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.
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.
William is a postdoctoral researcher for the EFFORT project. He obtained his PhD at the European University Institute. His research interests include status hierarchies, how identity-worldviews spread, meritocracy, and experimental methods. William is working on the analysis of the data produced by the EFFORT project, and disseminating the analyses through papers and presentations.
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.
Madeline is a researcher for the EFFORT project. She completed a Master`s Degree in Economic Development at the University Carlos III of Madrid and did her undergraduate studies at Williams College in Massachusetts, where she studied statistics, psychology, and public health. She has previously worked as a data and policy analyst conducting pharmacoepidemiology research and has been involved throughout her adult life in childhood education. Madeline will combine her interdisciplinary background and statistical skills to help with the analysis of the EFFORT data.
Patricia Lorente is researcher for the EFFORT project. She obtained a bacherlor's degree in Neuroscience from the Pablo Olavide University in Spain and a master's degree in Behavioral Science from Radboud University in the Netherlands. Her research interests include teachers' expectations and the study of effort in relationship with the students' achievement gap. She will be helping in the EFFORT project with the pupillometry experiments in Madrid and other research activities.
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 a doctoral candidate at the Berlin School of Economics and works as a research assistant at the University of Potsdam. He is interested in the Economics of Education, Labor and Personality and supported the EFFORT project with the implementation of the real-effort experiments, data collection and processing.
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.
FORMER TEAM MEMBERS
Iñigo Francés Ezcurra
Sofía Gabino Fernandez
Gema García Albacete
Alicia García Sierra
Víctor Gómez Blanco
Isabel Molero López
María Rubio Cabañez