Research Department E1
Head of Research Department
Silke Anger’s main research interests are in the field of applied microeconometrics, with a focus on empirical labour market research, economics of education, and health economics. She is currently working on the importance of cognitive and non-cognitive skills on the labour market, on the economic and social consequences of educational reforms, and on intergenerational mobility. The results of her work have been published in journals such as Labour Economics, the Journal of Population Economics, and the Journal of Health Economics.
Silke Anger has been Head of the Research Department “Education and Employment over the Life Course” at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) since 2013, and is Professor of Economics, in particular the Economics of Education, at the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg. She studied economics at the University of Bamberg and the University of South Carolina, Columbia, from 1995 to 2001. Afterwards, she was active as a research and teaching assistant at the Humboldt University Berlin where she received her doctoral degree in economics in 2005. From 2005 to 2013 she was research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research, and completed her post-doctoral qualification (Habilitation) at the Humboldt University Berlin in 2013. During her doctoral and post-doctoral studies she spent long-term research visits to the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, the University of Stirling, and at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Silke Anger has been a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, since 2011, a member of the advisory research board of the Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI) since 2013, and a member of the standing field committee “Economics of Education” of the “Verein für Socialpolitik” since 2015.