Cohort III

The third CIDER cohort (2019-2023) was funded by the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN) and the Jacobs Foundation (grant number: 2011-963), with additional funding provided by the ten participating LERN Institutes. Below, all CIDER III Fellows are listed with institutional affiliation and research interests, grouped by academic disciplines. Additionally, you find an overview of all CIDER III Micro Groups and a list of the participating Leibniz Institutes and their representatives in the CIDER Steering Committee below.

Name and InstitutionResearch Interests
Bach, Maximilian
CIDER Fellow from 2019-2021
Inequality and education
Skill formation
Design of educational systems

Demel, Simona
University of Carlos III de Madrid
CIDER Fellow from 2019-2020
Gender differences in self-efficacy and competitiveness

Hermes, Henning
ifo Institute Munich
Economics of education
Behavioral economics
Economics of skill formation
Development of skills and preferences in childhood and adolescence
Inequalities in educational opportunities
Early childhood education and care

Hübener, Mathias
BIB-Federal Institute for Population Research

Economics of human capital formation,
Reconciliation of work and family life, and its effects on parents and children
Educational inequality in health
Intergenerational effects of education
Policy impact evaluation of education, family and health-related policies
Parental leave
G8-high school reform abolitions of day care fees

Quis, Johanna Sophie
University of Hannover
Health Economics
Education Economics
Interplay between (mental) health and education
(Non-)Cognitive skill formation
Self-regulation in children
Impact of institutional factors on individual outcomes

Sauer, Petra
University of Fribourg
Educational & economic inequalities
Political economy of education & inequality labour market segmentation & job quality
Welfare state analysis
Comparative research

Werner, Katharina
ifo Center for Economics of Education
Cognitive and non-cognitive skills
Education aspirations
Inequality in education
Information acquisition
Program evaluation

Name and InstitutionResearch Interests
Civitillo, Sauro
Utrecht University
Effects of teacher-based ethnic discrimination on student academic outcomes and well-being
Teacher beliefs about cultural diversity in education
Culturally responsive practices and teaching for social justice
School and classroom diversity climate
School adjustment of newly arrived migrants and refugee students
Open science

Daniel, Annabell
LMU Munich
Educational inequality
Higher education
School-to-work transitions
Interventions in educational settings
Factorial survey

de Moll, Frederick
University of Bielefeld
Early childhood education and care
Parenting strategies
Educational inequality
Family life and socialisation
Non-cognitive dispositions

Linberg, Anja
DJI – German Youth Institute
CIDER Fellow from 2019-2022
Early childhood education and care
Structure and conditions of quality of home and institutional early childhood learning environments
(Differential) effects of educational processes
Impact of interaction quality in early childcare on mathematical development

Nusser, Lena
LIfBi – Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories
Special educational needs
Competence development
Inclusive education
Teaching practices in heterogeneous classrooms

Schmidt, Fabian
University of Hildesheim
Students’ academic perseverance (grit, self-control)
(Non-)Cognitive factors in education
Habit formation and measurement
Early childhood reading measurement and development
Educational inequalities (social class, gender, migratory status)
Name and InstitutionResearch Interests
Weiner, Jessica
University of Basel
Language & cognitive skills development in young children with and without migration background
Socio-emotional development
Early childhood education

Daumiller, Martin
University of Augsburg
Motivation and fostering of motivation in educational settings
Goals and Achievement
Goal Theory
Academic dishonesty
Experiences, behaviors, and performance of university scholars
Learning with digital media in the tertiary sector

Heppt, Birgit
IQB – Institute for Educational Quality
Improvement (HU Berlin)
Assessment, support and development of (academic) language skills
Language support across the curriculum
Immigration-related disparities in students’ academic (language) achievement
Determinants and effects of civic education and democratic school climate
Survey methodology (e.g., effects of incentives, variations of the books-at-home-index)

Hübner, Nicolas
University of Tübingen
Educational effectiveness and school improvement
Implementation and effects of educational policy reforms
Quantitative methods
Students’ subject specific self-concepts and interests
Teacher professional development
Curriculum research

Meyer, Jennifer
IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science
and Mathematics Education
The interplay of cognitive and noncognitive predictors of school achievement
Motivation in school contexts
The assessment of English as foreign language skills

Miyamoto, Ai
University of Freiburg
Fluid and crystallized intelligence
Intrinsic motivation and self-concept
Personality (Big Five)
Academic achievement and school success
Measurement invariance
Latent model approach

Schwarzenthal, Miriam
University of Wuppertal
Intercultural competence and intergroup attitudes among adolescents
Adolescents’ understanding of social inequalities (critical consciousness)
Adolescents’ civic engagement
Classroom cultural diversity climate/Diversity ideologies
Ethnic and national identity exploration
Intercultural and interethnic friendships
Stereotype threat and self-affirmation interventions in educational contexts

Steinmann, Isa
Oslo Metropolitain University
Educational effectiveness research
Student achievement and educational inequality outcomes
International comparative research

Wolff, Fabian
University of Koblenz Landau
Academic self-concept development (especially by social, temporal, and dimensional comparison processes)
Competence and personality development (especially in the context of educational stays abroad)
Digitalization of learning environments (especially application of telepresence robots in higher education)
Name and InstitutionResearch Interests
Gruijters, Rob
University of Cambridge
Educational inequality and school segregation in the global South
Private schools
Life course trajectories and economic inequality
Quantitative methods

Menze, Laura
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Sociology of education and labor markets
Returns to education
Vocational training, occupations and social inequality
School-to-work transitions
Transitions of students with special educational needs
Survey methodology

Olczyk, Melanie
University of Halle
Social and ethnic educational inequality (patterns and causes)
Social networks and social capital
International comparisons
Quantitative research methods

Passaretta, Giampiero
Pompeu Fabra University
Achievement inequality
Cognitive and non-cognitive skills
Inequality in cognitive development
Gender gap in learning
Causal designs
Comparative research

Raabe, Isabel
University of Zurich
Social inequality and social mobility
Social networks and social processes
Sociology of education
School contexts
Gender and ethnicity

Scharf, Jan
DIPF – Leibniz Institute for
Research and Information in Education
Sociology of education and educational inequality
Primary and secondary effects of social origin
School contexts, values of education and school alienation
Migration and youth studies

Schwabe, Ulrike
DZHW – German Centre for Higher Education
Research and Science

CIDER Fellow from 2019 to 2021
Research in social stratification
Sociology of education
Sociology of labour markets
Empirical higher education research
(Quantitative) Methods in social sciences
International comparisons
Competence modelling and measurement

Weßling, Katarina
Maastricht University, ROA,
BIBB – Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training
Educational and labour market inequality over the life course
School-to-work transitions
Spatial and institutional context effects
Quantitative methods, especially: spatial and multilevel modeling

The Psychology of Poverty: Can Non-Cognitive Skills Explain Why Poor Children Learn Less in School?


Gruijters, Rob (Sociology)
Hübner, Nicolas (Psychology)
Raabe, Isabell (Psychology)

Educational Values / Motivations as Antecedents of Educational Outcomes


Daumüller, Martin (Psychology)
Hübner, Nicolas (Psychology)
Meyer, Jennifer (Psychology)
Scharf, Jan (Sociology)

Investigating the sources of teacher intercultural self-efficacy: A latent three-level study using TALIS 2018


Civitillo, Sauro (Education Science)
Daumiller, Martin (Psychology)
Schwarzenthal, Miriam (Psychology)

Examining the origin of teacher stereotypes and their effects on teacher judgments: the role of personal and contextual conditions


Buehler, Jessica (Psychology)
Civitillo, Sauro (Education Science)
Heppt, Birgit (Psychology)
Linberg, Anja (Education Science)
Olczyk, Melanie (Sociology)
Lorenz, Georg (Sociology)

Number of books at home as an indicator of social origin: in-depth analyses based on different operationalizations and informants


Heppt, Birgit (Psychology)
Olczyk, Melanie (Sociology)
Volodina, Anna (University of Bamberg) (Psychology)

Educational development / Longitudinal analysis of the impact of conscientiousness on educational outcomes


Miyamoto, Ai (Psychology)
Schmidt, Fabian (Education Science)
Werner, Katharina (Economics)

Grit, Growth Mindset, and Intelligence: What Works for Educational Success?


Wolff, Fabian (Psychology)
Schmidt, Fabian (Education Science)

Strategic knowledge and social inequalities at the first transition into secondary education in Germany


Olczyk, Melanie (Sociology)
Daniel, Annabell (Education Science)
Bach, Maximilian (Economics)
Werner, Katharina (Economics)

The importance of educational contexts for students’ higher education enrollment. Are there effects of a college-going culture and who benefits most of it?


Daniel, Annabell (Education Science)
Daumiller, Martin (Psychology)
de Moll, Frederick (Education Science)
Hübner, Nicolas (Psychology)
Scharf, Jan (Sociology)
Wolff, Fabian (Psychology)

Educational decisions under uncertainty: New inequalities during the pandemic?


Daniel, Annabell (Education Science)
Scharf, Jan (Sociology)

Gender inequality in graduates’ employment prospects


Passaretta, Giampiero (Sociology)
Sauer, Petra (Economics)
Schwabe, Ulrike (Sociology)
Wesseling, Katharina (Sociology)

Non-cognitive what? An interdisciplinary approach to explore communalities and differences in psychology, sociology, and economics research


Quis, Johanna (Economics)
de Moll, Frederick (Education Science)
Schmidt, Fabian (Education Science)

Who gets better grades? An analysis on gender gaps and class composition in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden


Raabe, Isabell (Sociology)
Steinmann, Isa (Psychology)

Childcare Expansion, Staff Structure, and the Stability of Care Environments


Hübener, Mathias (Economics)
Hermes, Henning (Economics)
Linberg, Anja (Education Science)

Subjective well-being in early adulthood–Long-term effects of inclusive vs. segregated education for students with special educational needs


Menze, Laura (Sociology)
Nusser, Lena (Education Science)
Blanck, Jonna (FU Berlin) (Sociology)

Critical reflection of social inequity and meritocratic beliefs among primary school children and parents: Relations with children’s school adjustment and parental support of equitable access to education


Schwarzenthal, Miriam (Psychology)
de Moll, Frederick (Education Sciences)