Jürgen Schupp
Research Fellow

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Schupp Jürgen Schupp studied Economics and Sociology in Mainz and Frankfurt am Main, completing his diploma in Sociology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt in 1983. He then took over a position as Junior Research Associate at the University of Frankfurt in the German Research Foundation’s Special Research Unit “Microanalytic Foundations of Social Policy” (Sfb 3). At the end of 1984, he transferred within the Special Research Unit into the project “Socio-Economic Panel”, located at DIW Berlin under then-president Hans-Jürgen Krupp, and thereafter made a series of longer research visits to the USA and Great Britain. In 1994, he completed his doctorate at the Ruhr-University Bochum. He has worked closely with the Free University Berlin for many years as a visiting lecturer at the Institute for Sociology. In March 2006 Jürgen Schupp has been appointed Honorary Professor for Sociology in the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the Free University. From 12/2005-03/2006 and 08-09/2006 Jürgen Schupp worked as Research Fellow at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study (HWK) in Delmenhorst.
As survey manager of the longitudinal socio-economic panel study (SOEP), Jürgen Schupp has been responsible for planning the further development of SOEP as a survey instrument for many years. From February 2011 to December 2012 he served as Interim Head of Research Unit Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP). In February 2013 he was appointed as Director of Research Unit Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP). Since September 2013, Jürgen Schupp has held the position of Full Professor of Sociology with a focus on empirical social research at the Free University of Berlin in cooperation with DIW Berlin.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2000.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10861  Julia Rohrer
Martin Bruemmer
Jürgen Schupp
Gert G. Wagner
Worries across Time and Age in Germany: Bringing Together Open- and Close-Ended Questions
10521  Gert G. Wagner
Martin Bruemmer
Axel Glemser
Julia Rohrer
Jürgen Schupp
Dimensions of Quality of Life in Germany: Measured by Plain Text Responses in a Representative Survey (SOEP)
7655  Adrian Hille
Jürgen Schupp
How Learning a Musical Instrument Affects the Development of Skills
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2015, 44, 56-8)
7654  Christian von Scheve
Frederike Esche
Jürgen Schupp
The Emotional Timeline of Unemployment: Anticipation, Reaction, and Adaptation
(published in: Journal of Happiness Studies, 2017, 18(4), 1231-1254. [journal version])
4663  Carsten Sauer
Stefan Liebig
Katrin Auspurg
Thomas Hinz
Andy Donaubauer
Jürgen Schupp
A Factorial Survey on the Justice of Earnings within the SOEP-Pretest 2008
4390  Guy Mayraz
Gert G. Wagner
Jürgen Schupp
Life Satisfaction and Relative Income: Perceptions and Evidence
4087  Michael Naef
Jürgen Schupp
Measuring Trust: Experiments and Surveys in Contrast and Combination
3915  Bruce Headey
Jürgen Schupp
Ingrid Tucci
Gert G. Wagner
Authentic Happiness Theory Supported by Impact of Religion on Life Satisfaction: A Longitudinal Analysis with Data for Germany
(published in: Journal of Positive Psychology, 2010, 5 (1), 73-82)
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Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Jürgen Schupp
Gert G. Wagner
Individual Risk Attitudes: New Evidence from a Large, Representative, Experimentally-Validated Survey
(revised version published as 'Individual Risk Attitudes: Measurement, Determinants, and Behavioral Consequences' in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9 (3), 522–550)
715  Ernst Fehr
Urs Fischbacher
Bernhard von Rosenbladt
Jürgen Schupp
Gert G. Wagner
A Nation-Wide Laboratory: Examining Trust and Trustworthiness by Integrating Behavioral Experiments into Representative Surveys
(published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften / Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2002, 122 (4), 519-542; see IZA Reprints 179/03)