RWI Team

CV Dr. Katja Fels


since 2018

Head of Communication


Research Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University (ANU)

since 2014

Researcher, research group “Sustainability and Governance”

2014 - 2018

RWI, Consultant for economic policy communication

2009 - 2014

German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes),
Scientific Officer

1999 - 2014

Freelance journalist for different media, amongst others Süddeutsche Zeitung, ZDF, dpa

2005 - 2006

Student Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinrich, Chair of Economic,

Institute of Journalism, University of Dortmund

2004 - 2005

Trainee (Volontariat), Mindener Tageblatt (German regional newspaper)


2014 - 2020

Dr. rer. oec. (Ph.D. in Economics), Ruhr-University Bochum

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph M. Schmidt

Doctoral thesis: “The chances and risks of nudging for evidence-based policy design”  (summa cum laude)

2002 - 2009

Diplom-Journalist and Political Scientist (equivalent to M.A. in  in Journalism and Political Science), Technische Universität Dortmund, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

2007 - 2007

Graduate Diploma in Economic Policy, The Australian National University,

Canberra (with merit)

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