Ines Läufer

Ines Läufer works as a systemic organizational consultant, specializing in the public sector. Starting in October 2021, she will work as in-house consultant for the association of municipalities in North Rhine-Westphalia.

She holds a PhD in economics and completed her dissertation at the Institute for Economic Policy at the University of Cologne, where she worked as a researcher, lecturer and policy advisor.

In 2013, she spent three months as a fellow at AGI, where she conducted research on “Accessibility and Efficiency of Private Health Insurance in the United States and Germany.”

After completing her PhD, she worked as an economist at the German Federal Ministry of Health for nearly three years before turning her attention to organizational change and workplace cultures in the public sector as a key issue of good policy.

Recent Content


Challenges for the German Healthcare System in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spotlight on two major weaknesses of the German healthcare system: First, the glaring lack of digitization, leading to a lack of data and prevention …

Tackling the Coronavirus in Germany

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Private Health Care Insurance: Accessibility and Efficiency in the U.S. and Germany

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