University of Vienna, Austria

The University of Vienna is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. 188 courses can be taken, of which 56 are Bachelor Programmes, 117 Master Programmes, 4 Diploma Programmes and 11 PhD Programme. It is also the largest teaching and research institution in Austria with 9,400 employees, 6,700 of whom are scientists and academics.

The Department of Industrial Sociology was launched as a chair in 1992, and it was formally established as an Institute in 2005. The Department is part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of the University of Vienna.


Bernhard Kittel

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Bernhard Kittel is a professor and head of the Department of Economic Sociology at the University of Vienna. Before coming to Vienna in 2012, he was a professor for Methods and Empirical Social Research as well as the founding dean of the Faculty of Educational and Social Sciences at the Carl-von-Ossietzky-University Oldenburg. Bernhard Kittel has also held faculty positions at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Bremen. He has been the academic coordinator for the ECPR Methods school since 2006. His research interests include experimental electoral research, international comparative welfare state and labor market studies, and the socio-economics of language.

Nadia Steiber

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Nadia Steiber is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economic Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria. Her research interests focus on the sociology of work and the life course, the analysis of labor market behaviour at different stages in the life-cycle and the consequences of different types of employment for individuals and families. Her current work is devoted primarily to age-graded labour market inequalities, with special attention to youth and older workers.


Julia Warmuth

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Julia Warmuth is project assistant at the Department of Economic Sociology, University of Vienna, dedicated to CUPESSE. Julia Warmuth studied both International Development at the University of Vienna and Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the ITAM. During her studies she focused in particular on questions of economic and sociological dimensions of inequality. Therefore she dedicated her master thesis to the question of the relation between the middle class share in a society and its economic prosperity and crisis resilience. Julia gathered further research experience as student assistant at the Institute for Advanced Studies for more than two years.

Monika Mühlböck

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Monika Mühlböck is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economic Sociology at the University of Vienna. In 2012 she completed her PhD in Political Science and in 2013 her Bachelor in Mathematics at the University of Vienna. She has worked at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, at the University of Mannheim, at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, at the University of Colorado, and at the University of Salzburg. Her research interests include labour market policies, European Union studies, legislative institutions, party politics and voting behaviour. Additionally, she focuses on quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as game theory.

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University of Vienna
Universität Wien

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Universitätsring 1
1010 Vienna, Austria