Prof. Dr. Ludger Wößmann

Universitätsprofessor für Bildungsökonomie an der volkswirtschaftlichen Fakultät der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Leiter des ifo Zentrums für Bildungsökonomik, München

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang:

Seit 2019 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Seit 2006 Professor für Bildungsökonomie an der volkswirtschaftlichen Fakultät der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Seit 2004 Leiter des ifo Zentrums für Bildungsökonomik, München
01/2010 – 07/2010 W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
2006 Habilitation in Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Technischen Universität München
2001 Promotion zum Dr. sc. pol. an der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
1999 – 2003 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Weltwirtschaft an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Forschungsgruppe: Humankapital und Wachstum)
1998 – 1999 Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research am Institut für Weltwirtschaft, Kiel
1993 – 1998 Studium der Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Philipps-Universität Marburg und der University of Kent at Canterbury

Arbeits- und Forschungsgebiete:

  • Bildungsökonomik: mikroökonometrische Analysen von Effizienz und Chancengleichheit im Schulsystem anhand internationaler Schülerleistungstests
  • Effekte institutioneller Rahmenbedingungen wie zentraler Abschlussprüfungen, Schulautonomie, Wettbewerb und Mehrgliedrigkeit
  • Volkswirtschaftliche Effekte von Bildung: Einkommen und Wirtschaftswachstum
  • Wirtschaftsgeschichte: die Rolle von Bildung und kulturellen Faktoren 

Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte:

  • Effizienz und Chancengleichheit in der Bildung
  • International Comparative Education Policy Lab
  • Wahlentscheidungen in der Bildung, Marktdesign und Bildungsergebnisse
  • Evaluation der Wirksamkeit eines Mentoringprogramms

(Mit-)Herausgabe von Zeitschriften:

  • Co-Herausgeber, Handbook of the Economics of Education (Handbooks in Economics Series, North Holland)
  • Mitglied im Editorial/Advisory Board: Journal of Economic Perspectives, Economics of Education Review, Education Economics, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik
  • Journal for Educational Research online
  • Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training

Mitgliedschaften:

  • Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (acatech)
  • International Academy of Education
  • Wissenschaftlicher Beirat, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie
  • Research Affiliate des Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University
  • Research Fellow der internationalen Forschungsnetzwerke von CESifo und IZA
  • Bildungsökonomischer Ausschuss des Vereins für Socialpolitik

Ausgewählte Publikationen:

Public Opinion and the Political Economy of Education Policy around the World (edited with M.R. West). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2021

Does Ignorance of Economic Returns and Costs Explain the Educational Aspiration Gap? Representative Evidence from Adults and Adolescents (with P. Lergetporer and K. Werner). Economica 88 (351): 624-670, 2021 

New Directions in the Economics of Higher Education (edited with E. Bettinger). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2020 

The Economic Impacts of Learning Losses (with E.A. Hanushek). Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2020

Educational Inequality and Public Policy Preferences: Evidence from Representative Survey Experiments (with P. Lergetporer and K. Werner). Journal of Public Economics 188: 104226, 2020

The Separation and Reunification of Germany: Rethinking a Natural Experiment Interpretation of the Enduring Effects of Communism (with S.O. Becker and L. Mergele). Journal of Economic Perspectives 34 (2): 143-171, 2020

Skills, Signals, and Employability: An Experimental Investigation (with M. Piopiunik, G. Schwerdt, and L. Simon). European Economic Review 123: 103374, 2020

How Information Affects Support for Education Spending: Evidence from Survey Experiments in Germany and the United States (with P. Lergetporer, G Schwerdt, K. Werner, and M.R. West). Journal of Public Economics 167: 138-157, 2018

Social Cohesion, Religious Beliefs, and the Effect of Protestantism on Suicide (with S.O. Becker). Review of Economics and Statistics 100 (3): 377-391, 2018

Virtually No Effect? Different Uses of Classroom Computers and their Effect on Student Achievement (with O. Falck and C. Mang). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 80 (1): 1-38, 2018

Bildung hat Zukunft: Bildungsstudie 2017 (with M. Piopiunik and F. Kugler). Frankfurt: Union Investment, 2017

Knowledge Capital and Aggregate Income Differences: Development Accounting for US States (with E.A. Hanushek and J. Ruhose). American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 9 (4): 184-224, 2017

Education and Religious Participation: City-Level Evidence from Germany’s Secularization Period 1890-1930 (with S.O. Becker and M. Nagler). Journal of Economic Growth 22 (3): 273-311, 2017

General Education, Vocational Education, and Labor-Market Outcomes over the Life-Cycle (with E.A. Hanushek, G. Schwerdt, and L. Zhang). Journal of Human Resources 52 (1): 48-87, 2017

Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 3-5 (edited with E.A. Hanushek and S. Machin), Amsterdam: North Holland, 2011, 2016

 The Importance of School Systems: Evidence from International Differences in Student Achievement. Journal of Economic Perspectives 30 (3): 3-31, 2016

Knowledge Capital, Growth, and the East Asian Miracle (with E.A. Hanushek). Science 351 (6271): 344-345, 2016

The Empire Is Dead, Long Live the Empire! Long-Run Persistence of Trust and Corruption in the Bureaucracy (with S.O. Becker, K. Boeckh and C. Hainz). Economic Journal 126 (590): 40-74, 2016

The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth (with E.A. Hanushek). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015

Universal Basic Skills: What Countries Stand to Gain (with E.A. Hanushek). Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2015

Returns to Skills around the World: Evidence from PIAAC (with E.A. Hanushek, G. Schwerdt, and S. Wiederhold). European Economic Review 73: 103-130, 2015

Surfing Alone? The Internet and Social Capital: Evidence from an Unforeseeable Technological Mistake (with S. Bauernschuster and O. Falck). Journal of Public Economics 117: 73-89, 2014

Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School (with E.A. Hanushek and P.E. Peterson). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2013

Not the Opium of the People: Income and Secularization in a Panel of Prussian Counties (with S.O. Becker). American Economic Review 103 (3): 539-544, 2013

Does School Autonomy Make Sense Everywhere? Panel Estimates from PISA (with E.A. Hanushek and S. Link). Journal of Development Economics 104: 212-232, 2013

Hanushek, E.A./ Wößmann, L. (2012): Do Better Schools Lead to More Growth? Cognitive Skills, Economic Outcomes, and Causation. In: Journal of Economic Growth, 17 (4): pp. 267-321.

Metzler, J./ Wößmann, L. (2012): The Impact of Teacher Subject Knowledge on Student Achievement: Evidence rom Within-Teacher Within-Student Variation. Journal of Development Economics, 99 (2): pp. 486-496.

Hanushek, E.A./Wößmann, L (2012): Schooling, Educational Achievement, and the Latin American Growth Puzzle. Journal of Development Economics, 99 (2): pp. 497-512.

Messer, D./Schwerdt, G./ Wolter, S.C./Wößmann, L. (2012): The Impact of an Adult Eucation Voucher Program: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment. In: Journal of Public Economics, 96 (7-8): pp. 569-583.

Hanushek, E. A./Wößmann, L. (2011): The Economics of International Differences in Educational Achievement. In: Hanushek, E. A./Machin, S./Wößmann, L. (Eds.): Handbook of the Economics of Education. – Vol. 3. – Amsterdam: North Holland, pp. 89–200.

Becker, S. O./Hornung, E./Wößmann, L. (2011): Education and Catch-up in the Industrial Revolution. In: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 92–126.

West, M. R./Wößmann, L. (2010): Every Catholic Child in a Catholic School: Historical Resistance to State Schooling, Contemporary School Competition, and Student Achievement across Countries. In: Economic Journal, Vol. 120, No. 546, pp. F229–F255.

Becker, S. O./Wößmann, L. (2009): Was Weber Wrong? A Human Capital Theory of Protestant Economic History. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 124, No. 2, pp. 531–596.

Wößmann, L./Lüdemann, E./Schütz, G./West, M. R. (2009): School Accountability, Autonomy and Choice around the World. – Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Hanushek, E. A./Wößmann, L. (2008): The Role of Cognitive Skills in Economic Development. In: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 607–668.

Wößmann, L. (2007): Letzte Chance für gute Schulen: Die 12 großen Irrtümer und was wir wirklich ändern müssen. – München: ZS Verlag Zabert Sandmann.

Wößmann, L./Peterson, P. E. (Eds.) (2007): Schools and the Equal Opportunity Problem. – Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Does Educational Tracking Affect Performance and Inequality? Differences-in-Differences Evidence across Countries (with E.A. Hanushek). Economic Journal 116 (510): C63-C76, 2006

Class-Size Effects in School Systems around the World: Evidence from Between-Grade Variation in TIMSS (with M.R. West). European Economic Review 50 (3): 695-736, 2006

Educational Production in Europe. Economic Policy 20 (43): 445-504, 2005

Schooling Resources, Educational Institutions, and Student Performance: The International Evidence. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 65 (2): 117-170, 2003

The Decline of Schooling Productivity in OECD Countries (with E. Gundlach and J. Gmelin). Economic Journal 111 (471): C135-C147, 2001

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