Regina Therese Riphahn - Biography#


Regina T. Riphahn studied economics, business administration, and sociology at the Universities of Cologne, Sussex (U.K.), Bonn, Tennessee, and North Carolina. She received an M.B.A. at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1990), and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995). She completed her post-doctoral habilitation (1999) at the University of Munich's economics department. 2000-01 she was Associate Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Mainz (Germany) and 2001-05 she headed the statistics and econometrics group at the University of Basel (Switzerland). Since 2005 she holds the chair for Statistics and Empirical Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany).

Regina T. Riphahn is a fellow of IZA and cesifo. She has published in journals such as the Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Development Economics, and Journal of Human Resources. Regina T. Riphahn was awarded several scholarships for studies in England, Spain, Chile, and the United States. She received a Fulbright grant (1988-1989) and several prizes. She worked at the Central Bank of Chile (1989), The World Bank (1990), and at the Carolina Population Center (1991-1995). She served in the Swiss council of economic advisors, on the council of the European Society of Labour Economists (EALE, 2003-2009), as treasurer of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE, 2002-2008) and as a council member of the German Economic Association (2005-2016). She headed the scientific council of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (2005-2007), is coordinator of the Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics (since 2005), member of the German Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina (since 2007) and of the scientific advisory councils of the German Federal Ministry of Economics, of DIW Berlin, and the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS, Vienna). She chairs the scientific advisory council of RWI Essen since 2015. She was member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) (2008-14) and chaired its scientific commission (2012-14). Since 2014 she is elected member and chair of the German Data Forum (Rat für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten). In 2017 she was elected Vice-President of the German Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina.

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