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Gabriel Arce-Alfaro

Gabriel Arce-Alfaro

Entry: 2017

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-525
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Gabriel Arce-Alfaro joined The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Economics from the National University of Costa Rica. Subsequently, he worked as an associated researcher at the International Centre of Economic Policy for Sustainable Development (CINPE). In 2015 he obtained a full scholarship from the Costa Rican Ministry of Science and Technology for his graduate studies and obtained a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Essex. In his master thesis he worked on the field of monetary economics, applying macroeconometric tools to an analysis of the influence of exchange rate shocks. During his studies, also participated in PhD-fast-track courses at the University of Konstanz.

Main fields of interest:Monetary Economics, International Economics, and Applied Macroeconometrics

 

Fabian Bald

Entry: 2017

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-502
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Fabian Bald joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He obtained degrees in Economics from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (M.Sc.). In his master thesis “Quality, productivity and exporting decisions of heterogeneous firms” he focused on how firm-level characteristics, in particular quality and productivity differences, determine firm performance in different export destination markets. During his undergraduate studies he spent two semesters at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and worked at NGOs in South Africa and Ghana.

Main fields of interest: International Trade, International Economics

Sergey Bechtold

Sergej Bechtoldt

Entry: 2018

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-525
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Sergej Bechtoldt joined the Ruhr Graduate School of Economics in October 2018. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Hamburg. He spent a semester each studying at Charles University in Prague and at the University of Latvia in Riga. In his Master’s thesis, he applied econometric methods such as matching to empirically analyze questions in the areas of labor and health economics. During his studies, he was a research intern at the DIW Berlin and the IZA in Bonn. He was also student research assistant at the chair of macroeconomics at the University of Hamburg (Professor Dräger).


Main fields of interest: Health Economics, Labour Economics, Applied Microeconometrics

 

Nina Furbach

Nina Furbach

Entry: 2018

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-502
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Nina Furbach joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2018. She obtained her Bachelor degree from the University of Heidelberg and her Master from the University of Bonn, both in Economics. Her focus is on macroeconomics and economic policies. In her Master thesis, she empirically analyzed the effect of monetary policy on income inequality. She has worked as a student assistant at the Centre for European Economic Research and at the University of Bonn for Prof. Moritz Schularick. She further interned at the German Central Bank and successfully completed the ECB’s traineeship program.

Main fields of interest: Macroeconomics

Stephan Hetzenecker

Entry: 2017

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-520
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Stephan Hetzenecker joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He studied econo-mathematics at the University Würzburg. In his Master`s thesis "Regularized and Adaptive Non-Parametric Estimation of Mixed Logit demand", he combined non-parametric demand estimators with regularization techniques such as ridge and LASSO regression. During his Master`s studies, he also worked as a student assistant for Prof. Toker Doganoglu, Ph.D. (Chair of Industrial Economics) and for Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dauth (Empirical International and Regional Economics). Additionally, he was student degree advisor of econo-mathematic studies in Würzburg.

Main fields of interest: Econometrics, Industrial Organization

Sascha Keweloh

Entry: 2017

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-514
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Sascha Keweloh joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He obtained his Bachelor in Mathematics and Economics at TU Dortmund University, studied one semester abroad at Utah State University and obtained his Master in Economics at TU Dortmund University. His focus is on econometrics and monetary policy. In his Master thesis, he analyzed the ECB’s interaction with financial markets in times of conventional and unconventional monetary policy. He also successfully completed the ECB’s traineeship program, working in the Government Finance Statistics Division where he analyzed the quality of government finance statistics since the introduction of the Euro. In addition to his studies he gave tutorials in econometrics and interned at the Institute for Economics and Peace in Sydney.

Main fields of interest: Monetary Economics, Applied Econometrics, Macroeconomics

Philipp Markus

Philipp Markus

Entry: 2018

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-508
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Philipp Markus joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2018. He obtained degrees in Economics from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (B.Sc.) and the University of Cologne (M.Sc.). In his bachelor thesis supervised by Moritz Schularick, he worked on the tax and labor market policy during the great depression in Germany. In his master thesis supervised by Felix Bierbrauer, he combined a political economy model of special interest politics with a model of optimal income taxation.

Main fields of interest: Public Economics, Economics of Inequality, Political Economy

Patrick Aljoscha Maxara

Entry: 2017

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-523
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Patrick Aljoscha Maxara joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration and Economics at TU Dortmund University and focused his studies on macroeconomics, econometrics and finance. His thesis covered the architecture of the financial system, financial crises and the insertion of the concept of liquidity into macroeconomic models. During his courses Patrick Aljoscha Maxara also worked as tutor and research assistant at several chairs of TU Dortmund University. Currently he is working as research and teaching assistant at the chair of macroeconomics at TU Dortmund University run by Prof. Dr. Phillip Jung and specializes on the utilization of advanced IT methods for macroeconomic models.

Main fields of interest: Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Financial Economics

Marvin Müller

Entry: 2017

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Mercator School of Management
Lehrstuhl für Mikroökonomik und Außenwirtschaft
Lotharstr. 65, 47057 Duisburg
Tel. +49 203 379-2356

Marvin Müller joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. He obtained his Bachelor and Master in Industrial Engineering from the TU Dortmund. He wrote his Bachelor thesis for BMW AG in Munich about key performance indicators in planning processes in the engine development. For his master thesis, he analyzed TU-games with incompatibilities and cooperation structures where the cooperation structure is modeled as a game in strategic form. He showed that inefficient behavior of one player can be efficient when considering a group of players as a union.

Main fields of interest: Microeconomics, Applied Microeconomics, Game Theory.

 

Philipp Nickol

Philipp Nickol

Entry: 2018

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-520
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Philipp Nickol joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2018. He obtained his Bachelors in Economics and American Studies from the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and his Masters in Economics from the University of Bayreuth. During his Master studies, he worked as a student assistant for Prof. Dr. Erik Hornung at the Chair of Quantitative Economic History at the University of Bayreuth, and as an intern and research assistant for Prof. Dr. Christoph Trebesch at the International Finance and Global Governance research unit of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. In his Master thesis he analyzed the global capital flow cycle over the last 200 years, its region-specific cyclical components, and their co-movement with global and regional push factors.

Main fields of interest: International Finance, Economic History, Macroeconomics

Thilo Reinschüssel

Thilo Reinschlüssel

Entry: 2018

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-514
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Thilo Reinschlüssel joined the Ruhr Graduate School in October 2018. He previously obtained a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Bonn and a Master in Quantitative Economics from CAU Kiel with focus on statistics and empirical economics. In the course of his master thesis, he refined statistical tests for fractional integration in panel data entailing local trends and provided new evidence indicating the existence of long memory in financial time series. He held a tutorial on Introductory Finance for Professor Dr. Sandmann (Bonn) and interned at the Deutsche Bundesbank’s central office. In 2017-2018 he worked as a research assistant in the unit “International Finance and Global Governance” at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

Main fields of interest: Nonlinear Time Series Analysis, Panel Econometrics, Statistical Learning, Economic History

Andre Seepe

Entry: 2017

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-503
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Andre Seepe joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2017. From 2012 to 2017, he studied Business Management and Economics at TU Dortmund University, working as a student assistant at the Chair of Macroeconomics (Philip Jung) and Applied Economics (Ludger Linnemann) and teaching Introduction to Macroeconomics (undergraduate) and Econometrics (graduate). In his Master thesis he studied the impact of foreign aid on economic development using Panel IV methods

Main fields of interest: Growth and Development Economics, International 
Economics, Applied Macroeconometrics, Political Economy

Karolin Süß

Karolin Süß

Entry: 2018

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-523
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Karolin Süß joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2018. She obtained her Master’s degree in Economics and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Münster. In her Master’s thesis she focused on behavioral economics and analyzed the motives of individuals acting indirectly reciprocal. During her Master’s studies she also worked as a student research assistant for Prof. Johannes Becker at the Institute of Public Economics I. Furthermore, she spent one semester at the Istanbul Kültür University and completed several internships, e.g. at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, KfW IPEX-Bank and a voluntary service in Brazil.

Main fields of interest: Applied Microeconometrics, Public Economics, Behavioural Economics, Development Economics

 

Lukas Tomberg

Lukas Tomberg

Entry: 2018

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-226
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Lukas Tomberg joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2018. He studied Economics at the University of Cologne (B.Sc.) and at the Ruhr-University Bochum (M.Sc.). In his master thesis he empirically evaluated the Inferred Valuation Method as an alternative to the conventional Contingent Valuation Method to survey stated preferences for public goods. Since October 2015, he is affiliated with the department “Environment and Resources” at the RWI, first as an intern and student assistant and later as a researcher. There he worked on empirical projects in the area of behavioral environmental economics.

Main fields of interest: Applied Econometrics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Stated Preference Methods, Behavioral Economics

Anna Werbeck

Anna Werbeck

Entry: 2018

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-515
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Anna Werbeck joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2018. She studied business administration (B.Sc.) at the University of Münster, veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover and Economics (M.Sc.) at the Ruhr-University Bochum. During her undergraduate studies she spent one semester abroad at the Corvinus University in Budapest. Over the course of her studies she worked as a research assistant at RUFIS e.V. and RWI. In her master’s thesis she empirically analyzed the hypothesis that private patients experience shorter waiting times compared to statutorily insured patients in a randomized field experiment, showing that the degree of waiting time differences varies between German regions, being more pronounced in regions with overall shorter waiting times.

Main fields of interest: Health Economics