Scientific staff of ISG
The ISG Institute for Social Research is a privately owned, independent research institute with offices in Köln (headquarter) and Berlin.Dr. Bennett, Jenny Dr. Engels, Dietrich Feldens, Stefan Dr. Fertig, Michael Dr. Fuchs, Philipp Hunger, Katrin Huppertz, Lisa Dr. Kaden, Ulrike Kalvelage, Georg Dr. Köller, Regine Loschelder, Christian Dr. Matta, Vanita Maur, Christine Micic, Uta Mielenz, Maik Oliver Porwol, Franziska Puxi, Marco Roth, Eva Dr. Scheller, Friedrich Schmaderer, Markus Dr. Schmitz, Alina Scholz, Anne-Marie Seidel, Katja Verbeek, Hans Viedenz, Jürgen
Dr. Fertig, MichaelManaging Director
We mourn the death of our Managing Director Michael Fertig, who died on April 30, 2018.Michael Fertig studied economics with a focus on quantitative methods at the University of Heidelberg, where he received the degree of Diplom-Volkswirt in 1997. He finished his Ph.D. studies in July 2002 at the University of Heidelberg. For his Ph.D. thesis entitled “„Germany as an Immigration Country – Empirical Evidence“ he was awarded the “Südwestmetall-Förderpreis” and the “Nachwuchspreis der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft”. From October 2002 to December 2006 he was a research coordinator at the RWI-Essen. Since January 2007 he is one of the managing directors of ISG-Cologne. His research interests include applied econometrics in the field of international migration, the economics of education and program evaluation, with a particular emphasis on active labor market policy. In these fields he contributed to numerous scientific reports, published in several refereed journals and is co-author of a graduate text book on the methods of empirical research.