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Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner

Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner

Senior Research Fellow of the

German Socio-Economic Panel study Research Infrastructure

Research Topics and Working Areas

Gert G. Wagner is 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 is serves 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

DIW aktuell ; 76 / 2021

Zu Beginn von vierter Corona-Welle: Eltern bei geöffneten Kitas und Schulen zufriedener und mit weniger Sorgen

2021| Mathias Huebener, Astrid Pape, Nico A. Siegel, C. Katharina Spieß, Gert G. Wagner
DIW Wochenbericht 34 / 2021

Kita- und Schulschließungen haben bei westdeutschen Vätern Einstellung zur Erwerbstätigkeit von Müttern verändert

2021| Natalia Danzer, Mathias Huebener, Astrid Pape, C. Katharina Spieß, Gert G. Wagner
Externe referierte Aufsätze

In an Imperfect World Policy Rules Cannot be Perfect Either: Letter

In: The Economists' Voice (2022), im Ersch. [online first: 2021-11-11] | Gert G. Wagner
Externe referierte Aufsätze

A Domain-Differentiated Approach to Everyday Emotion Regulation from Adolescence to Older Age

In: Psychology and Aging (2022), im Ersch. [online first: 2022-01-27] | Jennifer A. Bellingtier, Gloria Luong, Cornelia Wrzus, Gert G. Wagner, Michaela Riediger
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Das Narrativ der unaufhaltsam steigenden Ungleichheit geht an der Lebenswirklichkeit der meisten Menschen vorbei

In: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (2022), im Ersch. [online first: 2022-01-25] | Gert G. Wagner
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Subjective Age and Attitudes toward Own Aging across Two Decades of Historical Time

In: Psychology and Aging (2022), | Hans-Werner Wahl, Johanna Drewelies, Sandra Duezel, Margie E. Lachman, Jacqui Smith, Peter Eibich, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Ilja Demuth, Ulman Lindenberger, Gert G. Wagner, Nilam Ram, Denis Gerstorf
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Sociohistorical Change in Urban Older Adults’ Perceived Speed of Time and Time Pressure

In: The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 77 (2022), 3, S. 457–466 | Corinna E. Löckenhoff, Johanna Drewelies, Sandra Duezel, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Ilja Demuth, Alexandra M. Freund, Ursula M. Staudinger, Ulman Lindenberger, Gert G. Wagner, Nilam Ram, Denis Gerstorf

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

EDaWaX (European Data Watch Extended)

Current Project| Research Infrastructure
Research Project

SOEP-Transfer: Research Data for Journalists and Contemporary Historians

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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| Education and Family, 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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