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Tom Bauermann

Tom Bauermann

Signal-Iduna Scholarship

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
Gebäude GC, Raum 2/149

Tel.: +49 (0) 234 32-26912
Fax: +49 (0) 234 32-14453

Tom Bauermann joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2015. He obtained his Bachelor in Economics and Political Science, a Master in Political Science and a Master in Economics from the University of Jena, with a focus on macroeconomics. In his master thesis he empirically analyzed the impact of income inequality on economic growth for the EU-15 member states. In addition to his studies he gave tutorials in statistics and empirical methods and interned at the KfW and the IAB Sachsen.

Main fields of interest: Agent-based Modelling, Macroeconomics, Labor Economics

 

Raphael Becker

Raphael Becker

Mercator Scholarship

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-519
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Raphael Becker joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2015. He obtained his Bachelor from the University of Mannheim. During his Master studies at the University of Bonn he specialized in the fields of microeconomics and econometrics. In his thesis, he studied the impact of personality traits and preferences on gender related wage differentials. He worked as a student research assistant for the German Institute for Development Policy and interned at the Deutsche Bundesbank.

Main fields of interest: Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics

Friederike Blönnigen

Friederike Blönnigen

Mercator Scholarship

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-526
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Friederike Blönnigen joined the RGS in Economics in October 2015. She obtained her Master of Business Mathematics from TU Dortmund and spent a semester at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. In her master thesis she analyzed power in exchange networks and applied an N-person cooperative game with transferable utility for networks to formalize the model. Her bachelor thesis analyzed the determinants of individuals’ participation in religious activity. She worked as a student teaching assistant in analysis and microeconomics and as a student research assistant at the RWI.

Main fields of interest: Microeconomics, Economics of Information, Applied Microeconomics

Patrick Gauß

Patrick Gauß

Mercator Scholarship

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-514
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Patrick Gauß joined the RGS in Economics in October 2015. He obtained his Bachelor and Master in Economics at the University Hohenheim, with a focus on econometrics, labor economics, international trade and public economics. In his master thesis, he used a nonparametric IV estimator for unconditional quantile treatment effects to estimate how receiving a tertiary educational degree impacts the wage distribution. He was a student research assistant in public finance and in labor and service sector economics.

Main fields of interest: Microeconometrics, Applied Microeconomics

Jan Prueser

Jan Prüser

Mercator Scholarship

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-503
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Jan Prüser joined the RGS in Economics in October 2015. He obtained his Master in Economics from the University of Duisburg-Essen with a focus on econometrics and spent a semester at the Norwegian School of Economics. In his master thesis he compared different approches to select the amount of shrinkage in Bayesian VARs and applies these to investigate the relationship between house prices and interest rates for German data. He has worked as a student teaching assistant for statistics I and II and for business cycle diagnosis and forecasting. He interned at the RWI and the Deutsche Bundesbank.

Main fields of interest: Econometrics, Financial Economics, Macroeconomics

Jonas Ramolla

Jonas Ramolla

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-508
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Jonas Ramolla joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2015. He obtained his Master in Economics from the University of Hohenheim, spending a semester at Rhodes University in South Africa and focusing on public economics and microeconometrics. In his master thesis, he assessed the elasticity of taxable income using pseudo panel data. He worked as a student research assistant in international economics, as a tutor in microeconomics, and gained experience in applied economic research during an internship at the IAW Tübingen.

Main fields of interest: Public Economics, Microeconometrics, Policy Evaluation

Hendrik Steinbrecher

Hendrik Steinbrecher

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche FakultätVolkswirtschaftslehre (Makroökonomie)
44221 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-4495
Fax +49 231 755-3069

Hendrik Steinbrecher joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2015. He obtained a Bachelor from the University of Frankfurt and a Master in Economics from the University of Cologne, with stays abroad at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Tongji-University in Shanghai and focusing on macroeconomics and economic history. In his Master thesis he analyzed the reception of Keynes’ theory in the German context, which anticipated elements of the German concept of a ‘social market economy’ and Neo-Keynesian economics. Since 2016 he is part of the Priority Programme 1859 ‚Experience and expectation. Historical foundations of economic behaviour’ founded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council). In particular he is working on the project ‚Great Expectations? Germany’s Recovery from the Great Depression, 1932-1936‘.

Main fields of interest: Economic History, Macroeconomics, International Finance and Trade, Public Economics

Jan Wergula

Jan Wergula

Mercator Migration and Integration Scholarship

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-513
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Jan Wergula joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2015. He obtained his Bachelor and Master in Economics from the University of Bonn, focusing on the economics of currency areas, particularly the Euro Area. This includes work on migration as adjustment mechanism in his bachelor thesis and his master thesis on international spillover effects of labor market reforms in monetary unions under the presence of search and matching frictions. He was a student research assistant at the Institute for the Study of Labor.

Main fields of interest: International Macroeconomics, Labor Economics