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JProf. Dr. Antonia Arsova 

Dr. Antonia Arsova is a Junior Professor in Econometrics at TU Dortmund University. After studying Applied Mathematics, Probability Theory and Statistics at the Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“, she obtained a PhD in Econometrics from the Leuphana University Lüneburg in 2019. There she also worked as a Research Assistant for the DFG-funded project "Likelihood-Based Panel Cointegration Methodology and Its Applications in Macroeconomics and Financial Market Analysis". Her research interests are in the area of Nonstationary time series and panel data, Cross-sectional dependence in panel data, Cointegration and Empirical Macroeconometrics

Research interests: Nonstationary time series and panel data, Cross-sectional dependence in panel data, Cointegration, Empirical Macroeconometrics

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Dr. Boris Blagov

Boris Blagov is a postdoctoral researcher at the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Essen, Germany at the division Macroeconomics and Public Finance. At the RWI he is responsible for the Euro Area and international forecasts.  He is a lecturer at the Chair of Monetary Policy and Financial Markets of Prof. Dr. Peter Anker (University of Duisburg-Essen) as well as at the Jacobs University in Bremen. He studied at the University of Bonn and holds a PhD from the Hamburg Graduate School of Economics (University of Hamburg). His research area lies at the intersection of Macroeconomics, Monetary policy, and International Economics. In his dissertation he studied the interaction between interest and exchange rates through non-linear frameworks such as Markov-switching DSGE and VAR models. 

Research interests: Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Time Series, International Economics

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Prof. Dr. Florian Ziel

Prof. Dr. Martin Hibblen

Prof. Dr. Martin Hibbeln is an assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) for Finance at the Mercator School of Management at the University of Duisburg-Essen since October 2015. After studying Business Administration and Electrical Engineering at the TU Braunschweig and the Tampere University of Technology, he obtained a Ph.D. in Business Economics and the Venia Legendi in Business Administration from the TU Braunschweig. In 2013 and 2014 he was visiting researcher at the City University of Hong Kong and the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

His work has been published in internationally renowned journals such as the Journal of Banking & Finance, the Journal of Risk and Insurance and MIS Quarterly, and he was awarded several research prizes like the Heinrich-Büssing-Prize and CIONET European Research Paper of the Year 2018.

Research Interests: Risk Management, Empirical Finance, Financial Intermediation, Digital Finance, Regulating Financial Markets

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Dr. Yannick Hoga

Yannick Hoga is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Econometrics at the University of Duisburg-Essen since 2016. He studied economathematics at the University of Cologne and the University of Canterbury and obtained his doctorate in 2016 at the Universtiy of Duisburg-Essen. In his dissertation, he developed structural break tests for the extremal behavior of time series. His research interest lies in applying methods of extreme value theory to time series analysis. 

Research interests: Change Point Analysis, Extreme Value Theory, Risk Management

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Dr. Michael Kramm

Dr. Michael Kramm

Michael Kramm is an Akademischer Rat at the Chair of Microeconomics at the Technical University of Dortmund. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2018 at the Technical University of Dortmund writing on the „Game Theoretical Analyses of Industrial and Societal Organization“. Before his Ph.D., he obtained an M.Sc. in „Economics“ at the University of Bonn and a B.A. in „Economics and Politics“ at the University of Münster. One of his research focuses is the analysis of the role of information in the economy and of the beliefs of the different economic agents.

Research Interests: Game Theory Applied to Industrial Organization, Public Choice, Public Economics, Political Economy; Behavioral Economics, Evolutionary Dynamics


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Jun.-Prof. Sanne Hiller

Prof. Dr. Sanne Kruse-Becher

Sanne Hiller is Assistant Professor for Macroeconomics (Juniorprofessorin) at Ruhr-University Bochum. Prior to her current position, she worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at
Leuphana University of Lüneburg.  She holds a PhD in International Economics from Aarhus University (2011) and studied International Economics at Eberhard-Karls University
of Tübingen (2008). Her research is concerned with firm behavior on international markets, migration and international knowledge spillovers.
She is also affiliated with Aarhus University and is a member of the International Study Group on Exporter Productivity (ISGEP).

Research interests: International Economics, Applied Econometrics, Labor Economics

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JProf. Dr. Daniel Kuehnle

JProf. Dr. Daniel Kühnle

Daniel Kühnle holds the chair for Labour and Health Economics at the University Duisburg-Essen. Moreover, Daniel Kühnle is affiliated with CINCH in Essen and IZA in Bonn. He received his PhD in Economics from the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2014, and holds a BA in Politics and Economics from Leeds University and a Master's degree in Development Economics and Policy from University of Manchester in England. His work has been published ininternationally renowned journals such as the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Demography, Journal of Health Economics, Labour Economics, and Health Economics. 

Research interests:
 Health and Labour Economics, Early Childhood Education, Family Economics, and Policy Evaluations

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Dr. Till Massing

Dr. Till Massing

Till Massing is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Econometrics at the University of Duisburg-Essen since 2019. He studied mathematics at the University of Bonn and he obtained his doctorate in 2019 at the University of Duisburg-Essen. In his dissertation, he analyzed estimation and simulation approaches for certain classes of jump-type stochastic processes with applications to financial markets. His research interests are in the area of estimation theory for Lévy processes, financial econometrics and time series analysis.


Research interest: Lévy processes, asymptotic theory, Monte Carlo methods, financial econometrics

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Prof. Dr. Lars Metzger

Prof. Dr. Lars Metzger

Prof. Dr. Lars Metzger holds a Juniorprofessorship for economics at the University of Dortmund since 2011. He obtained his Doctoral degree in
2009 as a member of the Europeean Doctoral Programme being hosted at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Mathematical Economics at Bielefeld University.

Research interests: Microeconomics, Game Theory, Information Theory, Industrial Organization, and Bounded Rationality

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Prof. Dr. Florian Ziel

Dr. Edgar Preugschat

Edgar Preugschat is a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Dortmund. He studied at the Free University Berlin and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. His research interest is in applied macroeconomics with an emphasis on labor markets and housing markets. Furthermore, he uses experimental methods to study search markets.

Research interests: Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Housing Economics, Experimental Economics

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Prof. Dr. Lilia Zhurakhovska

Prof. Dr. Lilia Zhurakhovska

Prof. Dr. Lilia Zhurakhovska is an assistant professor (Juniorprofessorin) for Economics (Behavioral Economics) at the Mercator School of Management (University of Duisburg-Essen) since January 2016. She studied economics at the universities of Munich and Bonn and then joined the IMPRS (The International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World) at the location Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn. In 2012 she visited the University of California, San Diego. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Cologne in 2014. As a research associate, she worked at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg and became a permanent visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn.

Research interests:
Behavioral & Experimental Economics, Law & Economics, Psychology & Economics, Public Economics

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Prof. Dr. Florian Ziel

Prof. Dr. Florian Ziel

Florian Ziel is an assistant professor of Environmental Economics, esp. Economics of Renewable Energy at the University of Duisburg-Essen (since February 2017). He studied mathematics and statistics at the TU Dresden and University College Dublin (UCD). In June 2016 he received his doctoral degree in business administration and economics from the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt(Oder) writing a thesis about electricity price modeling and forecasting. During his PhD and post-doc period he researched at the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics of the Université libre de Bruxelles and at the Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics of the University of Oxford.
His research objectives are the quantitative modeling of energy markets with focus on the impact of renewable energy. Additionally, he is interested in time series analysis of seasonal data with application to energy and environmental economics such as statistical portfolio management.

Research interests:
Energy Econometrics, Time Series, Environmental Statistics, Portfolio Management

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