminar der Kölner Journalistenschule am DIW Berlin
    Berlin, 22.11.2016

    Welche Fallstricke beim Umgang mit Daten und Statistiken lauern
    Gert G. Wagner

  • Vortrag Wirtschaft. Politik. Wissenschaft : Seminar der Kölner Journalistenschule am DIW Berlin
    Berlin, 22.11.2016

    Zukunft der Rente : gibt es ein Patentrezept für die Reform der Alterssicherung?
    Gert G. Wagner

  • Vortrag Wissenschaftliche Politikberatung im Konfliktfeld von Politik, Wirtschaft und Öffentlichkeit : 6. BfR-Stakeholderkonferenz
    Berlin, 18.11.2016

    Wissenschaftliche Politikberatung zwischen Legitimierungsfunktion und der Rolle des 'ehrlichen Maklers'
    Gert G. Wagner

  • Diskussionsteilnahme Alterssicherung - Ausgestaltungsoptionen einer Armutsfestigkeit : Symposium der Bertelsmann-Stiftung
    Berlin, 21.09.2016

    Was sind reale Probleme in Deutschland und wie können realistische Lösungen aussehen?
    Gert G. Wagner

  • Vortrag 18th European Conference on Personality : ECP18
    Timisoara, Rumänien, 19.07.2016 - 23.07.2016

    Personality Development and Cognitive Training
    Julia Sander, Florian Schmiedek, Annette Brose, Gert G. Wagner, Jule Specht

  • Research Projects

    Aktuelles Projekt

    Going for gold? The intangible effects of the Olympic Games in London, Paris and Berlin

    Themen: Demographie und Bevölkerung, Methodenforschung
    Aktuelles Projekt

    EDaWaX (European Data Watch Extended)

    Themen: Methodenforschung

    CV - Short Version

    Gert G. Wagner is Professor of Economics at the Berlin University of Technology (TUB), member of the Executive Board of DIW Berlin, Max Planck Fellow at the MPI for Human Development (Berlin) and  member of the "National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)".

    Wagner is chairman of  The Social Advisory Council (Sozialbeirat) and he serves on the German Advisory Council for Consumer Affairs, the German Council for Social and Economic Data and on the Advisory Board to Statistics Germany.

    Wagner was a member of the German Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat), an elected reviewer of German National Science Foundation (DFG), a member  of the Methodolgy and Infrastructure Committees (MIC) of ESRC/UK.  the Advisory Board to the British Household Panel study (BHPS) and the Swiss Household Panel (SHP), and of the user selection panel of the European Large Scale Facility European Centre for Analysis in the Social Sciences (ECASS), University of Essex. He was the first treasurer of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ).

    Wagner was chairman of the Census Commission  and he served as an expert 2003-04 on the German Council of Experts on Immigration and Integration,  on the Federal Commission for the Sustainability of Financing the Welfare State,  on the Advisory Board to the Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, and  he was a member of the Study Commissions "Growth, Waelth and Well-Being"  and "Demographic Change" of the German Parliament (Enquete Kommissionen "Wachstum, Wohlstand. Lebensqualitaet" und "Demographischer Wandel" des Deutschen Bundestags)

    In September 2007, Gert G. Wagner was  awarded the "Knight's Cross" of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    From 1989-2011 Wagner was director of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) and from 1997-2002 he was Full Professor of Economics at Viadrina European University of Frankfurt (Oder) and 1992-97 he was Full Professor of Public Administration at Ruhr-University Bochum. In the academic years 2008  to 2010 Wagner taught as a fellow at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social studies in the University of Erfurt.

    Wagner was visiting professor at Cornell University, Syracuse University and American University, Washington, D.C., and a visiting scholar at numerous research institutes in Germany and the US. Since 2016 he is again a research fellow of IZA Bonn.

    Among others, Wagner received grants under the European Framework Programs, from the German-American Academic Council, the National Institute on Aging (USA), G.I.F., Anlo-German Foundation (AFG), TESS (USA), and the German National Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

    Wagner published in international journals such as Ageing & Society, Behavior Genetics, Behavior Research Methods, British Medical Journal, Developmental Psychology, Emotion, European Journal of Public Health, European Economic Review,  Environmental Policy and Governance,  Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance,  International Journal of Epidemiology, International Migration Review, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journals of Gerontolgy, Journal of Official Statistics,  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Public Economics, LIBER Quarterly, LIBREAS, Nature Genetics, PLoS one, Population and Development Review, PNAS, Psychology and Aging, Psychlogical Science, Science, and Survey Research Methods.