RWI Staff

CV Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt

Date of Birth
1962

Career

since 2016

Member of the advisory scientific council of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation

since 2014

Member of the board of trustees of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung

since 2014

Member of the Executive Board of the National Academy of Science and Engineering
(acatech)

since 2013

Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts

since 2013

Chair of working group "Ökonomie und Innovationsforschung" of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)

since 2013

Chair of the board of trustees of the Max-Planck-Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
(deputy chairman from 05/2011 until 06/2013)

since 2012

Member of the Advisory Board of the jackstädt center of entrepreneurship and innovation
research

2011 - 2014

Member of the Executive Council of the Verein für Socialpolitik

2011 - 2013

Member of the Enquete-Commission “Wachstum, Wohlstand, Lebensqualität” of the German Bundestag

since 2009

Member of the German Council of Economic Experts

2005

President of the European Society for Population Economics ESPE (1994 - 2000 council)

since 2004

Director and Member of the Board of Management of the RGS Econ, Essen

since 2002

RWI, President

since 2002

Professor of Economics and Econometrics (LS Wirtschaftspolitik und Angewandte Ökonometrie) Ruhr-Universität Bochum

1999 - 2002

Program Director “Evaluation of Labor Market Policies and Projects”, Institute for the Study of Labor (Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit), IZA Bonn

since 1998

Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit), IZA Bonn

1996 - 2002

Professor of Economics and Econometrics (LS Ökonometrie), Alfred Weber-Institut AWI, Universität Heidelberg (Full Professor, Ordinarius & Co-Director of the AWI)

1995 - 1998

Research Affiliate, Seminar for Labor and Population Economics SELAPO, Universität München

1995 - 1996

Professor of Economics and Econometrics (LS Ökonometrie), Alfred Weber-Institut AWI, Universität Heidelberg (Visiting Professor)

since 1996

Research Fellow, Labour Economics Programme, Centre for Economic Policy Research CEPR, London

1992 - 1995

Research Affiliate, Labour Economics Programme, Centre for Economic Policy Research CEPR, London

1991 - 1995

Research Associate, Seminar for Labor and Population Economics SELAPO, Universität München

Education

1995

Dr.rer.pol.habil. (Habilitation), Universität München
Doctoral thesis: “The Earnings Performance of Migrants in the German Labor Market”

1991 - 1992

Research Assistant of Klaus F. Zimmermann

1991

PhD in Economics, Princeton University
Committee: O. Ashenfelter, D. Card (Principal Advisor), A. Deaton, T. Guinnane
Thesis: “Empirical Analyses of the German Labor Market: Unions, Unemployment and Wages”

1988

M.A. in Economics, Princeton University

1983 - 1987

Student Assistant to Heinz König

1988 - 1990

Research Assistant to Angus Deaton, Richard Quandt

1987

Diplom-Volkswirt, Universität Mannheim
Thesis: „Anspruchslohnniveau und Dauer der Arbeitslosigkeit: eine theoretische und mikroökonomische Analyse“
Supervisor: Heinz König

Visits to Research Institutions:
2006: Center for Labor Economics, UC Berkeley
2005: RSSS, Australian National University ANU, Canberra
2001: RSSS, Australian National University ANU, Canberra
1999: Center for Labor Economics, UC Berkeley
2000: SFB 373, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1995: SFB 373, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1994. SFB 373, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1993: National Bureau of Economic Research NBER, Boston, USA
1993: Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines STICERD at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences LSE, London, UK
1992: Université de Montréal, Canada
1990: SELAPO & Center for Economic Studies CES, Universität München

Fellowships and Awards:
2016: Gustav Stolper Prize, Verein für Socialpolitik
1992–1995: Habilitandenstipendium, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG
1990–1991: Alfred P. Sloan Dissertation Fellowship
1987–1990: Princeton University Fellowship
1989: Olin Graduate Summer Fellowship
1987–1988: Fulbright Scholarship (Travel Grant)

Activity in Economic Associations and Research Networks:
American Economic Association, Deutsche Statistische Gesellschaft (section “empirical econometrics”), Econometric Society, European Economic Association, European Society for Population Economics, Royal Economic Society, Society of Labor Economists, Verein für Socialpolitik; Canadian International Labour Network CILN
since 2010: Section „social policy“ of the Verein für Socialpolitik
since 1999: Section „econometrics“ of the Verein für Socialpolitik
since 1998: Section „industrial economics“ of the Verein für Socialpolitik
since 1993: Section „population economics“ of the Verein für Socialpolitik
2005: President of the European Society for Population Economics ESPE
1994–2000: Council of the European Society for Population Economics ESPE
1999–2001: Council of the DFG special research network SFB 544 „Die Kontrolle tropischer Infektionskrankheiten“, Heidelberg
1999: Committee (Expertenkommission) of the project „Impulse für Arbeit“ (VEBA AG, Evangelische Kirche im Rheinland, Bistums Essen in Cooperation with the Institut zur Zukunft der Arbeit IZA)

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