profile picture

Dr. Jan Arpe

Project Manager

Bertelsmann Stiftung


Jan joined the Bertelsmann Stiftung in July 2008. Since then he has worked on projects related to demographic change, societal trust and the development of the blog "FutureChallenges". From 2010 onwards he has specialized in global economics with a focus on risk analysis and data visualization. For the Global Economic Dynamics (GED) project he is currently concentrating on data visualization, data analysis and complexity economics. Jan is especially interested in the digital revolution, economic modelling and new approaches to economic thinking—including agent-based modelling and behavioral economics. Jan studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Mainz and the LMU Munich. He received a PhD in theoretical computer science from the University of Lübeck, Germany. Prior to joining the Bertelsmann Stiftung, he was a research fellow at the Department of Statistics at the University of California at Berkeley, USA.