Melanie Arntz is deputy of ZEW's Research Department “Labour Markets and Social Insurance” and Leibniz Professor of Labour Economics at the University of Heidelberg. Her research focusses on the question how changing labour market conditions such as an increasing digitalization of work tasks and the proceeding international division of production processes affects labour markets and individuals. She is also interested in the dynamics of individual labour market careers in response to these phenomena and the impact of regional labour market conditions on these dynamics.

Melanie Arntz is the coordinator of the research area „Digitalisation and International Labour Division“ and has a long record of research projects and research-oriented policy consulting. She is member of the panel on regional theory and regional politics of the German Economic Association and co-editor of the Journal for Labour Market Research.

Melanie Arntz studied geography at the University of Bonn and at the University of Minnesota with a focus on economic geography and regional labour markets. In addition, she studied economics at the undergraduate level at the University of Bonn and finished her doctoral thesis in empirical economics regarding "The Geographic Mobility of Heterogenous Labour in Germany" at TU Darmstadt in 2007.

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