Prof. Dr. Tobias Wolbring
Chair of Empirical Economic Sociology
School of Business and Economics
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Findelgasse 7/9
D-90402 Nürnberg
+49 911 5302 950
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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Tobias Wolbring is Professor of Empirical Economic Sociology in the School of Business and Economics at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He received the DGS Best Dissertation Award (2014) for his book Fallstricke der Lehrevaluation (2013; Pitfalls of Students’ Evaluations of Teaching) and, together with M. Keuschnigg, the Robert K. Merton Prize (2017) by the International Network of Analytical Sociology and the Anatol-Rapoport Prize (2014) by the Section „Model Building and Simulation” for a paper on the Broken Windows Theory (Rationality & Society; 2015). Since August 2013 he is co-editor of the SSCI-listed, peer reviewed journal Soziale Welt and since November 2013 council member of the section "Methods of Social Research" of the German Sociological Association.

He holds a diploma degree in Sociology (Economics and Social Psychology as minor subjects) and a Ph.D. degree in Sociology and Economics (summa cum laude) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. In 2010 and 2011, he participated at the ICPSR Summer Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan on a DFG grant. During his undergraduate studies, 2005 to 2007, he worked as a student assistant at the Institute of Sociology Munich (Prof. Norman Braun) and at the Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung e.V. Munich (IfS), and as a student tutor for lecture given by Prof. Ulrich Beck and Prof. Norman Braun. From 2008 to 2013, Wolbring was a research assistant at the Institute of Sociology Munich (Prof. Norman Braun). In 2013 and 2014 Wolbring was a postdoctoral researcher at the Professorhip for Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. Before moving to Nuremberg, Wolbring was an Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) of Sociology, with a specialization in Longitudinal Data Analysis in the Department of Sociology at the University of Mannheim.

His research interests include: analytical sociology, economic sociology (with special focus on life satisfaction, Matthew effects, and social status), evaluation of research and teaching (in education and higher education), methods of social research (especially causal inference, DAGs, evaluations, experiments, and longitudinal data analysis), social inequality and discrimination (with special focus on physical characteristics, gender, and social status), and social norms/deviance.

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