Thomas Biegert is an Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy since September 2019. He joined the Department of Social Policy in 2017. Previously he held positions at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and at the University of Mannheim, from where he received his PhD in 2014.
Thomas studies welfare states and labour markets and how they shape social inequalities. He also has a strong interest in research methods and causal inference. Currently, he is conducting research on household joblessness during the economic crisis in Europe, the relationship between generous social benefits and single mothers’ employment in Europe and the United States, and the accumulation of (dis-)advantages over the life course exemplified with data from the NBA. Thomas’ research has been published in journals such as European Sociological Review, Journal of European Social Policy, Socio-economic Review, and American Sociological Review.