Chairs of Statistics and Econometrics

Jan H. Höffler

Studied at: Universität Mannheim, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Toronto and HEI, Geneva

Main research interest:
- Replication of empirical studies in economics and the social sciences (video of an introduction to the topic in German here)
ReplicationWiki, with a database of empirical studies, availability of replication material, and published replications

Our comment to the debate about the replication of Reinhart and Rogoff's work on the relationship between national debt and growth

My article "Teaching Replication in Quantitative Empirical Economics" was discussed in the online conference of the World Economics Association from May 3-31, 2013: The economics curriculum: towards a radical reformation and I was invited to present revised versions at several further conferences.

Conference presentations:
- Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences, Berkeley, USA, December 11-12, 2014
- joined conference of the Econometric Society and the European Economic Association in Toulouse, France, August 25-29, 2014
- Annual Meeting of the French Economic Association in Lyon, France, June 16-18, 2014
- American Economic Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, USA, January 3-5, 2014
- Economics Network conference in Exeter, UK, September 4-6, 2013
- Spring Meeting of Young Economists in Aarhus, Denmark, May 30-June 1, 2013

Replication courses taught
Research oriented learning for bachelor students (in German) (summer 2011, winter 2011/12, summer 2012)
graduate courses with replication:
with MAGKS inter-university graduate program of the economics faculties of Marburg, Aachen, Gießen, Göttingen, Kassel and Siegen, Germany: winter 2012/13, summer 2013
at Graduate Institute of Development and International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland: Advanced Econometrics, spring 2014, Econometrics IIIb, spring 2013
at University of Toronto, Canada: Methods for Empirical Microeconomics (Graduate), Fall 2011

Further research interests:
- Taboos
- The relationship between migration and education
- Mass tourism & poverty in economically less developed countries

Of my proposal to paint the Main Building (in German) that was awarded a prize in the university's ideas competition in 2009 a first part has been put into practice now! The wall next to the Juridicum will follow.