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Gabriel Arce-Alfaro

Gabriel Arce-Alfaro

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-525
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Gabriel Arce-Alfaro joined The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Economics from the National University of Costa Rica. Subsequently, he worked as an associated researcher at the International Centre of Economic Policy for Sustainable Development (CINPE). In 2015 he obtained a full scholarship from the Costa Rican Ministry of Science and Technology for his graduate studies and obtained a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Essex. In his master thesis he worked on the field of monetary economics, applying macroeconometric tools to an analysis of the influence of exchange rate shocks. During his studies, also participated in PhD-fast-track courses at the University of Konstanz.

Main fields of interest:Monetary Economics, International Economics, and Applied Macroeconometrics

 

Fabian Bald

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

Fabian Bald joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He obtained degrees in Economics from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (M.Sc.). In his master thesis “Quality, productivity and exporting decisions of heterogeneous firms” he focused on how firm-level characteristics, in particular quality and productivity differences, determine firm performance in different export destination markets. During his undergraduate studies he spent two semesters at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and worked at NGOs in South Africa and Ghana.

Main fields of interest: International Trade, International Economics

Stephan Hetzenecker

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

Stephan Hetzenecker joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He studied econo-mathematics at the University Würzburg. In his Master`s thesis "Regularized and Adaptive Non-Parametric Estimation of Mixed Logit demand", he combined non-parametric demand estimators with regularization techniques such as ridge and LASSO regression. During his Master`s studies, he also worked as a student assistant for Prof. Toker Doganoglu, Ph.D. (Chair of Industrial Economics) and for Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dauth (Empirical International and Regional Economics). Additionally, he was student degree advisor of econo-mathematic studies in Würzburg.

Main fields of interest: Econometrics, Industrial Organization

Sascha Keweloh

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

Sascha Keweloh joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He obtained his Bachelor in Mathematics and Economics at TU Dortmund University, studied one semester abroad at Utah State University and obtained his Master in Economics at TU Dortmund University. His focus is on econometrics and monetary policy. In his Master thesis, he analyzed the ECB’s interaction with financial markets in times of conventional and unconventional monetary policy. He also successfully completed the ECB’s traineeship program, working in the Government Finance Statistics Division where he analyzed the quality of government finance statistics since the introduction of the Euro. In addition to his studies he gave tutorials in econometrics and interned at the Institute for Economics and Peace in Sydney.

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

Patrick Aljoscha Maxara

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-502
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Patrick Aljoscha Maxara joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration and Economics at TU Dortmund University and focused his studies on macroeconomics, econometrics and finance. His thesis covered the architecture of the financial system, financial crises and the insertion of the concept of liquidity into macroeconomic models. During his courses Patrick Aljoscha Maxara also worked as tutor and research assistant at several chairs of TU Dortmund University. Currently he is working as research and teaching assistant at the chair of macroeconomics at TU Dortmund University run by Prof. Dr. Phillip Jung and specializes on the utilization of advanced IT methods for macroeconomic models.

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

Marvin Müller

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

Marvin Müller joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He obtained his Bachelor and Master in Industrial Engineering from the TU Dortmund. He wrote his Bachelor thesis for BMW AG in Munich about key performance indicators in planning processes in the engine development. For his master thesis, he analyzed TU-games with incompatibilities and cooperation structures where the cooperation structure is modeled as a game in strategic form. He showed that inefficient behavior of one player can be efficient when considering a group of players as a union.

Main fields of interest: Microeconomics, Applied Microeconomics, Game Theory.

 

Andre Seepe

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-523
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Andre Seepe joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. From 2012 to 2017, he studied Business Management and Economics at TU Dortmund University, working as a student assistant at the Chair of Macroeconomics (Philip Jung) and Applied Economics (Ludger Linnemann) and teaching Introduction to Macroeconomics (undergraduate) and Econometrics (graduate). In his Master thesis he studied the impact of foreign aid on economic development using Panel IV methods

Main fields of interest: Growth and Development Economics, International 
Economics, Applied Macroeconometrics, Political Economy