Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner

Senior Research Fellow in the

German Socio-Economic Panel study Infrastruktureinrichtung

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 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 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 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. 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., 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, 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.

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Publications

SOEPpapers 1104 / 2020

How People Know their Risk Preference

2020| Ruben C. Arslan, Martin Brümmer, Thomas Dohmen, Johanna Drewelies, Ralph Hertwig, Gert G. Wagner
DIW Wochenbericht 34 / 2020

Werbung für Corona-App stärker auf junge Leute konzentrieren: Kommentar

2020| Gert G. Wagner
DIW aktuell 52 / 2020

Menschen überschätzen Risiko einer Covid-19-Erkrankung, berücksichtigen aber individuelle Risikofaktoren

2020| Ralph Hertwig, Stefan Liebig, Ulman Lindenberger, Gert G. Wagner
SOEPpapers 1099 / 2020

Parental Well-Being in Times of Covid-19 in Germany

2020| Mathias Huebener, Sevrin Waights, C. Katharina Spiess, Nico A. Siegel, Gert G. Wagner
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Is Healthy Neuroticism Associated with Chronic Conditions? A Coordinated Integrative Data Analysis

In: Collabra: Psychology 6 (2020), 1, Art. 42, 16 S. | Sara J. Weston, Eileen K. Graham, Nicholas A. Turiano, Damaris Aschwanden, Tom Booth, Fleur Harrison, Bryan D. James, Nathan A. Lewis, Steven R. Makkar, Swantje Mueller, Kristi M. Wisniewski, Tomiko Yoneda, Ruixue Zhaoyang, Avron Spiro, Johanna Drewelies, Gert G. Wagner, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Ilja Demuth, Sherry Willis, K. Warner Schaie, Martin Sliwinski, Richard A. Lipton, Mindy Katz, Ian J. Deary, Elizabeth M. Zelinski, David A. Bennett, Perminder S. Sachdev, Henry Brodaty, Julian N. Troller, David Ames, Margaret J. Wright, Denis Gerstorf, Mathias Allemand, Graciela Muniz-Terrera, Andrea M. Piccinin, Scott M. Hofer, Daniel K. Mroczek
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Akzeptanz von assistiven Robotern im Pflege- und Gesundheitsbereich: Repräsentative Daten zeichnen ein klares Bild für Deutschland

In: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie (2020), im Ersch. | Felix G. Rebitschek, Gert G. Wagner
Externe referierte Aufsätze

How People Know Their Risk Preference

In: Scientific Reports 10 (2020), 15365 | Ruben C. Arslan, Martin Brümmer, Thomas Dohmen, Johanna Drewelies, Ralph Hertwig, Gert G. Wagner
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Is Healthy Neuroticism Associated with Health Behaviors? A Coordinated Integrative Data Analysis

In: Collabra: Psychology 6 (2020), 1, Art. 32, 18 S. | Eileen K. Graham, Sara J. Weston, Nicholas A. Turiano, Damaris Aschwanden, Tom Booth, Fleur Harrison, Bryan D. James, Nathan A. Lewis, Steven R. Makkar, Swantje Mueller, Kristi M. Wisniewski, Tomiko Yoneda, Ruixue Zhaoyang, Avron Spiro, Sherry Willis, K. Warner Schaie, Martin Sliwinski, Richard A. Lipton, Mindy J. Katz, Ian J. Deary, Elizabeth M. Zelinski, David A. Bennett, Perminder S. Sachdev, Henry Brodaty, Julian N. Trollor, David Ames, Margaret J. Wright, Denis Gerstorf, Mathias Allemand, Johanna Drewelies, Gert G. Wagner, Graciela Muniz-Terrera, Andrea M. Piccinin, Scott M. Hofer, Daniel K. Mroczek
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Dehydration Predicts Longitudinal Decline in Cognitive Functioning and Well-Being Among Older Adults

In: Psychology and Aging 35 (2020), 4, S. 517–528

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

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