Doctoral Students

  • Afroza Alam; Doctoral thesis project: tba
  • Annika Backes; Doctoral thesis project: tba
  • Tommaso Bighelli; Doctoral thesis project: "Essays on Firms and Market Performance in the Global Economy"
  • Hannes Böhm; Doctoral thesis project: "The Role of Idiosyncratic an Systematic Bank Risks During the Euro Crisis - Do Monetary Policy and Political Reforms Matter?"
  • Richard Bräuer; Doctoral thesis project: "Firm Level Drivers of Productivity Growth"
  • Umur Cengiz; Doctoral thesis project: tba
  • João Carlos Claudio; Doctoral thesis project: "Three Essays on Macroprudential Regulation and the Macroeconomy"
  • Jonathan Deist; Doctoral thesis project: tba
  • Sarah Fritz; Doctoral thesis project: "Evaluation of Subsidy Programmes"
  • Alexandra Gutsch; Doctoral thesis project: tba
  • Mirja Hälbig; Doctoral thesis project: tba
  • Nils Torben Hollandt; Doctoral thesis project: tba
  • Lisa Hölscher; Doctoral thesis project: "Workforce Composition, Employment Prospects, and Wages in Newly Founded Firms"
  • Aleksandr Kazakov; Doctoral thesis project: tba
  • William McShane; Doctoral thesis project: "The Competitive Effects of Financial Fragility"
  • Isabella Müller; Doctoral thesis project: "Trade Shocks and Financial Systems’ Resilience"
  • Georg Neuschäffer; Doctoral thesis project: "Productivity and Inequality"
  • Verena Plümpe; Doctoral thesis project: "Automation and Labour Market Outcomes"
  • Alexander Reifschneider; Doctoral thesis project: tba
  • Alessandro Sardone; Doctoral thesis project: tba
  • Eleonora Sfrappini; Doctoral thesis project: "Essays in Financial Economics and Financial Stability”
  • Talina Sondershaus; Doctoral thesis project: "Unconventional Monetary Policy, Banks, and the Real Economy"
  • Ruben Staffa; Doctoral thesis project: "Developments During the Sovereign Debt Crisis: What Can We Learn from Textual Analysis?"
  • Moritz Stieglitz; Doctoral thesis project: "Essays on Banking and Financial Markets"
  • Konstantin Wagner; Doctoral thesis project: "Essays on Compensation, Wages and Human Capital"
  • Joschka Waibel; Doctoral thesis project: "Essays on Unethical Workplace Behaviour"
  • Anna Zherdeva; Doctoral thesis project: tba
  • Hua Zhou; Doctoral thesis project: tba

PhD Representatives


  • Christoph Schult; Doctoral thesis project: "The Role of Energy Markets and Expectations in Dynamic General Equilibrium Models"
  • Antonios Mavropoulos; "Individual Housing Decisions, Mortgage Supply and Housing Market Regulations"
  • Matthias Wieschemeyer; "The Effects of Market Integration Policies on Labor and Capital Mobility"
  • Eva Weigt; "The Impacts of Structural Change on Workers"
  • Jan-Christopher Scherer; "Aggregate Investment Behaviour under Endogenous Capital Adjustment Decisions"
  • Stefan Gießler; "Three Essays in Empirical Macroeconomics and Financial Markets"
  • Dmitri Bershadskyy; "Experimental Analysis of the Relationship between Institution Stability and Population Heterogeneity" (2020)
  • Matthias Mertens; "The Effects of International Product Market Competition and Demand on Firm Productivity and Labor Market Power" (2020)
  • Felix Pohle; "Essays on Quantitative Macroeconomics of Labour Markets"
  • Kirsten Schmidt; "Four Essays on Banking Regulation and Monetary Policy"
  • Aida Ćumurović; "Essays on Behavioral Economics"
  • Chris Becker; "Essays in Financial Market Intervention"
  • Simon Melch; "Essays on the Effects of Inter-Municipal Cooperation on Local Public Service Delivery"
  • Helge Littke; "Central Bank Transparency and Financial Market Interaction" (2019)
  • Oliver Rehbein; "The Effects of Natural and Social Catastrophes on Financial Markets and the Real Economy" (2018)
  • Geraldine Dany-Knedlik; "The Great Recession and Its Effects on Monetary Policy: From Policy Transmission to Target Dynamics" (2018)
  • Carola Müller; "Four Essays on Financial Stability and Competition with Heterogeneous Banks" (2018)
  • Thomas Krause; "Financial Stability and the Housing Market" (2018)
  • Konstantin Kiesel; "Preparing the Soil to Make Economic Growth Sustainable: Insights into Human Capital Environment and Policy Measures" (2017)
  • Frieder Kropfhäußer; "Four Essays on the Association between Anthropometrics and Labor Market Outcomes" (2017)
  • Matias Ossandon Busch; "Financial Globalization and Multinational Banks in Emerging Countries: The Latin American Experience" (2017)
  • Manuel Buchholz; "Essays on the Stability and Regulation of International Financial Markets" (2016)
  • Andrej Drygalla; "Monetary and Fiscal Policy Analyses in Estimated DSGE Models" (2016)
  • Gregor von Schweinitz; "Modelling Macroeconomic Risk: The Genesis of the European Debt Crisis" (2013)


Ufuk Akcigit

Arnold C. Harberger Professor of Economics at University of Chicago. PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Fields of interest: Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, Firm Dynamics, Innovation, Entrepreneurship.


Eric Bartelsman

Professor of Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and General Director at Tinbergen Institute. PhD from Columbia University, USA. Fields of interest: Industrial Organization, Innovation, Macroeconomics, Panel Data, Technological Progress.


Stefano Colonnello

Assistant Professor at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy. PhD from Swiss Finance Institute and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Fields of interest: Empirical Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Institutions, Law and Finance.


Liuchun Deng

Assistant Professor of Structural Change and Productivity at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, USA. Fields of interest: International Trade, Networks, Economic Dynamics.


Stefan Eichler

Professor of International Monetary Economics at TU Dresden, Germany. PhD from TU Dresden. Fields of interest: Financial Crises, Monetary Policy, Exchange Rates, International Investment.


Reint E. Gropp

IWH President and Professor of Economics at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Fields of interest: Financial Economics, Macroeconomics, Corporate Finance, Money and Banking.


Oliver Holtemöller

Full Professor of Economics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. PhD from Freie Universität Berlin. Fields of interest: Quantitative Macroeconomics and Business Cycles, Applied Econometrics and Time Series Analysis, Fiscal and Monetary Policy.


Sabrina Jeworrek

Assistant Professor of Applied Microeconometrics at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. PhD from Trier University, Germany. Fields of interest: Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Labour and Personnel Economics.


Michael Koetter

Professor of Financial Economics at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. PhD from Utrecht School of Economics, Netherlands. Fields of interest: Corporate Investment Allocation and Aggregate Growth, Financial Intermediation, Financial Stability and Banking Regulation, Risk Taking and Competition, Real Implications of Monetary and Economic Policy.


Steffen Müller

Professor of Economics (Productivity and Innovations) at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. PhD from the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Fields of interest: Firm Productivity; Empirical Labour Economics; Firm Entry and Exit Dynamics.


Felix Noth

Professor for Banking and Financial Systems at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. PhD from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Fields of interest: Empirical Banking and Finance.


Gregor von Schweinitz

Assistant Professor for Economics, esp. Quantitative Macroeconomics at Leipzig University, Germany. PhD from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Fields of interest: Dynamic Macroeconomics, European and International Economic Policy, Financial Crises, Risk Modelling and Analysis.


Lena Tonzer

Assistant Professor at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Fields of interest: Banking and Sovereign Debt Crises; Integration of Financial Markets; Banking Regulation.





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