Katharina Wrohlich is Head of the Gender Economics Research Group at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Professor of Public Finance, Gender and Family Economics at the University of Potsdam.
Her research focuses on the evaluation of labor market, family and tax policy on employment and wages of women. Moreover, she is working on the issue of gender gaps in the labor market, in particular in terms of wages and leadership positions.
Before joining the gender economics research group at DIW, Katharina was a research associate (2002-2012) at and deputy head (2012-2016) of the public economics department at DIW Berlin. She finished her PhD at the Free University of Berlin in 2007. Prior to her doctoral studies, she studied at the University of Vienna and at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Katharina Wrohlich joined IZA in 2004 as an Affiliate and was a Fellow from 2009 until 2011. She rejoined IZA as a Fellow in November 2018.