Ines Thobe studied social sciences at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (diploma in Social Sciences in 2009) with a focus on country and regional sociology.
Between 2005 and 2006 she studied abroad at the University of Faro, Portugal.
Since 2009, she is working as a researcher for the GWS. After a training in macro-economic modeling (2011), she is working - amongst others - on the industry forecasting model SPARTEN.
Her key interests lie on socio-economic research areas related to sustainability, education and gainful employment. Within the scope of her work she is concerned with industry analysis and forecasts as well as with the effects of demographic change on the labour market with regard to industries and jobs.
Business Cycle, Economic Activities and International Trade
Labour Market including issues around professions and qualifications
Socioeconomic issues related to Demographics, Households and Consumption
Projects of Ines Thobe
Publications of Ines Thobe
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Our figure of the month 08/2022: A development against the trend: growth in the number of apprentices for the occupation of plant mechanic for sanitary, heating, and air-conditioning technology in the last decade
Both the German government's heat pump offensive and the sharp rise in energy prices due to Russia's war against Ukraine are currently boosting demand for heat pumps and solar thermal systems…
Our figure of the month 05/2022: Strong increase in timber prices due to rising global demand, supply bottlenecks and trade embargoes
Forestry and sawmills benefit
After both raw wood prices and industrial producer prices for wood in Germany stagnated for years or declined from mid-2018 to the end of 2020, they have since…