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The following students are currently finishing their dissertations and on the job market. Please check back regularly for updates. If you would like to obtain further information about these or other students who are close to completion of their dissertation, please do not hesitate to contact Helge Braun, PhD, the job-market coordinator of RGS Econ.

Andreas Gerster

Andreas Gerster

RWI - Leibniz-Institut für
Wirtschaftsforschung
Hohenzollernstraße 1-3
D - 45128 Essen

(+49) 201 8149-521

CV https://sites.google.com/site/andgerster/home

Andreas Gerster's main field of interest is energy and environmental economics. His research focus lies on environmental certification and on behavioral interventions for energy conservation. Furthermore, he investigates the impact of market-based climate policy instruments, in particular energy and carbon taxes, on manufacturing. The research methods he employs encompass both field experiments and quasi-experimental program evaluation approaches.

Andreas Gerster joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics and the Ruhr University Bochum in October 2012. His supervisors are Prof. Dr. Manuel Frondel and Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt.

Areas of expertise: Environmental Economics, Information Economics, Behavioral Economics, Applied Econometrics, Causal Inference

Marcel Henkel

Marcel Henkel

Lotharstraße 65
Mercator School of Management
Chair of Economics
University Duisburg-Essen
D-47057 Duisburg

(+49)203 379-1242

CV

Marcel Henkel's main field of interest is international trade and economic geography. In his job market paper he analyzes the role of urbanization in the development of wage inequality. Marcel Henkel joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics and the University Duisburg-Essen in October 2012. His supervisors are Prof. Dr. Tobias Seidel and Prof. Dr. Jens Südekum.

Areas of expertise: International Trade, Economic Geography, Applied Econometrics

Marcel Henkel is interested in academic and private positions.

Michael Simora

Michael Simora

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-517
Fax +49 201 8149-500

CV

Michael Simora joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) in October 2013. He studied Mathematical Economics at the Technical University of Dortmund focusing on microeconomics, applied economics and stochastics. During his time at RGS Econ he worked as a researcher at the “RWI – Leibniz Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung” (RWI Essen) in the research division “Environment and Resources”. In his thesis (supervisors: Prof. Dr. Manuel Frondel and Prof. Dr. Christoph Schmidt) he investigates individual perception of and response to climate change, in particular the reaction towards financial incentives for climate-friendly behavior and climate change adaptation.

Areas of Expertise: Applied Econometrics, Environmental and Climate Change Economics, Energy Economics, Game Theory