Fregin, M

Marie-Christine Fregin is Research Leader at Maastricht University´s Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA). She holds a PhD in Economics from Maastricht University. In her dissertation she investigated skill matching and provided new cross-country evidence on outcomes and determinants of skill-to-job mismatches. Before joining ROA in her current role, she was a Post Doc at Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) and worked part-time as academic consultant, combining social science with Design Thinking and conducting applied R&D projects on digitalisation and workplace innovation. Her research focuses on Artificial Intelligence and how AI implementation affects workers’ tasks, skills requirements, productivity, well-being and sustainable employability. She works with transdisciplinary teams, including AI experts from e.g. IBM, worker representatives from employee unions and policy makers at different levels to study the impact of AI in innovative research projects at the interface of science, industry and politics. She is also a member of the EU-Horizon 2020 consortium TECHNEQUALITY (‘Technological inequality – understanding the relation between recent technological innovations and social inequalities’). Currently, Marie-Christine Fregin is the scientific coordinator of a research collaboration entitled “FutureFit Workforce” between ROA and a multinational energy player, combining empirical studies with transdisciplinary co-creation processes to analyse future skills needs and reskilling opportunities in the energy sector.

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  • IBM and ver.di (2020) (Eds.): Künstliche Intelligenz – Ein sozialpartnerschaftliches Forschungsprojekt untersucht die neue Arbeitswelt. ISBN 978-3-00-066640-7
  • Fregin, M.-C.; Roth, I. (2020): Flexible Arbeit gestalten – Design Thinking mit Beschäftigten. Ein Praxisbeispiel aus dem Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekt AKTIV-kommunal, Zeitschrift Gute Arbeit, Heft 02|2020.
  • Fregin, M.-C. (2019): Skill matching and outcomes: new cross-country evidence (Dissertation). Maastricht: ROA, doi: 10.26481/dis.20191031mf.
  • Fregin, M.-C.; Levels, M. and van der Velden, R. (2019): Labour market institutions and the challenge of allocating the right people to the right jobs – Evidence on the relation between institutions and skill matching from 28 industrial countries, COMPARE: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, vol. 50(2).
  • Levels, M.; Somers, M.; Fregin, M-C. (2019): Scenarios for the Impact of Intelligent Automation on Work. Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
  • Levels, M.; Somers, M.; Fregin, M-C. (2019): TECHNEQUALITY POLICY BRIEF - Scenarios for the Impact of Intelligent Automation on Work. Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
  • Fregin, M.-C.; Richter, J. (2019): Arbeit 4.0, in Fraunhofer IAO (2019) (Hrsg.): Leitbild – Arbeitswelten der kommunalen Energieversorger 2025.
  • Fregin, M.-C. gemeinsam mit M. Bochert et al. (2019), in: Wilhelm Bauer et. al (Hrsg.): Arbeit in der digitalisierten Welt. Stand der Forschung und Anwendung im BMBF-Förderschwerpunkt, Juni 2019, S. 202-209.