Dr rer. pol. Susanna Kochskaemper has been an economist at the Cologne Institute for Economic Research since 2014 and is a lecturer on health care economics at the University of Cologne. She was previously a research assistant at the Chair of Economic Policy under Professor Dr Johann Eekhoff and at the Institute for Economic Policy under Professor Dr Achim Wambach, both at the University of Cologne. Amongst other topics she has published about European systems of social security, especially health care systems. Her current research focuses on the German system of health care and long-term care.