Curriculum Vitae

Brief vita

Prof. Dr. Susanne Rässler

Apprenticeship (industrial clerk) at Siemens AG; Study of Business Administration majoring in Statistics and Business Informatics at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; Senior Research Assistant at the Chair of Statistics and Econometrics at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; 1995: conferral of a doctorate: Dr. rer. Pol.; 2001: postdoctoral lecture qualification for statistics and econometrics; April 2004 – August 2007: Head of the Competence Centre for Empirical Methods at the Institute for Labor Market and Occupational Research (IAB), Nuremberg; October 2004 – August 2007: Additional direction of the Department for Product and Program Analysis at the general office of the German Federal Labor Market Authority, Nuremberg; January 2007 – August 2007: Adjunct professor for Computational Statistics at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt/M.; summer term 2007: deputy professor cum spe at the Chair for Statistics and Econometrics at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg; since September 2007: at the Chair for Statistics and Econometrics at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg.

Current activities

    • Dean of the faculty for social sciences and economics since November 2008.
    • Coordintor of the methods team of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).
    • Member of the Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD) since November 2008.
    • Member of the commission for the scientific consultancy of the official statistics and the Federal Government for the census 2001 (Census Commission) since August 2011.
    • Member of the scientific advisory council of the computer center of the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg.
    • Permanent visiting professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt/M.
    • Erdös number: 4.

    Research areas

      • Missing data techniques, nonresponse, imputation techniques 
      • Sample theory
      • Computational statistics, Monte Carlo methods, optimization techniques
      • Data fusion and identifiability, splitting of questionnaires (development of a 'Split Questionnaire Survey' design)
      • Bayes statistics, Bayesian approaches to econometrics of financial markets
      • Econometric estimation of productivity on company data level
      • Evaluation research (especially econometric evaluation of educational measures)
      • Software reliability engineering, performance configuration problems

      Memberships in scientific associations

        •  American Statistical Association (ASA)
        •  German Statistical Association (DStatG)
        •  International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS)
        •  Methodological Department of the German Sociological Association (DGS)
        •  Founding member of the European Association of Methodology (EAM)

        Activities as editor and peer-review

          • Allgemeines Statistisches Archiv (AStA)
          • Austrian Journal of Statistics (AJS)
          • Computational Statistics & Data Analysis (CSDA)
          • John Wiley & Sons
          • Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics (JEBS)
          • Journal of Multivariate Analysis (JMVA)
          • Journal of Ocial Statistics (JOS)
          • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (JRSS A)
          • Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys (MOLS)
          • Metrika
          • Statistical Papers
          • Survey Methodology
          • The Israel Science Foundation
          • Zeitschrift für Evaluation
          • Zeitschrift für Sportwissenschaft
          • Since August 2003: Associate Editor of the Journal of Official Statistics (JOS)
          • Since January 2007: Co-Editor of the AStA – (Archive of economics and social sciences)