Pia Pinger is Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Cologne and briq Research Associate. Her main fields of research are education economics, behavioral economics, and applied microeconometrics. The common theme of her research program is human capital and socioeconomic inequalities. She has written papers on educational decision-making, early childhood health, personality and economics, and on the effect of macroeconomic shocks on education and health outcomes.
Pinger received her M.A. in Economics from Maastricht University and her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Mannheim in 2013.