Berlin School of Economics Policy Fellowships

Knowledge transfer is at the core of the INSIGHTS project and is supported via Berlin School of Economics Policy Fellowships. INSIGHTS provides fellowships for policymakers, so-called Berlin School of Economics Policy Fellowships, to foster close collaboration between academics and policymakers. The target group consists of civil servants from ministries and other public institutions and members of policy-oriented NGOs with a strong academic background and an interest in research. The fellowships finance research stays of up to three months at one of the Berlin School of Economics institutions. A fellowship allows policymakers and practitioners to focus on a research question, and gives them access to state-of-the-art methods and the most recent research in their area.  Applications for a Policy Fellowship need be submitted in cooperation with a junior or senior member of the Berlin School of Economics.


Peter Haan
Dorothea K├╝bler
Alexandra Spitz-Oener

Application materials

Call for Berlin School of Economics policy fellowships applications

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Past Berlin School of Economics Policy Fellows

Dr. Susannah Ellis is a Policy Officer at the Directorate-General for Political Staff and Communications at the German Federal Finance Ministry. She is currently staying for three months at the WZB as an INSIGHTS Policy Fellow at the Transformations of Democracy research unit.

Her research project focuses on trust in media and government information in times of hybrid warfare, radicalization and an increasingly fragmented media landscape. She is particularly interested in dynamics underlying and driving misinformation and polarization.

Geza Sapi (European Commission, DG Competition) spent one month in the Firms and Markets Department at DIW Berlin as a BSE Policy Fellow. He collaborated with researchers analyzing textual data to better understand how firms' public communication may be related to their competitive performance and market outcomes.