Felix Roth works as a research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels and is a post-doctoral lecturer at the faculty of economics at the University of Göttingen. From 1997 to 2003 he studied sociology, economics and European law at the University of Munich and the University of Nancy, France and received in 2003 a diploma in sociology from the University of Munich. In 2007 he received his PhD in economics from the University of Göttingen within the framework of the post-graduate program on “The future of the European Social Model”. His dissertation on the topic of Trust and Economic Growth (published in Kyklos) was jointly supervised by the faculty of economics at the University of Göttingen and the faculty of sociology at the London School of Economics. Since 2009, he is co-editor of Intereconomics.
His current research focuses on the effect of intangible capital on economic performance (amongst others in Review of Income and Wealth) and connected to that the EU’s competitiveness in international perspective, as well as the effects of the financial and eurozone crises on citizens’ systemic trust and their support for the euro. His research has been funded by the German Science Foundation, the European Commission (FP7 Projects), the Austrian Ministry of Finance and Federal Chancellery, as well as the Bertelsmann Foundation and Foundation Mercator.