Tobias Ebert new scientific staff member

Since October 2016, Tobias Ebert has been a doctoral student at the MZES in the Emmy Noether Group "Self & Society" under the direction of Dr. Jochen Gebauer. He examines interaction effects of (a) characteristics of a person and (b) characteristics of the regional, sociocultural context. Specifically, he addresses the following questions: How do person–environment interactions affect the well-being of individuals? How do person–environment interactions shape the domestic migration behaviour of individuals?

Tobias Ebert studied human geography at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. In his master thesis, he examined the influence of agglomeration externalities on the survival prospects of start-ups. Subsequent to his master's degree, Tobias Ebert completed a second, research-oriented master's course in psychology at the University of Cambridge, investigating regional personality differences in Germany (in collaboration with Dr. Jason Rentfrow).