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Gabriel Arce-Alfaro

Gabriel Arce-Alfaro

Entry: 2017

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-525
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Gabriel Arce-Alfaro joined The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Economics from the National University of Costa Rica. Subsequently, he worked as a researcher at the International Centre of Economic Policy for Sustainable Development (CINPE). In 2015 he obtained a full scholarship from the Costa Rican Ministry of Science and Technology for his graduate studies and obtained a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Essex and a Masters degree in Economics with a major in Macroeconomics and International Economics from the University of Konstanz. In his master thesis he worked on the field of monetary economics, applying macroeconometric tools to the analyse the exchange rate shocks dynamics in Costa Rica. 

Main fields of interest:Monetary Economics, International Economics, and Applied Macroeconometrics

Tigran Aydinyan

Tigran Aydinyan

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2016

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-525
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Tigran Aydinyan joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2016. He obtained his Bachelor in Economics from the Yerevan State University. Tigran was a recipient of an Erasmus scholarship for full degree master studies in the University of Jena where he gained his Master’s in Economics. For his master thesis, he conducted an eyetracking experiment and analyzed the effect of human faces in crowdfunding videos on decisions of potential funders.

 

Main fields of interest: Experimental Economics, Applied Econometrics, Behavioral Economics, Neuroeconomics.

Fabian Bald

Fabian Bald

Entry: 2017

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-502
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Fabian Bald joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He obtained degrees in Economics from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (M.Sc.). In his master thesis “Quality, productivity and exporting decisions of heterogeneous firms” he focused on how firm-level characteristics, in particular quality and productivity differences, determine firm performance in different export destination markets. During his undergraduate studies he spent two semesters at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and worked at NGOs in South Africa and Ghana.

Main fields of interest: International Trade, International Economics

Tom Bauermann

Tom Bauermann

Signal-Iduna Scholarship

Entry: 2015

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
Gebäude GC, Raum 2/149

Tel.: +49 (0) 234 32-26912
Fax: +49 (0) 234 32-14453

Tom Bauermann joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2015. He obtained his Bachelor in Economics and Political Science, a Master in Political Science and a Master in Economics from the University of Jena, with a focus on macroeconomics. In his master thesis he empirically analyzed the impact of income inequality on economic growth for the EU-15 member states. In addition to his studies he gave tutorials in statistics and empirical methods and interned at the KfW and the IAB Sachsen.

Main fields of interest: Agent-based Modelling, Macroeconomics, Labor Economics

Friederike Blönnigen

Friederike Blönnigen

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2015

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-526
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Friederike Blönnigen joined the RGS in Economics in October 2015. She obtained her Master of Business Mathematics from TU Dortmund and spent a semester at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. In her master thesis she analyzed power in exchange networks and applied an N-person cooperative game with transferable utility for networks to formalize the model. Her bachelor thesis analyzed the determinants of individuals’ participation in religious activity. She worked as a student teaching assistant in analysis and microeconomics and as a student research assistant at the RWI.

Main fields of interest: Microeconomics, Economics of Information, Applied Microeconomics

Kangkan Dev Choudhury

Kangkan Dev Choudhury

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2016

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-508
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Kangkan Dev Choudhury obtained his Master’s Degree in Economics from the Center for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. He also holds a Master’s degree in business management from University of Delhi. He worked with Sesame Workshop India and Innovations Working Group (IWG-WHO) as a Research Consultant for healthcare related project between 2015 and 2016. Prior to that, he worked as an analyst for a learning outcomes-related project of Sesame Workshop and USAID. He has also worked with Tata Consultancy Services, India from 2012 to 2013.

Main fields of interest: Economic Networks, Immigration Economics, Auction Theory, and Mechanism Design.

Fabian Dehos

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2013

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-518
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Fabian Dehos joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2013. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Konstanz (Germany) after which he continued with an MSc Economics at the University College London (UK). In his master thesis “The question of income disparity between city and countryside– An analysis of the evolution of the urban wage premium in West Germany” (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Dustmann) he investigated regional wage discrepancies. In particular, he aimed to analyse whether an urban wage premium exists and how it evolved over the extended time period from 1985 to 2008. During his undergraduate studies he spent two semesters abroad at Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) and interned for six month in UBS wealth management research (Switzerland).

Main fields of interest: Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Economics of Migration

Fang Duan

Fang Duan

RAG Stiftung Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Fachgebiet Finance
Otto-Hahn-Str. 6
D-44227 Dortmund

+49 231 755 - 3277

Fang Duan joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. He obtained the Master Degree of Statistics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. During his studies, he mainly focused on statistical inference and financial econometrics. He finished his master thesis „High Dimensional Portfolio Allocation based on High Frequency Data“ under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Hautsch (Universität Wien). In his master thesis, he dealt with smoothing methods in forecasting of covariance matrix estimates in global minimum variance portfolio. Furthermore, he worked as research assistant for Prof. Michael Burda, PhD (HU Berlin) and teaching assistant for Prof. Paul Klein, PhD (SFU), he did an internship at German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

Main fields of interest: Financial Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Portfolio Management

Patrick Gauß

Patrick Gauß

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2015

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-514
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Patrick Gauß joined the RGS in Economics in October 2015. He obtained his Bachelor and Master in Economics at the University Hohenheim, with a focus on econometrics, labor economics, international trade and public economics. In his master thesis, he used a nonparametric IV estimator for unconditional quantile treatment effects to estimate how receiving a tertiary educational degree impacts the wage distribution. He was a student research assistant in public finance and in labor and service sector economics.

Main fields of interest: Microeconometrics, Applied Microeconomics

Kevin Glueck

Kevin Glück

Sparkasse Essen Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl für Makroökonomie
44221 Dortmund
Tel. +49 231 755-3105

Kevin Glück joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. Previously, he studied economics at the University of Cologne with a focus on Macroeconomics. During his Bachelor studies, he spent one semester in Maastricht and Buenos Aires each. In his Master Thesis, he analyzed savings and spousal labor supply as insurances against idiosyncratic income risk and how a public unemployment insurance can crowd out these instruments.

Main fields of interest: Public Economics, Growth & Inequality, Labour Economics

Pascal Goemans

Pascal Goemans

Essen Scholarship

Entry: 2016

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-520
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Pascal Goemans joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2016. He obtained his Bachelor and Master in Business Administration and Economics from TU Dortmund and spent a semester abroad at the Ramkhamhaeng University in Bangkok. In his master thesis he analyzed the influence of the development of financial systems on economic growth empirically. He worked as a student assistant at the chair of Economics (Macroeconomics) and as a tutor for Principles of Macroeconomics, Open Economy Macroeconomics and Econometrics.  He won the thyssenkrupp Manager Cup 2012.

Main fields of interest: Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Financial Economics

Stephan Hetzenecker

Stephan Hetzenecker

Entry: 2017

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-520
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Stephan Hetzenecker joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He studied econo-mathematics at the University Würzburg. In his Master`s thesis "Regularized and Adaptive Non-Parametric Estimation of Mixed Logit demand", he combined non-parametric demand estimators with regularization techniques such as ridge and LASSO regression. During his Master`s studies, he also worked as a student assistant for Prof. Toker Doganoglu, Ph.D. (Chair of Industrial Economics) and for Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dauth (Empirical International and Regional Economics). Additionally, he was student degree advisor of econo-mathematic studies in Würzburg.

Main fields of interest: Econometrics, Industrial Organization

Linda Hirt

Linda Hirt-Schierbaum

RAG Stiftung Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Volkswirtschaftslehre (Mikroökonomie)
Vogelpothsweg 87
D-44227 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-3215
Fax +49 231 755-3027

Linda Hirt joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. She studied business mathematics at TU Dortmund University and at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. In her diploma thesis “Temptation, Self-Control and the Theory of Consumption” she analyzed (dynamic) self-control preferences and contrasted analyses of underinsurance against flood hazards in the United States premised on dynamic self-control preferences and hyperbolic discounting, respectively. Beside her studies she worked as a tutor at the chair of differential geometry and as a tutor and student research assistant at the chair of Microeconomics at TU Dortmund University.

Main fields of interest: Microeconomics, Behavioral Economics

Maryna Ivets

Maryna Ivets

Entry: 2014

CINCH - Health Economics Research Center
Edmund-Körner-Platz 2
45127 Essen
Tel. +49 201 183 6313

Maryna Ivets joined RGS in October 2014. She studied for her Bachelor’s degree at the Belarus State Economic University and at Hunter College (New York). She earned her Master’s at the University of Hamburg. Her Master’s thesis explored how different remuneration systems affect physician behavior (supervisor Prof. Dr. Mathias Kifmann). Maryna was a recipient of a DAAD scholarship and the winner of the New York State Economic Association undergraduate paper competition in 2012.

Main fields of interest: Health Economics, Applied Econometrics

Michael Jähn

Michael Jähn

RAG Stiftung Scholarship

Entry: 2016

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-514
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Michael Jähn joined the RGS Econ in 2016. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University Münster in Political Science and Economics, focusing on Econometrics and Political Philosophy. He obtained an M.Sc. in Economics at Ruhr-University Bochum, with a semester abroad at the University of Pisa, attending courses in regional economics and spatial econometrics. In his Master’s he focused on Public Economics and worked as a student assistant at the Chair of Public Finance and Economic Policy. His thesis dealt empirically with the impact of tax avoidance strategies of multinational companies on product market competition.

 

Main fields of interest: Public Economics, Economic Policy, International Taxation

Sascha Keweloh

Sascha Keweloh

Entry: 2017

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-514
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Sascha Keweloh joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He obtained his Bachelor in Mathematics and Economics at TU Dortmund University, studied one semester abroad at Utah State University and obtained his Master in Economics at TU Dortmund University. His focus is on econometrics and monetary policy. In his Master thesis, he analyzed the ECB’s interaction with financial markets in times of conventional and unconventional monetary policy. He also successfully completed the ECB’s traineeship program, working in the Government Finance Statistics Division where he analyzed the quality of government finance statistics since the introduction of the Euro. In addition to his studies he gave tutorials in econometrics and interned at the Institute for Economics and Peace in Sydney.

Main fields of interest: Monetary Economics, Applied Econometrics, Macroeconomics

Fabian Knorre

Fabian Knorre

RAG Stiftung Scholarship

Entry: 2016

Technische Universität Dortmund
Fakultät Statistik
Lehrstuhl Ökonometrie und Statistik
44221 Dortmund
Tel.: +49 231 755-6584

Fabian Knorre joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2016. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Statistics at TU Dortmund University with a focus on econometrics. During his studies he spent one semester abroad at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen. In his master thesis Fabian Knorre analyzed different methods to measure credit rating stability of certain Deutsche Bank customer groups. He worked as a student teaching assistant in statistics and as a student research assistant at the chair of Econometrics and Statistics at the TU Dortmund University. He also gained work experience during internships at Deutsche Bank’s risk division and ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe’s applied mathematics team.

Main fields of interest: Econometrics, Macroeconometrics, Financial Economics

Philipp Korfmann

Philipp Korfmann

NRW.BANK Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Makroökonomie
D-44221 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-5913
Fax +49 231 755-3069

Philipp Korfmann joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. He studied economics at the University of Bonn and the University of Zurich focussing on macroeconomics. In his master's thesis he analyzed the differences of transitions in and out of temporary and permanent employment in Germany. Additional to his studies he worked as a student research assistant at the Institute for International Economic Policy at the University of Bonn and interned at the Société Générale.

Main fields of interest: Business Cycle Fluctuations, Monetary Economics, Labor Economics

Eliane Lambertz

Eliane Lambertz

Entry: 2011

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Volkswirtschaftslehre (Mikroökonomie)
44221 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-3215
Fax +49 231 755-3027

Eliane Lambertz joined the Ruhr Graduate School of Economics in October 2011. She studied business mathematics (Wirtschaftsmathematik) at Technische Universität Dortmund. During her studies, she focused on operation research, finance and combinatorial optimization and microeconomics. In her diploma thesis, she analyzed "Cycle Decomposition in Genome Rearrangement". In addition to her studies, she worked at Technische Universität Dortmund at the chair of Microeconomics as a tutor and at the chair of Operations Research and Business Informatics as a tutor and student assistant.

Main fields of interest: Operations Research, Game Theory, Finance

Patrick Aljoscha Maxara

Patrick Aljoscha Maxara

Entry: 2017

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-523
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Patrick Aljoscha Maxara joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration and Economics at TU Dortmund University and focused his studies on macroeconomics, econometrics and finance. His thesis covered the architecture of the financial system, financial crises and the insertion of the concept of liquidity into macroeconomic models. During his courses Patrick Aljoscha Maxara also worked as tutor and research assistant at several chairs of TU Dortmund University. Currently he is working as research and teaching assistant at the chair of macroeconomics at TU Dortmund University run by Prof. Dr. Phillip Jung and specializes on the utilization of advanced IT methods for macroeconomic models.

Main fields of interest: Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Financial Economics

Marvin Müller

Marvin Müller

Entry: 2017

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Mercator School of Management
Lehrstuhl für Mikroökonomik und Außenwirtschaft
Lotharstr. 65, 47057 Duisburg
Tel. +49 203 379-2356

Marvin Müller joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He obtained his Bachelor and Master in Industrial Engineering from the TU Dortmund. He wrote his Bachelor thesis for BMW AG in Munich about key performance indicators in planning processes in the engine development. For his master thesis, he analyzed TU-games with incompatibilities and cooperation structures where the cooperation structure is modeled as a game in strategic form. He showed that inefficient behavior of one player can be efficient when considering a group of players as a union.

Main fields of interest: Microeconomics, Applied Microeconomics, Game Theory.

Andre Seepe

Andre Seepe

Entry: 2017

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 231 7558153

Andre Seepe joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. From 2012 to 2017, he studied Business Management and Economics at TU Dortmund University, working as a student assistant at the Chair of Macroeconomics (Philip Jung) and Applied Economics (Ludger Linnemann) and teaching Introduction to Macroeconomics (undergraduate) and Econometrics (graduate). In his Master thesis he studied the impact of foreign aid on economic development using Panel IV methods

Main fields of interest: Growth and Development Economics, International 
Economics, Applied Macroeconometrics, Political Economy

Hendrik Steinbrecher

Hendrik Steinbrecher

Entry: 2015

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche FakultätVolkswirtschaftslehre (Makroökonomie)
44221 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-4495
Fax +49 231 755-3069

Hendrik Steinbrecher joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2015. He obtained a Bachelor from the University of Frankfurt and a Master in Economics from the University of Cologne, with stays abroad at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Tongji-University in Shanghai and focusing on macroeconomics and economic history. In his Master thesis he analyzed the reception of Keynes’ theory in the German context, which anticipated elements of the German concept of a ‘social market economy’ and Neo-Keynesian economics. Since 2016 he is part of the Priority Programme 1859 ‚Experience and expectation. Historical foundations of economic behaviour’ founded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council). In particular he is working on the project ‚Great Expectations? Germany’s Recovery from the Great Depression, 1932-1936‘.

Main fields of interest: Economic History, Macroeconomics, International Finance and Trade, Public Economics