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Yonas Alem

Yonas Alem works as Research Director for the (EfD) Environment for Development initiative at the University of Gothenburg. He earned his PhD from Gothenburg University and was a visiting scholar at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of Berkeley. Yonas Alem is an economist applying microeconomics and econometrics to research on a range of topics related to poverty, economic development, and the environment in developing regions of the world, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Stefan Bender

Stefan Bender

Stefan Bender is Head of the Research Data and Service Center of the Deutsche Bundesbank. One of his positions is vice-chair of the German Data Forum (www.ratswd.de). His research interests are data access, data quality, merging administrative, survey data and/or big data, record linkage, unemployment, management quality and mobility of inventors. He has published over 100 articles in journals including the AER or the QJE.

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Sebastian Braun

Sebastian Braun

Sebastian Braun is Associate Professor (Reader) at the University of St Andrews. He received his PhD from Humboldt University Berlin in 2009. Before joining the University of St Andrews, Sebastian was a Senior Economist at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. He works at the intersection of international economics, labor economics, and economic history.

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Vincenzo Carrieri

Vincenzo Carrieri

Vincenzo Carrieri is Associate Professor of Public Economics at the University of Salerno. He received his PhD from University of Calabria and a PhD specialization in Health Economics and Policy from the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) in 2008. He is affiliated researcher at the Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) of the University of York. His main research interests are in the fields of health economics, income inequality and applied microeconometrics. He published his contributions among others in the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Health Policy, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and Oxford Economic Papers.

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Vincent Chandler

Vincent Chandler is assistant professor at Saint Mary`s University. He completed his doctoral studies at Queen`s University. His research focuses on topics in applied public, health and labour economics and has been published in Small Business Economics, Economics of Education Review and Canadian Public Policy.

Gil S. Epstein

Gil S. Epstein

Gil S. Epstein is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His current research interests include Political Economy, Public Choice, Labor Economics, Migration and Public Policy. Gil is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and of Economics and had published numerous articles leading journals is his field.

Michael Fertig

Michael Fertig

Michael Fertig studied economics with a focus on quantitative methods at the University of Heidelberg. From October 2002 to December 2006 he was a research coordinator at the RWI-Essen. Since January 2007 he is one of the managing directors of ISG-Cologne. His research interests include applied econometrics in the field of international migration, the economics of education and program evaluation.

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Nathan Fiala

Nathan Fiala

Nathan Fiala is an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut. He studies microfinance, micro-enterprise development and governance in Africa and Asia. He has conducted over a dozen impact evaluations in Uganda, Tanzania and India and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Irvine. His work has been featured in top economics and development journals.

Ira N. Gang

Ira N. Gang

Ira N. Gang is a Professor of Economics at Rutgers University since 1986 writing papers on development, migration & public policy, public choice, political economy & labor economics in leading economics journals. A founding editor of the Review of Development Economics, he is an Associate Editor/Editorial Board member of several journals and a Research Fellow several academic institutes.    

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Kenneth Gillingham

Kenneth Gillingham

Kenneth Gillingham is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University, with appointments in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Department of Economics, and School of Management, as well as a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2015-2016 he served as the Senior Economist for Energy and the Environment at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He is an energy and environmental economist drawing from the fields of applied microeconomics, behavioral economics, and industrial organization. He received a Ph.D. in Management Science & Engineering and Economics, as well as M.S. degrees in Statistics and Management Science & Engineering, from Stanford University.

Katja Görlitz

Katja Görlitz

Katja Görlitz is an assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) of Labor Market and Social Policy at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2010, she received her Ph.D. in Economics from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From 2006 to 2012, she worked at the RWI Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung in Essen. Her main research interests cover labor economics, economics of education and applied econometrics. She has published in economic journals like Economics Letters, Labour Economics and Economics of Education Review.

Colin Green

Colin Green is Professor of Economics at Lancaster University. He received his PhD from the University of Queensland. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Education Economics and acts as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. His recent research areas include performance related pay, the economics of training, the effect of alcohol regulation, and the impact of urban congestion charging. This work has appeared in a range of journals including the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Industrial Relations, and the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. He is co-founder and organiser of the yearly International Workshop on Applied Economics of Education (IWAEE).

Michael Grimm

Michael Grimm

Michael Grimm is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Passau. He holds a PhD in Economics from Sciences-Po Paris. Previously he held positions at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Göttingen and as a consultant at the World Bank in Washington D.C. He is collaborating with the RWI on impact assessments of access-to-energy interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Frank Goetzke

Frank Goetzke is Associate Professor in the Urban and Public Affairs Department at the University of Louisville. He received his PhD from West Virginia University (2006). His research interests are in Urban Economics, Regional Science, Governance, Environmental Policy, Transportation Modeling and Spatial Econometrics. He published among others in Land Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Urban Studies, Transportation and Environment and Planning, Part A.

Christoph Hanck

Christoph Hanck is Professor of Econometrics at University of Duisburg-Essen since 2012. He received his PhD (2007), supervised by Walter Krämer, from TU Dortmund. He then joined the SFB 475 to later become a PostDoc at Maastricht in 2008. From 2009 to 2012 he was Assistant and Associate Professor in Econometrics in Groningen. Research Interests include Nonstationary Panels and Multiple Testing.

Annika Herr

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Annika Herr is an Assistant Professor of Economics (Juniorprofessorin) at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf as well as a project leader at the health economics research center CINCH at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, as well as two M.S. degrees (Diploma) in business and in economics from the University of Dortmund.  She is a health economist drawing from the fields of applied microeconomics and industrial organization. Her current research projects deal with competition and demand in long-term care and pharmaceutical markets and with lab experiments on the willingness to donate organs.

Jens Horbach

Jens Horbach

Jens Horbach (born 1962) is Professor of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg. He prepared his PhD thesis at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg. From 1992 to 1996 he worked as scientific staff member at the Institute for Economic Research in Halle. Horbach´s current research interests focus on the empirical analysis of the determinants and effects of environmental innovations. He published his research in important journals such as Research Policy or Ecological Economics.

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David A. Jaeger

David A. Jaeger (Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1995) is Profesor of Economics at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His current research interests include immigration, education, and fertility. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Labor Economics, among others.

Marc Jeuland

Marc Jeuland

Marc Jeuland holds a joint faculty appointment in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University in the USA. His primary research interests include water resources economics, nonmarket valuation, environment and development, environmental health, energy economics, and climate change.

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Timo Kuosmanen

Timo Kuosmanen

Timo Kuosmanen is professor at Aalto University School of Business. His research focuses on axiomatic nonparametric modeling of production, consumption and investment decisions with applications in agriculture, banking, education, energy, environment, transportation, and utilities. His recent research focuses on probabilistic modeling of random noise, inefficiency, and observed heterogeneity.

Stefan Lamp

Stefan Lamp

Stefan Lamp is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Toulouse School of Economics. He completed his PhD in Economics at the European University Institute. His main research interests include energy and environmental economics, applied microeconomics, and empirical industrial organization. He currently works on the adoption of renewable energy and the impact of energy taxation on manufacturing.

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James LeSage

James LeSage

Jim LeSage received his PhD in economics from Boston College and a Master’s degree from University of Toledo, where he was a faculty member from 1988 to 2005. Since 2006 he has been the Fields Endowed Chair in Urban & Regional Economics at Texas State University. He is a fellow of the Regional Science Association International, Spatial Econometrics Association and Southern Regional Science Association, and a past president of the North American Regional Science Association. He has published over 100 scholarly journal articles, edited two book volumes and is co-author with R. Kelley Pace of a 2009 book entitled Introduction to Spatial Econometrics. His research has received past support from the National Science Foundation, and he has given workshops on spatial econometrics in Austria, China, France, Portugal, Spain and several American universities.

Roman Mennicken

Roman Mennicken

Roman Mennicken is a lecturer at the FOM University of Applied Sciences. He additionally works in the strategic quality managemant of a hospital chain. He received his Ph.D. in economics and social sciences from the University of Cologne. His work has been published in Management Science, Health Economics, and Health Services Research, among others. His research focuses on applied econometrics in health services research and health economics.

Sebastian Otten

Sebastian Otten

Sebastian Otten is a Senior Research Officer at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at University College London (UCL). Sebastian received his Ph.D. in Economics at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. While pursuing his doctoral studies, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at Ruhr University Bochum and as a researcher at the RWI. His main research interests are labour, migration, and development economics.

Alfredo Paloyo

Alfredo Paloyo

Alfredo Paloyo is a Lecturer at the University of Wollongong. He completed his PhD in Economics from the Ruhr University Bochum as part of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics. Alfredo's research interests are in Applied Microeconomics. He has published in journals such as the European Economic Review, Defence and Peace Economics, Social Science & Medicine, and the Journal of Economic Surveys.

Christopher F. Parmeter

Christopher Parmeter

Christopher F. Parmeter is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami. He was formerly an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He has published over 50 research articles in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals, published 1 book and guest-edited a special issue of Empirical Economics. He is currently an associate editor at American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Empirical Economics, and Journal of African Business. His research focuses on applied econometrics across a broad array of fields in economics including economic growth, microfinance, international trade, environmental economics and health economics.

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak is a Professor of Public Policy and Environmental Economics at Duke University. He studies the causes and consequences of human behaviors related to the natural environment to help design and evaluate policy interventions in low income tropical countries. His research is in three domains at the intersection of environment, development, health and energy: (a) forest ecosystem services, (b) environmental health, and (c) household energy transitions. In all domains, he has focused on design of institutions and policies that are motivated by enormous inequities and a range of efficiency concerns (externalities, public goods and imperfect information and competition).

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Marie Paul

Marie Paul is an assistant professor (Juniorprofessorin) for Quantitative Methods in Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She received her doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim and worked for the universities of Frankfurt and Freiburg before coming to Duisburg. Her current research focuses on the evaluation of active labor market policies and family policies, female employment biographies, and microeconometric evaluation methods.

Toni Pierenkemper

Toni Pierenkemper worked as a professor for Economic and Social History at the University of Cologne. He received his doctoral degree from University of Münster. Toni Pierenkemper is member of the Editorial Board of the yearbook of economic history (Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte). His research interests include historical labor market settings as well as historical consumption patterns.

Vivien Procher

Vivien Procher

Vivien Procher acquired her Bachelor’s degree in Government and Economics and Master’s degree in Management at the London School of Economics (LSE). Vivien Procher completed her doctoral degree at the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ). Her professional career includes employment as strategic analyst at the Valeo Group in Paris and Managing Director of the RGS Econ. Since 2012, she has been engaged as Assistant Professor at the Jackstädt Center (Wuppertal University). Her research interests include International Business & Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Arndt Reichert

Arndt Reichert

Arndt Reichert is an Economist in the Development Research Group (Impact Evaluation team) at the World Bank and coordinator of impact evaluations on energy. He is an applied (micro-) econometrician with interests in energy, environment, health, and labor economics. Arndt’s current research investigates the economic impacts of investments in improved electricity supply to the industrial sector in Nepal and semi-urban as well as rural electrification in Argentina, Kenya, and Senegal. His recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Human Resources, Health Economics, and Social Science & Medicine. Before joining the World Bank, Arndt worked at the Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI) and as a lecturer at the Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB) in Germany. He holds a PhD in economics from the Ruhr University of Bochum.

Martin Salm

Martin Salm

Martin Salm is an associate professor at the department of econometrics and operations research at Tilburg University. His research fields are in health economics and applied microeconomics. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University in 2006 and a diploma in Economics from the University of Mannheim in 2001.

Christoph Schwierz

Christoph Schwierz, Dr. rer. pol. (PhD Economics), is a policy analyst at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs in the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. He studied economics in Berlin, Lausanne and Oslo and earned a Ph.D.in health economics at the University of Bochum. Schwierz is specializing in the financial sustainability of public finances and health systems. He has published in Health Economics and other peer-reviewed journals.

Mathias Sinning

Mathias Sinning

Mathias Sinning is a Senior Lecturer at the Crawford School of Public Policy of the Australian National University (ANU). He studied economics at the University of Heidelberg and received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Bochum in 2008. He has worked as assistant to the executive board of RWI from 2004-2008. He has held academic appointments at the ANU and the University of Queensland and has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University. Mathias is interested in the application of econometric methods to issues related to labor economics and public economics. He has published articles in journals such as Health Economics, Industrial Labor Relations Review and the Journal of Banking and Finance. He is currently working on the project “Understanding Dynamic Aspects of Economic Inequality” funded by the Australian Research Council.

Jochen Streb

Jochen Streb

Jochen Streb is the Professor of Economic History at the University of Mannheim. His research focuses on the innovation history and regulation history of Germany. He has contributed to the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic History, the RAND Journal of Economics, Research Policy, and other journals. He also published a book on German economic history in the twentieth century.

Harald Tauchmann

Harald Tauchmann

Harald Tauchmann is professor of health economics at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. He was head of the junior research group at CINCH and research associate at RWI Essen. He studied economics, political science, sociology and biology in Manchester and Heidelberg, where he received his doctorate degree. His research focuses on applied econometrics and empirical health economics.

Casey Warman

Casey Warman is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Dalhousie University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His current research interests primarily involve empirical issues in the areas of health economics and immigration. His research has been published in the Journal of Human Resources, the Canadian Journal of Economics, Labour Economics and the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

Andrea Weber

Andrea Weber

Andrea Weber is professor of Labor Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She received a PhD from the Vienna University of Technology in 2002 and held positions at the University of Mannheim, RWI, and visiting assistant professorship at UC Berkeley. Her current research interests include the social insurance systems, labor market policies, and gender differences in the labor market.

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Rosemarie Wehner

Rosemarie Gülker

Rosemarie Wehner is a Political Economist and Advisor of the German Hospital Federation (DKG) in Berlin. She works at the Political Department of the DKG and at the CEO’s office. She assists legislative processes in the hospital sector through political consulting. Additionally she analyses the hospital sector with quantitative and qualitative methods and prepares hospital data for the political argumentation. Furthermore she is a member of the German Society for Health Economics and is chairing the “Committee Inpatient Care”. Prior to joining the DKG, she was a Research Assistant at the Department of Health of the RWI. Her research focuses on the hospital sector and regional disparities.

Friederike Welter

Friederike Welter

Friederike Welter is President of the IfM Bonn and professor for SME management and entrepreneurship at University of Siegen, Germany. She has broad experiences in applied and policy-related research on entrepreneurship and small business, much of it in an international context. She has published widely and is on the review board of several leading entrepreneurship journals as well as associate editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.

Nicolas Ziebarth

Nicolas Ziebarth

Nicolas Ziebarth is an Assistant Professor in the Department for Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), where he graduated in 2011. Professor Ziebarth's research is in the field of applied health and labor economics. In particular, he analyzes the interaction of social security systems with labor markets and population health. Another focus of his work is the driving forces and implications of health-related behavior.

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