Katrin Sommerfeld is a researcher at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW, Mannheim, Germany).

She received her Ph.D. from Freiburg University in 2013. Her thesis focused on empirical analyses of different aspects of the German wage structure such as collective wage bargaining, performance pay and gender differentials. Prior to this, she studied economics at the universities in Bamberg, Alcalá (Madrid) and Frankfurt (Main) with a focus on applied microeconometrics.

Her research interests are employment effects of environmental regulation as well as migration and employment.

Katrin joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in May 2016.