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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)



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

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



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

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



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)



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)



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)



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)


Dr. Andreas Gerster  (RWI Essen)

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



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

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



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)



Prof. Dr. Christoph Hanck (Full Professor of Econometrics, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Title of Dissertation: Testing in Nonstationary and Dependent Panels with Ap-plications to Purchasing Power Parity (2004-2007)



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)



Dr. Fabian Herrmann (Risk Analyst, parcIT GmbH)

Title of Dissertation: Essays in Macroeconomics: Monetary Policy, Interest Rate Spreads, and Financial Markets (20011-2017)


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)


Dr. Markus Hörmann (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

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


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

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


Dr. Matthias Keese (ThyssenKrupp Management Consulting)

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


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)



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)




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)


Dr. Alesia Khudnitskaya (Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt)

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


Dr. Johannes Ludwig (Researcher, Deutsche Bundesbank)

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


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

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

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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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



Dr. Christoph Strupat (Economist, German Development Institute)

Title of Dissertation: Microeconometric Analyses of Family Planning, Health and Infrastructure Interventions in Developing Countries (2009-2014)


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


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)


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

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