Martin Schröder is professor of sociology at Marburg University, Germany. He has combined Varieties of Capitalism and Esping-Andersen’s welfare regimes into a unified typology of capitalism, he has shown that people accept more income inequality when more inequality exists and that life satisfaction is lower when inequality increases in a country, but not when it is higher than in another country. His most recent books show why people usually do not feel that their life is getting better, even though it objectively does. In March he publishes a book that shows the circumstances under which people are satisfied with their lives.
Martin Schröder did his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and studied at Sciences Po Paris. He was a postdoc at Harvard University and is currently a visitor at Oxford University.