Prof. Michael Binder, Ph.D.

Michael Binder is Professor of Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt (Chair for International Macroeconomics and Macroeconometrics), Dean of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management (GSEFM) of Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and Program Director for International Economics at the Center for Financial Studies (CFS). Binder received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, and subsequently was a faculty member at the University of Maryland. Binder has published on a variety of topics in macroeconomics and applied econometrics, and is/was an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and Empirical Economics. Binder has held visiting appointments inter alia at Australian National University, the University of Cambridge, CESifo, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Bank of Spain. His current research in part examines the implications of financial and trade globalization for business cycle dynamics, output growth and exchange rate dynamics. This research involves the development of new econometric methods for cross-country panel data sets.

Prof. Dr. Horst Entorf

Horst Entorf is Professor of Applied Econometrics at Frankfurt. Before joining the Frankfurt Faculty of Economics in October 2007, he was Professor of Econometrics at the Universities of Darmstadt and Wuerzburg. Horst Entorf received his doctorate and finished his habilitation thesis at Mannheim University. He previously held research and teaching positions at, among others, the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), CREST-INSEE (Paris), and CERGE (Prague). He was a SPES Fellow of the EU and a Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. He is also a Research Fellow at IZA (Bonn) and Forschungsprofessor (Research Professor) at ZEW (Mannheim). Horst Entorf is heading projects on labour markets, education and immigration, and interdisciplinary topics such as crime, intergenerational mobility, and social interaction. His publications have included papers in the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Econometrics, European Economic Review, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and International Review of Law and Economics.

Prof. Ester Faia, Ph.D.

Ester Faia received her Ph.D. from New York University in 2002. Prior to joining the faculty of Goethe University in October 2008 she was a faculty member at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and University of Rome. She has held visiting appointments inter alia at Bank of England, European Central Bank, European University Institute, Norges Bank, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. She is currently also an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. Her research focuses on the role of real frictions (financial, labour and product market frictions) for monetary policy both in open and closed economy DSGE models. She has published in the: Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, etc.

Prof. Guido Friebel, Ph.D.

Guido Friebel holds the Chair of Human Resource Management at Goethe University Frankfurt. He graduated in economics from Bielefeld in 1992. After one year of consulting experience in the Moscow region, he entered the PhD programme of Université Libre de Bruxelles where he graduated in 1996. Before joining Goethe University, he was employed at SITE, Stockholm School of Economics and at the EHESS, Toulouse School of Economics. His primary areas of research are organizations, incentives for teams and individuals, human capital and migration decisions.

Prof. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Ph.D.

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln received her PhD in economics from Yale University in 2004. Prior to joining the faculty of Goethe University in 2009, she was a faculty member at Harvard University. She is also an NBER faculty research fellow, a CESifo research network affiliate, and a Co-Editor of the Economics of Transition. Her current research focuses on the analysis of household saving and labor supply behavior, labor market integration, and the endogeneity of economic preferences.
Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln's publications include "The Response of Household Saving to the Large Shock of German Reunification", American Economic Review, 2008; " Good Bye Lenin (or not?) – The Effect of Communism on People’s Preferences", American Economic Review, 2007; "Precautionary Savings and Self-Selection: Evidence from the German Reunification “Experiment”" (with M. Schündeln), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005; "On Preferences for Being Self-Employed", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2009; "Inequality Facts for Germany: Levels, Trends, and their Interpretation" (with D. Krueger and M. Sommer), Review of Economic Dynamics, forthcoming 2010.

Prof. Michael Haliassos, Ph.D.

Michael Haliassos is Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance, Deputy Dean for International Relations, and Director of the Master’s Program in Money and Finance at Goethe University. He received his PhD from Yale University in 1987. Prior to joining Goethe University, he was a faculty member at the University of Maryland, and then at the University of Cyprus, where he served as Deputy Dean of the School of Economics and Business. He has visited the European University Institute as a part time professor in the Finance and Consumption Chair, and has held various other visiting appointments, including at the Center for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF, Italy) and the University of Athens. His research focuses on household finance. He is currently the director of the Household Wealth Management research program at CFS, a research professor at the Mannheim Institute on the Economics of Aging (MEA), and a consultant to the ECB Network on Household Finances and Consumption, aimed at building a Eurozone database on household portfolios.

Prof. Dr. Uwe Hassler

Uwe Hassler is Professor for Statistics and Econometric Methods at Goethe University. He received his doctorate in 1993 and his habilitation in 1998, both from the Free University of Berlin. Prior to joining Goethe University in April 2003, he was Professor for Empirical Economics at the Technical University Darmstadt, and he has visited the Universities of Munich and Madrid. His main research interests are time series analysis and macroeconometrics, in particular long memory, (co)integration, and nonstationary panels.

Prof. Dr. Drs. h.c. Bertram Schefold

Bertram Schefold received his doctorate in economics from the University of Basel in 1971. Before joining Goethe University in 1974 he was at the University of Cambridge and at Harvard University. Since joining Goethe University he has been a guest professor inter alia at the Universities of Nice, Rome, Toulouse, and Venice, as well as at the New School for Social Research in New York and the Center of Advanced Economic Studies in Triest. His main research topics include economic theory, the history of economic thought, political economy and resource economics. In 2004 and 2005, Professor Schefold received honorary doctorates from the University of Tübingen and from the Università degli studi di Macerata, Italy.

Prof. Dr. Reinhard H. Schmidt

Harry Schmidt holds the Wilhelm Merton Chair of International Banking and Finance in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Goethe University. He is a former dean of the department and currently serves as the chairman of the Finance Group and as a member of the Academic Senate of the University. He received his education at the Universities of Heidelberg and Frankfurt. Before joining the Frankfurt faculty in 1991, he was a professor of finance at the Universities of Göttingen and Trier. He has also been a visiting professor at Stanford, Georgetown (Washington, DC), Wharton (Philadelphia), Bocconi (Milan), and two universities in Paris. He has published 120 academic articles in German and international journals, and several books covering a wide range of topics in economics, finance, and business administration. Currently, his main research interest concerns financial systems in industrial and developing countries.

Prof. Matthias Schündeln, Ph.D.

Matthias Schündeln received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 2004. Prior to joining the faculty of Goethe University Frankfurt in 2009 (Messe Frankfurt Chair for International Economic Policy), he was a faculty member at Harvard University. He has held visiting appointments at IZA (Bonn) and at CESifo (Munich), and was a consultant to the World Bank. He is also an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). His current research focuses on development economics, including empirical analyses of firm behavior in developing countries, and applications of methods of program evaluation.
His publications include "The Incorporation Choices of Privately Held Corporations," (with J. Dammann), Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization (Forthcoming); "Who Stays, Who Goes, Who Returns? East-West Migration within Germany since Reunification," (with N. Fuchs-Schündeln), Economics of Transition, 2009; "Precautionary Savings and Self-Selection: Evidence from the German Reunification 'Experiment'," (with N. Fuchs-Schündeln), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005.

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Storz

Cornelia Storz is Professor for the Japanese Economy at Frankfurt University and is associated with the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies. Before, she was a professor for Japanese economy at the University of Marburg and a professor at the University for Applied Sciences, Bremen. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, the International Indigenous Journal of Entrepreneurship, and the Journal of Current Japanese Affairs/JAPAN Aktuell. She has been invited by several Japanese organisations to conduct research (Institute of Social Science/University of Tokyo; Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training; Kansai University; RIETI/METI). Since 2005 she has served as Treasurer of the European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS). Her research focus is on the comparison of economic systems, the genesis and change of institutions (especially institutional change in Japan), innovation systems, and the enforcement of and compliance with environmental regulations.

Prof. Dr. Alfons J. Weichenrieder

Alfons J. Weichenrieder received his doctorate in economics in 1995 from the University of Munich under the supervision of Hans-Werner Sinn and Bernd Huber. He taught in Munich, at Princeton University, and at the University of Vienna before taking up the Chair of Public Finance at Goethe University in October 2002. He is a co-opted member of the Public Finance Section of the German Economic Association, an International Research Fellow of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation (Saïd Business School), a research professor at Ifo Institute, Munich, and a CESifo Research Fellow. He is editor of FinanzArchiv/Public Finance Analysis and associate editor of International Tax and Public Finance. He acted as the scientific chairman for the 2006 meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik) and for the 2003 meeting of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF).

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