Matthias Mertens
Matthias Mertens
Postdoctoral Associate

Matthias Mertens is a postdoctoral associate at MIT FutureTech who conducts research at the intersection of Industrial Organization and Labor Economics. His primary focus includes analyzing firm productivity, market power, wage determinants, and reallocation processes. Currently, Matthias studies the impacts of information technology advancements on firm productivity and labor markets. Matthias holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in economics from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. He also possesses a master's degree in Business Law and Economic Law from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. He successfully completed a Ph.D. program at the Halle Institute for Economic Research and obtained his Ph.D. from the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg. Before joining MIT FutureTech, Matthias served as Head of Research Group at the Halle Institute for Economic Research and as the Coordinator of the Scientific Staff at the Competitiveness Research Network, where he led the data collection team responsible for constructing the CompNet database for several years.