Scientific Officer to the Director
Dr. Sophie Schneider studied Management and Economics at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) and the University of Bern and graduated with a Master in Economics at the RUB in 2013 with a focus on international economics and development.
During her studies she already gained experience in teaching and in political work in the West Africa Department of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development in Bonn. After graduating from university, she worked as a research assistant in the department of national accounts and prices at the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden. Afterwards, she started her doctorate at the International Economics Group of the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart where she also worked as a research assistant, teaching on the Bachelor and Master level. The focus of her dissertation lied in the empirical analysis of trade agreements and institutions. In 2020 she defended her dissertation on the topic “Trade Integration, Global Capital Flows and the Link to Institutional Quality from a North-South Perspective”. From 2019 to 2020 she worked as Senior Associate and later as Assistant Manager in the division of Transfer Pricing Services at KPMG in Stuttgart.
Since November 2020 Sophie Schneider is part of the scientific staff of the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Professor Dr. Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl. The focus of her work lies in the fields of innovation management, sustainability and empirical economic research. Specifically, she is interested in the analysis of the broad set of topics from an economic and development perspective.