Florian Irgmaier

Doctoral Researcher

Florian Irgmaier is a doctoral candidate in the research group “Quantification and Social Regulation”. He studied political and administrative sciences at the University of Potsdam and social sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In his master’s thesis, he investigated how the behavioral sciences’ reframing of human nature alters the criteria for evaluating the legitimacy of public regulation.

Florian Irgmaier is interested in the epistemic and material foundations of regulation, the impact of automation on regulation, and the processes of classification, quantification and evaluation involved in regulation. He has a special interest in novel regulatory practices that combine behavioral insights with automated data processing in order to subtly stimulate certain forms of behavior while impeding others.




Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
  • Positions

    Doctoral Researcher:

    Research Group "Quantification and Social Regulation"

  • Fields of research
    • Epistemic and material foundations of regulation
    • Automation and regulation
    • Quantification, classification and (e)valuation