Dr Felix Schulz

Dr Felix Schulz


I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Digital Futures at Work (digit) Research centre and on an international Hans-Böckler-Stiftung funded project on the role of labour in the “Just Transition”. My research is interdisciplinary drawing on labour economics, industrial relations, environmental labour studies and social psychology, with justice and inequality as the overarching focus.

My background is in economics and eocnomics of public policy, which I studied at the University of Utrecht, prior to starting my PhD at the University of Leeds. I have working experience in the automotive sector as well as in business consultancy with a focus on political communication. These experience shaped my understanding of the interplay betweween work, organisations and policy. 

I am working on a variety of projects looking at factors contributing to inequality in the workplace (for instance the implementation of digital technologies), the varying effects on income/pay inequality on human relations inside and outside the workplace, and the role of values and justice perception for environmental policy support. I rely mostly on quantative methods trying to integrate machine learning techniques next to traditional regression approaches, but also employ qualitative methods to gain a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of interest. 

Research interests

Digital technologies and inequalities in the workplace

Values and policy support

Environmental labour studies and the just transition

Labour unions and collective employee voice

Perceptions of income and pay inequality

Effects of income/pay inequality and their social psychological processes


  • 2021: PhD Economics and Business (University of Leeds)
  • 2016: MSc Economics of Public Policy (Utrecht University)
  • 2014: BSc Economics and Business Economics (Utrecht University)

Professional memberships

  • Young Scholars Initiative

Student education

I was the seminar leader for:

2018: Labour Economics

2018-2020: Economic Institutions (Industry)

2019: HRM Research Methods and Practices

2021: Understanding Statistics in the Social Sciences