Inken was born in 1990 and grew up in Schleswig-Holstein. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Mannheim, while working as a teaching assistant, and as a research assistant to Prof. Michèle Tertilt. Afterwards Inken spent a year working on empirical research projects for Prof. Hans-Joachim Voth at the University of Zurich. Inken entered the CDSE through the Economics Master Research Track and now works as a teaching assistant at the chair of Prof. Hans-Peter Grüner. She is interested in political economy, public economics, family economics, and market design and she enjoys both, theoretical and empirical research.