Edith Chassein (nee Holländer) studied Sociology at the University of Mannheim. The focus of her studies was on quantitative statistics, the sociology of education and the sociology of migration. She gained initial project experience at the chair for comparative research on political behaviour. Mrs Chassein has been with IREES since 2012 as an academic employee.
Her research focuses mainly on the identification of acceptance factors and impeding factors as well as the examination of decision and communication processes in the contect of energy efficiency climate action plans in municipalities. Her responsibilities also include the evaluation of funding programmes and the formulation of policy recommendations.