Katja Fels has been head of the Communications Department at RWI since May 2018. From July 2014 to April 2018, she worked as an economic policy communications officer in the Communications Department. Since July 2014, she has also been a researcher in the research group "Sustainability and Governance".
She studied journalism with a focus on economics at the universities
of Dortmund and Bochum (Diplom 2009). She completed a postgraduate study
programme in Economic Policy at the Australian National University
(ANU), Canberra, in 2008. In her dissertation at the University of
Bochum (2021), she explored the chances and risks of nudging for
evidence-based policy making. To this end, she conducted several large randomized field experiments with external cooperation partners.
Katja Fels is a trained editor (Volontariat) and has worked as a journalist for, among others. for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the ZDF and the dpa.