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Prof. Dr. Daniel Avdic

Daniel Avdic is an assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) of Empirical Health Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen (since October 2015) and the head of the junior research group EACH at the health economics research center CINCH (since October 2013). He studied economics, statistics and economic history at Uppsala University in Sweden and worked at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm and the Institute for the Evaluation of Labor Market and Education Policy (IFAU) in Uppsala before receiving his PhD in Economics from Uppsala University in 2014. His research interests are focused in the field of empirical health economics, especially on the efficiency of health care organization, individual health behaviors and the causes and consequences of socioeconomic health disparities. 

Research interests:
 Empirical Health and Labor Economics, Family Economics, Applied Econometrics

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Dr. Joscha Beckmann

Dr. Joscha Beckmann

Joscha Beckmann is a postdoctoral researcher for Macroeconomics at the University of Duisburg-Essen since December 2011. He studied economics and economic eduction at the University of Duisburg-Essen and the University of Göttingen. He obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2011. In his dissertation, he empirically analyzed the relationship between exchange rates and fundamentals from different perspectives. He recieved awards for both his dissertation and his diploma. Since 2013, he is also affiliated with the Research Institute for the World Economy.

Research interests: International Economics, Monetary Policy, Econometrics, Development Economics

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Markus Fels

Dr. Markus Fels

Markus Fels is postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Microeconomics at the University of Dortmund since 2017. He studied Economics at the University of Potsdam and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and obtained his doctorate in 2014 at the University of Bonn. In his dissertation, he investigated psychological barriers to informed decision-making, such as information avoidance and information neglect. His research focuses on applying insights from behavioral economics to better understand human behavior in markets.

Research interests:
Microeconomics, Behavioral Economics

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Dr. Yannick Hoga

Yannick Hoga is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Econometrics at the University of Duisburg-Essen since 2016. He studied economathematics at the University of Cologne and the University of Canterbury and obtained his doctorate in 2016 at the Universtiy of Duisburg-Essen. In his dissertation, he developed structural break tests for the extremal behavior of time series. His research interest lies in applying methods of extreme value theory to time series analysis. 

Research interests: Change Point Analysis, Extreme Value Theory, Risk Management

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Jun.-Prof. Kairies-Schwarz

Prof. Dr. Nadja Kairies-Schwarz

Nadja Kairies-Schwarz has been assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) for Experimental Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen as well as junior research group leader for the experimental group at the health economic research center CINCH since May 2014. She studied economics at the University of Constance and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and received her PhD from the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2013. Her research interests are in the area of experimental economics research with a special focus on incentives for providers and consumers in the healthcare market.

Research interests: Experimental Economics, Health Economics

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Jun.-Prof. Sanne Hiller

Prof. Dr. Sanne Kruse-Becher

Sanne Hiller is Assistant Professor for Macroeconomics (Juniorprofessorin) at Ruhr-University Bochum. Prior to her current position, she worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at
Leuphana University of Lüneburg.  She holds a PhD in International Economics from Aarhus University (2011) and studied International Economics at Eberhard-Karls University
of Tübingen (2008). Her research is concerned with firm behavior on international markets, migration and international knowledge spillovers.
She is also affiliated with Aarhus University and is a member of the International Study Group on Exporter Productivity (ISGEP).

Research interests: International Economics, Applied Econometrics, Labor Economics

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Prof. Dr. Lars Metzger

Prof. Dr. Lars Metzger

Prof. Dr. Lars Metzger holds a Juniorprofessorship for economics at the University of Dortmund since 2011. He obtained his Doctoral degree in
2009 as a member of the Europeean Doctoral Programme being hosted at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Mathematical Economics at Bielefeld University.

Research interests: Microeconomics, Game Theory, Information Theory, Industrial Organization, and Bounded Rationality

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Prof. Dr. Florian Ziel

Dr. Edgar Preugschat

Edgar Preugschat is a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Dortmund. He studied at the Free University Berlin and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. His research interest is in applied macroeconomics with an emphasis on labor markets and housing markets. Furthermore, he uses experimental methods to study search markets.

Research interests: Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Housing Economics, Experimental Economics

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Prof. Dr. Lilia Zhurakhovska

Prof. Dr. Lilia Zhurakhovska

Prof. Dr. Lilia Zhurakhovska is an assistant professor (Juniorprofessorin) for Economics (Behavioral Economics) at the Mercator School of Management (University of Duisburg-Essen) since January 2016. She studied economics at the universities of Munich and Bonn and then joined the IMPRS (The International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World) at the location Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn. In 2012 she visited the University of California, San Diego. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Cologne in 2014. As a research associate, she worked at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg and became a permanent visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn.

Research interests:
Behavioral & Experimental Economics, Law & Economics, Psychology & Economics, Public Economics

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Prof. Dr. Florian Ziel

Prof. Dr. Florian Ziel

Florian Ziel is an assistant professor of Environmental Economics, esp. Economics of Renewable Energy at the University of Duisburg-Essen (since February 2017). He studied mathematics and statistics at the TU Dresden and University College Dublin (UCD). In June 2016 he received his doctoral degree in business administration and economics from the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt(Oder) writing a thesis about electricity price modeling and forecasting. During his PhD and post-doc period he researched at the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics of the Université libre de Bruxelles and at the Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics of the University of Oxford.
His research objectives are the quantitative modeling of energy markets with focus on the impact of renewable energy. Additionally, he is interested in time series analysis of seasonal data with application to energy and environmental economics such as statistical portfolio management.

Research interests:
Energy Econometrics, Time Series, Environmental Statistics, Portfolio Management

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