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 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

Externe referierte Aufsätze

Poor Glucose Regulation is Associated with Declines in Well-Being among Older Men, but not Women

In: Psychology and Aging (2019), im Ersch. | Johanna Drewelies, Sandra Duezel, Nikolaus Buchmann, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Gert G. Wagner, Naftali Raz, Ulman Lindenberger, Ilja Demuth, Denis Gerstorf
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Inferring Floor Area Ratio Thresholds for the Delineation of City Centers Based on Cognitive Perception

In: Environment and Planning / B (2019), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-08-20] | Michael Wurm, Jan Goebel, Gert G. Wagner, Matthias Weigand, Stefan Dech, Hannes Taubenböck
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Cohort Differences in Adult-Life Trajectories of Internal and External Control Beliefs: A Tale of More and Better Maintained Internal Control and Fewer External Constraints

In: Psychology and Aging (2019), im Ersch. | Denis Gerstorf, Johanna Drewelies, Sandra Düzel, Jacqui Smith, Hans-Werner Wahl, Oliver Schilling, Ute Kunzmann, Jelena S. Siebert, Martin Katzorreck, Peter Eibich, Ilja Demuth, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Gert G. Wagner, Ulman Lindenberger, Jutta Heckhausen, Nilam Ram
Weitere Aufsätze

Gert G. Wagner Recommends "Homo Ignorans: Deliberately Choosing Not to Know" by Ralph Hertwig and Christoph Engel

In: Bruno S. Frey, Christoph A. Schaltegger , 21st Century Economics : Economic Ideas You Should Read and Remember
S. 143-145
| Gert G. Wagner
Externe referierte Aufsätze

One Size Does Not Fit All: Alternative Values-Based ‘Recipes’ for Life Satisfaction

In: Social Indicators Research 145 (2019), 2, S. 581-613 | Bruce Headey, Gert G. Wagner

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

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