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Yonas Alem

Yonas Alem works as Research Director for the (EfD) Environment for Development initiative at the University of Gothenburg. He earned his PhD from Gothenburg University and was a visiting scholar at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of Berkeley. Yonas Alem is an economist applying microeconomics and econometrics to research on a range of topics related to poverty, economic development, and the environment in developing regions of the world, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Daniel Avdic

Daniel Avdic is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics at Monash Business School. He holds a PhD in Economics from Uppsala University. His research interests include health and labour economics and applied microeconometrics.

Stefan Bender

Stefan Bender

Stefan Bender is Head of the Research Data and Service Center of the Deutsche Bundesbank. One of his positions is vice-chair of the German Data Forum (www.ratswd.de). His research interests are data access, data quality, merging administrative, survey data and/or big data, record linkage, unemployment, management quality and mobility of inventors. He has published over 100 articles in journals including the AER or the QJE.

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Martin Biewen

Nicolas Ziebarth

Martin Biewen is a professor of Econometrics at the University of Tübingen. He received his doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Heidelberg and his habilitation from the University of Mannheim. He held prior academic positions at the University of Essex, the University of Frankfurt and the University of Mainz. His current research interest include topics in labour economics, education economics, and the distribution of income.

Sebastian Braun

Sebastian Braun

Sebastian Braun is Professor of Economics at the University of Bayreuth where he holds the chair for Quantitative Economic History (VWL VII). Before joining the University of Bayreuth, he was an Associate Professor at the University of St Andrews. He also held visiting positions at Copenhagen Business School, University College London, and University of Melbourne. His current research is on the economic effects of immigration and the evolution of intergenerational mobility, with a focus on Germany in the 19th and 20th century.

Vincenzo Carrieri

Vincenzo Carrieri

Vincenzo Carrieri is Associate Professor of Public Economics at the "Magna Graecia" University of Catanzaro. He received his PhD from University of Calabria and a PhD specialization in Health Economics and Policy from the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) in 2008. He is affiliated researcher at the Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) of the University of York. His main research interests are in the fields of health economics, income inequality and applied microeconometrics. He published his contributions among others in the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Health Policy, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and Oxford Economic Papers.

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Vincent Chandler

Vincent Chandler is assistant professor at Saint Mary`s University. He completed his doctoral studies at Queen`s University. His research focuses on topics in applied public, health and labour economics and has been published in Small Business Economics, Economics of Education Review and Canadian Public Policy.

Christian Dustmann

Christian Dustmann

Christian Dustmann is Professor of Economics at University College London. He is also the founding Director of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM). He is a labour economist and his work in areas such as migration, the economics of education, inequality, the economics of crime, and the economics of labour markets have appeared in the leading academic journals. He regularly advises government bodies, international organizations, and the media on current policy issues.

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Dirk Engel

Dirk Engel

Dirk Engel is Professor for Economics and International Business at the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund. Before joining the University, Dirk Engel worked at the RWI Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung in Essen from 2003 to 2008 and was employed at the ZEW GmbH in Mannheim from 1998 to 2003. He received his PhD from European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) in 2003. His main research interests are in the fields of international business, entrepreneurship & SMEs, technological competiveness of regions and entrepreneurial finance. He published his contributions among others in the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organizations, Journal of Banking and Finance and Journal of Empirical Finance.

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Gil S. Epstein

Gil S. Epstein

Gil S. Epstein is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His current research interests include Political Economy, Public Choice, Labor Economics, Migration and Public Policy. Gil is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and of Economics and had published numerous articles leading journals is his field.

Michael Fertig († 30. April 2018)

Michael Fertig

Michael Fertig studied economics with a focus on quantitative methods at the University of Heidelberg. From October 2002 to December 2006 he was a research coordinator at the RWI-Essen. From January 2007 to April 2018 he was one of the managing directors of ISG-Cologne. His research interests included applied econometrics in the field of international migration, the economics of education and program evaluation.
Michael Fertig passed away on April 30th 2018.

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Paul J. Ferraro

Paul J. Ferraro

Paul J. Ferraro is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, the Director of the Environmental Program Innovations Collaborative (EPIC), and Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR). He collaborates with scientists, lawyers, engineers, and program administrators to develop evidence-based environmental programs and to understand causal relationships, both natural and anthropogenic, in complex environments. His research aims to incorporate insights from the behavioral and social sciences into the designs of public programs and to measure program impacts on the environment and human welfare. He is particularly interested in elucidating the environmental and behavioral mechanisms through which environmental problems arise and through which environmental programs are successful.

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Ira N. Gang

Ira N. Gang

Ira N. Gang is a Professor of Economics at Rutgers University since 1986 writing papers on development, migration & public policy, public choice, political economy & labor economics in leading economics journals. A founding editor of the Review of Development Economics, he is an Associate Editor/Editorial Board member of several journals and a Research Fellow several academic institutes.    

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Andreas Gerster

Nicolas Ziebarth

Andreas Gerster is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics in Mannheim. His focus lies on empirical energy & environmental economics and its connection to information economics and industrial organization. In particular, he works on market-based climate policy instruments, behavioral information biases and the optimal taxation of internalities. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Ruhr University Bochum and worked at the RWI-Leibniz Institute for Economic Research during his doctoral studies. Furthermore, he holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Münster and a B.Sc. in International Economics and European Studies from the University of Tübingen.

Kenneth Gillingham

Kenneth Gillingham

Kenneth Gillingham is an Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University, with appointments in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Department of Economics, and School of Management, as well as a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2015-2016 he served as the Senior Economist for Energy and the Environment at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He is an energy and environmental economist drawing from the fields of applied microeconomics, behavioral economics, and industrial organization. He received a Ph.D. in Management Science & Engineering and Economics, as well as M.S. degrees in Statistics and Management Science & Engineering, from Stanford University.

Frank Goetzke

Frank Goetzke is Associate Professor in the Urban and Public Affairs Department at the University of Louisville. He received his PhD from West Virginia University (2006). His research interests are in Urban Economics, Regional Science, Governance, Environmental Policy, Transportation Modeling and Spatial Econometrics. He published among others in Land Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Urban Studies, Transportation and Environment and Planning, Part A.

Katja Görlitz

Katja Görlitz

Katja Görlitz is an assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) of Labor Market and Social Policy at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2010, she received her Ph.D. in Economics from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From 2006 to 2012, she worked at the RWI Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung in Essen. Her main research interests cover labor economics, economics of education and applied econometrics. She has published in economic journals like Economics Letters, Labour Economics and Economics of Education Review.

Colin Green

Colin Green is Professor of Economics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He received his PhD from the University of Queensland. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Education Economics and acts as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. His recent research areas include performance related pay, the economics of training, the effect of alcohol regulation, and the impact of urban congestion charging. This work has appeared in a range of journals including the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Industrial Relations, and the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. He is co-founder and organiser of the yearly International Workshop on Applied Economics of Education (IWAEE).

Michael Grimm

Michael Grimm

Michael Grimm is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Passau. He holds a PhD in Economics from Sciences-Po Paris. Previously he held positions at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Göttingen and as a consultant at the World Bank in Washington D.C. He is collaborating with the RWI on impact assessments of access-to-energy interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Nils Gutacker

Nils Gutacker is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York. His research focuses on the identification and explanation of unwarranted variation in healthcare provision, and the design and evaluation of incentive systems in healthcare.

Christoph Hanck

Christoph Hanck is Professor of Econometrics at University of Duisburg-Essen since 2012. He received his PhD (2007), supervised by Walter Krämer, from TU Dortmund. He then joined the SFB 475 to later become a Postdoc at Maastricht in 2008. From 2009 to 2012 he was Assistant and Associate Professor in Econometrics in Groningen. Research Interests include Nonstationary Panels and Multiple Testing.

Annika Herr

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Annika Herr is an Assistant Professor of Economics (Juniorprofessorin) at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf as well as a project leader at the health economics research center CINCH at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, as well as two M.S. degrees (Diploma) in business and in economics from the University of Dortmund.  She is a health economist drawing from the fields of applied microeconomics and industrial organization. Her current research projects deal with competition and demand in long-term care and pharmaceutical markets and with lab experiments on the willingness to donate organs.

Jens Horbach

Jens Horbach

Jens Horbach (born 1962) is Professor of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg. He prepared his PhD thesis at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg. From 1992 to 1996 he worked as scientific staff member at the Institute for Economic Research in Halle. Horbach´s current research interests focus on the empirical analysis of the determinants and effects of environmental innovations. He published his research in important journals such as Research Policy or Ecological Economics.

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David A. Jaeger

David A. Jaeger (Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1995) is Professor of Economics at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His current research interests include immigration, education, and fertility. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Labor Economics, among others.

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Sonja Kassenboehmer

Sonja Kassenboehmer is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University. Her research focuses on the analysis of economic decision-making and the formation of health and human capital over the life cycle. According to IDEAS, Sonja ranks in the top 9% of all economists (top 6% of female economists) worldwide. She has published in journals such as the EJ, ILRR and JBF.

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Krisztina Kis-Katos

Krisztina Kis-Katos

Krisztina Kis-Katos is Professor of International Economic Policy at the Department of Economics at the University of Göttingen and Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). Her research interests relate to applied development economics, political economy and applied micro-econometrics. Krisztina’s recent research projects focus on the effects of globalization on regional development, on the economics of conflict, and deforestation. Her work has been published in World Development, Journal of Development Economics, and European Economic Review.

Nicolas Koch

Nicolas Koch is a senior researcher at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). He completed his PhD at the University of Hamburg and has been a visiting scholar at the Environmental and Energy Finance Group of the University of East Anglia. He is an economist working at the intersection of environmental economics and applied econometrics. Much of his research investigates the workings of climate policy instruments – and the EU Emissions Trading System in particular.

Anica Kramer

Anica Kramer

Anica Kramer is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bamberg. She studied economics at the University of Erfurt, Göttingen, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics and received her Ph.D. in economics at Ruhr-University of Bochum in 2018. 

During her doctoral studies, she worked as a researcher at RWI (2012 - 2018) and was a visiting researcher at Rutgers University. Her main research interests are in population and education economics.

Timo Kuosmanen

Timo Kuosmanen

Timo Kuosmanen is professor at Aalto University School of Business. His research focuses on axiomatic nonparametric modeling of production, consumption and investment decisions with applications in agriculture, banking, education, energy, environment, transportation, and utilities. His recent research focuses on probabilistic modeling of random noise, inefficiency, and observed heterogeneity.

Stefan Lamp

Stefan Lamp

Stefan Lamp is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Toulouse School of Economics. He completed his PhD in Economics at the European University Institute. His main research interests include energy and environmental economics, applied microeconomics, and empirical industrial organization. He currently works on the adoption of renewable energy and the impact of energy taxation on manufacturing.

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James LeSage

James LeSage

Jim LeSage received his PhD in economics from Boston College and a Master’s degree from University of Toledo, where he was a faculty member from 1988 to 2005. Since 2006 he has been the Fields Endowed Chair in Urban & Regional Economics at Texas State University. He is a fellow of the Regional Science Association International, Spatial Econometrics Association and Southern Regional Science Association, and a past president of the North American Regional Science Association. He has published over 100 scholarly journal articles, edited two book volumes and is co-author with R. Kelley Pace of a 2009 book entitled Introduction to Spatial Econometrics. His research has received past support from the National Science Foundation, and he has given workshops on spatial econometrics in Austria, China, France, Portugal, Spain and several American universities.

Annamaria Lusardi

Annamaria Lusardi is the Denit Trust Endowed Chair of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). Moreover, she is the founder and academic director of GWSB’s Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC). Previously, she was the Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, where she taught for twenty years. She has also taught at Princeton University, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Columbia Business School. From January to June 2008, she was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University and a BA from Bocconi University in Italy.

Roman Mennicken

Roman Mennicken

Roman Mennicken is a lecturer at the FOM University of Applied Sciences. He additionally works in the strategic quality managemant of a hospital chain. He received his Ph.D. in economics and social sciences from the University of Cologne. His work has been published in Management Science, Health Economics, and Health Services Research, among others. His research focuses on applied econometrics in health services research and health economics.

Joëlle Noailly

Joëlle Noailly

Joëlle Noailly is Head of Research of the Centre for International Environmental Studies and Lecturer in Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She holds a Ph.D. in environmental economics from the VU University of Amsterdam. Her work focuses on energy technologies and the links between environmental policy and technological innovation.

Sebastian Otten

Sebastian Otten

Sebastian Otten is a Senior Research Officer at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at University College London (UCL). Sebastian received his Ph.D. in Economics at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. While pursuing his doctoral studies, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at Ruhr University Bochum and as a researcher at the RWI. His main research interests are labour, migration, and development economics.

Alfredo Paloyo

Alfredo Paloyo

Alfredo Paloyo is a Lecturer at the University of Wollongong. He completed his PhD in Economics from the Ruhr University Bochum as part of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics. Alfredo's research interests are in Applied Microeconomics. He has published in journals such as the European Economic Review, Defence and Peace Economics, Social Science & Medicine, and the Journal of Economic Surveys.

Christopher F. Parmeter

Christopher Parmeter

Christopher F. Parmeter is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami. He was formerly an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He has published over 50 research articles in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals, published 1 book and guest-edited a special issue of Empirical Economics. He is currently an associate editor at American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Empirical Economics, and Journal of African Business. His research focuses on applied econometrics across a broad array of fields in economics including economic growth, microfinance, international trade, environmental economics and health economics.

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak is a Professor of Public Policy and Environmental Economics at Duke University. He studies the causes and consequences of human behaviors related to the natural environment to help design and evaluate policy interventions in low income tropical countries. His research is in three domains at the intersection of environment, development, health and energy: (a) forest ecosystem services, (b) environmental health, and (c) household energy transitions. In all domains, he has focused on design of institutions and policies that are motivated by enormous inequities and a range of efficiency concerns (externalities, public goods and imperfect information and competition).

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Marie Paul

Marie Paul is a professor for Quantitative Methods in Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She received her doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim and worked for the universities of Frankfurt and Freiburg before coming to Duisburg. Her current research focuses on the evaluation of active labor market policies and family policies, female employment biographies, and microeconometric evaluation methods.

Toni Pierenkemper († 19. Juli 2019)

Toni Pierenkemper worked as a professor for Economic and Social History at the University of Cologne. He received his doctoral degree from University of Münster. Toni Pierenkemper was member of the Editorial Board of the yearbook of economic history (Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte). His research interests included historical labor market settings as well as historical consumption patterns.

Toni Pierenkemper passed away on July 19th 2019.

Vincent Pohl

R. Vincent Pohl is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia. He obtained his PhD from Yale University in 2012. Professor Pohl’s research is in health and labor economics and applied econometrics. In particular, he studies the relationship between health and labor market outcomes, issues in the delivery of long term care, and policies related to drug abuse.

Arndt Reichert

Arndt Reichert

Arndt Reichert is an Economist in the Development Research Group (Impact Evaluation team) at the World Bank and coordinator of impact evaluations on energy. He is an applied (micro-) econometrician with interests in energy, environment, health, and labor economics. Arndt’s current research investigates the economic impacts of investments in improved electricity supply to the industrial sector in Nepal and semi-urban as well as rural electrification in Argentina, Kenya, and Senegal. His recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Human Resources, Health Economics, and Social Science & Medicine. Before joining the World Bank, Arndt worked at the Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI) and as a lecturer at the Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB) in Germany. He holds a PhD in economics from the Ruhr University of Bochum.

Elizabeth Robinson

Elizabeth Robinson

Elizabeth Robinson is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Reading and received her PhD in Applied Economics from Stanford University. She has over twenty five years’ experience working in lower-income countries, including six living in Tanzania and Ghana, addressing the design of policies and institutions to enhance agricultural systems, protect the environment, and improve the livelihoods of resource-dependent communities. Before joining the University of Reading she has variously worked at the Boston Consulting Group, the World Bank, Natural Resources Institute, as a tutorial fellow in economics at the University of Oxford, and was on the UK's Defra Economic Advisory Panel for five years. Her recent focus includes tracking the co-benefits of climate change mitigation and health, oriented particularly around food security and food systems; energy transitions; and the social, environmental, and ecological trade offs of agricultural expansion. Her work is published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and ManagementThe Lancet, and Land Economics.

Remidius Denis Ruhinduka

Remidius Denis Ruhinduka

Remidius Denis Ruhinduka (PhD) is a research fellow and a lecturer at the department of Economics, University of Dar es Salaam. He researches on various aspects of development and experimental economics with special focus on the adoption and impact of Environmentally friendly technologies in developing countries.  He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Gothenburg Sweden in December 2015 and has actively participated in various professional trainings on impact evaluation and experimental economics offered at different parts of the World.

Sylvi Rzepka

Sylvi Rzepka

Sylvi Rzepka is a postdoctoral researcher at the chair for empirical economics at the University of Potsdam. She holds a PhD in economics from Ruhr-University Bochum. From 2013 to 2019 she worked at the RWI as a researcher. Her current research lies in the field of economics of education, labor economics and behavioral economics.

Martin Salm

Martin Salm

Martin Salm is an associate professor at the department of econometrics and operations research at Tilburg University. His research fields are in health economics and applied microeconomics. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University in 2006 and a diploma in Economics from the University of Mannheim in 2001.

Christoph Schwierz

Christoph Schwierz, Dr. rer. pol. (PhD Economics), is a policy analyst at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs in the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. He studied economics in Berlin, Lausanne and Oslo and earned a Ph.D.in health economics at the University of Bochum. Schwierz is specializing in the financial sustainability of public finances and health systems. He has published in Health Economics and other peer-reviewed journals.

Mathias Sinning

Mathias Sinning

Mathias Sinning is an Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy of the Australian National University (ANU). He is interested in the empirical analysis of issues related to labor economics, public economics and policy evaluation. His work has been published in Economic Inquiry, Health Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Banking and Finance and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, among others. Mathias has previously held academic appointments at the ANU and the University of Queensland. He has been a Visiting Fellow of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University and he is currently a Visiting Fellow of the National School of Development at Peking University. He is a Research Fellow of RWI Essen, IZA Bonn and the CReAM Centre at University College London.

Eswaran Somanathan

Nicolas Ziebarth

Eswaran Somanathan is Professor in the Economics and Planning Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute in Delhi, and Program Director of CECFEE (Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment). His research is in the economics of environment and development. He received his PhD from Harvard University and has taught at Emory University, the University of Michigan, and Princeton University. He has been Executive Director of SANDEE (South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics), a Co-ordinating Lead Author for the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC, and is the Editor of Environment and Development Economics, a Cambridge University Press journal.

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Jochen Streb

Jochen Streb

Jochen Streb is the Professor of Economic History at the University of Mannheim. His research focuses on the innovation history and regulation history of Germany. He has contributed to the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic History, the RAND Journal of Economics, Research Policy, and other journals. He also published a book on German economic history in the twentieth century.

Harald Tauchmann

Harald Tauchmann

Harald Tauchmann is professor of health economics at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. He was head of the junior research group at CINCH and research associate at RWI Essen. He studied economics, political science, sociology and biology in Manchester and Heidelberg, where he received his doctorate degree. His research focuses on applied econometrics and empirical health economics.

Michael Toman

Michael Toman

Michael Toman is Lead Economist on Climate Change in the Development Research Group and Manager of the Energy and Environment and Agriculture and Rural Development Team at the World Bank. His research interests are alternative energy resources, policies for responding to risks of climate change catastrophes, timing of investments for greenhouse gas reduction, and mechanisms for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions through reduced deforestation. His work is published in Nature Sustainability, World Development, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Energy Policy and Environmental Research Letters.

Casey Warman

Casey Warman is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Dalhousie University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His current research interests primarily involve empirical issues in the areas of health economics and immigration. His research has been published in the Journal of Human Resources, the Canadian Journal of Economics, Labour Economics and the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

Andrea Weber

Andrea Weber

Andrea Weber is professor of Labor Economics at the Central European University. She received a PhD from the Vienna University of Technology in 2002 and held positions at the University of Mannheim, RWI, and visiting assistant professorship at UC Berkeley. Her current research interests include the social insurance systems, labor market policies, and gender differences in the labor market.

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Rosemarie Wehner

Rosemarie Gülker

Rosemarie Wehner is a Political Economist and Advisor of the German Hospital Federation (DKG) in Berlin. She works at the Political Department of the DKG and at the CEO’s office. She assists legislative processes in the hospital sector through political consulting. Additionally she analyses the hospital sector with quantitative and qualitative methods and prepares hospital data for the political argumentation. Furthermore she is a member of the German Society for Health Economics and is chairing the “Committee Inpatient Care”. Prior to joining the DKG, she was a Research Assistant at the Department of Health of the RWI. Her research focuses on the hospital sector and regional disparities.

Friederike Welter

Friederike Welter

Friederike Welter is President of the IfM Bonn and professor for SME management and entrepreneurship at University of Siegen, Germany. She has broad experiences in applied and policy-related research on entrepreneurship and small business, much of it in an international context. She has published widely and is on the review board of several leading entrepreneurship journals as well as associate editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.

Nicolas Ziebarth

Nicolas Ziebarth

Nicolas Ziebarth is an Assistant Professor in the Department for Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), where he graduated in 2011. Professor Ziebarth's research is in the field of applied health and labor economics. In particular, he analyzes the interaction of social security systems with labor markets and population health. Another focus of his work is the driving forces and implications of health-related behavior.

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