Dr. Laura Breitkopf

Senior Research Fellow

Research Focus

I am an experimental and behavioral economist with a focus on childhood development and the analysis of non-cognitive skills as central predictors of key economic life outcomes. I am interested in understanding the development of these skills, the returns associated with and caused by them, and how targeted policy interventions can influence their formation to promote well-being.

Academic Career

  • 2022 – present: Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany
  • 2018 – 2022: PhD in Economics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2013 – 2016: MSc Economics, University of Bonn, Germany
  • 2010 – 2013: BSc Economics, University of Bonn, Germany
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