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Sergej Bechtoldt

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

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

Philipp Markus

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

Philipp Nickol

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

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

Karolin Süß

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

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

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