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Dr. Michael Fertig

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Dr. Michael Fertig

Since January 2007 Michael Fertig has been one of the managing directors of the Institut für Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik (ISG). He studied economics with a focus on quantitative methods at the University of Heidelberg, where he received the degree of Diplom-Volkswirt in 1997. He finished his Ph.D. studies in July 2002 at the University of Heidelberg. For his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Germany as an Immigration Country – Empirical Evidence" he was awarded the "Südwestmetall-Förderpreis" and the "Nachwuchspreis der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft".

From October 2002 to December 2006 he was a research coordinator at RWI. His research interests include applied econometrics in the field of international migration, the economics of education and program evaluation, with a particular emphasis on active labor market policy. In these fields he contributed to numerous scientific reports, published in several refereed journals and is co-author of a graduate text book on the methods of empirical research.

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Dr. Michael Fertig

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