Professor Dr. Oliver Holtemöller

Professor Dr. Oliver Holtemöller
Aktuelle Position

seit 3/14

Stellvertretender Präsident

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

seit 8/09

Leiter der Abteilung Makroökonomik

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

seit 8/09

Universitätsprofessor für Volkswirtschaftslehre


Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • quantitative Makroökonomik, Konjunkturzyklen und Prognose
  • angewandte Ökonometrie und Zeitreihenanalyse
  • monetäre Ökonomik
  • makroökonomische Politik

Oliver Holtemöller ist stellvertretender Präsident des Instituts. Er ist Universitätsprofessor für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Makroökonomik an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg und Leiter der Abteilung Makroökonomik am IWH.

Von 2001 bis 2003 war er wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Sonderforschungsbereich 373: Quantifizierung und Simulation Ökonomischer Prozesse an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Von 2003 bis 2009 war er Juniorprofessor für Allgemeine Volkswirtschaftslehre an der RWTH Aachen.

Er hat Volkswirtschaftslehre, Angewandte Mathematik und Praktische Informatik an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen studiert. Anschließend war er von 1998 bis 2001 Stipendiat der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) und absolvierte das gemeinsame Graduiertenkolleg Angewandte Mikroökonomik der Freien Universität Berlin und der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Die Promotion erfolgte 2001 an der Freien Universität zu Berlin (Dissertation: Vector Autoregressive Models and Monetary Policy Analysis).

 

 

Wissen ist die Voraussetzung für wirtschaftlichen Wohlstand.

Ihr Kontakt

Professor Dr. Oliver Holtemöller
Professor Dr. Oliver Holtemöller
Leiter - Abteilung Makroökonomik
Nachricht senden +49 345 7753-800 Persönliche Seite

Publikationen

Neueste Publikationen

cover-wirtschaftsdienst.png

Konjunktur deutlich abgekühlt — politische Risiken hoch

Roland Döhrn Oliver Holtemöller Stefan Kooths Claus Michelsen Timo Wollmershäuser

in: Wirtschaftsdienst, im Erscheinen

Abstract

Die Konjunktur in Deutschland hat sich seit Mitte des Jahres 2018 merklich abgekühlt. Der langjährige Aufschwung ist damit offenbar zu einem Ende gekommen. Die schwächere Dynamik wurde sowohl vom internationalen Umfeld als auch von branchenspezifischen Ereignissen ausgelöst. Die weltwirtschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen haben sich — auch aufgrund politischer Risiken — eingetrübt, und das Verarbeitende Gewerbe hat mit Produktionshemmnissen zu kämpfen. Die deutsche Wirtschaft durchläuft nunmehr eine Abkühlungsphase, in der die gesamtwirtschaftliche Überauslastung zurückgeht.

Publikation lesen

cover_macroeconomic-dynamics.jpg

The Effects of Fiscal Policy in an Estimated DSGE Model – The Case of the German Stimulus Packages During the Great Recession

Andrej Drygalla Oliver Holtemöller Konstantin Kiesel

in: Macroeconomic Dynamics, im Erscheinen

Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the effects of the stimulus packages adopted by the German government during the Great Recession. We employ a standard medium-scale dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model extended by non-optimizing households and a detailed fiscal sector. In particular, the dynamics of spending and revenue variables are modeled as feedback rules with respect to the cyclical components of output, hours worked and private investment. Based on the estimated rules, fiscal shocks are identified. According to the results, fiscal policy, in particular public consumption, investment, and transfers prevented a sharper and prolonged decline of German output at the beginning of the Great Recession, suggesting a timely response of fiscal policy. The overall effects, however, are small when compared to other domestic and international shocks that contributed to the economic downturn. Our overall findings are not sensitive to considering fiscal foresight.

Publikation lesen

cover_intereconomics.jpg

On the Risk of a Sovereign Debt Crisis in Italy

Oliver Holtemöller Tobias Knedlik Axel Lindner

in: Intereconomics, im Erscheinen

Publikation lesen

 

Referierte Publikationen

cover_macroeconomic-dynamics.jpg

The Effects of Fiscal Policy in an Estimated DSGE Model – The Case of the German Stimulus Packages During the Great Recession

Andrej Drygalla Oliver Holtemöller Konstantin Kiesel

in: Macroeconomic Dynamics, im Erscheinen

Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the effects of the stimulus packages adopted by the German government during the Great Recession. We employ a standard medium-scale dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model extended by non-optimizing households and a detailed fiscal sector. In particular, the dynamics of spending and revenue variables are modeled as feedback rules with respect to the cyclical components of output, hours worked and private investment. Based on the estimated rules, fiscal shocks are identified. According to the results, fiscal policy, in particular public consumption, investment, and transfers prevented a sharper and prolonged decline of German output at the beginning of the Great Recession, suggesting a timely response of fiscal policy. The overall effects, however, are small when compared to other domestic and international shocks that contributed to the economic downturn. Our overall findings are not sensitive to considering fiscal foresight.

Publikation lesen

cover_intereconomics.jpg

On the Risk of a Sovereign Debt Crisis in Italy

Oliver Holtemöller Tobias Knedlik Axel Lindner

in: Intereconomics, im Erscheinen

Publikation lesen

cover_historical-social-research.gif

Expectation Formation, Financial Frictions, and Forecasting Performance of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models

Oliver Holtemöller Christoph Schult

in: Historical Social Research, Nr. 2, Special Issue: Governing by Numbers 2019

Abstract

In this paper, we document the forecasting performance of estimated basic dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models and compare this to extended versions which consider alternative expectation formation assumptions and financial frictions. We also show how standard model features, such as price and wage rigidities, contribute to forecasting performance. It turns out that neither alternative expectation formation behaviour nor financial frictions can systematically increase the forecasting performance of basic DSGE models. Financial frictions improve forecasts only during periods of financial crises. However, traditional price and wage rigidities systematically help to increase the forecasting performance.

Publikation lesen

Arbeitspapiere

cover_DP_2019-16.jpg

Power Generation and Structural Change: Quantifying Economic Effects of the Coal Phase-out in Germany

Christoph Schult Katja Heinisch Oliver Holtemöller

in: IWH-Diskussionspapiere, Nr. 16, 2019

Abstract

In the fight against global warming, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is a major objective. In particular, a decrease in electricity generation by coal could contribute to reducing CO2 emissions. Using a multi-region dynamic general equilibrium model, this paper studies potential economic consequences of a coal phase-out in Germany. Different regional phase-out scenarios are simulated with varying timing structures. We find that a politically induced coal phase-out would lead to an increase in the national unemployment rate by about 0.10 percentage points from 2020 to 2040, depending on the specific scenario. The effect on regional unemployment rates varies between 0.18 to 1.07 percentage points in the lignite regions. However, a faster coal phase-out can lead to a faster recovery. The coal phase-out leads to migration from German lignite regions to German non-lignite regions and reduces the labour force in the lignite regions by 10,000 people by 2040.

Publikation lesen

cover_DP_2019-07.jpg

(Since When) Are East and West German Business Cycles Synchronised?

Stefan Gießler Katja Heinisch Oliver Holtemöller

in: IWH-Diskussionspapiere, Nr. 7, 2019

Abstract

This paper analyses whether and since when East and West German business cycles are synchronised. We investigate real GDP, unemployment rates and survey data as business cycle indicators and employ several empirical methods. Overall, we find that the regional business cycles have synchronised over time. GDP-based indicators and survey data show a higher degree of synchronisation than the indicators based on unemployment rates. However, recently synchronisation among East and West German business cycles seems to become weaker, in line with international evidence.

Publikation lesen

cover_DP_2019-04.jpg

Potential International Employment Effects of a Hard Brexit

Hans-Ulrich Brautzsch Oliver Holtemöller

in: IWH-Diskussionspapiere, Nr. 4, 2019

Abstract

We use the World Input Output Database (WIOD) to estimate the potential employment effects of a hard Brexit in 43 countries. In line with other studies we assume that imports from the European Union (EU) to the UK will decline by 25% after a hard Brexit. The absolute effects are largest in big EU countries which have close trade relationships with the UK like Germany and France. However, there are also large countries outside the EU which are heavily affected via global value chains like China, for example. The relative effects (in percent of total employment) are largest in Malta and Ireland. UK employment will also be affected via intermediate input production. Within Germany, the motor vehicle industry and in particular the “Autostadt” Wolfsburg are most affected.

Publikation lesen
Mitglied der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft LogoTotal-Equality-LogoWeltoffen Logo