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Dr. Christian Westermeier


Next Employer: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Research Department A1: Labour Market Processes and Institutions

Current occupation:

  • Research assistant, Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, since 07/2017

Former occupation:

  • Research assistant at the socio-economic panel, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin
    • Project: "Wealth in Germany: Status quo and Prospect" (in cooperation with Hertie School of Governance), 2013-2017


  • Doctoral studies in Economics, School of Business and Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, 2013-2017.
  • Master of Science in Statistics, Joint Masters Program in Berlin (concerned universities: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität in Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Charité Universitätsmedizin), 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, school of economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2009

 Previous occupations:

  • Research project at DIW Berlin in cooperation with Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen (DZA) and Deutscher Rentenversicherung Bund (DRV Bund), subject: "Changing curriculums and provision for old age", 2010-2012
  • Student assistant at the chair of statistics, school of economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2008-2009
  • Teaching assistant for statistics I/II, school of economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2008-2010
Research interests:
  • Pension policies, income and poverty in old age
  • Distribution and mobility of wealth
  • Microsimulation and staistical matching
  • Imputation of missing values in survey data