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Find out more about our diverse student body and our ever-growing alumni network. Faculty members, consisting of top researchers from Berlin and Germany.

Cohort 2022

  • Paula Niemöller
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    Paula Niemöller

    Paula joined the DIW Graduate Center as a PhD candidate in October 2022. She graduated with a BSc in Business Administration from Hamburg School of Business Administration (Dual Studies Program). During her undergraduate studies, she spent one semester abroad at the University of Economics (UNECON) in St. Petersburg. After graduation, she stayed within her cooperation partner and worked for one...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Thomas Rieger
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    Thomas Rieger

    Thomas joined the DIW GC as a PhD student and scholarship recipient in 2022. After studying Philosophy & Economics for his BA in Bayreuth and St Andrews, he completed his MSc in Economics at Humboldt University of Berlin. In his master’s thesis, Thomas studied the individualization of wealth in Germany and its implications for the gender wealth gap. His primary interests are in the fields of socio...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Leon Stolle
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    Leon Stolle

    Leon joined the DIW Graduate Center in October 2022. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and economics from the Goethe University Frankfurt and a master's degree in economics from the University of Cologne. For his master's thesis, Leon compared different machine learning algorithms in predicting corporate defaults. The thesis was written in cooperation with the Deutsche...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Francesca Verga
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    Francesca Verga

    Francesca joined the DIW Berlin Graduate Center as a PhD candidate in October 2022. She holds a BSc in Economics and Business from the University of Milan-Bicocca and a MSc in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan. Prior to joining the DIW, Francesca worked as a trainee at the Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation of the Joint Research Centre in Ispra and at the International...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Sophie Behr
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    Sophie Behr

    Sophie M. Behr joined the DIW Berlin Graduate Center as a PhD candidate in October 2021. Her research interests lie in climate economics and policy, and particularly include circular economy and carbon pricing. Sophie holds a BSc in Economics from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg and a MSc in Economics from the University of Hamburg and spent parts of her studies at the University of Bologna,...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Martina Kaplanová
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    Martina Kaplanová

    I completed my BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the Amsterdam University College in the Netherlands and participated in an exchange program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I obtained my MSc in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, where I also worked as a research assistant at the Mistra Centre for Sustainable Markets (MISUM). My research...

    Ph.D. Student German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Felix Schmidt
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    Felix Schmidt

    Felix is a PhD student at the DIW’s Graduate Center. Prior to joining the program, he worked with an economic consultancy in London focusing on energy market arbitration and litigation projects. His research interests lie in the fields of energy economics and operations research for power systems. Felix holds a Master of Science in Advanced Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Ben Schumann
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    Ben Schumann

    Bevor joining the DIW GC Ben studied at the Free University of Berlin where he graduated with a M.Sc. in Economics. During his studies Ben worked as a student assistant in the European Parliament, the German Minimum Wage Commission and in the macroeconomics department of the DIW. From May 2018 to December 2020 Ben took a break from his studies to work in the International Policy Analysis division...

    Ph.D. Student Macroeconomics
  • Yogam Tchokni
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    Yogam Tchokni

    Yogam Tchokni joined the DIW GC as a PhD student and scholarship recipient in 2021. He completed his MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics. After completing his studies he spent two years working as a data analyst for the consulting firm Oliver Wyman. Yogam has also worked as a research assistant at the University of Mannheim focusing on...

    Ph.D. Student German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Kristin Trautmann
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    Kristin Trautmann

    Kristin is a PhD candidate of the 2021 cohort at the DIW Graduate Center. She obtained both, the bachelor’s degree in Political Economics and the master’s degree in Economics at the University of Heidelberg. During her studies, she worked as a teaching assistant at the chair of Empirical economics as well as a student assistant at the ZEW (Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research). Prior...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center; Research Associate Macroeconomics
  • Temulun Borjigen
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    Temulun Borjigen

    Ph.D. Student Firms and Markets; Scholarship Recipient
  • Friedemann Gruner
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    Friedemann Gruner

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center; Scholarship Recipient
  • Adeline Gueret
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    Adeline Gueret

    Adeline Guéret is a PhD candidate at the DIW Graduate Center and TU Berlin. Her research focuses on topics related to the energy transition. More specifically, she uses modeling methods to better understand pathways that can lead to deeply decarbonize our economies. Prior to joining the Graduate Center in October 2020, she worked as a researcher at the French Economic Observatory (OFCE) to...

    Research Associate Energy, Transportation, Environment
  • Gökhan Ider
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    Gökhan Ider

    Ph.D. Student Macroeconomics; Scholarship Recipient
  • Till Köveker
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    Till Köveker

    Till is a PhD-candidate at DIW Graduate Center and in the Climate Policy department of DIW. He holds a Master in Economics (Economic Theory and Econometrics) from Toulouse School of Economics and a Bachelor in Sociology, Politics & Economics from Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. Furthermore, he has experience from internships in different sectors (e.g. at KfW Development Bank, at the ...

    Ph.D. Student Climate Policy
  • Sebastian Becker
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    Sebastian Becker

    Sebastian joined the Berlin School of Economics as a PhD student in 2019. He obtained a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. Degree in Economics from the University of Bonn. During his studies, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Applied Microeconomics and the briq Institute on Behavior and Inequality, as well as a teaching assistant at the Institute for Finance and...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center; Scholarship Recipient Public Economics
  • Niklas Gohl
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    Niklas Gohl

    Niklas Gohl is currently a Ph.D. student at the Berlin School of Economics and the University of Potsdam. Further, he works as a research associate at the Chair of Public Economics, Fiscal and Social Policy at the University of Potsdam. Niklas studied Economics and Politics at the University of Glasgow and obtained his Master’s Degree in Public Economics at Freie Universität, Berlin....

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Nils Handler
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    Nils Handler

    Nils Handler entered the PhD in economics as part of the first cohort of the Berlin School of Economics in 2019. He has a keen interest in investigating policies aimed at decarbonizing the economy and achieving the energy transition at least cost. More broadly he seeks to understand how our social contract needs to be recalibrated in the light of the emerging green growth paradigm. Nils has...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Jonas Hannane
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    Jonas Hannane

    Jonas Hannane is currently a PhD student at the Berlin School of Economics (BSE). He obtained his master degree in economics from Ecole Polytechnique and ENSAE in Paris, and his B.Sc. in economics from LMU Munich. Before joining the BSE PhD program in 2019, he worked in the competition practice of Charles River Associates. His research interests relate to applied industrial organization with a...

    Ph.D. Student Firms and Markets
  • Viola Hilbert
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    Viola Hilbert

    Viola joined the Berlin School of Economics as a Ph.D. candidate in October 2019. She obtained a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz. Prior to joining the DIW Berlin, Viola spent two years working as a strategy and management consultant for public sector...

    Ph.D. Student German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Mats Kröger
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    Mats Kröger

    Mats Kröger is a current Ph.D. student at the Berlin School of Economics. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics as well as a B.Sc. degree from Humboldt-University Berlin. During his studies he spent semesters as a visiting student at both Georgetown University and New York University. His research interests lie in the fields of energy...

    Research Associate Climate Policy
  • Andreas Leibing
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    Andreas Leibing

    Since 2019, I am a doctoral student at the Graduate Center of the DIW Berlin and the Berlin School of Economics (BSE), as well as a research associate at the Education and Family department at the DIW since 2020. Between 2013 and 2019, I studied Economics at the University of Göttingen, the LMU Munich and the Université Paris-Saclay. I am no longer updating this website. Please visit my...

    PhD Candidate Education and Family
  • Hannah Magdalena Seidl
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    Hannah Magdalena Seidl

    Hannah Seidl is currently a Ph.D. student at the Berlin School of Economics and the Graduate Center DIW and a Research Associate at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She started her PhD in 2019 after earning a B.A. in Social Science and a B.Sc. in Economics from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and a M.Sc. in Economics from Freie Universität Berlin. In her Bachelor’s and Master’s theses, Hannah...

    Ph.D. Student Macroeconomics; Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Fabian Seyrich
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    Fabian Seyrich

    Fabian Seyrich obtained his bachelor degree in Economics from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. Throughout his bachelor studies he held tutorials in Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics and Mathematics for Economists. Fabian continued with the master in Economics at the Freie Universität Berlin which included an exchange semester at the University of Melbourne....

    Ph.D. Student Macroeconomics
  • Virginia Sondergeld
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    Virginia Sondergeld

    Virginia is a research associate in DIW's research group Gender Economics since October 2020. She joined the Berlin School of Economics as a PhD student in 2019. She holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from Goethe University, Frankfurt. Before her doctoral studies, Virginia gained two years of professional...

    Research Associate Gender Economics; Ph.D. Student Public Economics
  • Xi Sun
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    Xi Sun

    Xi Sun is a doctoral student in the BSE cohort 2019.  

    Research Associate Climate Policy; Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Mara Barschkett
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    Mara Barschkett

    Mara Barschkett is a PhD student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center and a research associate at the Department of Public Economics. Her research interests are health economics, labour economics and early education as well as the intersection of those fields. Mara obtained her B.Sc. in Economics at the University of Bonn and spent one exchange year at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver,...

    Research Associate Public Economics
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    Lukas Boer

    Lukas Boer is a Ph.D. student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center and research associate at the department of International Economics. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Economics and Management Science from Humboldt University Berlin and a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim. He also spent study semesters at the Toulouse School of Economics and Stockholm University. His research...

    Research Associate International Economics
  • Stephanie Ettmeier
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    Stephanie Ettmeier

    Stephanie joined the DIW Berlin and the DIW Berlin Graduate Center in October 2018. After completing her bachelor studies in Anthropology (University Leipzig) and Political Science (Sciences Po Grenoble), Stephanie discovered her interest for Economics. She holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. For her dissertation on monetary policy shocks she...

    Research Associate Macroeconomics
  • Martin Kittel
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    Martin Kittel

    Martin Kittel is a Ph.D. candidate at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center. Prior to DIW, Martin worked as a research associate at the Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy, Technical Institute Berlin and with Germanwatch, a development and environmental civil society organization, focusing on energy transition cooperation in Southeast Europe. He has completed internships at the German-Australian Chamber...

    Ph.D. Student Energy, Transportation, Environment
  • Mariza Montes de Oca León
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    Mariza Montes de Oca León

    Mariza Montes de Oca León is a is a Ph.D. student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center. Her current research interests are centered around the interaction between the natural resource curse in fossil-fuel abundant economies and climate change mitigation policy. Prior to joining the Graduate Center, Mariza worked at ICAP, the International Carbon Action Partnership, focusing on emissions...

    Ph.D. Student Energy, Transportation, Environment
  • Laura Pagenhardt
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    Laura Pagenhardt

    Laura joined the DIW Graduate Center in 2018 and the Forecasting and Economic Policy Department in 2019. After completing a B.Sc. Psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Laura obtained her B.Sc. Economics from the Free University Berlin, where she also worked as a research and teaching assistant at the chair of econometrics. Based on her bachelor’s dissertation, she published an...

    Research Associate Macroeconomics
  • Alexander Roth
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    Alexander Roth

    Alexander is a Ph.D. student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center since October 2018. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Mannheim and his Master’s degree in economics from the University of Mannheim and the Free University of Brussels (ULB) in a joint double-degree program. Alexander’s research interests include empirical microeconomics, focusing on climate, energy,...

    Research Associate & Ph.D. Student Energy, Transportation, Environment
  • Laura Schmitz
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    Laura Schmitz

    Laura has been a doctoral student at the DIW Graduate Center since 2018 and a research assistant in the Department of Education and Family since 2019. Laura’s research interests lie in the field of educational economics, with a special focus on intergenerational mobility and the evaluation of relevant policy measures.Laura has an interdisciplinary background with degrees in European Studies,...

    Research Associate Education and Family
  • Johannes Seebauer
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    Johannes Seebauer

    Johannes Seebauer is a Ph.D. candidate at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center. Following undergraduate studies in Management in Regensburg, he obtained a M.Sc. in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he studied as a Fulbright scholar. He also holds a M.Res. in Economics from Sciences Po Paris. In his Master thesis, he used individual-level data from the Socio...

    Ph.D. Student German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Christina Stadler
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    Christina Stadler

    Christina Stadler is a Ph.D. student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center. Her research interests relate primarily to applied industrial organisation and competition policy. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics, specializing in Industrial Organisation, from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Munich (LMU Munich). In her Master&rsquo...

    Ph.D. Student Firms and Markets
  • Jana Wittich
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    Jana Wittich

    Jana Wittich is a Ph.D. student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center and a research associate in the Macroeconomics Department. She holds two Bachelor degrees in Governance and Public Policy and European Studies from the University of Passau, with a specialization in Economics, Global Governance and Political Science. During her studies, she spent two semesters at the University of Nantes, France....

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center; Research Associate Macroeconomics
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    Max Diegel

    Max Diegel is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center and the chair of Econometrics at Freie Universität (FU) Berlin. In June 2018 he joined the research project "Anchoring of Inflation Expectations" at Freie Universität (FU) Berlin and the team of Professor Nautz. He holds an M.Sc in Economics from FU Berlin. During his studies, Max worked as a research and...

    Ph.D. Student
  • Dennis Gaus
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    Dennis Gaus

    Dennis Gaus is a PhD student at the DIW Graduate Center since 2017. After a Bachelor in Management, he gained a M.Sc. degree in Applied Economics from the University of Innsbruck, with semesters abroad in Toronto and Taipei and internships at Deutsche Bahn AG and the DIW. In his Master thesis, written in collaboration with the transport economics department of the DIW, he assessed insufficient...

    Ph.D. Student Energy, Transportation, Environment
  • Iuliia Grabova
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    Iuliia Grabova

    Iuliia Grabova is a PhD student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Administration from the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder). In her Bachelor thesis, she analyzed the impact of globalization and the role of labor unions on the widening skill premium. Subsequently, she continued as a Master's student of Economics at the...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center; Research Associate Graduate Center
  • Shan Huang
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    Shan Huang

    Shan Huang has been a PhD student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center since 2017. She completed her undergraduate studies in Economics at Humboldt University Berlin, with a semester abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo, and holds a Master’s degree in Economics (Research Master) from Tilburg University. During her studies, she worked as a teaching assistant in the Econometrics department at Tilburg...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Boryana Ilieva
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    Boryana Ilieva

    Boryana Ilieva is a PhD student at the DIW Graduate Center. Her research interests lay in the fields of labor economics, behavioral economics, and gender economics. She holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University Mannheim and a M.Sc. in Economics and Management Science from the Humboldt University Berlin. In her latest research projects, she discusses the long-run effects of part-time...

    Ph.D. Student Public Economics
  • Jan Malek
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    Jan Malek

    Jan Málek is a PhD student at the DIW Graduate Center and KU Leuven and was a researcher in the Department of Firms and Markets until he joined E.CA Economics in July 2022. His research interests relate primarily to the empirical industrial organisation and competition policy. He completed his Bachelor in Economics at the Charles University in Prague, having spent one semester as a visiting...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Stefano Piasenti
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    Stefano Piasenti

    Stefano Piasenti is currently a PhD student at the DIW Graduate Center. He conducted his undergraduate studies in Economics and Management at the University of Trento and subsequently obtained his two-years master in Economics at the University of Bologna. In his master thesis he empirically studied the north-south Italian divide in a behavioural perspective analyzing differences in cooperation...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Camille Remigereau
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    Camille Remigereau

    Camille is a Ph.D. student at the DIW Graduate Center since October 2017. She graduated from the University of Mannheim with a Bachelor in Business Administration and later earned a Master in Economics and Management Science at the Humboldt University of Berlin. In her thesis she investigated the effect of gender on the competition level of the degree programs prospective students from Berlin...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Annekatrin Schrenker
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    Annekatrin Schrenker

    Annekatrin Schrenker is a research associate at the Department of Public Economics at DIW Berlin and a doctoral candidate in Economics at the Free University of Berlin. She is a member of the collaborative research cluster “Rationality and Competition” as part of the working group “Biased Beliefs in Dynamic Decisions in Competitive Markets”, funded by the German Research Foundation. Before she...

    Ph.D. Student Public Economics
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    Matteo Targa

    Matteo Targa is a PhD student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Centre. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management at the university of Padova and subsequently he conducted his master studies in Economics at the University of Bologna. In his dissertation thesis he studied empirically the effect of immigration on the wage distribution in Italy using data from the Italian Labour...

    Research Associate German Socio-Economic Panel study
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    Jan Berkes

    Jan Berkes is a research associate at the Department of Education and Family at DIW Berlin and doctoral candidate at the Berlin School of Economics. His main research interests lie in economics of education and development economics. Jan hold a master's degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim. During his PhD he has visited the University of California in Berkeley for a research stay....

    Research Associate Education and Family
  • Alexander Haas
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    Alexander Haas

    Alexander has been a PhD student at the DIW Graduate Center since September 2016. In 2014, he finished a B.Sc. degree in economics at the University of Tuebingen (Germany), having spent one year as a visiting student at Harvard University (USA). In July 2016, he graduated from the University of Oxford (UK) with a M.Phil. in Economics. Alexander’s research focuses on Macroeconomics and Monetary...

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
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    Jonas Jessen

    Jonas Jessen is a PhD student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center and a research associate at the Department of Education and Family. His research interests are labour economics, early education and political economy. He obtained an M.Sc in Economic Policy at University College London (UCL) and a B.Sc.in Economics at Humboldt University Berlin. During his studies he worked as a student research...

    Research Associate Education and Family
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    Tobias König

    Tobias König is currently a PhD student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center. He conducted his undergraduate studies in economics in Berlin and Groningen, thereafter he obtained his master’s degree in economics from Humboldt University Berlin in 2016. In his master’s thesis he investigated the interaction of financial frictions and frictions on the labor markets in a new-Keynesian...

    Ph.D. Student Macroeconomics
  • Daniel Graeber
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    Daniel Graeber

    Daniel Graeber is currently a research associate at the SOEP. His primary interested is centered on the socioeconomic determinants of health, mental health in particular. Other topics of interest are intergenerational mobility, migration economics, the economics of the COVID-19 pandemic and research on Entrepreneurship.

    Research Associate German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Sven Hartjenstein
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    Sven Hartjenstein

    Before joining the DIW Graduate Center in 2015, Sven Hartjenstein studied Economics at the FU Berlin. Therein he focused on Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, and Time Series Analysis. In the course of his master thesis and internships he employed DSGE models to study endogenous growth and unconventional monetary policy. During his studies he worked as a teaching assistant at the chair of econometrics.

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
  • Julia Rechlitz
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    Julia Rechlitz

    Julia Rechlitz is a PhD student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center. She completed her studies in the master of industrial and network economics at the TU Berlin in 2015. She focused on applied microeconomics and energy economics. In her master’s thesis she analyzed the efficiency of German distribution system operators with respect to their ownership structure. Furthermore, she gained...

    Ph.D. Student Energy, Transportation, Environment
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    Maximilian Bach

    Maximilian Bach is currently a Ph.D. student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center. He obtained his Master’s degree in Economic and Financial Research with a specialization in labor economics from Maastricht University. In his Master’s thesis he empirically studied the impact of personality traits on wages in Germany. During his studies he worked as a research assistant for Prof. Dr....

    Ph.D. Student Firms and Markets
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    Pauline Affeldt

    Cohort: GC2014 Research Interests: Empirical IO, Competition Policy Current Employer: E.CA Economics Dissertation Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Tomaso Duso, Prof. Dr. Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel

    Research Associate Firms and Markets
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    Niels Aka

    Niels Aka is a researcher at DIW Berlin's Forecasting and Economic Policy Department, where he currently develops leading macroeconomic indicators. These indicators are extracted from large text corpora, such as newspapers, by means of sentiment analysis. He has previously gained experience in business cycle forecasting at Germany's bi-annual Gemeinschaftsdiagnose and during a research stay at the...

    Research Associate
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    Pablo Anaya

    Prior to joining the DIW Graduate Center in 2013, Pablo studied economics at the Freie Universität Berlin with a focus on macroeconomics and econometrics. In his Master's thesis, he empirically analyzed the sustainability of public debt in the United States. During his studies, Pablo worked as a student research and teaching assistant at the chair of econometrics.

    Scholarship Recipient Macroeconomics
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    Dawud Ansari

    Dr Dawud Ansari researches in the group for international resource markets within the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment. Dawud holds a PhD from HU Berlin after previously studying at TU Berlin (best of his year), HU Berlin, and the Johns Hopkins University. Apart from his research at DIW Berlin, he is the director of the NGO "Energy Access and Development Program" (EADP), which...

    Visiting scholar Energy, Transportation, Environment
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    Felix Arnold

    Dr. Felix Arnold holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Mannheim University and a joint Master’s degree in economics and politics from Université Catholique de Louvain and Università degli studi di Milano. In January 2016, he completed his dissertation entitled "Direct Democracy, Voter Turnout and Representative Behavior: Essays in Political Economics". He is an...

    Ph.D. Student Public Economics
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    Alexandra Avdeenko

    Cohort: GC2010Research Interests: Political Economy, Development Economy, Applied EconometricsCurrent Employer: Chair of Econometrics, Department of Economics, University of MannheimDissertation Supervisors: Prof Thomas Siedler, Prof. Ronny Freier

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
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    Nataliya Barasinska

    Cohort: GC2007Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Household Finance, Credit Risk, Real Estate MarketsCurrent Employer: Deutsche BundesbankDissertation Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dorothea Schäfer, Prof. Dr. Andreas Stephan

    Research Associate Firms and Markets
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    Julian Baumann

    Cohort: GC2009Research Interests: Labour Economics, Technical ChangeDissertation Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos

    Ph.D. Student
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    Benjamin Beckers

    Benjamin Beckers is a Ph.D. candidate at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center and joined the Macroeconomics Department as a researcher in January 2014. His research interests are on empirical macroeconomics, in particular on structural time series econometrics and forecasting. For his doctoral thesis he studies possibilities for the real-time detection of asset price bubbles and analyzes the interaction...

    Ph.D. Student Macroeconomics
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    Eva M. Berger

    Cohort: GC2006 Research Interests: Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Behavioral Economics Current Employer: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Dissertation Supervisors: Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß, Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb

    Research Associate German Socio-Economic Panel study
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    Veronika Bertram-Hümmer

    Veronika focuses on inclusive microfinance solutions and households’ behavior under risk. In her doctoral thesis, she evaluated the impacts of  index insurance on household’s welfare and investigates risk preferences and their role on household behavior under risk. Before joining DIW, Veronika was a Carlo Schmid Fellow in the World Bank Social Development Department working on...

    Ph.D. Student
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    Daniel Bierbaumer

    Before joining the DIW Berlin Graduate Center in October 2013, Daniel was a student of Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business & Social Sciencies and a Master's degree in Economics from WU. During his Bachelor studies he also spent an exchange term at the University of Manchester. Besides his studies, he completed...

    Scholarship Recipient Macroeconomics
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    Christopher Kaya Boortz

    Cohort: GC2012Current Employer: Free University BerlinDissertation Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dieter Nautz

    Ph.D. Student
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    Nuria Boot

    Nuria Boot is a PhD student at the DIW Graduate Center and KU Leuven. She holds an Aspirant grant from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). Her research interests relate primarily to industrial organisation, in particular collusion in financial benchmarks and firm productivity. She holds a Bachelor in Econometrics, a Master in Econometrics and a Master in Economics, specializing in Industrial...

    Ph.D. Student Firms and Markets
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    Frauke G. Braun

    Cohort: GC2006Research Interests: energy economicsCurrent Employer: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and EnergySupervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian von Hirschhausen

  • Franziska Bremus
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    Franziska Bremus

    Franziska Bremus is a Research Associate in the Department of Macroeconomics and leader of the project “European capital markets and macroeconomic stability”. After finishing her Master’s degree in economics in Tübingen and Montréal, she joined the DIW Graduate Center. During her dissertation, Franziska worked in the Departments of Forecasting and Macroeconomics. She finished her dissertation on ...

    Research Associate Macroeconomics
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    Martin Johannes Bruns

    Martin Bruns joined the DIW Berlin Graduate Center in 2014. His research focuses on topics in Econometrics and Macroeconomics, in particular Multiple Time Series Analysis and Bayesian inference. Prior to joining the DIW he studied in Toulouse, Ottawa and Tübingen and obtained his Master's degree in 2014 from the Toulouse School of Economics and his Bachelor's degree in 2012 from the...

    Research Associate
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    Patrick Burauel

    Patrick Burauel joined the DIW Berlin Graduate Center in 2015 and is now research fellow at the SOEP. Patrick studied economics at an undergraduate level at University Maastricht with an exchange semester in Hong Kong. In 2015 he graduated with a Master’s degree from Paris School of Economics and Ecole Polytechnique. In his Master’s thesis he analyzed the evolution of inequality of...

    Research Associate German Socio-Economic Panel study
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    Georg Camehl

    Georg Camehl is currently a Ph.D. student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center. He studied economics in Mannheim and Ankara, earning his Bachelor of Science from the University of Mannheim in 2010. Afterwards he studied in the Joint Masters Program in Statistics in Berlin focusing on econometrics. During his studies he did internships at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and...

    Research Associate Education and Family
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    Elisabeth Church

    Cohort: GC2009Research Interests: Applied Panel Analyses and Interdisciplinary Research combining Economics, Psychology and the Neurosciences Supervisor: Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß

    Ph.D. Student Graduate Center

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Sparkasse

Vattenfall Energy Trading

I+E Berlin

21st Real Estate

Hans Böckler Stiftung

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

United States (8)

California Institute of Technology

Cornell University

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

New York University

World Bank

Stanford University

John Hopkins University

Yale University

United Kingdom (7)

University of Bristol

Sussex University

University of East Anglia

London School of Economics

Netherlands (4)

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Tilburg University

University of Groningen

Allianz

Switzerland (4)

University of Lausanne

University of Zurich 

HEC Lausanne

ETH Zürich

Austria (3)

Finanzministerium

Österreichische. Nationalbank

Spain (3)

Wood Mackenzie Ltd

European Commission

Australia (2)

University of Sydney

Reserve Bank of Australia

Belgium (2)

European Commission

France (2)

Banque de France

Italy (2)

University of Bologna

European Institute of Economics and the Environment

Canada (1)

Bank of Canada

Denmark (1)

University of Copenhagen

Finland (1)

UNU WIDER

Uganda (1)

UNDP

Sweden (1)

SIPRI

Current Instructors and Dissertation Supervisors (2017-2019)

Pio Baake, DIW Berlin
Özlem Bedre-Defolie, ESMT Berlin
Helmut Bester, Freie Universität Berlin
Matthew Bothner, ESMT Berlin
Christoph Breunig, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Michael C. Burda, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Marco Caliendo, University of Potsdam
Francis de Vericourt, ESMT Berlin
Bernd Droge, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Tomaso Duso, DIW Berlin
Dirk Engelmann, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Bernd Fitzenberger, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Marcel Fratzscher, DIW Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Peter Haan, DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin
Luke Haywood, DIW Berlin
Frank Heinemann, Technische Universität Berlin
Christian von Hirschhausen, DIW Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin
Georg Hirte, Technische Universität Dresden
Franziska Holz, DIW Berlin
Steffen Huck, Berlin Social Science Center, University College London
Claudia Kemfert, DIW Berlin, Hertie School of Governance
Daniel Kemptner, DIW Berlin
Alexander Kritikos, DIW Berlin
Alexander Kriwoluzky, DIW Berlin
Dorothea Kübler, Berlin Social Science Center, Technische Universität Berlin
Hermann Lotze-Campen, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Helmut Lütkepohl, DIW Berlin
Lukas Menkhoff, DIW Berlin
Dieter Nautz, Freie Universität Berlin
Karsten Neuhoff, DIW Berlin
Marco Runkel, Technische Universität Berlin
Carsten Schröder, DIW Berlin
Sebastian Schweighofer-Kodritsch, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Jo Seldeslachts, DIW Berlin
C. Katharina Spieß, DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin
Roland Strausz, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Alexandra Spitz-Oener, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Mathias Trabandt, Freie Universität Berlin
Hannes Ullrich, DIW Berlin
Iman van Lelyveld, Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam
Anton Velinov, DIW Berlin
Gert Wagner, DIW Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany's Advisory Board for Statistics
Stefan Wagner, ESMT Berlin
Lutz Weinke, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Georg Weizsäcker, DIW Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Lars Winkelmann, Freie Universität Berlin

Faculty of the Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS)

List of faculty members

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