Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger, Ph.D. is Chair of Econometrics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He studied economics and mathematics at the University of Konstanz. He then continued for the Master in Statistics (1992) and the Ph.D. in economics (1993) at Stanford University. In 1998 he completed his habilitation at the University of Konstanz. He was then associate professor for Social Policy at the Technical University of Dresden (1998-1999), full professor for econometrics at the University of Mannheim (1999-2004), and full professor for labor economics at the University of Frankfurt (2004-2007). His research focuses on labor economics and microeconometric methods. Currently, he works on the following topics: wage structure, unions/wage bargaining, duration of unemployment, evaluation of active labor market policies, vocational training, school-to-work transitions, and quantile regression. He is research associate of the ZEW in Mannheim, research fellow at the IZA in Bonn as well as international research affiliate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. He is also one of the Editors of the journal Empirical Economics and he is member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association and of the Journal for Labour Market Research. He was one of the three coordinators of the DFG research network on “Flexibility in heterogeneous labor markets” from 2004 to 2010.