Lea EilersResearch Fellow, Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation
Lea Eilers is a research fellow at the office of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation – EFI). The EFI advises the German Federal Government and presents an annual report on research, innovation and technological performance in Germany. In this year’s report, the EFI looks at social innovation as a key element to address societal challenges. Social enterprises in Germany are also examined as one actor in the development of social innovations. Before working as a research assistant at the EFI office, Lea Eilers was a research fellow at the Ruhr Research Data Center at the RWI (FDZ Ruhr at RWI), where she completed her doctorate on neighborhood effects, real estate prices and small-scale data.

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