Katja Kaufmann is assistant professor at the Department of Economics at Mannheim University. She currently stays at briq as part of the Collaborative Research Center Mannheim-Bonn (CRC TRR 224). Her research interests are at the intersection of development and labor economics, family economics, economics of education, and the study of inequality and intergenerational mobility.

She received her B.A. and M.A. (Diplom) in Economics from Cologne University (Germany) as well as a Ph.D. and M.A. degree in Economics from Stanford University (USA).