Markus Overdiek works for the "Europe's Future" program at the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Previously, he worked for the Bertelsmann Stiftung on the projects "Ethics of Algorithms" and "Global Economic Dynamics". He has a focus in economics, data science, digitization, and European affairs. Markus Overdiek received his Master’s degree in “Public Policy” with a focus on economics from the University of Münster. He also studied at the University of Leipzig and the Aix-Marseille School of Economics. During his studies, stops included the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the Deutsche Bahn AG, the Center for Interdisciplinary Economics and the HHL Graduate School of Management.