On May 25, 2020, Anna Bindler started as Associate Professor at the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy, being part of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne. Bindler was previously employed as Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Gothenburg. Prior, she completed her PhD in Economics at University College London. With her new position, Bindler returns to her roots in the Rhineland: from 2005 to 2010 she studied Economics at the University of Bonn. “I am very much looking forward to my new tasks – both at the Cluster of Excellence and the University of Cologne. I am excited to be part of the Cluster and its ambitious team “, Anna Bindler explains.
Bindler’s research focuses on applied microeconomics, labour economics, economics of crime, and law and economics. Specifically, she is concerned with questions such as how crime affects the labour market situations and living conditions of its victims or factors that shape decisions made within criminal justice systems. “Anna Bindler is a great asset to both the University of Cologne and the cluster. Despite the pandemic circumstances, we wish her a successful start in Cologne,” said Prof. Andreas Schabert, spokesperson of the ECONtribute Cluster of Excellence: Markets & Public Policy. Due to the corona pandemic, Bindler had to postpone her start in Cologne until the middle of the semester.