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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

 

Tigran Aydinyan

Tigran Aydinyan

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2016

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

Tigran Aydinyan joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2016. He obtained his Bachelor in Economics from the Yerevan State University. Tigran was a recipient of an Erasmus scholarship for full degree master studies in the University of Jena where he gained his Master’s in Economics. For his master thesis, he conducted an eyetracking experiment and analyzed the effect of human faces in crowdfunding videos on decisions of potential funders.

 

Main fields of interest: Experimental Economics, Applied Econometrics, Behavioral Economics, Neuroeconomics.

 

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

Kangkan Dev Choudhury

Kangkan Dev Choudhury

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2016

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

Kangkan Dev Choudhury obtained his Master’s Degree in Economics from the Center for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. He also holds a Master’s degree in business management from University of Delhi. He worked with Sesame Workshop India and Innovations Working Group (IWG-WHO) as a Research Consultant for healthcare related project between 2015 and 2016. Prior to that, he worked as an analyst for a learning outcomes-related project of Sesame Workshop and USAID. He has also worked with Tata Consultancy Services, India from 2012 to 2013.

Main fields of interest: Economic Networks, Immigration Economics, Auction Theory, and Mechanism Design.

Pascal Goemans

Pascal Goemans

Essen Scholarship

Entry: 2016

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

Pascal Goemans joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2016. He obtained his Bachelor and Master in Business Administration and Economics from TU Dortmund and spent a semester abroad at the Ramkhamhaeng University in Bangkok. In his master thesis he analyzed the influence of the development of financial systems on economic growth empirically. He worked as a student assistant at the chair of Economics (Macroeconomics) and as a tutor for Principles of Macroeconomics, Open Economy Macroeconomics and Econometrics.  He won the thyssenkrupp Manager Cup 2012.

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

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

Michael Jähn

Michael Jähn

RAG Stiftung Scholarship

Entry: 2016

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

Michael Jähn joined the RGS Econ in 2016. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University Münster in Political Science and Economics, focusing on Econometrics and Political Philosophy. He obtained an M.Sc. in Economics at Ruhr-University Bochum, with a semester abroad at the University of Pisa, attending courses in regional economics and spatial econometrics. In his Master’s he focused on Public Economics and worked as a student assistant at the Chair of Public Finance and Economic Policy. His thesis dealt empirically with the impact of tax avoidance strategies of multinational companies on product market competition.

 

Main fields of interest: Public Economics, Economic Policy, International Taxation

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

Fabian Knorre

Fabian Knorre

RAG Stiftung Scholarship

Entry: 2016

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

Fabian Knorre joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2016. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Statistics at TU Dortmund University with a focus on econometrics. During his studies he spent one semester abroad at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen. In his master thesis Fabian Knorre analyzed different methods to measure credit rating stability of certain Deutsche Bank customer groups. He worked as a student teaching assistant in statistics and as a student research assistant at the chair of Econometrics and Statistics at the TU Dortmund University. He also gained work experience during internships at Deutsche Bank’s risk division and ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe’s applied mathematics team.

Main fields of interest: Econometrics, Macroeconometrics, Financial Economics

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

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

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.

 

Jennifer Rogmann

Jennifer Rogmann

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2016

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

Jennifer Rogmann joined the Ruhr Graduate School in October 2016. She obtained her master’s degree in Economics from Ruhr-University Bochum focusing on microeconometrics, labor economics, and international economics. In her master’s thesis she analyzed the gender wage gap in Germany over time and over the entire distribution, applying unconditional quantile regression models (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer). She worked as a student teaching assistant for Macroeconomics and Statistics II, as well as a student research assistant in the field of international economics and interned at Deutsche Bank and a NGO in Bolivia.

Main fields of interest: Labor Economics, Microeconometrics, Public Economics

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

Jan Wickerath

Jan Wickerath

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2016

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

Jan Wickerath joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2016. He obtained a Bachelor and Master degree in Economics from the University of Bonn. In his Master Thesis he analyzed the effects of credit intermediaries on the Euro Area Business Cycle. From 2014 to 2016 he also worked as an Editorial Assistant for the World of Labor project at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn.

Main fields of interest: Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory and Policy, and Applied (Macro-) Econometrics.