Dr. Sandra Zimmermann
Head of International Social Policy

Expert profile Dr. Sandra Zimmermann

Author, lecturer, expert for labor market research and health economy: At WifOR Institute, Dr. Sandra Zimmermann is head of International Social Policy and part of the management team. She has more than ten years of experience in applied economic and social research and is a strong advocate for a progressive, healthy, and innovative society. Her research focuses on macroeconomic labor markets, social policy, the health and care economy as well as the impact of digitalization on the national economy. She is committed to translating the scientific findings of her project work into concrete recommendations for practical action. With her wide-ranging expertise, Dr. Zimmermann is responsible for a large number of projects for various players in the public sector and the private sector.
Our vision is that social policy decisions are made on the basis of scientific data to enable a positive and sustainable impact on society.

Dr. Sandra Zimmermann is a member of the German Association for Social Policy Research (VfS) and the German Association for Social Science Labor Market Research (SAMF). She studied in Würzburg and wrote her doctoral thesis on the impact of non-market activities on material well-being and income distribution in Germany. She was born in Bamberg in 1983 and lives in Darmstadt.

Academic training and scientific focus
  • Dr. rer. pol. at the University of Koblenz Landau
  • Diploma in Economics at the Bavarian Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg (Germany), University of Umeå (Sweden)
  • Macroeconomic labor market research
  • Regional and sector-specific analyses of skilled labor
  • Digitization and competencies
  • Gender aspects in labor market and social policy research
  • Strategic analysis of skilled labor
  • Quantification of non-market activities
  • Health economic accounting