Equal Opportunities Officer

The Verein fuer Socialpolitik supports the promotion of women in economics. Person in charge is Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Doris Weichselbaumer. The term of the Equal Opportunities Officer will expire after two years.

  • Doris Weichselbaumer

    Prof. Dr. Doris Weichselbaumer

    Linz University Equal Opportunities Officer

The Verein für Socialpolitik has set itself the goal of increasing the proportion of women at all career levels in economics.

Here you will find current research papers that deal with women in the field of economics and in related disciplines.

Female Researchers in Economics

In order to increase the presence of female researchers in economics in committees and the media, the VfS, together with the Joachim Herz Foundation, has compiled a publicly accessible list of female researchers in economics in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The entry is independent of VfS membership.

Working Group "Promotion of Women in Economics"

To promote women in economics, the Management Board of the VfS has established a working group.

This working group includes the following members:

  • Regina T. Riphahn

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    Prof. Regina T. Riphahn, Ph.D.

    Erlangen-Nuremberg University VfS Chairwoman
  • Doris Weichselbaumer

    Prof. Dr. Doris Weichselbaumer

    Linz University Equal Opportunities Officer
  • Silke Anger

    Prof. Dr. Silke Anger

    Bamberg University
  • Claudia Buch

    Prof. Dr. Claudia Buch

    Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Prof. Natalia Danzer, Ph.D.

    Prof. Natalia Danzer, Ph.D.

    Freie Universität Berlin
  • Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln

    Prof. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Ph.D.

    Frankfurt Goethe University
  • Dorothea Kübler

    Prof. Dr. Dorothea Kübler

    Berlin Social Science Center WZB
  • Sabine Mauderer

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    Dr. Sabine Mauderer

    Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Katharina Michaelowa

    Prof. Dr. Katharina Michaelowa

    Zurich University
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    Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel

    ifo Institute
  • Prof. Dr. Kerstin Pull

    Prof. Dr. Kerstin Pull

    Tübingen University Vice Chair
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    Prof. Dr. Nadine Riedel

    Münster University
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    Prof. Dr. Bettina Rockenbach

    Cologne University Ombudsperson for Ethical Matters
  • Marianne Saam

    Prof. Dr. Marianne Saam

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    Prof. Dr. Melanie Schienle

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Monika Schnitzer

    Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer

    German Council of Economic Experts / LMU Munich
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    Prof. Dr. Almuth Scholl

    Konstanz University
  • C. Katharina Spieß

    Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß

    Federal Institute for Population Research
  • Alexandra Spitz-Oener

    Prof. Dr. Alexandra Spitz-Oener

    Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • Gesine Stephan

    Prof. Dr. Gesine Stephan

    Institute for Employment Research FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Caren Sureth-Sloane

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    Paderborn University Vice Chair 2021-2022
  • Prof. Dr. Silke Übelmesser

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    Prof. Dr. Silke Übelmesser

    University of Jena
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Weber

    Prof. Dr. Andrea Weber

    CEU Central European University
  • Katharina Wrohlich

    Prof. Dr. Katharina Wrohlich

    DIW Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Conny Wunsch

    Prof. Dr. Conny Wunsch

    University of Basel