Freie Universität Berlin appoints Jan Marcus as professor of applied statistics

Jan Marcus has joined the Free University of Berlin as a professor of applied statistics.

He took up the post earlier this month after serving as a guest professor at the institution between April and August. Previously, he was an assistant professor for econometrics at the University of Hamburg.

Marcus’s research is focused on applying statistical and econometric methods to empirical questions in the areas of health and education economics. His work has looked at specific policies including the introduction of tuition fees, reform to compress instruction time within G8 countries, voucher programs for sports club memberships and late-night bans on alcohol sales.

Prior appointments include a period spent as a research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin, where he obtained his Ph.D.

Commenting on his appointment on Twitter, Marcus said: “I am beyond excited that I was appointed as Professor for Applied Statistics @FU_Berlin.” He added: “I am thrilled that I can work at one of Germany’s best universities in one of the greatest cities in the world.”