Michael C. Burda
Michael C. Burda has been Professor of Economics at the Humboldt University Berlin since 1993, and also teaches at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). He has also taught at at the Institut Européen d´Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France and at Berkeley. His research interests are in macroeconomics, the economics of labor markets, and the integration of the economies of Europe. Burda has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, and Economic Journal among others. Burda received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. (1987) at Harvard University. In 1998, Burda received the Gossen Prize of the German Verein für Socialpolitik. In June 2013, the Faculty of Economics of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg conferred on him the honorary doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol. h.c.) in recognition of his research on German reunification.
David Card is professor at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his PhD from Princeton University in 1983. Card's current research interests include immigration, wages, education, and health insurance. He published over 90 journal articles and book chapters in refereed journals such as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, or the Journal of Labor Economics. He was a co-recipient of the IZA Labor Economics Award in 2006, and was awarded the Frisch Medal by the Econometric Society in 2007.
Deborah Cobb-Clark is Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney. She is Director of the Program in Gender and Families at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany; a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course; and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Deborah earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan (1990). Prior to joining the University of Sydney, she was the Ronald Henderson Professor and Director of the Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne. She has also held positions at the US Labor Department, Illinois State University, and the Australian National University where she was the founding director of The Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis and Research (SPEAR) Centre. Her research agenda centres on the effect of social policy on labour market outcomes including immigration, sexual and racial harassment, health, old-age support, education and youth transitions. She has published more than four dozen academic articles in leading international journals and is a former co-editor of the Journal of Population Economics.
Justus Haucap is Director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at the University of Düsseldorf. After pursuing his graduate doctoral studies at the University of Saarland Haucap worked at the University of California, the New Zealand Treasury in Wellington and the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg. Between 2006 and 2014 he served as a member of the German Monopolies Commission, and was elected its chairman in 2008. His research agenda centres on competition economics and regulation of infrastructure-based markets such as telecommunications, electricity and transport. Among other journals, his work has been published in the Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Michael Lechner works as professor at the University of St. Gallen since 1998. In 1994 he received his PhD in Economics and Econometrics at the University of Mannheim. He co-heads the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW). He is interested in the evaluation of labor market programmes, sports economics, and the development of microeconometric methods for causal inference and their link to machine learning. He has published in the Journal of Econometrics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of the European Economic Association, and the Journals of Labor Economics, of Health Economics and of Human Resources among others. Currently, he serves as one of the editors of the German Economic Review and of Empirical Economics.
Walter Krämer is professor at Dortmund University. He received his PhD from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and worked for the Vienna University of Technology, the University of Mannheim and the University of Western Ontario. His contributions towards empirical economic research have been published in numerous books and refereed journals such as the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Econometrics and Econometrica. From 2008 to 2016 he was the editor of the German Economic Review.
Till Requate is professor at the University of Kiel since 2002. He received his PhD on game theory and industrial organization from University of Bielefeld. His main research interests are in the fields of environmental economics, experimental economics and innovation economics. He published his work among others in a number of journals such as Economics Letters, European Economic Review, the Journal of Publics Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Energy Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and the Journal of Population Economics. Since 2014 he is also the Editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
Nina Smith is professor at Aarhus Univeristy where she also has been pro vice-chancellor. She has been chairman of the board of the Danish Independent Research Councils, member of the Danish Social Science Research Council, and served as member or chairman of a number of boards of directors of national research institutes and private firms. Her primary research interest is labour economics, migration and education economics. She published her work in numerous journals such as the European Economic Review and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Harald Uhlig is professor at the University of Chicago since 2007. After receiving his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1990 he worked at the Universities of Bonn, Tilburg, Stanford and Berlin. He is guest researcher at the Bundesbank and consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago as well as at the European Central Bank. His main research interests are in macroeconomics with a special focus on applied quantitative theory and applied dynamic, stochastic general equilibrium theory as well as the intersection of macroeconomics and financial economics. He published his contributions among others in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Monetary Economics.
Josef Zweimüller is professor of Economics at University of Zurich since 2007. He received his PhD from University of Linz. After being a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, he got appointed as an assistant professor in Vienna and Linz before moving to Zurich in 1997. His research with a particular focus on labor economics, welfare state programs and income distribution got published in a number of prestigious journals such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Labor Economics among others. From 2009-2015 he was the Programme Director of the CEPR Programme Area “Labor Economics”.