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JProf. Dr. Amelie Schiprowski

Cluster position Investigator

Cluster member since 2019

Main research topics

Applied Microeconomics, focus on labor and public economics


Amelie Schiprowski is an Assistant Professor in Applied Microeconomics at the University of Bonn. She completed her master’s degree in Economics at Sciences Po, Paris, and Ecole Polytechnique in 2012 and received her PhD from the University of Potsdam in 2018. She is also an IZA Research Fellow and a CESifo Affiliate. In 2020 she won the Joachim Herz Award in Economics for her paper “The Role of Caseworkers in Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from Unplanned Absences.”



What is the best thing about your job?

The freedom to deal with topics that I find important and working together with inspiring colleagues.

If you had not gone into research, what would you be doing today?

I might have studied medicine and become a doctor.

Who or what inspires you?

The exchange with colleagues here in Bonn, but also worldwide and the desire to contribute to evidence-based policy making.

When was the last time you had to change your mind?

I had to revise my prejudices about human resource departments of private companies since I recently started cooperating with them. They are more open towards scientific evidence than I previously suspected.

Which advice would you have needed yourself as a doctoral student?

Not to put too much pressure on yourself and to only work on topics that really drive you.