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Friederike Chariklia Hertweck

I am a post-doctoral researcher at RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Essen, Germany. Prior to joining the RWI, I completed my PhD at the Faculty of Economics and Management at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. 

My research interests include the Economics of (Higher) Education, Applied Microeconomics, and Platform Markets. 

Most recent working paper (06/2023) 

The Gender Gap in STEM: (Female) Teenagers’ ICT Skills and Subsequent Career Paths, Ruhr Economic Paper #1028 (with Judith Lehner).

Most recent major research grant (10/2022) 

"NLP in Education Research: Development of the German higher education market since the 1970s" funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (with Prof. Dr. Stefan Conrad, HHU Düsseldorf)

Most recent publication (08/2023) 

Bachmann, R. and Hertweck, F., forthcoming. The Gender Gap in Digital Literacy: A Cohort Analysis for Germany, Applied Economics Letters, forthcoming.