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Dr. Torsten Schmidt

Deputy Head, “Macroeconomics and Public Finance” department

Dr. Torsten Schmidt

Torsten Schmidt received a diploma in economics from the University of Göttingen in 1995 and a Ph. D. from the University of Zürich in 2000. In 1997 he took part in the course for beginning doctoral students at the Study centre of the Swiss National Bank in Gerzensee. Torsten Schmidt joined the business cycle department at RWI in 2000. Since 2005 he has been deputy head of the research department “Macroeconomics and Public Finance” (formerly "Growth and Cycles"). His main interests are international business cycle analysis, medium-run modelling and forecasting.

Research Interests

Monetary Policy; International Business Cycle Analysis; Medium-run Modelling and Forecasting

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Dr. Torsten Schmidt

RWI - Leibniz-Institut für
Hohenzollernstraße 1-3
D - 45128 Essen

Phone: +49 (201) 8149-287
Fax: +49 (201) 8149-300