Stefan Wolter and the Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education

Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education, Aarau; Centre for Research in Economics of Education, University of Berne; Swiss Leading House on Economics of Education; Switzerland.

Name: Prof. Dr. Stefan Wolter
Postal Adress: Gesellschaftstrasse
3012 Bern
Switzerland
Homepage: http://www.ffb.unibe.ch/content/team/wolter/index_eng.html
Current position: Director, Swiss Coordination Center for Research in Education, Aarau
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Stefan C. Wolter is Managing Director of the Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education in Aarau, Switzerland. He is also currently the Head of the Centre for Research in Economics of Education at the University of Berne and Co-Director of the Swiss Leading House on Economics of Education (a joint activity with the University of Zurich). Having previously served as Senior Economist at the Union Bank of Switzerland, Chief Economist at the Federal Office for Industry and Labour and Head of Division at the Federal Office for Economic Development and Labour, Wolter brings into the network both a strong experience from policy advisory and implementation activities and from an important non-EU European country. Wolter received his Master and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Berne, where he also received his venia docendi in Economics. He has been Visiting Scholar at the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, United States; the CESifo in Munich, Guest Lecturer for Economics of Education at the University of Trier, Germany and Consultant to the Directorate for Education of the OECD, Paris. Wolter is a Research Fellow of CESifo and IZA, sits on the Governing Board of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation of the OECD, is the Swiss representative on the OECD’s Education Policy Committee, President of the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, member of the Economics of Education Committee of the German Economic Association and former member of the Swiss National Economic Council.

Wolter has researched widely in the economics of education, including topics such as labour market returns to education, general educational finance and demography, teacher labour markets, apprenticeship training, educational transitions, students’ labour market expectations and sibling effects on student performance. He currently heads research projects on the costs and benefits of apprenticeship training and on the labour market for teachers in Switzerland. Wolter will serve the network as an intermediary to research centres in the economics of education in Switzerland.