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Tom Bauermann

Tom Bauermann

Signal-Iduna Scholarship

Entry: 2015

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

Entry: 2015

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

Marius Bickmann

Entry: 2013

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Applied Economics
D-44221 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-3151
Fax +49 231 755-5404

marius.bickmann@tu-dortmund.de

Marius Bickmann studied economics at the University of Cologne and the Stockholm School of Economics. During his studies, he focused on macroeconomics, labor economics and finance. His master thesis dealt with the question of whether low micro estimates of the labor supply elasticity can be reconciled with the high macro elasticites often used in aggregate models to explain cross-country differences in hours worked. In addition to his studies, he interned at the German Council of Science and Humanities, the RWE AG and at the department of Forecasting and Economic Policy at the DIW Berlin.

Main fields of interest: International Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Growth

Friederike Blönnigen

Friederike Blönnigen

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2015

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

Merve Cim

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2012

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

Simon Decker

Simon Decker

Entry: 2011

Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insb. Gesundheitsökonomik
Schützenbahn 70
45127 Essen

Tel. +49 201 183-3404

Simon Decker is a part of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics since October 2011. Prior to that he studied Business Administration and Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His master's thesis provides an empirical analysis on the educational effects of kindergarten care in Germany using data of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Schnabel). During the course of his studies Simon Decker also worked as a tutor and research assistant at several chairs of the University of Duisburg-Essen and at the research institute RWI in Essen.

Main fields of interest: Applied Econometrics, Education Economics, Health Economics

Fabian Dehos

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2013

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-518
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Fabian Dehos joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2013. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Konstanz (Germany) after which he continued with an MSc Economics at the University College London (UK). In his master thesis “The question of income disparity between city and countryside– An analysis of the evolution of the urban wage premium in West Germany” (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Dustmann) he investigated regional wage discrepancies. In particular, he aimed to analyse whether an urban wage premium exists and how it evolved over the extended time period from 1985 to 2008. During his undergraduate studies he spent two semesters abroad at Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) and interned for six month in UBS wealth management research (Switzerland).

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

Fang Duan

Fang Duan

RAG Stiftung Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Fachgebiet Finance
Otto-Hahn-Str. 6
D-44227 Dortmund

+49 231 755 - 3277

Fang Duan joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. He obtained the Master Degree of Statistics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. During his studies, he mainly focused on statistical inference and financial econometrics. He finished his master thesis „High Dimensional Portfolio Allocation based on High Frequency Data“ under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Hautsch (Universität Wien). In his master thesis, he dealt with smoothing methods in forecasting of covariance matrix estimates in global minimum variance portfolio. Furthermore, he worked as research assistant for Prof. Michael Burda, PhD (HU Berlin) and teaching assistant for Prof. Paul Klein, PhD (SFU), he did an internship at German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

Main fields of interest: Financial Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Portfolio Management

Irina Dubova

Entry: 2012

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

Martin Fischer

Martin Fischer

Entry: 2011

Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insb. Gesundheitsökonomik
Schützenbahn 70
45127 Essen

Tel. +49 201 183-6845

Martin Fischer joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS) in October 2011. He studied Economics and Statistics at the University of Hanover, Charles University of Prague and the Humboldt University of Berlin. His diploma thesis in economics deals with the applicability of quantile regression estimation methods for sample selection models. His master thesis in statistics investigates the effects of heterogeneity on the analysis of German immigrants’ earnings by using quantile regression methods for panel data. During his studies he worked as a research assistant for the Statistics department at University of Hanover and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. Furthermore he gave tutorials in statistics and econometrics.

Main fields of interest: Applied Econometrics, Migration

Patrick Gauß

Patrick Gauß

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2015

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

Kevin Glueck

Kevin Glück

Sparkasse Essen Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl für Makroökonomie
44221 Dortmund
Tel. +49 231 755-3105

Kevin Glück joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. Previously, he studied economics at the University of Cologne with a focus on Macroeconomics. During his Bachelor studies, he spent one semester in Maastricht and Buenos Aires each. In his Master Thesis, he analyzed savings and spousal labor supply as insurances against idiosyncratic income risk and how a public unemployment insurance can crowd out these instruments.

Main fields of interest: Public Economics, Growth & Inequality, Labour Economics

Ulrich Haskamp

Entry: 2013

Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Lehrstuhl für Makroökonomik
Universitätsstr. 12
45117 Essen

Tel. +49 201 183-6512
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Ulrich Haskamp joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2013. He obtained his Bachelor in Economics from the University of Osnabrück. During his studies, he did an exchange semester at the University of Hull, England. Then he moved to the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel for his Master in Economics. In his master's thesis (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Reitz) he examined the time-varying relationship between exchange rates and fundamentals. Furthermore, he was a research assistant for Prof. Westermann Ph.D., Osnabrück, and did an internship at the department “Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys” of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich.

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

Linda Hirt

Linda Hirt-Schierbaum

RAG Stiftung Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Volkswirtschaftslehre (Mikroökonomie)
Vogelpothsweg 87
D-44227 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-3215
Fax +49 231 755-3027

Linda Hirt joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. She studied business mathematics at TU Dortmund University and at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. In her diploma thesis “Temptation, Self-Control and the Theory of Consumption” she analyzed (dynamic) self-control preferences and contrasted analyses of underinsurance against flood hazards in the United States premised on dynamic self-control preferences and hyperbolic discounting, respectively. Beside her studies she worked as a tutor at the chair of differential geometry and as a tutor and student research assistant at the chair of Microeconomics at TU Dortmund University.

Main fields of interest: Microeconomics, Behavioral Economics

Marco Horvath

Marco Horvath

Commerzbank-Stiftung Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-522
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Marco Horvath joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. He obtained his Bachelor Degree from University of Mannheim in 2012. During his undergraduate studies he spent an exchange semester at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. For his Master in Economics he joined the University College Dublin. During his studies he mainly focused on microeconomics, econometrics and energy economics. His master thesis "Fracking Boom in the US: Implications for the Oil Price" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Aisling Reynolds-Feighan) studied the impact of fracking on the crude oil market. Furthermore, Marco Horvath gained work experience during internships for Dow Jones and PublicPolicy.ie and gave tutorials in econometrics.

Main fields of interest: Energy and Environmental Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics

Maryna Ivets

Maryna Ivets

Entry: 2014

CINCH - Health Economics Research Center
Edmund-Körner-Platz 2
45127 Essen
Tel. +49 201 183 6313

Maryna Ivets joined RGS in October 2014. She studied for her Bachelor’s degree at the Belarus State Economic University and at Hunter College (New York). She earned her Master’s at the University of Hamburg. Her Master’s thesis explored how different remuneration systems affect physician behavior (supervisor Prof. Dr. Mathias Kifmann). Maryna was a recipient of a DAAD scholarship and the winner of the New York State Economic Association undergraduate paper competition in 2012.

Main fields of interest: Health Economics, Applied Econometrics

Laura M. Janisch

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2013

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-511
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Laura Janisch (née Sinn) joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2013. She did her undergraduate studies in 'International Economics' at Tübingen University (Germany) and Lund University (Sweden). In 2012, she obtained her Master’s degree in 'Economics and Institutions' at Marburg University. In her master’s thesis she analyzed how public policies effect fertility decisions (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Evelyn Korn). After her graduation, Laura worked at the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund and at the Human Development Network at the World Bank in Washington D.C.

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

Philipp Korfmann

Philipp Korfmann

NRW.BANK Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Makroökonomie
D-44221 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-5913
Fax +49 231 755-3069

Philipp Korfmann joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. He studied economics at the University of Bonn and the University of Zurich focussing on macroeconomics. In his master's thesis he analyzed the differences of transitions in and out of temporary and permanent employment in Germany. Additional to his studies he worked as a student research assistant at the Institute for International Economic Policy at the University of Bonn and interned at the Société Générale.

Main fields of interest: Business Cycle Fluctuations, Monetary Economics, Labor Economics

Michael Kramm

Entry: 2012

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

Entry: 2012

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

Eliane Lambertz

Eliane Lambertz

Entry: 2011

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Volkswirtschaftslehre (Mikroökonomie)
44221 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-3215
Fax +49 231 755-3027

Eliane Lambertz joined the Ruhr Graduate School of Economics in October 2011. She studied business mathematics (Wirtschaftsmathematik) at Technische Universität Dortmund. During her studies, she focused on operation research, finance and combinatorial optimization and microeconomics. In her diploma thesis, she analyzed "Cycle Decomposition in Genome Rearrangement". In addition to her studies, she worked at Technische Universität Dortmund at the chair of Microeconomics as a tutor and at the chair of Operations Research and Business Informatics as a tutor and student assistant.

Main fields of interest: Operations Research, Game Theory, Finance

Jan Prueser

Jan Prüser

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2015

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

Entry: 2015

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

Entry: 2015

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

Christian Wittrock

Entry: 2013

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

Christian Wittrock joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in Oktober 2013. He studied economics at the University of Muenster (B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics) and during a semester abroad at the Nottingham Trent University. In his master’s thesis (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Johannes Becker) he theoretically discussed the existence of asymmetric information and rent-seeking behavior on financial markets and analyzed if a Financial Transaction Tax can curb overinvestment into private information without social benefit. Christian Wittrock worked as a student assistant at the Chair of Political Economy (Prof. Dr.Thomas Apolte) and as a research assistant at the Institute of Public Economics I (Prof. Dr. Johannes Becker). He also gave tutorials in Public Economics.

Main fields of interest: Microeconomics, Financial Markets, Econometrics

Guanzhong Yang

Guanzhong Yang

Entry: 2009

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o University of Duisburg-Essen
Faculty of Economics - Chair Prof. J. Brosig
Universitätsstraße. 12
45117 Essen
Tel. +49 201 183-3126

Guanzhong Yang joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2009. He studied finance at the University of Nanjing (China) from 2002 to 2004. In 2005 he enrolled at the University of Heidelberg where he received a diploma in Economics in 2009 (Diplom-Volkswirt). In his diploma thesis, he examined theoretically and empirically the relationship between human capital and economic growth. As an intern at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW Mannheim) he participated in a research project concerning the development of Chinese climate policy.

Main fields of interest: Experimental Economics