Bettina Brüggemann

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where I moved after my PhD at the GSEFM at Goethe University Frankfurt. Alex Ludwig was part of my PhD committee. My research interests broadly lie in quantitative macroeconomics, with applications to the role of taxes in heterogeneous agent models, entrepreneurship, and (female) labor supply across countries and over time.

https://sites.google.com/site/brueggemannbettina/

Christopher Busch

I am an assistant professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, a research fellow at MOVE, and an affiliated professor at the Barcelona GSE. Before moving to Barcelona, Alex Ludwig was part of my PhD committee at the University of Cologne.
In my research I use parametric and non-parametric empirical methods together with quantitative structural models to address questions of labor income dynamics, insurance against income risk, and labor market mobility from a macroeconomic perspective.
http://chrisbusch.eu

Christian Geppert

I work in the directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs of the OECD. Alexander Ludwig was my doctoral supervisor and is coauthor of several papers. My research deals with questions related to demographic change and inequality. In my thesis I focused on quantified large-scale overlapping generations models as regards methodology. More recently, I ventured into applied microeconometrics in order to estimate the effects of social policy from panel data sets.

https://sites.google.com/site/chrismgeppert/

Max Groneck

I am an assistant Professor at the University of Groningen.
My research interests are on household economics, especially old-age related risks, health-related topics and saving puzzles, as well as behavioral Macro. I mostly work quantitatively using micro-data and structural dynamic heterogeneous household models.

http://groneck.weebly.com/

Daniel Harenberg

I am a Senior Economist in the European team of Oxford Economics Ltd. I am currently also affiliated to the economics department of ETH Zurich as an Associate Researcher, and to the Research Center Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE) of Goethe University Frankfurt as a Research Affiliate. My academic research interests lie at the intersections of Macroeconomics, Computational Economics, Financial Economics, and Economic Demography. Alexander Ludwig and I have published several papers on these topics.

 https://sites.google.com/site/danharenberghome/

Wolfgang Kuhle

I wrote my thesis on "Intertemporal Allocation with Incomplete Markets" at the macroeconomics unit of the MEA Institute in Mannheim, which, at the time, was headed by Alexander Ludwig. My research on overlapping generations has since appeard in the Journal of Mathematical Economics, the Journal of Macroeconomics, and the Journal of Population Economics. Currently, I work on public and private information games at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn.   

http://www.coll.mpg.de/team/page/wolfgang_kuhle

Robert Tjarko Lange

I am a Graduate Student in Machine Learning at the Imperial College London. I first met Alexander Ludwig at the University of Cologne and got fascinated by life cycle modeling and his lectures on public policy. Afterwards, I joined the Center of Macroeconomic Research as a student research assistant to Professor Ludwig and Professor Helge Braun. Under the supervision of Nils Grevenbrock I contributed to a research project that dealt with potential moral hazard problems at the intersection of unemployment and retirement insurance. While analyzing large panel datasets (e.g. PSID, HRS, CPS), I quickly found my passion for the computational aspects of inference and high-dimensional statistics. Since then I have diverged from my original path and have focused on Data Science and interdisciplinary applications of approximate Bayesian Inference. My main research interests focus on Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning and episodic memory. In October 2018 I will join the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin as a PhD fellow.

www.rob-lange.com

Matthias Schön

I am currently working in the Deutsche Bundesbank’s economics directorate. I am in charge of developing an Overlapping-Generation-Model which is used for analysis of sustainability questions of social security systems as well as for impact assessment of policy tools. Alex Ludwig was my PhD supervisor at the University of Cologne and is my co-author of several papers. My current research lies at the cross road of macroeconomics, labor and health economics. Methodologically, I work quantitatively using micro-data and structural dynamic heterogeneous agent models.

http://matthiasschoen.weebly.com/

Edgar Vogel

I am currently heading a team in the Deutsche Bundesbank’s financial stability directorate. The team is responsible for developing analytical tools for the analysis of financial stability questions as well as for impact assessment of policy tools. Prior to taking up this position, I worked in the Bundesbank’s Macroprudential Policy Division. My post-academic professional career started in the European Central Bank in 2011, where I worked in several directorates. Before that I completed my PhD-thesis at the MEA in Mannheim entitled “Human Capital Investment and Population Dynamics”. Alexander Ludwig was my mentor and co-author of several papers. My older research interests focus on questions around population ageing, human capital and growth.  More recently, I ventured into modelling the observed income- and wealth distribution and quantify effects of fiscal policy on welfare as well as into identifying the build-up of risks within the household sector and modelling the effects of borrower based instruments on the risk outlook and more broadly, on the macroeconomy. Methodologically, I mostly rely on structural models in a traditional life-cycle setup.

http://sites.google.com/site/vogeledg/

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