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

2020

Dr. Raphael Becker  

Title of Dissertation: Essays on Innovation and Technology Diffusion with Interdependent Market Entry (2015-2020)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tobias Seidel

 

Dr. Philipp Korfmann

Title of Dissertation: Essays on local labor markets, firm taxation and worker mobility (2014-2020)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Philip Jung
Placement: Bayer Vital

 

2019

Dr. Simon Decker 

Title of Dissertation: Risk Aversion, Health Insurance and Health Inequality (2011-2019)
Supervisor: Prof. Martin Karlsson, Ph.D
Placement: Researcher "Health Economics", RWI Essen

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Dr. Marco Horvath 

Title of Dissertation: Empirical Essays on Price Mechanisms in Energy Markets (2014-2019)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manuel Frondel
Placement: Researcher "Environment and Resources", RWI Essen

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Dr. Jan Prüser

Title of Dissertation: Essays in Modelling Fat Time Series Data using Bayesian Econometrics (2015-2019)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Hanck
Placement: Insurance, Data Scientist

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2018

Dr. Ulrich Berg

Title of Dissertation: Eassays on Banking, Financial Markets and Forecasting (2013-2018)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke
Placement: Risk Analyst / Data Scientist, Auxmoney GmbH

 

Dr. Marius Bickmann (Bundeswirtschaftsministerium)

Title of Dissertation: Demographic Change, Migration and Public Pensions - A Macroeconomic Analysis (2013-2018)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ludger Linnemann

 

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 (2011-2018)
Supervisor: Prof. Martin Karlsson, Ph.D
Placement: Postdoctoral researcher, Karolinska Institutet

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Dr. Laura Janisch

Title of Dissertation: On the Move: Opportunities and Challenges of International Migration (2013-2018)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer
Placement: Data Scientist, ARAG

 

Dr. Jonas Keil

Title of Dissertation: Essays on Financial Integration, Monetary Policy and Real Estate Markets (2008-2018)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke
Placement: Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

 

Dr. Michael Kramm 

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)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lars Metzger
Placement: Technical University Dortmund

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Dr. Matthias Westphal 

Title of Dissertation: Individual Consequences and Public Challenges of Social
Change – Six Empirical Essays in Health Economics and Economics of Education (2013-2018)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hendrik Schmitz
Placement: Junior Professorship, Economics, Technical University Dortmund

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Dr. Christian Wittrock (Senior Data Scientist, DKV Mobility Services)

Title of Dissertation: The effects of public inputs, goods and services on household's and firms' location decision (2013-2018)
Prof. Dr. Nadine Riedel

 

Dr. Guanzhong Yang (Consultant, ifb group)

Title of Dissertation: Incentives and Information: Experimental Studie (2009-2018)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brosig-Koch

 

2017

Dr. Irina Dubova (DZ Bank)

Title of Dissertation: Empirical Essays on the Role of Global Shocks and Cross-Country Spillovers (2012-2017)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke

 

Dr. Andreas Gerster  (Univ. Mannheim)

Title of Dissertation: Empirical Evaluations of Climate Policies (2012-2017)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manuel Frondel

Homepage: https://www.vwl.uni-mannheim.de/gerster/ 

 

Dr. Marcel Henkel (Post-Doctoral Researcher, Universität Bern, Center for Regional Economic Development (CReD))

Title of Dissertation:  Three Essays on the Causes and Consequences of Spatial Inequality (2012-2017)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tobias Seidel

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Dr. Fabian Herrmann (Economic Scenario Generation, Ampega Asset Management)

Title of Dissertation: Essays in Macroeconomics: Monetary Policy, Interest Rate Spreads, and Financial Markets (2011-2017)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Roland Winkler 

 

Dr. Mathias Klein  (DIW Berlin)

Title of Dissertation: Household Debt and the Macroeconomy (2012-2017)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ludger Linnemann

 

Dr. Hamed Markazi Moghadam (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, University of Hannover)

Title of Dissertation: Evolutionary models of market structure (2011-2017)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Leininger

Homepage: https://www.aoek.uni-hannover.de/de/moghadam/

 

Dr. Michael Simora (Economist, Data Scientist)

Title of Dissertation: Individual Perception, Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change (2013-2017)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manuel Frondel

 

Dr. Ute Volz (Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt a.M.)

Title of Dissertation: Essays in Macroeconomics (2005-2017)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Volker Clausen

2016

Dr. Johannes Ludwig (Researcher, Deutsche Bundesbank)

Title of Dissertation: Essays on Income, Consumption and their Distribution (2011-2016)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Roos

 

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

Title of Dissertation: Four Empirical Essays on Demographic Change and the Labor Market (2011-2016)
Supervisor: Prof. Martin Karlsson, Ph.D

 

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

Title of Dissertation: Financial Assets, Fiscal Policy, and the Macroeconomy (2010-2016)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Schabert

 

2015

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

Title of Dissertation: Empirical Essays on Social Interactions and Health Inequalities (2011-2015)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer

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

 

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

Title of Dissertation: Retirement Decisions: The Role of Labour Supply, Financial Incentives, and Mortality Expectations (2009-2015)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Schnabel

 

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)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke

 

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)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer

Homepage: www.rwi-essen.de/adam-pilny

 

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)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Schabert

Homepage: https://cmr.uni-koeln.de/de/team/junior-faculty/roettger/

2014

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

Title of Dissertation: Outside Options and Centrality in Cooperatiove Game Theory (2010-2014)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Leininger

 

Dr. Sebastian Garmann (ETH Zürich)

Title of Dissertation: The Role of Political Institutions and Representation in Economic Policy - An Empirical Analysis (2010-2014)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfram F. Richter 

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

 

Dr. Philip Messow (Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt)

Title of Dissertation: Statistical Problems of Time Varying Volatility in Economic Time Series (2010-2014)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Walter Krämer

 

Dr. Christoph Strupat (Economist, German Development Institute)

Title of Dissertation: Microeconometric Analyses of Family Planning, Health and Infrastructure Interventions in Developing Countries (2009-2014)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christoph M. Schmidt

Homepage: https://www.die-gdi.de/christoph-strupat/

 

2013

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 (2008-2013)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer 

 

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)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer

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

 

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

Title of Dissertation: Communication and Group Behavior in Economic Decision making (2008-2013)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brosig-Koch

 

Dr. Michael Kind (Head of Data Science and Data Management, Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH)

Title of Dissertation: Microeconometric Analyses of Unemployment, Reemployment and Labor Force Participation in Germany (2009-2013)
Supervisor: John P. Haisken-DeNew

 

Prof. 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)
Supervisor: John P. Haisken-DeNew

Homepage: https://fwiwi.fhws.de/fakultaet/personen-und-ansprechpartner/person/prof-dr-marcus-klemm/

 

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 (2010-2013)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Walter Krämer 

 

2012

Dr. Matthias Keese (ThyssenKrupp Management Consulting)

Title of Dissertation: Saving in an aging society – Empirical issues in old-age provision and household debt. (2007-2012)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Schnabel

 

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)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christoph M. Schmidt

 

Dr. Annika Meng (Central Krankenversicherung AG)

Title of Dissertation: The economics of long-term care: care arrangements, caregivers' incentives to work, and provision gaps (2007-2012)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Schnabel

 

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

Title of Dissertation: Copula Constancy Tests (2008-2012)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Walter Krämer 

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

 

2011

Dr. Michaela Trax (Vodafone)

Title of Dissertation: The Internationalization of Firms: Cross-Border Investments, Cultural Diversity and Firm Performance. (2007-2012)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jens Südekum

 

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

Title of Dissertation: Labor Market Dynamics and Globalization (2006-2011)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer

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)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer

 

Dr. Christoph Braun (Eaton)

Title of Dissertation: Optimal Taxation of Human Capital Investments (2006-2011)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfram F. Richter 

 

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. (2005-2011)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kornelius Kraft

 

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)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer

Homepage: http://www.paloyo.net/home

 

Dr. Malte Rieth (Landesbank Berlin AG, Berlin)

Title of Dissertation: Risk Premia and Sovereign Default. (2006-2011)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Schabert

 

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)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Schnabel

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

 

- 2010

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

Title of Dissertation: Essays on heterogeneous agents: political economy and labor markets (2006-2010)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Schabert

 

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

Title of Dissertation: Empirical Evidence on the Integration of Immigrants

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)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Leininger

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

 

Prof. Dr. Annika Herr (Univ. Hannover)

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

Homepage: https://www.cherh.de/10626.html

 

Prof. 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)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Leininger

Homepage: https://sites.google.com/view/jan-heufer/

 

Dr. Markus Hörmann (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Title of Dissertation: Interest Rates, Liquidity, and Optimal Monetary Policy (2006-2010)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Schabert

 

Dr. Alesia Khudnitskaya (Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt)

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

 

Prof. Dr. Vivien Procher (Head of Research Group, University of Marburg)

Title of Dissertation: The Internationalization of French Firms (2005-2010)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christoph M. Schmidt
Placement:Grenoble School of Management

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

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

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/

 

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Tobias Wenzel (University of Sheffield)

Title of Dissertation: On Product Differentiation and Shopping Hours - Five Essays in Industrial Organization (2005-2008)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Leininger

Homepage: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/economics/people/tobias-wenzel/index

 

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