Dr. Peter Pütz

Research Interests:

  • Generalized Additive Models for Location, Scale and Shape
  • Meta-Research in Economics
  • Reproducibility of quantitative research
  • Statistical Methods for Impact Evaluations and Development Economics
  • Statistical Consulting / Application of Statistical Methods in various fields of research (e.g. Epidemiology, Ecology etc.)

Consulting Activities:

Publications in peer-reviewed journals:

  • Darras, K., Pütz, P., Fahrurrozi, Remboldt, K., Tscharntke, T. (2016). Measuring sound detection spaces for acoustic animal sampling and monitoring, in: Biological Conservation, Vol. 201, 29-37.
  • Pütz, P., Kneib, T. (2018). A Penalized Spline Estimator For Fixed Effects Panel Data Models, in: AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis, Vol. 102(2), 145-166
  • Lange, S., Pütz, P., Kopp, T. (2018). Do Mature Economies Grow Exponentially? In: Ecological Economics, Vol. 147, 123-133. Discussions about the paper in the media can be found here and here.

Discussion papers:

  • Hohberg, M., Pütz, P., Kneib, T. (2017). Treatment Effects Beyond the Mean: A Practical Guide Using Distributional Regression. Link
  • Lange, S., Pape, U.J., Pütz, P. (2018). Small area estimation of poverty under structural change. Link


  • R Package pamfe: Semiparametric Regression for Fixed Effects Panel Data Models with Simultaneous Confidence Bands. Package Download: pamfe.tar.gz pamfe_0.2.zip