Jonas is an Associate Professor of Sociology 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.
Paula is a researcher for the EFFORT project. Before completing her PhD in Management at IESE Business School, she studied Economics at Carlos III University of Madrid. Her research interests include social inequality in the labor market and strategic human capital management. Paula contributes to EFFORT by helping with the development of questionnaires for data collection.
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.
Alberto Palacios Abad
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.
Sonia Mata Ortega
Sonia has been working at Carlos III University of Madrid since 2008 as a project manager in the Department of Systems Engineering and Automation, specifically for the research group "RoboticsLab", managing all types of projects: local, national, and European. She is currently the project manager of EFFORT. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Carlos III University of Madrid. Sonia will fill in for Laura while she is on leave, taking care of the administrative part of the EFFORT project.
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.
Lea is a researcher for the EFFORT project. Before doing her PhD in
Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute in
Florence, she studied Social Sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin.
Her research interests include the fields of family sociology and social
stratification. Lea contributes to carrying out the EFFORT project,
especially the replication of the real-effort experiments in Berlin.
Louis is doing a Master in International and Development Economics at the HTW Berlin. He obtained a B.Sc. in Business Mathematics with a focus on economics and has worked with various institutions in international cooperation and development in Germany and Latin America. Louis is a research assistant for the EFFORT project and will help with the implementation of the real-effort experiments in Berlin.
Patricia Lorente is an Erasmus intern for the EFFORT project as part of the WZB in Berlin. She obtained a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from the Pablo Olavide University in Spain and a master's degree in Behavioural Science research from Radboud University in the Netherlands. Her research interests include teachers’ expectations and the study of effort in relation with the students’ achievement gap. She will be helping in the EFFORT project with the implementation of
experiments in Berlin and offer support in other research activities.
Simon is a research assistant for the EFFORT project and will help to carry out the real-effort experiments in Berlin. He is doing a Master in Social Sciences at the Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin). Previously, he studied Political Science and Sociology with a focus on health inequalities and has worked in various research projects regarding this issue.
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.