Robert Genthner

Robert Genthner is a research associate and PhD student at the Chair of International Economic Policy. He studied Economics at the University of Mannheim and the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg.

In his research, he deals with topics of trade, economic policy, climate change and their impact on firms and labor market outcomes.


  • Genthner, R. (2021): What happens to FDI spillovers when input-output tables go granular? Economics Bulletin , 41(3):2099-2105 [PDF]

Working Papers

  • Genthner, R. and K. Kis-Katos (2019): Foreign investment regulation and firm productivity: Granular evidence from Indonesia. CEGE Discussion Paper No. 345, Göttingen [PDF]

Work in progress

  • Regulating FDI in Indonesia’s manufacturing sector: Local labor market responses to a protectionist policy, with Krisztina Kis-Katos
  • Heat and firm productivity: Evidence from Indonesia’s manufacturing sector, with Sebastian Renner and Enrica de Cian

Conference Presentations

Invited Talks

  • KCG Seminar at Kiel University (online), Germany, June 2020 on “Local labor market effects of FDI regulation in Indonesia”
  • FWW Seminar at University of Freiburg, Germany, November 2018 on “Local labor market effects of FDI regulation in Indonesia”

Teaching Experience

  • Stata-Tutorial: Migration economics - Replication course
    WiSe 2017/18, WiSe 2018/19, WiSe 2019/20, SoSe 2021 (online)
    (Master, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
  • Stata-Tutorial: Labor Economics
    WiSe 2018/19, WiSe 2019/20
    (Bachelor, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
  • Übung: Makroökonomik 1
    SoSe 2018, WiSe 2020/21 (online)
    (Bachelor, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
  • Seminars:
    SoSe 2017: Globalization and the rise of protectionism
    SoSe 2019: Globalization and migration
    (Bachelor, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
  • Additional Tutorial: Advanced Macroeconomics I
    WiSe 2015/16, WiSe 2016/17
    (Master, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)