Published 17 August 2014

Faces – Young Scientist Profile: Elisabeth Bublitz

Elisabeth Bublitz from Hamburg’s HWWI is looking forward to debates on labour markets at #LindauEcon14.

In Faces we portray the young scientists of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and give them an open forum to talk about their research and everything else that is important to them. Everybody should feel encouraged to also share their own thoughts and stories.


On her research interests:

“In my research I focus on the relationship between human capital and labor market outcomes, for instance, how (im)balances of skills affect employment careers. The goal is to identify good job matches for individuals, for instance, by including self-employment in the analysis as an alternative option and by finding compensation mechanisms for lacking skills.”


On the challenges of an economist’s life:

“Doing economic research but having studied a mixture of economics, sociology, and political sciences has not always been easy. It took me a while to disentangle different views and methods of these disciplines and to catch up with those who had had their complete studies to dig into economics. Nonetheless, I embrace my diverse background and attempt to incorporate it into my economic research as much as possible.”


On her road to Lindau:

“My employer nominated me shortly after I started my new job. Not only did I feel honoured to be selected by the reviewers of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings but also to be already considered as a full-fledged team member of the research institute. Actively engaging with the scientific community is an important part of being a good researcher and a worthwhile commitment to make.”


On her expectations on the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences:

“Considering my background, I am very interested in topics related to labor markets, for instance, the lectures given by Joseph Stiglitz, Peter Diamond, William Sharpe, or Reinhard Selten. However, in the end I value the diversity in the topics of the talks because it will give us as young researchers an overview of the frontiers of research in different economic fields. By then personally exchanging ideas with the participants I believe that it will become a very inspiring and fruitful meeting.”


For more info on Joseph StiglitzPeter Diamond, William Sharpe and Reinhard Selten head over to the Lindau Mediatheque.

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