Field of research: Social Policies

Mariam Lobjanidze

Mariam Lobjanidze joined the ISET Policy Institute in September 2018, where she is currently the Deputy Practice Head of Macroeconomic Policy. She received her Master’s Degree in Economics from ISET.  Since 2020, she has been working on elaborating the gender impact assessment (GIA) methodology for Georgia, conducting GIA together with Georgian ministries, and delivering Gender Impact Assessment Trainings. Her research interests include: Labour Markets, Gender Economics and Social Issues, Social Policy, Energy Security, and Climate Change.

Along with her research, Mariam Lobjanidze works as a teaching assistant at ISET, teaching Econometrics to second-year BA students. Between 2017 and 2019, she also worked as a teaching assistant in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics courses.

[Last updated March 2024]

Alina Schmitz

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Alina Schmitz is a Post-Doc and serves as a Chair of Social Structure and Sociology of Aging Societies at the TU Dortmund. She studied rehabilitation science at the University of Cologne with a focus on gerontology, health services research and methods of empirical social science. She graduated in 2016 (M.A.). She has been working as a research associate at TU Dortmund since 2020.

Her research interests are related to health sociology, population ageing and the interrelations of social policy and inequalities in health.

(Last updated June 2020)

Claudius Garten

Claudius Garten works as a Research Associate at the chair for Social Structure & Sociology of Ageing Societies at TU Dortmund since March 2020. He received a M.A. in Social Science in the study programme for Methods of Social Research at Ruhr University Bochum. His research interests are social inequality, economic sociology and quantitative methods of social research.

(Last updated October 2022)

Kiryl Haiduk

Kiryl Haiduk

Kiryl Haiduk is a Senior Researcher at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC) since 2012. Dr. Haiduk finished the postgraduate program in economic theory at the Belarusian State University in 2002. He received a PhD in International Economics from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2012.

During 2002 and 2005, Haiduk worked as a labor economist for the International Labor Organization project in Belarus. He taught at the European Humanities University (2001–2004) and the Belarusian State University (2002–2005). Since 2001, Haiduk is an associate expert of the IPM Research Center, and since 2012 – a member of its Supervisory Board.