Johanna Schnier

PhD Candidate

Johanna Schnier

PhD Candidate

Johanna Schnier joined KLU as PhD candidate in September 2019. She is supervised by Prof. Dr. Christina Raasch and Prof. Dr. Prisca Brosi. With her research she contributes to the project “Idea evaluation in open, democratized innovation” funded by the German Research Foundation. Johanna investigates how idea evaluators assess innovative ideas, with a particular focus on potential idea evaluation biases created by social ties, incentives and social comparison between idea creator and idea evaluator.

Johanna holds degrees from the universities of Kiel (M.Sc. Economics & Business Administration) and Jena (B.Sc. in Economics, B.A. in Sociology). She worked as a research assistant at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Max Planck Institute of Economics. Before joining KLU, she worked as Data Scientist with TUI.



Tel: +49 40 328707-315
Fax: +49 40 328707-109


Academic Positions

2016-2018Research assistant at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, research areas “Knowledge Creation and Growth” and “Poverty Reduction, Equity and Development”, Germany
2012-2015Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute of Economics, research area “Strategic Interaction”, Jena, Germany

Professional Experiences

Data Scientist at TUI InfoTec GmbH, Hannover, Germany
2015Internship in the Federal Foreign Office, Consulate General in Atlanta, U.S.
2013Internship at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Berlin, Germany


since 2019PhD Candidate at the Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2018Master of Science in Economics, Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany
2015Bachelor of Science in Economics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
2014Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
2014Semester study abroad at the University of Aberdeen, U.K.