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.

Lukas Jerg

Research Associate

Lukas is a PhD researcher at the Hertie School. His PhD thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Anke Hassel, focuses on questions of atypical employment and its effects on the democratic attitudes of citizens. He holds degrees in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and Political Science and Law from the University of Muenster. Previously, he worked as a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Klaus Schubert at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Muenster.

John Albert

Research Intern 2020

John has worked on the application of algorithmic management in workplaces in Germany and the US.

Rachel Griffin

Research Intern 2020

Rachel has worked on a comparison of the US and Germany in the context of their political, social and economic approaches to AI.

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