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Merve Cim

Mercator Scholarship

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-524
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Merve Cim joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2012. She studied economics at Marmara University in Istanbul and spent a semester abroad at the Portuguese Catholic University. She obtained a Master of Science Degree in economics from the University of Mannheim with a focus on labor economics. In her master thesis, she empirically analyzed the relationship between migration policies and labor market assimilation of immigrants in Germany and the United States (Supervisor: Prof. Christina Gathmann, Ph.D.). During her master studies at the University of Mannheim she worked as a teaching assistant at the Chair of Macroeconomics.

Main fields of interest: Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Economics of Migration

Irina Dubova

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Lehrstuhl für Makroökonomik
Universitätsstr. 12
45117 Essen
Tel. +49 201 183 2389

Irina Dubova joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2012. She obtained her bachelor in Mathematics and Mechanics from the Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk, Russia), after which she earned her Master degree in Economics from National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). During her studies she focused on Mathematical Methods of Economic Analysis. In her Master thesis "Modeling and Empirical Analysis of Learning-by-Importing Effects" she studied and empirically analyzed the positive effects between firm’s foreign exposure and its growth rates, as well as its innovation decisions. During her studies she worked as a student research at Research laboratory of Empirical analysis of the enterprises and markets in transition economies. Furthermore, she interned and worked at the Financial Services Office department of Ernst & Young CIS B.V. branch in Moscow.

Main fields of interest: Applied Econometrics, Financial Economics, Macroeconomics

Marcel Henkel

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Mercator School of Management
Department of Managerial Economics
Lehrstuhl für Mikroökonomik und Außenwirtschaft
Lotharstraße 65
47057 Duisburg
Tel. +49 203 379 1242
Fax +49 203 379 1786

Marcel Henkel joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2012. During his studies at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, he focused on international trade, labor economics and econometrics. In his master thesis "Tariffs as insurance when domestic markets are incomplete –An empirical analysis of binding overhang" (supervised by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wagenhals and Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr PhD.) he empirically analyzed, if tariffs can be explained to be used as policy instruments in situations of economic uncertainty. In addition to his studies he interned at the ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich, and Deloitte & Touche, Düsseldorf, participated at the National Model United Nations in New York, worked as a student assistant at several chairs and gave tutorials in macroeconomics at the University of Hohenheim (chair of labor economics, Prof. Dr. Thomas Beissinger).

Main fields of interest: International Economics, Labor Economics, Development Economics, Monetary Economics, Applied Econometrics

Michael Kramm

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Volkswirtschaftslehre
Vogelpothsweg 87
D-44227 Dortmund
Tel. +49 231 755-3245
Fax +49 231 755-3027

Michael Kramm joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2012. During his M.Sc. he studied Economics at the University of Bonn in Germany. In his master thesis he examined the effect of boundedly rational agents in a model of strategic information transmission. During the course of his studies Michael Kramm also worked as a tutor for microeconomic theory at the University of Bonn. He did his Bachelor studies in Economics and Politics at the University of Münster.

Main Fields of Interest: Game Theory, Information Economics, Bounded Rationality

Christopher Krause

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Applied Economics
44221 Dortmund
Tel. +49 231 755-8153
Fax +49 231 755-5404

Christopher Krause joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2012. He obtained both a Bachelor of Science in Management & Economics and a Master of Science in Economics from Ruhr-Universität Bochum. In his master thesis, he conducted an extensive analysis of a macroeconomic agent-based model with an endogenous growth mechanism, applying several tools from time series analysis and sensitivity analysis. Parallel to his studies, he worked as a student assistant at the chair of Empirical Economics (Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer) and Applied Microeconomics (Prof. Dr. Julio R. Robledo) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Main fields of interest: Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Financial Economics