Marco Giesselmann is a research assistant at the Institute of Sociology. He coordinates and conducts the training in data management and data analysis. His research is devoted primarily to the impact of institutions on individual living conditions. Publications include articles and textbooks on poverty and low-wage work, on the economic consequences of critical life events, and on the methodology of longitudinal data analysis. His research was awarded with the Advances in Life Course Research Young Scholar Award, the Atkinson Prize of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) and the publication award from the Society of Friends of DIW Berlin. Before joining the Institute of Sociology, he was assistant professor for quantitative methods at the University of Bielefeld and research associate at the Research Data Center of the Socio-Economic Panel study (SOEP) in Berlin.