Anja Sonnenburg studied economics at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen and at the University of Hertfordshire (UK) and completed a Master's programme in Social Research at the University of Bremen. After graduating, she was employed by Prognos AG as part of a graduate internship. 

Since January 2014, she has been working at GWS in the area of "Economy and Social Affairs". Her areas of responsibility include the empirical study of industries and labour markets at both national and regional level. 

Anja Sonnenburg is particularly responsible for sector analyses of industry as well as the IT economy. In the field of labour market research, she analyses employment structures as well as developments on the personnel side and methodologically deals both quantitatively with the development of indicators and data sets as well as qualitatively with the development of background knowledge from experts.

Research Interests

Economic Branch and Sector Analysis

Labour Market Analysis

Social Monitoring

Projects of Anja Sonnenburg

Value added and employment in the Saarland hydrogen economy
Machbarkeitsstudie für ein langfristiges Monitoring von Gesundheitsberufen für das Bundesministerium für Gesundheit
Work and qualification in the socio-ecological transformation
Further development of the BMAS-Expert Monitoring
Study on commuter traffic in the city of Osnabrück
Study on the need for commercial space in the Emscher-Lippe region
To provide socially necessary services: Is working for the common good attractive?
Social Monitoring Frankfurt Airport and Region (SFR)
Prognose der Arbeitskräftenachfrage im Rahmen des Projektes „regio pro – Regionale Berufs- und Beschäftigungsprognosen in Hessen“
Business start-up activities in the energy sector
Regional employment forecast until 2030 and creation of a regional input-output-chart for Saxony
Qualification structures and needs of energy utilities adapting to the German Energiewende
Update of the regional employment projection for the Saarland
Nachfrageprognose im Rahmen des Projektes „regio pro“ – Flächendeckende Einführung des Frühinformationssystems zur Qualifikations- und Beschäftigungsentwicklung in Hessen
Aktualisierung der regionalen Beschäftigungsprojektion für Rheinland-Pfalz und dessen Regionen
Study on human resources development with regard to demographic change and the German Energiewende
Sportstätten im demografischen Wandel (engl.)
Auswirkungen des demografischen Wandels auf die Branchen in Deutschland und potenzielle Rückwirkungen auf Hamburg
Sectoral analysis and forecasting

Publications of Anja Sonnenburg