PD Dr. Elke Holst

 PD Dr. Elke Holst
Senior Economist
Gender Studies
Field(s) of work
Gender Studies Research Group
Key activities
  • Labor economics
  • Gender Economics
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Vertical and horizontal gender segregation 
  • Working Time
  • Remittances
  • Gender Studies

    Publications at DIW Berlin

    SOEPpapers (2019)

    Potenziale unfreiwilliger Teilzeit in Deutschland

    Verena Tobsch, Elke Holst
    Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2019)

    Gender Identity and Wives' Labor Market Outcomes in West and East Germany between 1984 and 2016

    Maximilian Sprengholz, Anna Wieber, Elke Holst
    DIW Wochenbericht (2019)

    Der Equal Pay Day kommt 77 Tage zu spät: Kommentar

    Elke Holst, Aline Zucco

    Lectures at DIW Berlin

  • Diskussionsteilnahme Q-Camp, Verein ProQuote Medien
    Berlin, 23.11.2018

    Wenn Vorurteile kosten : Podiumsdiskussion über Quote und Equal Pay
    Elke Holst

  • Vortrag Nuremberg Conference on Gender Economics and the Workplace
    Nürnberg, 08.11.2018 - 09.11.2018

    Gender Traditional Market Economy –Egalitarian Socialism? Gender Identity and Wives’ Supply of Labor and Non-market Work in Germany between 1984 and 2016
    Maximilian Sprengholz, Anna Wieber, Elke Holst

  • Vortrag Conference on Work Style Reform, Gender Time Gap, Work-Life Balance, and Gender Equality in Japan and Germany
    Tokio, Japan, 07.11.2018

    Germany Needs More Working Time Sovereignty for Women and Men to Reduce Gender Gaps in Job Promotion and Pay
    Elke Holst

  • Vortrag Symposium on Work Style Reform – How Will Home, Company and Society Shine more and how Can Gender Equality Contribute?
    Tokio, Japan, 06.11.2018

    Gender Gaps in Promotion and Pay & Effects of Gender Working Time Gaps - Focus on Managerial Occupations
    Elke Holst

  • Poster Gender Economics Workshop
    Berlin, 18.10.2018 - 19.10.2018

    Gender Identity and Women’s Supply of Labor
    Maximilian Sprengholz, Anna Wieber, Elke Holst

  • CV - Short Version

    Elke Holst is Research Director Gender Studies at DIW Berlin. She received her diploma in economics from the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt/M and obtained her doctoral degree from the department of Economics and Management (Dr. rer.oec.) at the Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin). Her dissertation focuses on issues associated with ‚the hidden labor force'. Habilitation and venia legendi at the University of Flensburg (subject of Economics), also appointed 'Privatdozentin (PD)' (a form of adjunct professorship in Germany) at the University of Flensburg.
    She has worked for private companies, the government and at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt/M. She started working for the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) in 1987. Research visits in the USA include Brandeis University, University of California Santa Barbara, Stanford University, and University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research interests include labor economics and gender economics. Major current topics are: women in management, gender (pay) gaps on the labor market,  working time, remittances.