As a Research Associate, the renowned scholar strongly supported ZEW and served the research institute as a competent advisor, especially in its founding phase and in a large number of internal evaluations. He never used to push himself to the fore, but his discreet manner and sustained efforts of persuasion in the background made a big difference and contributed considerably to the great success of ZEW.
Entorf’s connection with Mannheim goes back a long way, as his scientific career shows. He received his PhD from the University of Mannheim, where he also qualified as a professor in 1995, with a thesis in labour market economics, entitled “Match and Mismatch: A Disaggregate View”, under the supervision of ZEW founding director Professor Heinz König. Following appointments to professorships at the University of Würzburg and TU Darmstadt, his latest position was that of professor of econometrics at Goethe University in Frankfurt.