Sönke Hendrik Matthewes

About me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre, Freie Universität Berlin, and Berlin School of Economics. I expect to defend my dissertation in Summer 2021, after which I will remain part of the Berlin School of Economics as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Potsdam.

I am affiliated with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

My research applies econometric methods to questions in Economics of Education and Labor Economics. More specifically, my research focuses on school systems and their role in shaping students’ educational achievement, labor market outcomes — and inequality therein.


Email: soenke.matthewes [at] wzb.eu

Postal address: c/o WZB Berlin, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin

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