Abteilung für Makroökonomik und Digitaler Wandel

Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte der Abteilung

Publikationen Makroökonomik


Top lights: Bright cities and their contribution to economic development (with Melanie Krause). Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 157, 102880.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2022.102880

Disparate air pollution reductions during California’s COVID-19 economic shut-down (with Jennifer Burney, Susanne Benz, Kyle Hemes, Morgan Levy, Pascal Polonik, Katharine Ricke and Luke Sanford). Nature Sustainability.
DOI: 10.1038/s41893-022-00856-1

What can we learn from nighttime lights for small geographies? Measurementerrors and heterogeneous elasticities (with G. McCord). Remote Sensing, Vol.14(5), 1190.
 DOI: 10.3390/rs14051190

The spread of COVID-19 and the BCG vaccine: A natural experiment in reunified Germany (with Maxim Pinkovskiy). Econometrics Journal, Vol. 24(3). “Editor’s choice”/Lead article.
DOI: 10.1093/ectj/utab006

Democracy and Aid Donorship (with Andreas Fuchs), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 13(4): 217-238
DOI: 10.1257/pol.20180582


Holding on? Ethnic divisions, political institutions and the duration of economicdeclines (with Kaj Thomsson). Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 144.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2020.102457

Fueling conflict? (De)Escalation and bilateral aid (with Martin Gassebner, PaulSchaudt and Sarah Langlotz). Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 32(2). “Top cited” and “Top downloaded” article.
DOI: 10.1002/jae.2797

Do weak institutions prolong crises? On the identification, characteristics, andduration of declines during economic slumps (with Denis de Crombruggheand Adam Szirmai). World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 34(3).
DOI: 10.1093/wber/lhz015


Broken Promises - Evaluating an Incomplete Cash Transfer Program (with Utz Pape
and Laura Ralston) R&R at the Journal of Public Economics
DOI: 10.1596/1813-9450-9016


Poverty accounting (with Denis de Crombrugghe and Adam Szirmai) EuropeanEconomic Review, Vol. 104.
DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2018.03.003


The dynamics of stagnation (with Denis de Crombrugghe and Adam Szirmai). Macroeconomic Dynamics, Vol. 20(8).
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2556840

Local majorities: How administrative divisions shape comparative development(with R. Hodler and P. Schaudt). Economics Working Paper Series, No 2021-10, University of St. Gallen.

Gerrymandering in Africa, 1960–today (with R. Hodler and P. Schaudt).

Redlining and pollution disparities in U.S. cities (with J. Wichert).

Using CNNs to study the effects of settlement schemes on housing conditionsin Kenya (with L. Sanford)

The Emergency: The long-term effects of British labor camps in Kenya (withG. Asmus and T. Korn).[18]Triggering unrest? Ethnic inequality and droughts in Africa (with M. H. L.Wong).

Move on up - Electrification and Internal Migration

Perceived Relative Wealth and Contributions to an Environmental Public Good (with Anca Balietti, and Tillman Eymess)

Perceived Control and Beliefs about Health Impacts of Pollution – Evidence from an Online Experiment in India (with Anca Balietti, Tillman Eymess, and Alice Solda)

The Political Economy of Emerging Donor Aid) (with Axel Dreher)


Volkswagen Stiftung, Forschungskooperation Niedersachsen – Israel for “Economicand ideological causes of political violence” (total 300,000 EUR, co-PI, with Raphaël Franck and Andreas Fuchs)


RTG 1723 – Globalization and Development, Universities of Göttingen and Hannover, internal pool funds, 4800 EUR (with Tobias Korn and Gerda Asmus)


German Research Foundation (DFG) grant for “Shining (New) Light on Regional Inequality, Convergence and Development” (share 186,400 EUR, total 569,000 EUR,co-PI, with Melanie Krause and Christian Lessmann)


EC (DG DEVCO) grant (share about 25,000 EUR, total 50,000 EUR, 6 months, with Denis de Crombrugghe and Augustin Fosu)


International Association of Applied Econometrics (IAAE) travel grant

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