Our team members and partners

Project team:

Anke Hassel

Project Leader

Anke is Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance. From 2016 to 2019 she was the Scientific Director of the WSI at the Hans Böckler Foundation. Anke Hassel has extensive international experience and scientific expertise in the fields of the labour market, social partnership, codetermination and the comparative political economy of developed industrial nations. She was an expert in the fact-finding committee on growth, prosperity and quality of life in the German Bundestag (2012-13); the expert commission on the future of the Hans Böckler Foundation (2015-17) and chairwoman of the expert group on Workers’ Voice and Good Corporate Governance in Transnational Companies in Europe (2015-2018). She has also been a member of the German Federal Government’s High-Tech Forum since January 2019.

Didem Özkiziltan

Postdoctoral Researcher

Didem is a postdoctoral researcher at the Hertie School, currently working in the project ‘Governing work in the knowledge-based economy’. Previously she held a Marie Skłodowska Curie postdoctoral fellowship at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Didem earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Labour Economics and Industrial Relations from Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey. She holds a PhD and a Master of Research from the University of Bath, Department of Social and Policy Sciences. Her doctoral research investigated the historical continuity of insecurity for labour as an embedded rationale in Turkey’s industrial relations.  Her current research focuses on precarity in labour markets and the impacts of digitalisation on the world of work. She has previously published in the Journal of Development Studies, Industrial Relations Journal and International Labor and Working-Class History.

Felix Sieker

Research Associate

Felix is a PhD researcher at the Hertie School. His research, under the supervision of Professor Anke Hassel, focuses on platform firms and labour relations. Felix holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Politics and Economics from Zeppelin University and a Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford.

Rachel Griffin

Research Assistant

Rachel’s main research interests are social media governance, platform regulation, and the implications of digital technologies for social inequality and discrimination. She is currently writing her master’s thesis on how effectively German social media regulation prevents hate speech.

Kilian Weil

Research Associate

Kilian is working at the intersection of technological innovation, occupational change and comparative politics. Prior to joining Hertie School, he worked at the Robert Koch Institut on contact tracing and at the OECD on results-based management. He received his bachelor in sociology and political science from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and holds an M.A. in sociology from Freie Universität Berlin.

Golo Rademacher

Research Assistant

Golo is a Master of Public Policy student at the Hertie School. He received his bachelor in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth. Previously to joining the team, he has worked in Berlin’s digital economy, developed a workshop on the foundations of AI and machine learning for the German public sector’s in-house consultancy and worked on the implementation of the German AI strategy at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Currently, he is writing his master’s thesis on how technologies may differ in their impact on the German labour market.

Project partners:

Prof. John Zysman, PhD, emeritus

UC Berkeley

Prof. Laura Tyson, PhD

UC Berkeley

Prof. Martin Kenney, PhD

UC Davis

Prof. Dr. Wolfgag Schroeder

Universität Kassel and WZB

Prof. Dr. Markus Helfen

Universität Innsbruck

Partner organizations:

BMAS website
Hertie School website