Economist in the Department of Structural Change and Productivity
Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association
- productivity estimation
- misallocation of resources
- market power
Matthias Mertens is a PhD student in the Department of Structural Change and Productivity and member of the Research Group "Innovation, Productivity, and Economic Dynamics". His research fields cover questions about productivity of multiproduct firms and welfare losses through misallocation of resources.
Matthias Mertens studied economics (BSc and MSc) at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. In his master thesis, he analysed and compared the implications of Melitz-type models and endogenous growth models regarding welfare effects of different trade liberalisation policies.