Prof. Dr. Friederike Maier

Department of Business and Economics
Professor for Economics, specialising in Distribution and Social Policy
Director of the Harriet Taylor Mill Institute for Economics and Gender Studies

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1135
F: +49 (0)30 30877-1009
E: friederike.maier(at)

Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building B
Room 4.34
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Schöneberg Campus
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • From April 1, 2012 until March 31, 2016 Vice President of the Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • since 1992: Professor at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) (formerly Berlin School of Economics (BSE))
  • 1980-1992: Research assistant / project leader at the Social Science Research Center Berlin in the department “Job Market and Employment”
  • 1987: Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at the FU Berlin
  • 1978: Diploma in Economics at the FU Berlin

Key Aspects of practise

  • Research and consultancy in the fields of labour market policy and employment policy
  • Social policy
  • Economics and Gender

International contacts (e. g.)

  • German expert in the European Commission’s Network “Gender and Employment” (1992-2012); regular expert studies in this field, including studies on remuneration, working hours, labour market policy and the compatibility of family and job
  • Expert for the European Commission - Directorate-General V (Employment and Social Affairs), expert studies on inter alia the significance of wage on-costs for employment policy and the development of the labour market following completion of the single European market; expert for the OECD (field of labour market and social policy)
  • Member and deputy chair (1990-1996) of SAMF (Society for Social Scientific Labour Market Research)
  • Member of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE), Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS), and of the International Association of Feminist Economists (IAFFE)
  • Joint research work with colleagues from the DIW (German Institute for Economic Research), the Social Science Research Center Berlin, the former FHTW Berlin, the University of Manchester, the University of Utrecht and with the representatives for women’s rights and equal opportunities in various enterprises and public authorities
  • Founding member of efas (Economics, Feminism and Science) – the network for female economists

Expert for

  • Labour market policy
  • Social policy
  • Gender Relations and Economy (labour market, social security, gender-specific aspects in Economics and the Social Sciences

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Allocation (processes and controlling tools)
  • Distribution theory and policy
  • Labour market theory and policy
  • Macroeconomic aspects of women’s labour
  • Economic theory and gender relations
  • Structural change of the economy and labour market
  • Managing Diversity
  • Gender and Globalisation

Research Projects and Fields

  • 2011/2012: Towards a European Gender Equality Index
    Project with Prof. Dr. Janneke Plantenga, University of Utrecht und Prof. Dr. Colette Fagan, University of Manchester for the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) in Vilnius
  • Until 2011 Member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Gender and Employment (EGGE)
    German expert with Dr. Andrea-Hilla Carl in a EU-funded network of 30 experts from 30 countries; the network is coordinated by Professor Francesca Bettio, University of Siena, and managed by the Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, Rome
  • 2009/2010: Macroeconomic Development and Gender Relations
    Joint research project with Prof. Dr. Brigitte Young, Professor Diane Elson and Isabella Bakker

Selected, current Publications

  • Struktur der Beschäftigung und Entgeltentwicklung in den Gesundheits- und Pflegeeinrichtungen: 2004 – 2008. In: Sozialer Fortschritt, Jg. 62. 2013, Heft 3, März . S. 77 – 87, ISSN 0038-609X (zusammen mit Lutz Bellmann, Philipp Grunau und Günter Thiele)
  • Ist Vollbeschäftigung für Männer und Frauen möglich? In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, Heft 14-15, April 2012, S. 45 – 52. ISSN 0479-611 X
  • Mehr Gleichstellung – auch ohne mehr Profit, in: djbZ – Zeitschrift des Deutschen Juristinnenbundes, Heft 2, 2012, S. 59 – 60, ISSN 1866-377X
  • Neue Rollenbilder treffen auf alte Strukturen, in: Unternehmenspraxis Demographischer Wandel, FAZ Institut für Management-, Markt- und Medieninformation GmbH, Deutsche Postbank AG, S. 31 – 32, ISBN 978-3-89981-653-2
  • Die Netzwerkerin. Geschenkt wird einer nichts - oder doch? Festschrift für Gertraude Krell. München, Mering: Rainer Hampp Verlag. S. 111 - 116 Print-ISBN: 978-3-86618-687-3 (zusammen mit Miriam Beblo)
  • Die aktuelle Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise - Perspektiven für die Geschlechterpolitik der EU:in: Margret Krannich / Susanne Rauscher/Mechthild Veil (Hrsg.), Das gefühlte und das proklamierte Europa, Impulse und Barrieren der europäischen Genderpolitik, Jahrbuch der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Hessen, Klartext Verlag Essen, 2011, S. 79 – 90
  • Wirtschaftskrise in Europa - Negative Folgen für die Geschlechterpolitik, in: Frau geht vor - Infobrief Nr. 1, 2011, DGB-Bundesvorstand, S. 14-16
  • Will the Crisis Change Gender Relations in Labor Markets and Society?, in: Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol. 19, No.1, March 2011, pp. 83-95
  • Macroeconomics Regimes in OECD Countries and the Interrelation with Gender Orders, In: Brigitte Young, Isabella Bakker and Diane Elson (eds.), Questioning Financial Governance from a Feminist Perspective, Routledge, IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics, London/New York, 2011, pp. 11-37
  • Gender Accounting – Eine methodisch-empirische Bestandsaufnahme und konzeptionelle Annäherung, Harriet Taylor Mill-Institut Discussion Paper 15, 09/2011 (zusammen mit Julia Schneider und Miriam Beblo), ISSN 1865-9608