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Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology

Dr. Jakob Schwerter

Main research topics

  • Educational Effectiveness
  • Education Economics
  • E-Learning
  • Policy Analysis
  • Inequalities

Office hours

by appointment

Academic background

  • since 11/2020: PostDoc at the IFS
  • 2020: PhD, Economics, University of Tübingen
  • 2017: M. Sc. Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, University of Tilburg
  • 2014: B. Sc. Economics University of Mannheim

Professional background

  • since 03/2022: research assistant in Team Lauermann at the IFS in the project From Prediction to Agile Interventions in the Social Sciences (FAIR)
  • 11/2020 – 02/2022: research assistant in Team McElvany at the IFS
  • 10/2016 – 10/2020: research assistant at the chair of Prof. Biewen (Econometrics and Quantitative Methods), University of Tübingen

Further Information

Current Projects: 

  • From Prediction to Agile Interventions in the Social Sciences (FAIR), project duration: 01.11.2021 – 31.10.2024
  • Schwerter, J., Bleher, J., Dimpfl, T. & Murayama, K. (2022). Benefits of additional online practice opportunities in higher education​. The Internet and Higher Education (53). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2021.100834
  • Biewen, M. & Schwerter, J. (2022). Does more math and natural sciences in high school increase the share of female STEM workers? Evidence from a curriculum reform. Applied Economics (54), 1889-1911, https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2021.1983139
  • Dawidowsky, K., Holz, H., Schwerter, J., Pieronczyk, I.& Meurers, D. (2021). Development and Evaluation of a Tablet-Based Reading Fluency Test for Primary School Children. 23rd International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (MobileHCI ’21) (42), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1145/3447526.3472033
  • Goldberg, P., Schwerter, J., Seidel, T., Müller, K. & Stürmer, K. (2021). How Does Learners’ Behavior Attract Preservice Teachers’ Attention During Teaching? Teaching and Teacher Education (57), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103213
  • Hackenberger, A., Rümmele, M., Schwerter, J. & Sturm, M. (2021). Did the Family Benefit Dispute affect Election Outcomes in Bavaria? In European Journal of Political Economy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2020.101955
  • Schwerter, J. (2020). Impact of universities in a flat hierarchy: Do degrees from top universities lead to a higher wage? European Economics Association (EEA).
  • Schwerter, J. & M. Biewen (2019). Does more math in high school increase the share of female STEM workers? Evidence from a curriculum reform. ZEW Workshop, The Economics of Higher Education
  • Schwerter, J. & L. Ilg (2018). Does more math in high school increase the share of female STEM workers? Evidence from a curriculum reform. Meeting of the Economics of Education Association (AEDE)