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Prof. Ph.D.

Regina T. Riphahn

Vice President of the Leopoldina

Year of election: 2007
Section: Economics and Empirical Social Sciences
City: Nürnberg
Country: Germany
CV Regina Riphahn - Deutsch (pdf)


Regina T. Riphahn has contributed to various areas in the field of empirical economics, particularly in areas of social policy, labor market and education policies. Since 2005 she has been affiliated with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.


  • since 2005 Full Professor of Empirical Economics at FAU - Univ. Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1999 Habilitation, University of Munich, Germany
  • 1995 Ph.D. in Economics, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • 1984-1995 Studies at the Universities of Cologne, Sussex, UK; Bonn; Tennessee, USA; North Carolina, USA


  • since 2017 Vice President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2008-2014 Member of Wissenschaftsrat (German Council of Science and Humanities)
  • since 2005 Member of the council of the German Economic Association
  • 2005-2009 Chair of the Population Economics Group of the German Economic Association
  • since 2004 Fellow of CESifo Research Network, Munich, Germany
  • since 2004 Member of Ausschuss für Ökonometrie, Verein für Socialpolitik
  • 2003-2009 Member of the council of the European Association of Labour Economists
  • 2002-2008 Treasurer of the European Society for Population Economics
  • since 2001 Research Professor, DIW Berlin / Germany
  • since 2001 Member of Aging Research Network (FNA), Germany
  • since 2000 Member of Ausschuss für Sozialpolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik
  • since 1999 Research Fellow, IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor), Bonn, Germany
  • 1998-1999 Research Affiliate, IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor), Bonn, Germany
  • since 1997 Member of Ausschuss für Bevölkerungsökonomie, Verein für Socialpolitik
  • 1996-2004 Research Affiliate, CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research), London, UK


  • 2014-2017 DFG Projevt „Erwerbstätigkeit von Müttern und kindliche Entwicklung: Eine Analyse der Determinanten im gesellschaftlichen Wandel“
  • 2006-2010 DFG Project „Lohnentwicklung im Lebenszyklus - eine Analyse von Ausmaß, Begründung und Heterogenität der Lohnsteigerung“

Honours and Memberships

  • since 2007 Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2006 Felix Büchel Prize: A prize for excellence in SOEP data use in memory of Felix Büchel, GSOEP – DIW Berlin, Germany
  • 2000 Award from the Society of Friends of the DIW: "Best Paper 1984 – 1998/9 using the German socio-economic panel" for the essay "Labour force transitions of older married couples in Germany", published in Labour Economics (with David Blau)




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