Christian Ochsner

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Academic Education

2012-19 Studies of Philosophy, Economics, Politics, and History at the University of Göttingen, Universitat de Barcelona, and Universiteit Gent. 2014 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and History; 2016 Master of Arts in Philosophy with a focus on (meta)ethics; 2017 Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Economics; 2019 Master of Science in International Economics with a focus on quantitative methods. Since 2020 PhD candidate in the program "Applied Statistics and Empirical Methods".

Professional Experience

  • since 2020 research associate at the Chair for Empirical International Economics
  • 2015 – 2020 various positions as student and research assistant


  • bayesian state-space models in data-rich-environments
  • modeling risk and uncertainty
  • global credit and macro-financial linkages in open economies
  • philosophy of science and applied ontology

Publications (peer-reviewed)

  • Berner, A.; Dorn, F.; Ochsner, C.; Silbersdorff, A.; Wolfinger, L.  (2020): Plurale Lehre in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, in: L. Bäuerle, Hantke, H.; Schröder, L.-M.; Urban, J. (eds): Wirtschaft neu lehren. Erfahrungen aus der pluralistischen sozioökonomischen Hochschullehre. Springer, 93-106.
  • Thonipara, A.; Runst, P.; Ochsner, C.; Bizer, K. (2019): Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings in the European Union - An Exploratory Analysis of Cross-Country Consumption Patterns, in: Energy Policy (129), 1156-1167.

Working Paper

  • Global Credit Shocks and Real Economies, MAGKS Working Paper 16-2021, 2021, with H. Herwartz and H. Rohloff. [pdf]
  • The Credit Composition of Global Liquidity, MAGKS Working Paper 15-2021, 2021, with H. Herwartz and H. Rohloff.  [pdf]

Work in Progress

  • Global Funding and Income Inequality (with H. Herwartz)
  • Tracking the German Business Cycle (with T. Berger)



  • Empirical Macroeconomics (Summer 2022)
  • Macroeconometrics (Master and PhD; Summer 2021)
  • Multivariate Time Series Analysis (Master; Winter 2020; Winter 2021)
  • Monetary Economics (Bachelor; Summer 2020)
  • Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy (Master; Winter 2021)
  • Topics in Empirical Macroeconomics (Bachelor; Winter 2021)
  • Monetary Economics (Master; Summer 2020 & 2021 & 2022)
  • Seminar on Monetary Economics (Bachelor; Winter 2020 & 2021)
  • Currently, I do not have capacities to supervise more theses.
  • I supervise theses related to empirical finance and macroeconomics. 
  • All topics require a solid understanding of frequentist econometrics and willingness to acquaint yourself with methods of time series analysis. More information / topic proposals can be found in the teaching section of the chair.