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Prof. Dr. Torsten Schmidt

Head, “Macroeconomics and Public Finance” department

Prof. Dr. Torsten Schmidt

Torsten Schmidt is head of the research department “Macroeconomics and Public Finance” and adjunct professor for empirical macroeconomics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He studied economics at the University of Göttingen and earned his doctorate from the University of Zurich. He joined RWI in 2000.

Research Interests

National and international business cycle analysis, analysis of medium-term macroeconomic development and economic effects of demographic change

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Prof. Dr. Torsten Schmidt

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

Phone: +49 (201) 8149-287
Fax: +49 (201) 8149-200