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Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt

Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt
Director of the RGS Econ and Member of the Board of Management

Since 2002 Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt is head of the Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI Essen) and professor at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University (MA 1989, Ph.D. 1991) and completed his habilitation in 1995 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) of Munich. From 1995 to 2002 Schmidt was a full professor for Econometrics at the Universität Heidelberg. During his education he was awarded a Princeton University Fellowship (1987-1990), an Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (1990-1991) and a habilitation fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) DFG (1992-1995). Since 1992 he has been a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London, since 1996 a CEPR Research Fellow, and since 1998 he is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn.

He served as an editor of the Journal of Population Economics and has published articles in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Public Economics.

Research interests: Applied Econometrics, in particular Labor and Population Economics

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Prof. Dr. Ludger Linnemann

Prof. Dr. Ludger Linnemann
Director of the RGS Econ and Member of the Board of Management

Prof. Dr. Ludger Linnemann is Professor of Applied Economics at the University Dortmund. He received his doctoral degree in 2000 from the University of Cologne, where he also completed his habilitation in 2004. From 2005 to 2008 he held a Professorship in Economic Policy at the University of Bonn. His publications are focused on problems of applied macroeconomics, business cycle theory, and growth, in particular the empirical and theoretical foundations of fiscal and monetary policies.

Research interests: Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy, Economic Fluctuations, Growth, Empirical Macroeconomics

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Prof. Dr. Erwin Amann

Prof. Dr. Erwin Amann
Member of the Board of Management

Prof. Dr. Erwin Amann holds a chair for Microeconomics at the Universität Duisburg-Essen. He received his doctoral degree in natural science at the University of Vienna and completed his habilitation at the Faculty of Economics and Social Science at the Universität Dortmund. He teaches microeconomics, game theory and information economics.

Research interests: Game Theory, Auction Theory, Evolutionary Game Theory

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Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer

Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer
Member of the Board of Management

Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer holds the chair in Empirical Economics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum since 2003. He studied economics at the Universität München where he received his degree as Diplom-Volkswirt in 1993. From 1993-1997 he worked as research associate at SELAPO, Universität München. In July 1997 he obtained his doctoral degree from the Universität München for his dissertation on the labor market effects of immigration and migration policy in Germany. From 1997-1998 Thomas Bauer visited Rutgers University, USA, under the auspices of a Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In September 1998 he joined the Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (Institute for the Study of Labor) IZA in Bonn as Senior Research Associate and became IZA Program Director for the Research Area "Mobility and Flexibility of Labor" in July 1999. Since February 2004 he is member of the executive board of RWI Essen. Further he is research fellow of the IZA, research affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at the University of California, San Diego, USA.

Research interests: Migration, Population Economics, Applied Microeconometrics

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Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke

Ansgar Belke is Full Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Duisburg-Essen since April 2007. Until March 2007, he held Full Professorships for International Economics at the Universities of Stuttgart-Hohenheim and Vienna and Assistant Professor at the University of Bochum. In 1995 he received his PhD and finished his habilitation in 2000 at the Ruhr University of Bochum (supported by the German Research Foundation) with a double venia legendi for Economics and Econometrics. Prof. Belke is member of the ECB Observer group, the Euro Area Business Cycle Network, the Scientific Advisory Council of the IAW (Tübingen), of the Committees for Economic Policy and International Economics within the German Economic Association and of the Council of the "Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration" (AEI). Since 2004, he is also a Research Fellow of IZA (Bonn). He serves as a co-editor of Empirica and as an Associate Editor of E-conomics (Kiel Institute of the World Economy) and has published widely in refereed international journals and in a number of international newspapers on a regular basis.

Research interests: International Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics and European Integration

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Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brosig

Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brosig-Koch

Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brosig holds a full professorship for Quantitative Economic Policy at the Universität Duisburg-Essen. She obtained her doctoral degree in March 2003 and received her Habilitation in January 2008 at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg. During this period she also stayed at Penn State University as a research fellow (2004) and served as the managing director of the Magdeburg Laboratory for Experimental Economics (2005-2008). From 2006 to 2008 she taught at the Universität zu Köln ("Lehrstuhlvertretung"). Prof. Brosig is the director of the new Laboratory for Experimental Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Research interests: Market Design, Experimental Economics, Game Theory

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Prof. Dr. Matthias Busse

Prof. Dr. Matthias Busse

Matthias Busse is Professor of International Economics at the Ruhr-Universität of Bochum. Before joining the Ruhr-Universität, he acted as an interim professor of economics at the University of Trier in 2008/2009. From 2000 to 2008 he worked as a senior economist and head of the Programme World Economy at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA and HWWI). Professor Busse is Research Fellow at the HWWI and Director at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy at the Ruhr-Universität. He received his Ph.D. degree and his habilitation degree in economics, both at the University of Hamburg.

Research interests: International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment and Development Economics

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Prof. Dr. Volker Clausen

Prof. Dr. Volker Clausen

Prof. Dr. Volker Clausen is a full Professor for International Economics at the Universität Duisburg-Essen, campus Essen, since 2001. After his master studies in economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science he did a doctorate and habilitated at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel. Prior to joining the faculty in Essen he taught at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn as well as the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana (USA). Recurrent stays for research at American universities like MIT and recently at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, have improved his academic profile.

Research interests: Macroeconomics, European Economic and Monetary Union, International Financial Markets, General Equilibrium Models, Quantitative Economic Research

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Felder

Prof. Dr. Stefan Felder

Prof. Dr. Stefan Felder holds the new Chair of Health Economics at the Economics Department of the Duisburg-Essen University, campus Essen. He studied economics and sociology, received his Ph.D. and his venia docendi from the University of Bern. He worked and taught at the University of Western Ontario (1990/92), University of Zurich (1992/1996) and University of Fribourg (1993/95) before joining the Faculties of Medicine and Economics at the University of Magdeburg in 1997. He currently is the general secretary of the German Association of Health Economics.

Research interests: Health Insurance, Reimbursement of Health Care Providers, Competition in and Regulation of Health Care Markets

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Prof. Dr. Manuel Frondel

Prof. Dr. Manuel Frondel

Manuel Frondel received a diploma in physics and economic engineering and is currently chief of the research division “Environment and Resources” at RWI. Since 2009, he is also Professor for Energy Economics and Applied Econometrics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, and part-time professor at the University of Applied Sciences, Heilbronn, Germany. He received his Ph. D. from the Department of Economics at Heidelberg University.

Research interests: Applied Econometrics in the Fields of Environmental, Resource, and Energy Economics

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Prof. Dr. Vasyl Golosnoy

Prof. Dr. Vasyl Golosnoy holds a chair in Statistcs/Econometrics at the Ruhr-University Bochum since 2013. He obtained the doctoral degree from the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) in 2004 and habilitated at CAU Kiel in 2010. He teaches graduate econometrics, times series analysis, multivariate statistical methods and financial econometrics on the master level at RUB.

Research interests: Financial Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Statistical Process Control

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Prof. Dr. Christoph Hanck

Prof. Dr. Christoph Hanck

Prof. Dr. Christoph Hanck is Professor of Econometrics at the University of Duisburg-Essen since August 2012. He received his PhD (2007), supervised by Prof. Dr. Walter Krämer, from TU Dortmund/RGS. His dissertation is entitled "Testing in Nonstationary and Dependent Panels with Applications to Purchasing Power Parity". He subsequently joined the DFG Sonderforschungsbereich "Complexity Reduction in Multivariate Data Structures" to then become a Postdoctoral Researcher at Maastricht University in 2008. From 2009 to 2012 he was Assistant and later Associate Professor in Statistics and Econometrics at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Research Interests: Nonstationary Panel Data, Macroeconometrics, Multiple Testing

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Prof. Dr. Philip Jung

Prof. Dr. Philip Jung

Prof. Dr. Philip Jung is Professor of Macroeconomics at the University Dortmund. He received his doctoral degree supervised by Prof. Dirk Krueger in 2005 from the University of Frankfurt. From 2006 to 2007 he was Post-Doctorial of Prof. Wouter den Haan at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. From 2008-2012 he was Junior-Professor at the University of Mannheim, from 2012-2014 he held a position as profesor at the University of Bonn. His publications are focused on problems of labor economics, in particular questions concerning inequality and insurance and incentive trade-off in models with heterogeneous agents, as well as problems of business cycle theory, in particular the design of optimal fiscal and labor-market policies.

Research interests: Fiscal Policy,  Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Inequality, Heterogeneous Agent Models, Computational Eonomics

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Prof. Martin Karlsson, Phd

Prof. Martin Karlsson, Ph.D

Martin Karlsson joined the University of Duisburg-Essen in April 2012. He was awarded a PhD in economics from the European University Institute in 2007, for a thesis on incentive regulation in health care. During his doctoral studies, Martin was also working as a research officer at Cass Business School in London. Between 2006 and 2009 he worked as a research fellow at the University of Oxford (Institute of Ageing and Nuffield College), before moving to a position as assistant professor at the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2009.
Beside his work at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Martin is a research fellow of the University of Oslo, and he also participates in several international collaborations.

Research interests: Health Economics

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Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kiesel

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kiesel

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kiesel heads the chair for “Energy Trading and Financial Services” at the University Duisburg-Essen. Previously he has been Director of the Institute for Mathematical Finance at the University of Ulm. He also held positions as Lecturer and Reader for actuarial science and financial mathematics at Birkbeck College, University of London and London School of Economics. 
His main research areas are risk management for power utility companies, modeling of electricity markets, valuation and hedging of derivatives (interest-rate, credit- and energy-related), methods of risk transfer and structuring of risk (securitization).
He is Co-author of the Springer Finance monograph Risk-Neutral Valuation (now in its second edition) and has written more than fifty published research papers.
He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and organized several conferences and practitioner seminars. Professor Kiesel also consults financial institutions, utilities and regulators on (credit- and energy-) risk management, derivative pricing models and asset allocation.

Research Interests: Risk Management, Financial Mathematics

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Prof. Dr. Eugen Kovac

Prof. Dr. Eugen Kovac

Eugen Kovac is professor for Microeconomics and International Economics at the Mercator School of Management at the University Duisburg-Essen. Kovac received his Ph.D. at CERGE-EI, Charles University in Prague in 2007. After that he worked at the University Bonn as a Postdoctoral Researcher and later as a Juniorprofessor. He has joined the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2015. His research interest include industrial organization and microeconomic theory.

Research interests: Industrial organization and Microeconomic theory

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Prof. Dr. Walter Krämer

Prof. Dr. Walter Krämer

Prof. Dr. Walter Krämer is a full professor for Economic and Social Statistics at the Faculty of Statistics at the Universität Dortmund. He obtained a doctoral degree at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, and received his habilitation at the Technische Universität Wien (Vienna). Prior to joining the Universität Dortmund he taught empirical economic research at the Universität Hannover. Prof. Krämer is chairman of the econometric committee at the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association). Besides this he is a member of the editorial board of Empirical Economics and of Austrian Journal of Statistics as well as an academic referee for statistics of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) DFG.

Research interests: Econometrics, Public Finance, Social Policy

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Prof. Dr. Kornelius Kraft

Prof. Dr. Kornelius Kraft

Prof. Dr. Kornelius Kraft holds a chair in Economic Policy at the Universität Dortmund since 2003. He received his doctoral degree and habilitated at the Universität-Gesamthochschule Kassel. Before joining the faculty in Dortmund he taught at the University Fribourg (CH) and at Universität Essen. Prof. Kraft is a Research Fellow at the Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (Center for European Economic Research) ZEW, Mannheim, and Research Fellow at the Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (Institute for the Study of Labor) IZA in Bonn. In 2001 he was awarded a second prize in the GSOEP Award for the best publication on the basis of the socioeconomic panel (SOEP) 1998 to 2001.

Research interests: Labor Market Economics, Industrial Organization, Empirical Economic Research

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Leininger

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Leininger
Member of the Board of Management

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Leininger holds a full professorship in Economics at the Universität Dortmund since 1989. Prior to this he received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at the London School of Economics, London. In 1988 he completed his habilitation in economics at the Universität Bonn, followed by a Heisenberg Scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) DFG. Prof. Leininger is speaker of the economic faculty of the DFG as well as co-editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics. Stays as a visiting scholar led him to the University of Maryland, Boston University and Murray Hill (USA), to Stockholm and elsewhere. He was a former member of several program committees of annual meetings of the European Economic Association (EEA), of the Econometric Society and of the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association).

Research interests: Economic Theory in particular Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Auction Theory, Public Choice, Industrial Organization

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Prof. Dr. Peter Posch

Prof. Dr. Peter N. Posch

Prof. Dr. Peter N Posch is a full professor for Finance at the University of Dortmund. He received his doctoral degree in finance from the faculty of economics and mathematics at the University of Ulm on an econometric analysis of the dynamics of credit risk, a work which received the Reuters Innovation award. Afterwards Peter joined the financial industry working for a bank in prop trading and portfolio management. Before joining TU Dortmund he was assistant professor in finance at the University of Ulm. He studied economics, philosophy and law at the University of Bonn, majoring on economic theory and probability theory. His current research topics focus on risk assessment and pricing of complex portfolios, sovereign risk management and the development of quantitative tools for the new normal in finance.

Research interest: Quantitative Finance, Financial Economics, Risk- and Resource Management

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Prof. Dr. Wolfram F. Richter

Prof. Dr. Wolfram F. Richter

Prof. Dr. Wolfram F. Richter is a full Professor for Economics (Public Finance) at the Universität Dortmund since 1981. He obtained his academic training at the universities Karlsruhe, Bielefeld and at the London School of Economics. Prof. Richter acted as scientific organizer of annual conferences for the International Institute of Public Finance and of the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association). Among other things he is co-editor of FinanzArchiv. Finally, he is a member of the advisory board of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Fellow of the European Economic Association and Research Fellow of the CESifo in Munich as well as the Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (Institute for the Study of Labor) IZA in Bonn.

Research interests: Public Finance in particular Taxes and Social Security Systems, Regional, Educational and Environmental Economics

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Prof. Riedel

Prof. Dr. Nadine Riedel

Nadine Riedel studied Economics and German Language Literature at the University of Regensburg and the Trinity College Dublin. In 2008, she received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Munich for her thesis on corporate taxation of multinational firms. Prior to joining the University of Bochum, she held teaching and research positions at the University of Oxford and the University of Munich. From 2010 to 2014, she was a Professor of Public Economics at the University of Hohenheim.

Research interests: International Tax Competition, Taxation in Developing Countries and the Empirical Assessment of Corporate Tax Effects on Firm Behavior

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Prof. Dr. Julio R. Robledo
Member of the Board of Management

Prof. Dr. Julio R. Robledo holds a chair in Applied Microeconomics at the Ruhr-University Bochum since 2011. He studied Economics and Mathematics at the Free University of Berlin, where he received his degree as Diplom-Volkswirt in 1994. In 2000 he obtained his doctoral degree from the Free University of Berlin for his dissertation on the private provision of public goods. From 2001-2002 he was a researcher at the DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) before joining the University of Vienna as assistant professor at the Department of Economics (2002-2007). He held a tenured lectureship at the School of Economics, University of Nottingham, from 2007-2011 before taking up the position in Bochum. He teaches public finance modules on market failure and taxation at bachelor level and applied microeconomic and IO oriented modules at master level.

Research interests: Public Goods, Industrial Organization, Economics of Innovation, Network Economics

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Prof. Dr. Michael Roos

Prof. Dr. Michael Roos
Member of the Board of Management

Prof. Dr. Michael Rooshas been a full professor in Macroeconomics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum since 2009. He studied Economics at the Universität des Saarlandes, the Universidad de Sevilla, and the University of Michigan. After the Diplom, he joined the doctoral program (Graduiertenkolleg) "Resource Allocation, Economic Policy and Collective Decisions", the predecessor of the RGS Econ, and received his doctoral degree in 2002 from the Universität Dortmund. He completed his habilitation at the Universität Dortmund in 2008 and became a lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia, UK.

Research interests: Behavioural Macroeconomics, Experimental Economics, Empirical Macroeconomics, Regional Economics, New Economic Geography

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Prof. Dr. Reinhold Schnabel

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Schnabel
Member of the Board of Management

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Schnabel holds a chair in Economics, in particular Public Economics, at the Universität Duisburg-Essen, campus Essen, since 2000. He obtained a doctorate at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main and received his habilitation at the Universität Mannheim. Stays abroad led him to Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. In his publications he focuses especially on social security systems.

Research interests: Labor Supply, Wage Determination, Social Security and Early Retirement, Social Service and Unemployment Insurance, Savings Behavior and Private Retirement Arrangements, Microeconometrics

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Prof. Dr. Tobias Seidel

Prof. Dr. Tobias Seidel

Tobias Seidel joined the University of Duisburg-Essen in October 2012. He is full professor of economics and teaches international economics, economic policy and econometrics at the Mercator School of Business in Duisburg. His research interests include topics in international trade and multinational firms as well as topics in public and regional economics. Seidel received his PhD from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 2007, for a thesis on the implications of globalization in the presence of rigid labor markets. Between 2007 and 2012, he worked at the LMU, the ETH Zurich and spent a year at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Seidel is member of the CESifo research network and participates in several national and international research projects.

Research interests: International Economics, Regional Economics, Public Economics

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Prof. Dr. Martin Wagner

Prof. Dr. Martin Wagner

Since October 2012 Martin Wagner is Professor of Econometrics in the Faculty of Statistics of the Technical University Dortmund.
He was educated in Vienna, at the Technical University and the Institute for Advanced Studies, obtaining Diplomas in Mathematics (1995) and Economics (1998), as well as his Doctorate (2000). He obtained his habilitation in Economics in 2007 at the University of Bern.  Martin Wagner has worked at the Technical University of Vienna, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, the University of Bern and has been Professor of Econometrics and Empirical Economics at the University of Graz before his arrival in Dortmund. Visiting positions have brought him to Princeton University and the European University Institute in Florence.

Research Interests: Econometrics, Quantitative Economics, Transition Economics, Environmental Economics

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