1. Why are you studying inequality?
The right amount of inequality is very important for performance and cohesion in our society. In the search for the right balance, science has a crucial role to play, to which I, as a researcher at the cluster, would like to contribute.
2. What are you working on?
I am concerned with wealth inequality in Germany. I'm interested in what people know and think about it, and what factors influence people's opinions.
3. How did you end up here?
I worked as a research assistant for a cluster project during my studies and thus witnessed the development of the cluster at first hand.
4. Dream research project?
A population survey on the topic of inequality that is representative down to the German municipal level, thus enabling analyses at the local level.
Mark Kapteina is a PhD candidate at the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" at the University of Konstanz. He also is a researcher in the Cluster project "Inequality Barometer: A Repeated Representative Opinion Survey on Inequality and Social Mobility". His research interests include public economics, perceptions of inequality and taxation of wealth.