(together with Stefan Gießler and Katja Heinisch), Journal of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming. Abstract: We analyze whether, and since when, East and West German business cycles are synchronised. We investigate real GDP, unemployment rates and survey data as business cycle …

(Since When) Are East and West German Business Cycles Synchronised? Read more »

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(together with Pao-Yu Oei, Hauke Hermann, Philipp Herpich, Benjamin, Lünenbürger and Christoph Schult), Energy – The International Journal, Volume 196, 2020, 117004. Abstract: The present study examines the consequences of the planned coal phase-out in Germany according to various phase-out …

Coal Phase-out in Germany – Implications and Policies for Affected Regions Read more »

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(together with Joao Claudio and Katja Heinisch), Empirical Economics, forthcoming Abstract: Economic forecasts are an important element of rational economic policy both on the federal and on the local or regional level. Solid budgetary plans for government expenditures and revenues …

Nowcasting East German GDP growth: a MIDAS approach Read more »

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(together with Felix Pohle) Economic Modelling 89, 2020, 108-121 (earlier version: IWH Discussion Paper 28/2017) Abstract: Income inequality has been a major concern of economic policy makers for several years. Can minimum wages help to mitigate inequality? In 2015, the …

Employment Effects of Introducing a Minimum Wage: The Case of Germany Read more »

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(with Christoph Schult) Historical Social Research 44(2), 2019 and IWH Discussion Paper 15/2018 Abstract: In this paper, we document the forecasting performance of estimated basic dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models and compare this to extended versions which consider alternative …

Expectation Formation, Financial Frictions, and Forecasting Performance of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models Read more »

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Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2018 and IWH Discussion Paper 34/2017 (together with Andrej Drygalla and Konstantin Kiesel). Abstract: In this paper, we analyse the effects of the stimulus packages adopted by the German government during the Great Recession. We employ a standard …

The Effects of Fiscal Policy in an Estimated DSGE Model – The Case of the German Stimulus Packages During the Great Recession Read more »

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(together with Sushanta Mallick), Journal of Asian Economics 46, 2016, 56-70 Abstract: This paper investigates a perception in the political debates as to what extent poor countries are affected by price movements in the global commodity markets. To test this …

Global Food Prices and Monetary Policy in an Emerging Market Economy: The Case of India Read more »

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(together with Martin Altemeyer-Bartscher, Axel Lindner, Andreas Schmalzbauer und Götz Zeddies), in: Intereconomics 51(4), 2016, 220-228 Abstract: The current situation regarding the migration of refugees can only be handled efficiently through closer international cooperation in the field of asylum policy. …

On the Distrubution of Refugees in the EU Read more »

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(together with Susanne Prinz, Gerhard Gründer, Ralf Dieter Hilgers and Ingo Vernaleken), Frontiers in Psychology 5, 2014, Article 158 Abstract: This study on healthy young male students aimed to enlighten the associations between an individual’s financial decision making and surrogate …

Impact of Personal Economic Environment and Personality Factors on Individual Financial Decision Making Read more »