Jonas is an Associate Professor of Sociology and “Ramón y Cajal” Fellow at the Department of Social Sciences of Carlos III University of Madrid. He obtained his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence. His research interests include the fields of social stratification and the life course. He is the Principal Investigator of the EFFORT Project hosted by the Carlos III Juan March Institute, and leads a Research Group at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center related to this interdisciplinary project.
Simona is a postdoctoral researcher for the EFFORT project. After completing her PhD in Economics at the University of the Basque Country, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Queen’s University Belfast. Her main areas of research interest are in behavioural and experimental economics. Simona contributes to carrying out the EFFORT project, especially the economic experiments and data analysis.
Patricia is a postdoctoral researcher for the EFFORT project. She is a psychologist (BSc) with expertise in cognitive neuroscience. She completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language at the Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language, BCBL (Spain). Her main areas of research interest are socio neuroscience, cognitive control, educational attainment, and psychophysiological measures. Patricia contributes to the implementation of the behavioral and psychophysiological experiments, along with other tasks in the overall project organization.
Jan is an Associate Professor of Economics at Carlos III University of Madrid. He obtained his PhD at University College London and is affiliated to the Swedish Institute for Social Research in Stockholm. Jan’s fields of interest are labour economics and applied economics, especially focusing on migration and intergenerational mobility. The latter is a key point of interest for the EFFORT project.
Gema M. Garcia Albacete
Gema is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences of Carlos III University of Madrid. She holds a PhD from University of Mannheim and her research relates to citizens’ political attitudes and behaviours. She is particularly interested in the processes by which political orientations develop, with a focus on gender and youth. Gema is an asset to the EFFORT project due to her extensive experience with experimental methods.
Alberto is a predoctoral researcher for the EFFORT project at Carlos III University of Madrid. He completed a Double Master’s Degree in Economic Development at Carlos III and Lund University, where he also worked as a research assistant. His main areas of research interest are social inequality and intergenerational mobility. Alberto contributes to EFFORT by helping with the sampling as well as implementation of the experiments and analyzing international data.
Laura García Llamas
Laura has been working at Carlos III University of Madrid since 2011 as a research grant assistant at the Economic Institute. She is currently the project manager of EFFORT as well as ELECTRIC CHALLENGES, another ERC project. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Economics and Innovation Management from the Complutense University of Madrid. Laura will make sure the administrative part of the EFFORT project stays on track.
Heike is a Professor of Sociology at the Free University Berlin, as well as the Director of the Research Unit “Dynamics of Social Inequalities” at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. She obtained her PhD at Free University of Berlin. Heike has published extensively on educational inequalities from a comparative perspective, a key aspect in the EFFORT project, and has carried out several research projects involving schools. The real-effort experiments will be replicated in Berlin with her support and guidance.
Laura is a PhD candidate at WZB Berlin Social Science Center. She holds a master’s degree in Social Economics from the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen/Nuremberg, Germany and wrote her thesis in collaboration with the Institute for Analytical Sociology in Norrköping, Sweden. Within the EFFORT project, Laura will mainly focus on the German case. She will support the implementation of the real-effort experiments and conduct research using population and experimental data.
Antonio is an Associate Professor of Psychology at la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid (UNED). His main research interests are in the field of visual attention and perception, including eye-tracking techniques. For the EFFORT project, Antonio’s expertise on pupillometry is essential. As the manager of the ocular laboratory at UNED, he will assist in producing accurate measurements of cognitive effort.