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Pauline Affeldt
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Pauline Affeldt

Pauline Affeldt is Research Associate in the Department Firms and Markets at the DIW Berlin and at the Technische Universität (TU) Berlin. She is also Fellow at the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP). Her research interests are in applied econometrics in the fields of industrial organization, competition policy, and regulation. Pauline Affeldt received her PhD in August 2019 from...

Research Associate Firms and Markets
Niels Aka
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Niels Aka

Niels Aka is a researcher at DIW Berlin's Forecasting and Economic Policy Department, where he currently develops leading macroeconomic indicators. These indicators are extracted from large text corpora, such as newspapers, by means of sentiment analysis. He has previously gained experience in business cycle forecasting at Germany's bi-annual Gemeinschaftsdiagnose and during a research stay at the...

Research Associate Forecasting and Economic Policy
Pablo Anaya
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Pablo Anaya

Prior to joining the DIW Graduate Center in 2013, Pablo studied economics at the Freie Universität Berlin with a focus on macroeconomics and econometrics. In his Master's thesis, he empirically analyzed the sustainability of public debt in the United States. During his studies, Pablo worked as a student research and teaching assistant at the chair of econometrics.

Scholarship Recipient Macroeconomics
Dawud Ansari
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Dawud Ansari

Dr Dawud Ansari researches in the group for international resource markets within the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment. Dawud holds a PhD from HU Berlin after previously studying at TU Berlin (best of his year), HU Berlin, and the Johns Hopkins University. Apart from his research at DIW Berlin, he is the director of the NGO "Energy Access and Development Program" (EADP), which...

Visiting scholar Energy, Transportation, Environment
Felix Arnold
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Felix Arnold

Dr. Felix Arnold holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Mannheim University and a joint Master’s degree in economics and politics from Université Catholique de Louvain and Università degli studi di Milano. In January 2016, he completed his dissertation entitled "Direct Democracy, Voter Turnout and Representative Behavior: Essays in Political Economics". He is an...

Ph.D. Student Public Economics
Alexandra Avdeenko
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Alexandra Avdeenko

Cohort: GC2010Research Interests: Political Economy, Development Economy, Applied EconometricsCurrent Employer: Chair of Econometrics, Department of Economics, University of MannheimDissertation Supervisors: Prof Thomas Siedler, Prof. Ronny Freier

Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
Nataliya Barasinska
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Nataliya Barasinska

Cohort: GC2007Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Household Finance, Credit Risk, Real Estate MarketsCurrent Employer: Deutsche BundesbankDissertation Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dorothea Schäfer, Prof. Dr. Andreas Stephan

Research Associate Firms and Markets
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Julian Baumann

Cohort: GC2009Research Interests: Labour Economics, Technical ChangeDissertation Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos

Ph.D. Student
Benjamin Beckers
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Benjamin Beckers

Benjamin Beckers is a Ph.D. candidate at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center and joined the Macroeconomics Department as a researcher in January 2014. His research interests are on empirical macroeconomics, in particular on structural time series econometrics and forecasting. For his doctoral thesis he studies possibilities for the real-time detection of asset price bubbles and analyzes the interaction...

Ph.D. Student Macroeconomics
Eva M. Berger
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Eva M. Berger

Cohort: GC2006 Research Interests: Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Behavioral Economics Current Employer: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Dissertation Supervisors: Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß, Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb

Research Associate German Socio-Economic Panel study
Veronika Bertram-Hümmer
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Veronika Bertram-Hümmer

Veronika focuses on inclusive microfinance solutions and households’ behavior under risk. In her doctoral thesis, she evaluated the impacts of  index insurance on household’s welfare and investigates risk preferences and their role on household behavior under risk. Before joining DIW, Veronika was a Carlo Schmid Fellow in the World Bank Social Development Department working on...

Ph.D. Student
Daniel Bierbaumer
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Daniel Bierbaumer

Before joining the DIW Berlin Graduate Center in October 2013, Daniel was a student of Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business & Social Sciencies and a Master's degree in Economics from WU. During his Bachelor studies he also spent an exchange term at the University of Manchester. Besides his studies, he completed...

Scholarship Recipient Macroeconomics
Christopher Kaya Boortz
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Christopher Kaya Boortz

Cohort: GC2012Current Employer: Free University BerlinDissertation Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dieter Nautz

Ph.D. Student
Frauke G. Braun
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Frauke G. Braun

Cohort: GC2006Research Interests: energy economicsCurrent Employer: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and EnergySupervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian von Hirschhausen

Franziska Bremus
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Franziska Bremus

Franziska Bremus is a Research Associate in the Department of Macroeconomics and leader of the project “European capital markets and macroeconomic stability”. After finishing her Master’s degree in economics in Tübingen and Montréal, she joined the DIW Graduate Center. During her dissertation, Franziska worked in the Departments of Forecasting and Macroeconomics. She finished her dissertation on ...

Research Associate Macroeconomics
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Martin Johannes Bruns

Martin Bruns joined the DIW Berlin Graduate Center in 2014. His research focuses on topics in Econometrics and Macroeconomics, in particular Multiple Time Series Analysis and Bayesian inference. Prior to joining the DIW he studied in Toulouse, Ottawa and Tübingen and obtained his Master's degree in 2014 from the Toulouse School of Economics and his Bachelor's degree in 2012 from the...

Research Associate Forecasting and Economic Policy
Patrick Burauel
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Patrick Burauel

Patrick Burauel joined the DIW Berlin Graduate Center in 2015 and is now research fellow at the SOEP. Patrick studied economics at an undergraduate level at University Maastricht with an exchange semester in Hong Kong. In 2015 he graduated with a Master’s degree from Paris School of Economics and Ecole Polytechnique. In his Master’s thesis he analyzed the evolution of inequality of...

Research Associate German Socio-Economic Panel study
Georg Camehl
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Georg Camehl

Georg Camehl is currently a Ph.D. student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center. He studied economics in Mannheim and Ankara, earning his Bachelor of Science from the University of Mannheim in 2010. Afterwards he studied in the Joint Masters Program in Statistics in Berlin focusing on econometrics. During his studies he did internships at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and...

Research Associate Education and Family
Elisabeth Church
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Elisabeth Church

Cohort: GC2009Research Interests: Applied Panel Analyses and Interdisciplinary Research combining Economics, Psychology and the Neurosciences Supervisor: Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß

Ph.D. Student Graduate Center
Astrid Cullmann
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Astrid Cullmann

Astrid Cullmann is senior researcher in the Department of firms and Market and the Department Energy, Transportation, and Environment. Her research deals with productivity and regulation of public sector firms. She focuses on municipal state-owned firms in the energy and water sector. Astrid is also Senior Lecturer at the Chair of Econometrics and Business Statistics at TU Berlin. She studied...

Research Associate Firms and Markets; Research Associate Energy, Transportation, Environment
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