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She brings a gender lens to economics

Friederike Maier is a highly regarded expert on the role of gender in economics. She has served as a specialist advisor to the European Commission and the OECD on topics related to the labor market and social policy.

After earning her degree in economics, she worked as a research associate at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center from 1980 to 1992. In 1987 she received her doctorate from Freie Universität Berlin.

In 1992 she became a professor of economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin). At the university’s Harriet Taylor Mill Institute for Economics and Gender Studies, the first institute of its kind at a center of higher learning in Germany, she held a leadership position from the year of its founding in 2001, most recently serving as director. She also served as the HWR Berlin’s dean of studies and was its vice president from 2012 to 2016.