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Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner

Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner

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Gert G. Wagner passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on January 28, 2024, at the age of 71.

Gert G. Wagner was Professor of Economics, Senior Research Fellow at the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study, Max Planck Fellow at the MPI for Human Development (Berlin), Research Associate of the Alexander von Hmboldt-Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin, Research Associate at the Harding-Center for Risk Literacy at the University of Potsdam and  member of the "National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)".

Wagner served 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 2018 Wagner was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2007 he was  awarded the "Knight's Cross") .

Wagner was chairman of The Social Advisory Council (Sozialbeirat), 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 Data Forum (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, Wealth 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 (SOEP) study, from 2011 - 2013 he was President of the German Institute for Economic Research Berlin and from 2002-2018 he was Full Professor of Economics at the Berlin University of Technology (TUB), 1997-2002 Full Professor of Economics at Viadrina European University of Frankfurt (Oder) and 1992-97 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. He is a research fellow of the CESifo Research Network, Munich, and of IZA (Institute of Labor Economics), 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., Anglo-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, Biology of Sex Difference, British Medical Journal, Collabra: Psychlogy, Developmental Psychology, Emotion, European Journal of Personality, 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.

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Publications

Sonstige Publikationen des DIW / Monographien

Ausgewählte Kommentare

2024| Gert G. Wagner
Sonstige Publikationen des DIW / Monographien

Kommentare - eine Auswahl: 1971-2022

2023| Gert G. Wagner
DIW Wochenbericht 1/2 / 2023

Versicherungspflicht gegen Elementarschäden: Zeit für die Details! Kommentar

2023| Gert G. Wagner
Refereed essays Web of Science

Working Memory and Fluid Intelligence Are Differentially Related to Categories of Urban Fabric in Older Adults: Results from the Berlin Aging Study

In: Journal of Environmental Psychology 93 (2024), 102224, 9 S. | Anna Mascherek, Sandra Düzel, Peter Eibich,, Christian Krekel, Jan Goebel, Jürgen Gallinat, Gert G. Wagner, Ulman Lindenberger, Simone Kühn
Refereed essays Web of Science

Codevelopment of Life Goals and the Big Five Personality Traits across Adulthood and Old Age

In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 126 (2024), 2, S. 346-368 | Laura Buchinger, Theresa Entringer, David Richter, Gert G. Wagner, Denis Gerstorf, Wiebke Bleidorn
Refereed essays Web of Science

Cohort Profile: Genetic Data in the German Socio-Economic Panel Innovation Sample (SOEP-G)

In: PloS one 18 (2023), 11, e0294896, 23 S. | Philipp D. Koellinger, Aysu Okbay, Hyeokmoon Kweon, Annemarie Schweinert, Richard Karlsson Linnér, Jan Goebel, David Richter, Lisa Reiber, Bettina Maria Zweck, Daniel W. Belsky, Pietro Biroli, Rui Mata, Elliot M. Tucker-Drob, K. Paige Harden, Gert G. Wagner, Ralph Hertwig
Refereed essays Web of Science

Today’s Older Adults Are Cognitively Fitter Than Older Adults Were 20 Years Ago, but When and How They Decline Is No Different Than in the Past

In: Psychological Science 34 (2023), 1, S. S. 22-34 | Denis Gerstorf, Nilam Ram, Johanna Drewelies, Sandra Duezel, Peter Eibich, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Stefan Liebig, Jan Goebel, Ilja Demuth, Arno Villringer, Gert G. Wagner, Ulman Lindenberger, Paolo Ghisletta
Refereed essays Web of Science

Linking Brain Age Gap to Mental and Physical Health in the Berlin Aging Study II

In: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 14 (2022), 791222, 16 S. | Philippe Jawinski, Sebastian Markett, Johanna Drewelies, Sandra Düzel, Ilja Demuth, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Gert G. Wagner, Denis Gerstorf, Ulman Lindenberger, Christian Gaser, Simone Kühn

Lectures

Vortrag

Das 'Volleigenständige System' in der Altersvorsorge 'Revisited'

Gert G. Wagner
Berlin, 07.12.2017 - 08.12.2017
| Lebensformen, Erwerbsverläufe und die Alterssicherung von Frauen: Workshop, Hertie School of Governance
Vortrag

Bewohnergespräche zu Bildern: ein neuer Ansatz

Gert G. Wagner
Bochum, 16.11.2017
| Wege zur Metropole Ruhr – Heimat im Wandel: Kongress
Diskussionsteilnahme

Podiumsdiskussion

Gert G. Wagner
Bochum, 16.11.2017
| Wege zur Metropole Ruhr – Heimat im Wandel: Kongress
Vortrag

Zur Selektivität von Oral History auf repräsentativer Basis

Gert G. Wagner
Bad Homburg, 08.11.2017 - 09.11.2017
| Mikrodaten für die Zeitgeschichte: Workshop der Werner-Reimers-Stiftung

Research Projects

Research Project

SOEP-Transfer: Research Data for Journalists and Contemporary Historians

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

EDaWaX (European Data Watch Extended)

Completed Project| IT and Research Infrastructure
Research Project

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

Completed Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

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

Completed Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

Life Course, Ageing and Well-Being (LAW)

Completed Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

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

Completed Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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