International young researchers at IWH

Scientific insights do not stop at national borders and have to be equally accessible for women and men. “Whoever wants to do world-class research has to look beyond his own nose”, says Reint E. Gropp, president of the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association. He himself received his PhD and did research in the US for several years.

Authors Reint E. Gropp

IWH implements this vision in its personnel policy: After IWH got two professors from China and Italy on board last year, two female professors from South Korea and Germany will now work for the institute from October 2016. Besides an excellent environment for international research, IWH offers further special working conditions: It actively promotes gender equality at work and repeatedly received the Total E-Quality award.

Boreum Kwak

Boreum Kwak will be appointed Assistant Professor for Macroeconometrics by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and IWH. Her research at IWH will focus on multiple time-series analysis and dynamic general equilibrium models. Kwak studied Economics in South Korea and received her PhD at Indiana University (USA).

Sabrina Jeworrek

Sabrina Jeworrek will become an Assistant Professor for Applied Microeconometrics at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and will do research on firm productivity at IWH. She received her Bachelor and Master degree in Economics and Institutions at Philipps University Marburg, her PhD at Trier University at IAAEU (Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union). Her main research interests comprise Labour Market and Behavioural Economics. At IAAEU, she investigated determinants for labour productivity by means of field experiments.


The joint appointments serve to deepen the collaboration between the re-gional universities and IWH. There are collaboration agreements with Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and Leipzig University. With the latter, IWH currently seeks qualified candidates for another assistant professorship in the field of Macroeconomics.

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