Simone Poppe trained as an industrial clerk at ECKES-Granini and then went on to study psychology at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz. She has been working at Economix Research & Consulting since 2006 on the skills demand and job vacancies survey project for the IAB. She has been the deputy project leader for the survey since 2010.
Tim Vetter received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics in 2011 and his Master’s Degree in Governance in 2015. His main research interests are in the field of regional labour markets, demographic change and its impact on the labour market, and determinants of the volume of (labour) migration. Within the framework of the InGRID (Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion) programme of the European Union, he visited the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2015.
Elvira González Gago
She is a senior post graduated economist specialised in employment, social cohesion and gender policies. She is an independent expert working in research and consulting activities, assessing public and private institutions. Being her expertise methodologically rather quantitative, the combination with qualitative methods is also one of her strengths, together with multidisciplinary work, particularly with the employment and social services. With more than 18 years of previous experience as senior researcher and managing director of the Centre for Economic Studies Tomillo (Spain), she has gained deep understanding of the functioning of the employment market and of the employment and social policies. As an independent senior economist, she is involved in projects for the DG EMPL European Commission: she is the Spanish member of the SYSDEM/EEPO/ECE (at present European Centre for expertise in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policies); she is also the Spanish member of the European Network for gender, employment and social inclusion ENEGE/SAAGE; and she has participated in numerous Peer Review meetings of the Mutual Learning Program, in its employment, gender and social inclusion strands.
She counts on deep knowledge and expertise in the analysis of employment and social inclusion policies, often from a gender point of view.
She counts also on experience in Latin-American countries, and has been recently working at Economix on projects on labour market policies, labour migration and Public employment services in several countries.
Dr. Lena Thurau
Dr Lena Thurau is a policy analyst. She holds a doctorate in political Sciences from the Free University Berlin.Her research focuses on comparative social and labour market policies and on international migration. She has worked with Economix on unemployment and labour market policies in the context of German and European projects since 2013. Previously, she worked at the University of Applied Science in Munich and the Freie Universität Berlin, at the Warsaw office of the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, the association Arbeit und Leben Hamburg e.V and at the Institut für Europäische Politik.