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Alumni of RGS Econ are successfully placed in renowned academic institutions and leading enterprises around the world.

Dr. Daniel Baumgarten (Assistant Professor of International Trade, University of Munich (LMU))

Title of Dissertation: Labor Market Dynamics and Globalization (2006-2011)

Homepage: http://www.trade.econ.uni-muenchen.de/index.html

 

Dr. Peggy Bechara (Research Scientist, RWI, Essen)

Title of Dissertation: Heterogeneity in Job and Wage Mobility (2006-2011)

Homepage:  http://www.rwi-essen.de/peggy-bechara

    

Dr. Julia Belau-Garmann (Research Scientist, TU Dortmund)

Title of Dissertation: Outside Options and Centrality in Cooperatiove Game Theory (2010-2014)

Homepage: https://www.wiso.tu-dortmund.de/wiso/de/fakultaet/personen/institut/mik/MIK-JUBE.html

 

Dr. Ulrich Berg (Risk Analyst / Data Scientist, Auxmoney GmbH)

Title of Dissertation: Eassays on Banking, Financial Markets and Forecasting

 

Dr. Christoph Braun (KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft)

Title of Dissertation: Optimal Taxation of Human Capital Investments

 

Dr. Christian Bredemeier (Assisting Professor, University of Cologne)

Title of Dissertation: Essays on heterogeneous agents: political economy and labor markets (2006-2010)

Homepage: http://cmr.uni-koeln.de/de/team/faculty/bredemeier0/

 

Dr. Jan Brenner (1978-2009, Research Scientist, RWI, Essen)

Title of Dissertation: Empirical Evidence on the Integration of Immigrants

 

Dr. Claudia Burgard (Business Analyst (Predictive Analytics), StepStone, Düsseldorf)

Title of Dissertation: Post-Compulsory Education in Germany: Empirical Analyses of Higher Education Policies and Further Training

 

Dr. Rui Dang (Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, USA)

Title of Dissertation: Empirical Essays on Social Interactions and Health Inequalities (2011-2015)

Homepage: http://tdi.dartmouth.edu/faculty/staff-directory/staff-bios/rui-dang

 

Dr. Irina Dubova

Title of Dissertation: Empirical Essays on the Role of Global Shocks and Cross-Country Spillovers 

 

Dr. Martin Fischer

Title of Dissertation: The Long-Term Effects of Education on Health and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Historical School Reforms in Sweden and Germany

 

Dr. Regina Flake (Economist, Cologne Institute for Economic Research)

Title of Dissertation: Migrants in Germany: The Role of Intergenerational Relations in Economic Integration and Labor Market Effects (2008-2013)

Homepage: http://www.iwkoeln.de/institut/personen/detail/105221

 

Dr. Sebastian Garmann (Research Scientist, Ruhr University of Bochum)

Title of Dissertation: The Role of Political Institutions and Representation in Economic Policy - An Empirical Analysis (2010-2014)

Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/garmannsebastian/

 

Dr. Andreas Gerster  (Research Scientist, RWI Essen)

Title of Dissertation: Empirical Evaluations of Climate Policies (2012-2017)

Homepage: http://www.rwi-essen.de/andreas-gerster 

 

Dr. Matthias Giesecke (Research Scientist, RWI, Essen)

Title of Dissertation: Retirement Decisions: The Role of Labour Supply, Financial Incentives, and Mortality Expectations (2009-2015)

Homepage: http://www.rwi-essen.de/matthias-giesecke

 

Junior-Prof. Dr. Yiquan Gu (Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool Management School)

Title of Dissertation: Essays on Industrial and Societal Organization: Certification, Variety and Concern for Face (2006-2010)

Homepage: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/management/staff/yiquan-gu/

 

Dr. Marcel Henkel (Postdoc, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Title of Dissertation:  Three Essays on the Causes and Consequences of Spatial Inequality (2012-2017)

Homepage: https://www.vwl.msm.uni-due.de/team/ 

 

Junior-Prof. Dr. Annika Herr (Assistant Professor for Health Economics, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Title of Dissertation: On Hospital Competition: Quality, Efficiency, and Ownership (2004-2009)

Homepage: http://www.dice.hhu.de/en/diceteam/professors/jun-prof-dr-annika-herr.html

 

Dr. Fabian Herrmann (Risk Analyst, parcIT GmbH)

Title of Dissertation: Essays in Macroeconomics: Monetary Policy, Interest Rate Spreads, and Financial Markets (2011-2017)

 

Dr. Jan Heufer (Assistant Professor, Erasmus School of Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Title of Dissertation: Essays on Revealed Preference: Contributions to the Theory of Consumer's Behavior (2005-2010)

Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/janheufer/

 

Dr. Markus Hörmann (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Title of Dissertation: Interest Rates, Liquidity, and Optimal Monetary Policy

 

Dr. Laura Janisch (Research Scientist, RWI Essen)

Title of Dissertation: On the Move: Opportunities and Challenges of International Migration

Homepage: http://www.rwi-essen.de/laura-sinn 

 

Dr. Maarten van Kampen (Research Scientist, TU Dortmund)

Title of Dissertation: Copula Constancy Tests (2008-2012)

Homepage: https://www.statistik.tu-dortmund.de/vankampen.html

  

Dr. Matthias Keese (ThyssenKrupp Management Consulting)

Title of Dissertation: Saving in an aging society – Empirical issues in old-age provision and household debt

 

Dr. Jonas Keil (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, DIE)

Title of Dissertation: Essays on Financial Integration, Monetary Policy and Real Estate Markets

 

Dr. Klemens Keldenich (Senior Product Manager, GfK SE)

Title of Dissertation: Communication and Group Behavior in Economic Decision making

 

Dr. Michael Kind (Data Analyst/Consultant, Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH)

Title of Dissertation: Microeconometric Analyses of Unemployment, Reemployment and Labor Force Participation in Germany

 

Dr. Mathias Klein  (DIW Berlin)

Title of Dissertation: Household Debt and the Macroeconomy (2012-2017)

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Dr. Marcus Klemm (Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Würzburg – Schweinfurt)

Title of Dissertation: Life satisfaction and risk perceptions: What can subjective data tell us about economic behavior? (2008-2013)

Homepage: http://fwiwi.fhws.de/fakultaet/personen_und_ansprechpartner/details/person/prof_dr_marcus_klemm.html

 

Dr. Tobias Körner (Staff of German Council of Economic Experts, Lecturer of Hochschule Deutsche Bundesbank)

Title of Dissertation: Governance of Banks, Economic Growth, and Financial Stability (2007-2012)
Homepage: http://www.hochschule-bundesbank.de/hochschule/Redaktion/DE/Lebenslaeufe/koerner_tobias.html

 

Dr. Alesia Khudnitskaya (Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt)

Title of Dissertation: Integrating Statistical Credit Scoring into the Retail Business Cycle

 

Dr. Michael Kramm (TU Dortmund University)

Title of Dissertation: Game Theoretical Analyses of Industrial and Societal Organization - Economic Design with a Focus on Heterogeneity and the Impact of Informational Asymmetries (2012-2018)

 

Dr. Johannes Ludwig (Researcher, Deutsche Bundesbank)

Title of Dissertation: Essays on Income, Consumption and their Distribution (2011-2016)

 

Dr. Hamed Markazi Moghadam (Research Assistant and future Postdoc, University of Hannover)

Title of Dissertation: Evolutionary models of market structure (2011-2017)

Homepage: http://www.wiso.tu-dortmund.de/wiso/mik/de/lehrstuhl/team/WMA/MIK-HAMA.html and https://www.aoek.uni-hannover.de/3555.html?&no_cache=1

 

Dr. Annika Meng (Central Krankenversicherung AG)

Title of Dissertation: The economics of long-term care: care arrangements, caregivers' incentives to work, and provision gaps

 

Dr. Philip Messow (Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt)

Title of Dissertation: Statistical Problems of Time Varying Volatility in Economic Time Series

 

Dr. Stefanie Neimann (Knappschaft-Bahn-See, Bochum)

Title of Dissertation: "Two people gotta stick together...'' - Four essays on the interrelationship between marriage-related and economic decisions

 

Dr. Anne Oeking (International Monetary Fund)

Title of Dissertation:  External lmbalances and Domestic Macroeconomic Policies in an Interconnected World: Essays in lnternational Macroeconomics (2011-2015)

 

Dr. Sarah Okoampah (Research Scientist, University Duisburg-Essen)

Title of Dissertation: Four Empirical Essays on Demographic Change and the Labor Market (2011-2016)

Homepage: https://www.goek.wiwi.uni-due.de/team/sarah-okoampah/

 

Dr. Alfredo Paloyo (Research Scientist and Lecturer, University of Wollongong, Australia)

Title of Dissertation: The armed forces and society: econometric analyses of a military drawdown and compulsory military service (2007-2011)

Homepage: http://www.paloyo.net/home

 

Dr. Adam Pilny (Research Scientist, RWI, Essen)

Title of Dissertation: Identifying Potentials for Efficiency Enhancements in German Health Care Markets -Microeconometric Evidence for the Supply-side and the Demand-side (2010-2015)

Homepage: www.rwi-essen.de/adam-pilny

 

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Vivien Procher (Assistant Professor for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Change, University of Wuppertal, Jackstaedt Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

Title of Dissertation: The Internationalization of French Firms (2005-2010)

Homepage: http://www.jackstaedt.uni-wuppertal.de/team/professoren/prof-dr-vivien-procher-juniorprofessorin.html

 

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Rausch (CEPE - Centre for Energy Policy and Economics Department of Management, Technology, and Economics ETH Zürich)

Title of Dissertation: Macroeconomic Consequences of Demographic Change: Modeling Issues and Applications (2004-2008)

Homepage: https://www.ethz.ch/content/specialinterest/mtec/cer-eth/chair-energy-economics/en/people/srausch.html

 

Dr. Malte Rieth (Landesbank Berlin AG, Berlin)

Title of Dissertation: Risk Premia and Sovereign Default

 

Dr. Sina Risse (Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Düsseldorf)

Title of Dissertation: On Negatively Interdependent Preferences in Rent-Seeking Contests

 

Dr. Joost Röttger (Center for Macroeconomic Research, University of Cologne)

Title of Dissertation: Essays in Dynamic Macroeconomics: Public Policy, Household Savings, and Lack of Commitment (2010-2015)

Homepage: http://cmr.uni-koeln.de/de/team/faculty/roettger00/ 

 

Dr. Michaela Trax (University Duisburg-Essen)

Title of Dissertation: The Internationalization of Firms: Cross-Border Investments, Cultural Diversity and Firm Performance

 

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Schmitz (Full Professor of Statistics and quantitative methods of empirical economics, University of Paderborn)

Title of Dissertation: Searching for sources of inefficiency in the German health care sector: demand-side, supply-side, and labour-force-status effects on health and health care utilization (2006-2011)

Homepage: https://wiwi.uni-paderborn.de/wiwiunipaderborndewipo/empwifo/team/prof-dr-hendrik-schmitz/

 

Dr. Stefanie Schurer (Associate Professor, School of Economics at the University of Sydney, Australia)

Title of Dissertation: The Role of Unobserved Heterogeneity in Labor and Health Economics (2004-2008)

Homepage: http://www.stefanie-schurer.com/

 

Dr. Michael Simora (Economist, Data Scientist)

Title of Dissertation: Individual Perception, Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change (2013-2017)

 

Dr. Christoph Strupat (Economist, German Development Institute)

Title of Dissertation: Microeconometric Analyses of Family Planning, Health and Infrastructure Interventions in Developing Countries (2009-2014)
Homepage: https://www.die-gdi.de/christoph-strupat/

 

Dr. Jonas Vogt (Quoniam Asset Management, Frankfurt a.M.)

Title of Dissertation: Reduced Form Credit Risk Models and the Second Dimension Risk Premium - Technical Foundations, Estimations and Applications

 

Dr. Ute Volz

Title of Dissertation: Essays in Macroeconomics

 

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Tobias Wenzel (Assistant Professor of Industrial Economics, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Title of Dissertation: On Product Differentiation and Shopping Hours - Five Essays in Industrial Organization (2005-2008)
Homepage: http://www.dice.hhu.de/diceteam/ehemalige-teammitglieder/ehemalige-mitarbeiter/wenzel.html

 

Dr. Matthias Westphal (Postdoc, Paderborn University and RWI Essen)

Title of Dissertation: Individual Consequences and Public Challenges of Social
Change – Six Empirical Essays in Health Economics and Economics of Education (2013-2018)


Dr. Nils Wittmann (Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Düsseldorf)

Title of Dissertation: Financial Assets, Fiscal Policy, and the Macroeconomy (2010-2016)

 

Dr. Christian Wittrock (Data Scientist, StepStone)

Title of Dissertation: The effects of public inputs, goods and services on household's and firms' location decision

 

Dr. Guanzhong Yang (Consultant, ifb group)

Title of Dissertation: Incentives and Information: Experimental Studie