Stephan Thomsen is professor of economics (applied economic policy) and chairman of the Center for Policy Studies (CWS) at the Leibniz University of Hannover. He is also a research associate at the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn.

Thomsen studied economics (Dipl.-Volksw., 2001) at the Goethe University Frankfurt and business economics at the universities of Frankfurt and Hagen (Dipl.-Kfm., 2004). He obtained his doctorate in 2006 at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Following this, he moved to ZEW, where he was a post-doc researcher from 2006 to 2007. In August 2007, Stephan Thomsen became a junior professor for labour economics at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. From 2011 to 2016, he was chairman and academic head of the Lower Saxony Institute for Economic Research (NIW) at the Leibniz University of Hannover.

Thomsen’s research focuses on applied econometrics and (micro-)econometric evaluations. He also contributes to questions on labour and educational economics, primarily in the area of the evaluation of policy reforms (including cost-benefitanalyses), human capital, migration, and social security.

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