Cohort II

The second CIDER cohort (2016-2019) was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, grant number: 01JG1201) and the Jacobs Foundation (grant number: 2011-963), with additional funding provided by the participating LERN institutes. Below, all CIDER II-Fellows are listed with institutional affiliation and research interests, grouped by academic disciplines. Additionally, you find an overview of all CIDER II Micro Groups and a list of the participating Leibniz Institutes and their representatives in the CIDER Steering Comittee below.

Name and InstitutionResearch Interests
Dahmann, Sarah
University of Melbourne
Skill formation
Cognitive and non-cognitive skills
Returns to education
Causal inference
Intergenerational mobility

Deutscher, Viola
University of Mannheim, Business School
CIDER Fellow from 2016 to 2018
Learning in the workplace
Digital learning in professional contexts
Competence development and diagnostics
Teacher education

Herber, Stefanie
Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Economics of education
Behavioral economics
Empirical microeconomics
Experimental economics
Program evaluation
Higher education and student financial aid
Asymmetric information
Social inequality and intergenerational mobility
Labor economics

Korthals, Roxanne
Dutch Inspectorate of Education
Economics of education
Tracking in secondary school
Field of study choice
Curriculum differences/changes

Krekel, Christian
London School of Economics
Behavioural Economics
Environmental and labour economics
Policy and programme evaluation
Applied Microeconometrics

Neidhöfer, Guido
ZEW – Centre for European Economic Research
Equality of opportunity
Intergenerational mobility

Torres, Rodrigo
Educational inequality and success against the odds
School accountability, admission policies and competition among schools
Social segregation at schools
Access to higher education for socially disadvantaged students
Social mobility
Name and InstitutionResearch Interests
Fleckenstein, Johanna
University of Hildesheim
Assessing and promoting language proficiency
Formative assessment and feedback
Instructional design in digital learning environments
Artificial intelligence in writing instruction
Multilingualism and bilingual education

Hoferichter, Frances
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald
Educational psychology
Test anxiety
Social relationships
Cross-national comparison

Linberg, Tobias
Bavarian state office for school
School and teaching quality
Early childhood care and education
Home learning environments
Social and immigrant specific inequalities
International comparisons
Language development
Full-day schooling

Ortega, Lorena
Universidad de Chile
Equity in education
Educational effectiveness
Sociology of education
Educational assessment
Comparative education
Latin American studies

Sauerwein, Markus
TU Dortmund University
CIDER Fellow from 2016 to 2018
All-day schools (Ganztagsschule)
Teaching quality / quality of extracurricular activities
School improvment and school development
Recognition in pedagogical contexts
Theories of justice (in education)

Schachner, Maja
Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Acculturation und ethnic identity in adolescence
School adjustment of adolescent immigrants
Interethnic friendships in adolescence
Dealing with diversity in multicultural schools
Intercultural competence development
Context effects and multilevel analyses
Cross-cultural psychology
Name and InstitutionResearch Interests
Attig, Manja
LifBi – Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories
(Early) Cognitive development
Developmental and educational psychology
Social disparities
Interaction between learning environment and competence development in the first years of life

Barrera-Pedemonte, Fabian
Universidad de los Andes
University College London
International large scale assessments and surveys
Teacher policy
Teacher learning and development
School improvement
Quantitative methods

Edele, Aileen
Humboldt University Berlin
Impact of migration and language on educational outcomes

Heyder, Anke
University of Bochum
Gender differences
Beliefs and stereotypes
Teacher education Motivation

Jansen, Malte
Research Data Centre (FDZ) at the Institute
for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB)
Students’ academic motivation, especially domain-specific self-concept and self-efficacy beliefs
Effects of social and dimensional comparisons
Structure and domain-specific differentiation of academic ability and motivation
Effects of school and classroom environments on (the development of) cognitive and motivational outcomes
Cultural orientations in students with and without an immigrant background
Quantitative research methods

Roloff-Bruchmann, Janina
Ministry of General Education and Vocational Training, Science, Research and Culture of the Land Schleswig-Holstein
Teachers’ professional competence
Instructional quality
Measurement of change

Schwabe, Franziska
Reading competence
Large scale assessment
Differential item functioning and test fairness
Diversity in student groups
Motivational orientations
Name and InstitutionResearch Interests
Boda, Zsofia
University of Essex
Social Inequality

Finger, Claudia
WZB – Berlin Social Science Center
Inequality of educational opportunities
Higher education

Griga, Dorit
Federal Department of Economic Affairs,
Education and Research
Inequalities in vocational education and higher education
Transition to the labour market
Migrant-specific inequalities in education
Comparative research

Holtmann, Anne Christine
WZB – Berlin Social Science Center
Social inequality
School-to-work transitions
Social policy
Labour market

Lorenz, Georg
Leipzig University/University of Potsdam
Social networks and ethnic segregation
Causes for ethnic and racial inequalities in education and in the labor market
Discrimination processes

Netz, Nicolai
DZHW – German Centre for Higher Education
Research and Science Studies
Sociology of education
Returns to education
Higher education
Science systems

van Hek, Margriet
Radboud University
Educational inequalities
Gender inequalities
Comparative research
Reading skills
Cultural capital & lifestyles
Class inequalities

Veerman, Gert-Jan
Radboud University
School performances
Social cohesion

Winkler, Oliver
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Formation of educational elites
Vertical differentiation and segregation in higher education
Openness of educational systems
Educational aspirations
Ethnic inequality in a life course perspective
Sequence analysis
Event history analysis

Workman, Joseph
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Causes and consequences of educational inequality
Processes by which parents devote resources to children’s education
Influence of students’ social networks on adolescent academic outcomes

Understanding teacher collaboration for helping at risk-students to succeed against the odds: a social network perspective


Ortega, Lorena (Education Science)
Boda, Zsofia (Sociology)

How different aspects of self-determination relate to reading and math competences among male and female German secondary school students: a longitudinal study using NEPS Data


Hoferichter, Frances (Education Science)
Linberg, Tobiasa (Education Science)
Attig, Manja (Psychology)

Institutional settings, education policies and inequity in school education


Torres Nunez, Rodrigo (Economics)
Holtmann, Anne Christine (Sociology)

School achievement and competencies of children with immigrant background in East Germany


Edele, Aileen (Psychology)
Winkler, Oliver (Sociology)
Jansen, Malte (Psychology)

Friendships and field of study choice in secondary school


Boda, Zsofia (Sociology)
Korthals, Roxanne (Economics)

Shapes of early inequalities in international comparison


Linberg, Tobias (Education Science)
Peter, Frauke (Economics)
Gambaro Ludovica (Sociology)

Like teacher, like student? Teacher characteristics at traditional and vocational upper secondary schools and their students’ achievement


Fleckenstein, Johanna (Education Science)
Roloff-Bruchmann, Janina (Psychology)
Winkler, Oliver (Sociology)

Gender and social costs attached to academic effort and achievement


Workman, Joseph (Sociology)
Heyder, Anke (Psychology)

How to reduce subject-specific anxiety among secondary school students? The role of individual and contextual protective factors


Hoferichter, Frances (Education Science)
Tetzner, Julia (DIPF) (Psychology)
Jansen, Malte (Psychology)

School context, gender identity, and gender differences in educational achievement


Heyder, Anke (Psychology)
van Hek, Markgriet (Sociology)

Early childhood care services and refugee children: differences in attendance and consequences for integration


Neidhöfer, Guido (Economics)
Gambaro, Ludovica (Sociology)
Spieß, Katharina C. (Economics)

Effects of tracking on affective and cognitive motivational outcomes in teenage students: Investigating the role of competence satisfaction and social relationshipsn


Korthals, Roxanne (Economics)
Schwabe, Franziska (Education Science)

The role of cultural identity in immigrant students’ school adaptation


Edele, Aileen (Psychology)
Jansen, Malte (Psychology)
Lorenz, Georg (Sociology)
Schachner, Maja (Psychology)
Veerman, Gerit-Jan (Sociology)

Well teachers, well students: the role of well-being in teacher professional development


Barrera-Pedemonte, Fabian (Psychology)
Roloff-Bruchmann, Janina (Psychology)
Krekl, Christian (Economics)

The rise of comprehensive schools and Abitur attainment trends in Germany


Matthewes, Sönke (WZB) (Economics)
Borgna, Camilla (Sociology)
Schauer, Jennifer (WZB) (Education)

Grit/ socio-emotional skills (*)


Fleckenstein, Johanna (Education Science)
Hoferichter, Frances (Education Science)
Krekel, Christian (Economics)
Schmidt, Fabian (IPN) (Psychology)
Danner, Daniel (GESIS) (Psychology)
Lechner, Clemens (GESIS) (Psychology)

Consequences of the G8 education reform (*)


Dahmann, Sarah (Economics)
Marcus, Jan (Economics)
Kuger, Susanne (Education Science)

Who succeeds and who fails? A multilevel social network analysis approach to immigrants’ psychological and sociocultural adaption in Europe (ISONET) (*)


Boda, Zsofia (Sociology)
Jansen, Malte (Economics)
Lorenz, Georg (Sociology)

How to reduce subject-specific anxiety among secondary school students? The role of individual and contextual protective factors (*)


Fleckenstein, Johanna (Education Science)
Hoferichter, Frances (Education Science)
Jansen, Malte (Psychology)

Dynamics in higher education (*)


Finger, Claudia (Sociology)
Neidhöfer, Guido (Economics)
Winkler, Oliver (Sociology)

The inclusion of immigrant students within Chilean classrooms: a social network analysis of teacher-student interactions (*)


Boda, Zsofia (Sociology)
Ortega, Lorena (Education)

(*) Micro Groups without funding grants