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Members of the German Data Forum (RatSWD) in its Fourth Appointment Period (April 2011 – July 2014)

Representatives of the Empirical Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

  • Prof. Dr. Elmar Brähler
    Head of Department for Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology at the University of Leipzig
  • Prof. Dr. Josef Brüderl
    Professor for Statistics and Methodology in the Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim; Deputy Head of the German Family Panel
  • Prof. Dr. Michaela Kreyenfeld
    Head of Department for “Economic and Social Demography” at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance
  • Prof. Dr. Notburga Ott – Vice-chair
    Professor of Social Policy and Public Economy at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Rässler
    Professor of Statistics and Econometrics at the University of Bamberg
  • Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt
    Professor of Psychology at the University of Mannheim and Head of Department for Survey Design and Methodology at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Michael Spinath
    Professor of Individual Differences and Psychodiagnostics at the University of Saarland
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Wagner
    Professor of Empirical Economic Research at the Leuphana University Lüneburg

Representatives of Data Production

  • Dr. Sabine Bechtold, Federal Statistical Office
    President of the Department Population, Finances, and Taxes, of the Federal Statistical Office
  • Stefan Bender, Federal Employment Agency
    Head of the Research Data Centter of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
  • Dr. Heinz Herrmann, Deutsche Bundesbank (German Federal Bank)
    Head of the Research Data Center Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Prof. Dr. Bärbel-Maria Kurth, Robert Koch-Institute
    Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Monitoring at the Robert Koch-Institute
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrike Rockmann, State Statistical Office Berlin-Brandenburg
    President of the State Statistical Office Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
    President of the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and Professor of Applied Computer Science in the Social Sciences at the Institute for Web Science and Technologies at the University Koblenz-Landau
  • Dr. Reinhold Thiede, Deutsche Rentenversicherung (German Pension Insurance)
    Head of Research and Development at the German Pension Insurance
  • Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) –  Chair
    Chairman of the Board of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Professor of Empirical Economic Research and Economic Policy at the Technical University Berlin