Ruth Maria Schüler

German Economic Institute (IW)

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: Germany, United StatesCategory: Analysis

Ruth Maria Schüler works as an economist for social security at the German Economic Institute. Previously, she worked as a junior economist at the ifo Institute. Dr. Schüler holds a PhD in economics from the University of Munich. Her main research interests span education economics and political economy. Her latest research examines sentiments and worries of people in Germany with a particular focus on the Ruhr area. Using quantitative methods, Dr. Schüler tries to detect the state of mind of people in the Ruhr area and the role of the media in shaping beliefs. Dr. Schüler’s work furthermore comprises policy consultancy for the European Commission and government authorities as well as foundations and associations in Germany. As an economist at the German Economic Institute, she participates in the public and political debate.

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