Katja Görlitz is a professor of economics at the University of Applied Labour Studies (HdBA) in Mannheim. From 2013 to 2019, she was an assistant professor of labor market and social policy at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2010, she received her Ph.D. in Economics from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From 2006 to 2012, she worked at the RWI- Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung in Essen. Her main research interests cover labor economics, economics of education and applied econometrics. She has published in journals like Labour Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economics of Education Review and Economics & Human Biology.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2013.