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Jürgen Schupp

Team Member, Expert Panel

Jürgen Schupp studied economics at the Johann Gutenberg University, Mainz and sociology at the J. W. Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main where he received his diploma in sociology in 1983.

He then took over a position as Junior Research Associate at the University of Frankfurt in the German Research Foundation’s Special Research Unit “Microanalytic Foundations of Social Policy” (Sfb 3).

At the end of 1984, he transferred within the Special Research Unit into the project “Socio-Economic Panel”, located at DIW Berlin under then-president Hans-Jürgen Krupp, and thereafter made a series of longer research visits to the USA and Great Britain. In 1994 he completed his doctoral degree from the faculty for social sciences (Dr. rer. soc.) of the Ruhr-University in Bochum for his thesis on part-time work and social change. He has worked closely with the Free University Berlin for many years as a visiting lecturer at the Institute for Sociology.

In March 2006 Jürgen Schupp has been appointed Honorary Professor for Sociology in the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the Free University. He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2000. Starting 12/2005 Jürgen Schupp has been Research Fellow at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study (HWK) in Delmenhorst for a period of of 6 months.

As Survey Manager, Jürgen Schupp has been responsible for planning the further development of SOEP as a survey instrument for many years. Since April 2004 he is deputy director of the department Socio-economic Panel Study.

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