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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.

 

Tom Bauermann

Tom Bauermann

Signal-Iduna Scholarship

Entry: 2015

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
Gebäude GC, Raum 2/149

Tel.: +49 (0) 234 32-26912
Fax: +49 (0) 234 32-14453

Tom Bauermann joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2015. He obtained his Bachelor in Economics and Political Science, a Master in Political Science and a Master in Economics from the University of Jena, with a focus on macroeconomics. In his master thesis he empirically analyzed the impact of income inequality on economic growth for the EU-15 member states. In addition to his studies he gave tutorials in statistics and empirical methods and interned at the KfW and the IAB Sachsen.

Main fields of interest: Agent-based Modelling, Macroeconomics, Labor Economics

 

Raphael Becker

Raphael Becker

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2015

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-519
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Raphael Becker joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2015. He obtained his Bachelor from the University of Mannheim. During his Master studies at the University of Bonn he specialized in the fields of microeconomics and econometrics. In his thesis, he studied the impact of personality traits and preferences on gender related wage differentials. He worked as a student research assistant for the German Institute for Development Policy and interned at the Deutsche Bundesbank.

Main fields of interest: Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics

Friederike Blönnigen

Friederike Blönnigen

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2015

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-526
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Friederike Blönnigen joined the RGS in Economics in October 2015. She obtained her Master of Business Mathematics from TU Dortmund and spent a semester at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. In her master thesis she analyzed power in exchange networks and applied an N-person cooperative game with transferable utility for networks to formalize the model. Her bachelor thesis analyzed the determinants of individuals’ participation in religious activity. She worked as a student teaching assistant in analysis and microeconomics and as a student research assistant at the RWI.

Main fields of interest: Microeconomics, Economics of Information, Applied Microeconomics

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.

Simon Decker

Simon Decker

Entry: 2011

Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insb. Gesundheitsökonomik
Schützenbahn 70
45127 Essen

Tel. +49 201 183-3404

Simon Decker is a researcher in health economics and studies the interplay of health and risk attitudes, individual behaviour in health insurances and health inequalities. He is employed at the health economic research center CINCH (University of Duisburg-Essen) as well as at Leibniz Science Campus Ruhr (RWI).

Main fields of interest: Health economics, applied microeconometrics

Publications:

Decker, S. and H. Schmitz (2016), Health Shocks and Risk Aversion. Journal of Health Economics 50 : 154-170. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2016.09.006

Fabian Dehos

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2013

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-518
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Fabian Dehos joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2013. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Konstanz (Germany) after which he continued with an MSc Economics at the University College London (UK). In his master thesis “The question of income disparity between city and countryside– An analysis of the evolution of the urban wage premium in West Germany” (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Dustmann) he investigated regional wage discrepancies. In particular, he aimed to analyse whether an urban wage premium exists and how it evolved over the extended time period from 1985 to 2008. During his undergraduate studies he spent two semesters abroad at Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) and interned for six month in UBS wealth management research (Switzerland).

Main fields of interest: Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Economics of Migration

Fang Duan

Fang Duan

RAG Stiftung Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Fachgebiet Finance
Otto-Hahn-Str. 6
D-44227 Dortmund

+49 231 755 - 3277

Fang Duan joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. He obtained the Master Degree of Statistics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. During his studies, he mainly focused on statistical inference and financial econometrics. He finished his master thesis „High Dimensional Portfolio Allocation based on High Frequency Data“ under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Hautsch (Universität Wien). In his master thesis, he dealt with smoothing methods in forecasting of covariance matrix estimates in global minimum variance portfolio. Furthermore, he worked as research assistant for Prof. Michael Burda, PhD (HU Berlin) and teaching assistant for Prof. Paul Klein, PhD (SFU), he did an internship at German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

Main fields of interest: Financial Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Portfolio Management

Patrick Gauß

Patrick Gauß

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2015

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

Patrick Gauß joined the RGS in Economics in October 2015. He obtained his Bachelor and Master in Economics at the University Hohenheim, with a focus on econometrics, labor economics, international trade and public economics. In his master thesis, he used a nonparametric IV estimator for unconditional quantile treatment effects to estimate how receiving a tertiary educational degree impacts the wage distribution. He was a student research assistant in public finance and in labor and service sector economics.

Main fields of interest: Microeconometrics, Applied Microeconomics

Kevin Glueck

Kevin Glück

Sparkasse Essen Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl für Makroökonomie
44221 Dortmund
Tel. +49 231 755-3105

Kevin Glück joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. Previously, he studied economics at the University of Cologne with a focus on Macroeconomics. During his Bachelor studies, he spent one semester in Maastricht and Buenos Aires each. In his Master Thesis, he analyzed savings and spousal labor supply as insurances against idiosyncratic income risk and how a public unemployment insurance can crowd out these instruments.

Main fields of interest: Public Economics, Growth & Inequality, Labour Economics

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

Ulrich Haskamp

Entry: 2013

Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Lehrstuhl für Makroökonomik
Universitätsstr. 12
45117 Essen

Tel. +49 201 183-6512
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Ulrich Haskamp joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2013. He obtained his Bachelor in Economics from the University of Osnabrück. During his studies, he did an exchange semester at the University of Hull, England. Then he moved to the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel for his Master in Economics. In his master's thesis (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Reitz) he examined the time-varying relationship between exchange rates and fundamentals. Furthermore, he was a research assistant for Prof. Westermann Ph.D., Osnabrück, and did an internship at the department “Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys” of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich.

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

Linda Hirt

Linda Hirt-Schierbaum

RAG Stiftung Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Volkswirtschaftslehre (Mikroökonomie)
Vogelpothsweg 87
D-44227 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-3215
Fax +49 231 755-3027

Linda Hirt joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. She studied business mathematics at TU Dortmund University and at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. In her diploma thesis “Temptation, Self-Control and the Theory of Consumption” she analyzed (dynamic) self-control preferences and contrasted analyses of underinsurance against flood hazards in the United States premised on dynamic self-control preferences and hyperbolic discounting, respectively. Beside her studies she worked as a tutor at the chair of differential geometry and as a tutor and student research assistant at the chair of Microeconomics at TU Dortmund University.

Main fields of interest: Microeconomics, Behavioral Economics

Marco Horvath

Marco Horvath

Commerzbank-Stiftung Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
c/o RWI
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen
Tel. +49 201 8149-522
Fax +49 201 8149-500

Marco Horvath joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. He obtained his Bachelor Degree from University of Mannheim in 2012. During his undergraduate studies he spent an exchange semester at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. For his Master in Economics he joined the University College Dublin. During his studies he mainly focused on microeconomics, econometrics and energy economics. His master thesis "Fracking Boom in the US: Implications for the Oil Price" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Aisling Reynolds-Feighan) studied the impact of fracking on the crude oil market. Furthermore, Marco Horvath gained work experience during internships for Dow Jones and PublicPolicy.ie and gave tutorials in econometrics.

Main fields of interest: Energy and Environmental Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics

Maryna Ivets

Maryna Ivets

Entry: 2014

CINCH - Health Economics Research Center
Edmund-Körner-Platz 2
45127 Essen
Tel. +49 201 183 6313

Maryna Ivets joined RGS in October 2014. She studied for her Bachelor’s degree at the Belarus State Economic University and at Hunter College (New York). She earned her Master’s at the University of Hamburg. Her Master’s thesis explored how different remuneration systems affect physician behavior (supervisor Prof. Dr. Mathias Kifmann). Maryna was a recipient of a DAAD scholarship and the winner of the New York State Economic Association undergraduate paper competition in 2012.

Main fields of interest: Health Economics, Applied Econometrics

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

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

Philipp Korfmann

Philipp Korfmann

NRW.BANK Scholarship

Entry: 2014

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Makroökonomie
D-44221 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-5913
Fax +49 231 755-3069

Philipp Korfmann joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2014. He studied economics at the University of Bonn and the University of Zurich focussing on macroeconomics. In his master's thesis he analyzed the differences of transitions in and out of temporary and permanent employment in Germany. Additional to his studies he worked as a student research assistant at the Institute for International Economic Policy at the University of Bonn and interned at the Société Générale.

Main fields of interest: Business Cycle Fluctuations, Monetary Economics, Labor Economics

Christopher Krause

Entry: 2012

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Applied Economics
44221 Dortmund
Tel. +49 231 755-8153
Fax +49 231 755-5404

Christopher Krause joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2012. He obtained both a Bachelor of Science in Management & Economics and a Master of Science in Economics from Ruhr-Universität Bochum. In his master thesis, he conducted an extensive analysis of a macroeconomic agent-based model with an endogenous growth mechanism, applying several tools from time series analysis and sensitivity analysis. Parallel to his studies, he worked as a student assistant at the chair of Empirical Economics (Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer) and Applied Microeconomics (Prof. Dr. Julio R. Robledo) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

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

Eliane Lambertz

Eliane Lambertz

Entry: 2011

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Volkswirtschaftslehre (Mikroökonomie)
44221 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-3215
Fax +49 231 755-3027

Eliane Lambertz joined the Ruhr Graduate School of Economics in October 2011. She studied business mathematics (Wirtschaftsmathematik) at Technische Universität Dortmund. During her studies, she focused on operation research, finance and combinatorial optimization and microeconomics. In her diploma thesis, she analyzed "Cycle Decomposition in Genome Rearrangement". In addition to her studies, she worked at Technische Universität Dortmund at the chair of Microeconomics as a tutor and at the chair of Operations Research and Business Informatics as a tutor and student assistant.

Main fields of interest: Operations Research, Game Theory, Finance

Jonas Ramolla

Jonas Ramolla

Entry: 2015

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

Jonas Ramolla joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2015. He obtained his Master in Economics from the University of Hohenheim, spending a semester at Rhodes University in South Africa and focusing on public economics and microeconometrics. In his master thesis, he assessed the elasticity of taxable income using pseudo panel data. He worked as a student research assistant in international economics, as a tutor in microeconomics, and gained experience in applied economic research during an internship at the IAW Tübingen.

Main fields of interest: Public Economics, Microeconometrics, Policy Evaluation

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

Hendrik Steinbrecher

Hendrik Steinbrecher

Entry: 2015

Technische Universität Dortmund
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche FakultätVolkswirtschaftslehre (Makroökonomie)
44221 Dortmund

Tel. +49 231 755-4495
Fax +49 231 755-3069

Hendrik Steinbrecher joined the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics in October 2015. He obtained a Bachelor from the University of Frankfurt and a Master in Economics from the University of Cologne, with stays abroad at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Tongji-University in Shanghai and focusing on macroeconomics and economic history. In his Master thesis he analyzed the reception of Keynes’ theory in the German context, which anticipated elements of the German concept of a ‘social market economy’ and Neo-Keynesian economics. Since 2016 he is part of the Priority Programme 1859 ‚Experience and expectation. Historical foundations of economic behaviour’ founded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council). In particular he is working on the project ‚Great Expectations? Germany’s Recovery from the Great Depression, 1932-1936‘.

Main fields of interest: Economic History, Macroeconomics, International Finance and Trade, Public Economics

Jan Wickerath

Jan Wickerath

Mercator Scholarship

Entry: 2016

Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre
Mercator School of Management
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Lotharstraße 65
D-47057 Duisburg


Tel.+49 203 37-91667

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.