Prof. Alina Sorgner Joins Institute of Labor Economics as Research Affiliate

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Professor Alina Sorgner

Professor Alina Sorgner

JCU Professor of Applied Data Analytics Alina Sorgner recently accepted a prestigious invitation to join the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) as Research Affiliate.

The IZA, which is based in Bonn, Germany, is the leading international global network that links and disseminates cutting-edge research in all areas of labor economics. One of the main missions of the IZA is to explore how the world of work is changing and how workers adapt to structural transformations on labor markets by acquiring the skills and abilities that will be essential in the future. It further aims at empirically investigating how to design sustainable labor policies that maintain employment and social cohesion.

Professor Sorgner is currently involved in several international research projects dedicated to the investigation of impacts of digitalization on labor and entrepreneurship. She was invited to speak at an international workshop “Innovating Innovation Policy” that took place in September 2018 at Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Kiel, Germany, where she was also invited to participate in a panel discussion on “How does the digital revolution challenge innovation policy?” In October 2018, she delivered two talks on “The Effects of Digitalization on Employment and Entrepreneurship” and “Self-Employment and Well-Being Across Institutional Contexts” at the 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs (G-Forum) in Stuttgart, Germany.

In Spring 2019, Prof. Alina Sorgner will be teaching EC/MKT 361 Applied Data Analytics, MKT 305-2 Market and Marketing Research, and MKT 310-2 Consumer Behavior.