Heiko Stüber studied Business Management and Electrical Engineering at the Kaiserslautern University of Technology, successfully completing his degree in November 2006 (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.). He worked as a researcher at the Institute for Economic and Cultural Geography at the Leibniz University Hanover from February 2007 through January 2010. He has been a researcher at the IAB from February 2010 onwards. Heiko Stüber was a scholarship holder of the Graduate Programme of the IAB and the School of Business and Economics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg from October 2008 through September 2011. He was a Visiting Researcher at the School of Economics of the University of Edinburgh from February through April 2011. In November 2012 he finished his Doctorate (Dr. oec.) at the University of Hohenheim.