Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner

Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner
Senior Research Fellow
Research Infrastructure
German Socio- Economic Panel study
Key activities
  • Behavioral Research
  • Knowledgetransfer

    Publications at DIW Berlin

    Beiträge in Tages- und Wochenzeitungen (25.03.2018 / 2018)

    Lasst die Rentner arbeiten!

    Cornelius Richter, Gert G. Wagner
    Aufsätze referiert extern - ISI (2018)

    Worries Across Time and Age in the German Socio-Economic Panel Study

    Julia M. Rohrer, Martin Bruemmer, Jürgen Schupp, Gert G. Wagner
    Aufsätze referiert extern - ISI (1 / 2018)

    Historical Trends in Modifiable Indicators of Cardiovascular Health and Self-Rated Health among Older Adults: Cohort Differences over 20 Years between the Berlin Aging Study (Base) and the Berlin Aging Study II (Base-II)

    Maximilian König, Johanna Drewelies, Kristina Norman, Dominik Spira, Nikolaus Buchmann, Gizem Hülür, Peter Eibich, Gert G. Wagner, Ulman Lindenberger, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Denis Gerstorf, Ilja Demuth
    Aufsätze referiert extern - ISI (2018)

    How Does Availability of County-Level Healthcare Services Shape Terminal Decline in Well-Being?

    Nina Vogel, Nilam Ram, Jan Goebel, Gert G. Wagner, Denis Gerstorf

    Lectures at DIW Berlin

  • Vortrag Lebensformen, Erwerbsverläufe und die Alterssicherung von Frauen : Workshop, Hertie School of Governance
    Berlin, 07.12.2017 - 08.12.2017

    Das 'Volleigenständige System' in der Altersvorsorge 'Revisited'
    Gert G. Wagner

  • Diskussionsteilnahme Wege zur Metropole Ruhr – Heimat im Wandel : Kongress
    Bochum, 16.11.2017

    Gert G. Wagner

  • Vortrag Wege zur Metropole Ruhr – Heimat im Wandel : Kongress
    Bochum, 16.11.2017

    Bewohnergespräche zu Bildern : ein neuer Ansatz
    Gert G. Wagner

  • Vortrag Mikrodaten für die Zeitgeschichte : Workshop der Werner-Reimers-Stiftung
    Bad Homburg, 08.11.2017 - 09.11.2017

    Zur Selektivität von Oral History auf repräsentativer Basis
    Gert G. Wagner

  • Vortrag Experten-Round Table zur Versicherungsdichte bei Elementarschäden in Deutschland
    Berlin, 24.10.2017

    Gert G. Wagner

  • 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
    Abgeschlossenes Projekt

    The “Discovery” of Youth’s Learning Potential Early in the Life Course

    Themen: Bildung, Kultursektor, Non-Profit-Sektor, Demographie und Bevölkerung, Private Haushalte und Familien
    Abgeschlossenes Projekt

    Life Course, Ageing and Well-Being (LAW)

    Themen: Demography and Population, Private Households and Families, Social Affairs and Health
    Abgeschlossenes Projekt

    Leibniz Network "Non-Cognitive Skills: Acquisition and Economic Consequences"

    Themen: Demographie und Bevölkerung

    CV - Short Version

    Gert G. Wagner is Professor of Economics at the Berlin University of Technology (TUB), Senior Research Fellow at the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), Max Planck Fellow at the MPI for Human Development (Berlin) and  member of the "National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)".

    Wagner is Co_editor of the "International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economic" (, chairman of  The Social Advisory Council (Sozialbeirat) and he serves on the German Advisory Council for Consumer Affairs,  on the Advisory Board to Statistics Germany and on the evaluation panel of the  Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO).

    In 2018 Gert G. Wagner received a honoris causa doctorate (Dr. rer. pol. h.c.) from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne (Universitaet zu Koeln). In 2007 Wagner was  awarded the "Knight's Cross" of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of 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 German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD), 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)

    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).

    In celebration of Gert G. Wagner’s 65th birthday, he was presented with a Festschrift in his honor: Innovation und Wissenstransfer in der empirischen Sozial- und Verhaltenforschung (innovation and knowledge transfer in the social and behavioral sciences), edited by Marcel Erlinghagen, Karsten Hank, and Michaela Kreyenfeld, Frankfurt am Main and New York: CAMPUS.

    Wagner published papers 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,  Scientific Reports and Survey Research Methods as well as Communication/Letters in Nature and Science.