Jonas Pieper, M.A.

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Jonas Pieper, M.A.

+49 228 73-5173

+49 228 73-5171


Konviktstraße 11

53113 Bonn

Research Focus

  • Economic and Social History of the 20th century
  • Business History
  • History of Innovation
  • History of the company pension scheme

Current research projects

DFG-Project: Corporate History and Political Economy of Occupational Retirement Provision in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1948 to 1982
(Project leaders: Dorothee Mävers and Jonas Pieper)

This project will use eight corporate case studies and six legislative processes to examine the economic and corporate history dimensions of occupational pension provision for the years 1948 to 1982. For the first time, we use a comparative case study approach for this research topic, and for the first time we examine medium-sized firms in addition to large firms. With respect to the political economy of legislative processes, we examine social and - for the first time - tax policy laws with respect to their relevance for occupational pensions. Furthermore, we use an extended veto player approach for the analysis of both legislative processes and intra-firm negotiations on occupational pensions, so that the project transfers established methods of political science to economic and business history.

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2020 Research Assistant in the Department of Constitutional, Social and Economic History, Bonn
  • 2016–2020 Studies of Constitutional, Social and Economic History in Bonn
  • 2011–2016 Studies of History and English in Düsseldorf
  • Society for Social and Economic History (GSWG)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für betriebliche Altersversorgung e.V.


Mävers, Dorothee; Pieper, Jonas: The Statistics of Company Retirement Plans. An Analysis of the Sources of Corporate Funded Pensions 1949–1985, in: Economic History Yearbook 61, 1 (2023), pp. 215–264.

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