Welcome to the Chair of Empirical Economic Sociology of the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg!

Prof. Dr. Tobias Wolbring is head of the Empirical Economic Sociology Chair since July 2017.

Dr. Benjamin Fuchs, Dr. Fabian Ochsenfeld, PD Dr. Gerhard Krug, Dr. Katharina Seebaß and Edgar Treischl, as well as Ulrike Marx und Ulla Straetz in the secretariat, is at your disposal for questions and concerns.

On our website you will find first information about the chair, research and teaching. We invite you to get to know our work and get a comprehensive picture of our projects. You will also get first impressions about your study expectations and you are very welcome to get in touch with us!
The Chair deals with selected aspects of economic sociology, educational research, inequality and science research with a focus on quantitative methods of empirical social research.


For questions and comments please contact us and the team at any time!




On 10th and 11th November 2017 the chair coorganized the joint autumn conference of the section “Methods of Empirical Social Research” of the German Sociological Association (DGS) with the Working Group of Social Science Institutes at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. A German report ...