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Prof. Dr. Antje Mertens

Professor for Economics

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Academic and Professional Background

Antje Mertens has been a Professor of Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, Faculty II, since 2005, where she currently is dean of studies. She studied at the Technical University, Berlin, and the University of Sussex, England and holds a M.A. in International Economics. From 1993 to 1998 she was a research assistant at Humboldt University, Berlin, where she was awarded her doctoral degree in 1998 and her "Habilitation" in 2009. Between 1998 and 2005 she was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. Her research centers around atypical employment, labor mobility and training.

International Cooperation

  • Harriet Taylor Mill Institute of BSEL (HWR Berlin)
  • Project Advisory Board Member in the project,The Discovery of Youth Learning Potential 'in the Research Centre for Social Research (WZB) since autumn 2008
  • Association for social policy
  • European Economic Association 
  • Association for Social Science labor market research (SAMF e.V.)

Specialized in

  • Gender, Work & Organization 
  • German Economic Review
  • Labour Economics
  • Journal for Labour Market Research

Teaching Focus

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Foreign Trade
  • Economic policy
  • Labor Economics

Research Areas

  • Happiness and the Great Recession
  • Atypical employment in the service sector

Selected Publications

  • Martina Dieckhoff, VanessaGash, AntjeMertens, LauraRomeu Gordo (2020) Partnered women's contribution to household labor income: Persistent inequalities among couples and their determinants, Social Science Research Volume 85, January 2020. Link
  • Antje Mertens (2010), A Comment on "Crisis, What Crisis? Patterns of Adaptation in European Labour Markets", in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 56 (61), 59-64. 
  • Bergemann, Annette and Antje Mertens (2011), "Job Stability Trends, Layoffs and Transitions to Unemployment in West-Germany", Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 25 (4), 421–446. 
  • Gash, Vanessa, Antje Mertens and Laura Romeu-Gordo (2012), "The Influence of Changing Hours of Work on Life Satisfaction", The Manchester School: Special Issue Low Pay, Low Skill and Low Income, 80(1), 51-74.

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