Faculty of Economic Sciences

Department of Economics



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Prof. Dr. Tino Berger - Chair of Empirical International Economics

  • Empirical macroeconomics
  • Time series econometrics
  • Bayesian econometrics



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Prof. Dr. Hartmut Berghoff - Chair of Economic and Social History

  • Business history
  • History of consumption
  • History of globalisation



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Prof. Dr. Kilian Bizer - Chair of Economic Policy and SME Research

  • Institutional economics
  • Experimental economics
  • Environmental and regional economics
  • SME research



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Prof. Dr. Helmut Herwartz - Chair of Econometrics

  • Stochastic volatility models
  • Resampling procedures
  • Panel error correction models
  • State space models



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Prof. Marcela Ibañez Diaz, Ph.D. – Chair of Development Economics

  • Development economics
  • Behavioral economics
  • Economics of crime



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Prof. Dr. Claudia Keser – Chair of Microeconomics

  • Experimental economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Game theory



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Prof. Dr. Krisztina Kis-Katos – Chair of International Economic Policy

  • Globalisation and development
  • Economic policy and political economy
  • Applied microeconometrics


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Prof. Stephan Klasen, Ph.D. – Chair of Development Economics

  • Analysis of poverty, inequality and pro-poor growth in developing and transition countries, esp. with focus on gender-specific inequality
  • Determinants of undernutrition and child mortality in developing countries
  • Influence of aid on trade between donor and recipient countries
  • Aid effectiveness using econometric impact evaluations
  • The linkages between poverty reduction and environmental decay in developing countries


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Prof. Dr. Thomas Kneib – Chair of Statistics

  • Mixed model based inference in structured additive regression
  • Quantile and expectile regression
  • Distributional regression / generalised additive models for location, scale and shape
  • Bayesian regularisation priors
  • Boosting semiparametric regression models
  • Spatial statistics
  • Regression models for categorical responses
  • Structured hazard regression
  • Multi-state-models



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Assistant Professor Dr. Holger A. Rau – Chair of Experimental Economics ('Juniorprofessur')

  • Experimental economics
  • Gender differences
  • Behavioral finance



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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rübel – Chair of International and Monetary Economics

  • Monetary theory
  • Monetary politics
  • Monetary economics
  • International economic relationships



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Prof. Dr. Robert Schwager – Chair of Public Economics

  • Political Economy of the federalism
  • Education economics and education policy
  • Local tax revenue sharing
  • Tax revenue sharing and tax competition
  • Taxation of mobile labour
  • The impact of media on public expenditures
  • Electoral competition and political rents



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Prof. Dr. Holger Strulik – Chair of Macroeconomics and Development

  • Economic growth and development
  • Population economics
  • Dynamic macro
  • Health and aging



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Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer – Chair of Development Economics/ Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)

  • Development economics
  • Population economics
  • Global health
  • Poverty and inequality