Martin Werding holds a Chair in Social Policy and Public Finance at Ruhr University Bochum since 2008. Before, he chaired the Department of Social Policy and Labour Markets of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich from 2000 until 2008.
His main research interests relate to the sustainability of public finances, social protection (in particular, old-age provision and family policies), demographic economics, and labour economics.
Martin received his Dr. rer. pol. (doctoral degree in Economics) from the University of Passau in 1997. He has been a visiting lecturer at Andrássy Gyula University, Budapest, and a visiting professor at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. He is a fellow of the CESifo Research Network since 2001; a member of the Academy of Science and Literature, Mainz, since 2012; a member of the German Council of Economic Experts since 2022; and has been a frequent advisor of several federal and state-level ministries in Germany and a number of governments of foreign countries.
His work has been published in journals such as Review of International Economics, Fiscal Studies, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, German Economic Review, Finanzarchiv/Public Finance Analysis, Journal of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Journal of Economic Inequality, Empirical Economics, Empirica, Kyklos, National Institute Economic Review, and CESifo Economic Studies.