Chair of Applied Economics (EWF)

 

The Chair of Applied Economics headed by Prof. Dr. Almut Balleer offers courses and theses for university students in the areas of macroeconomics, applied econometrics and labor economics. These are mainly for bachelor and master degree students in the studies of Business Administration, Economics and Industrial Engineering.

Research examines, amongst other things, the role of technological progress and human resources for economic fluctuations in working hours, employment and unemployment. New projects address to the evaluation of fiscal and monetary policy, in particular with respect to short-time work, as well as the effect of financial market frictions on price and employment adjustments of firms.

New projects address to the evaluation of the economic stabilisation's policy, in particular for short-time work, as well as the effect of financial market frictions on price and employment adjustments of firms.

Research Fields

  • Macroeconomics
  • Applied econometrics
  • Labor economics

Ongoing Research projects

  • "Financial Markets Imperfections and the Pricing Decisions of Firms: Evidence, Theory and Macroeconomic Implications", joint with Dominik Menno und Nikolay Hristov, supported by DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms 1578 "Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Performance"
  • "Contractionary and Expansionary Technology Improvements", joint with Zeno Enders
  • "Perceived and Actual Labor Market Risk", joint with Georg Dürnecker and Susanne Forstner
  • "Interactive Time Allocation Between Spouses", joint with Monika Merz and Tamas Papp
  • "The Market for Critical Raw Materials: A Long Run Perspective", joint with Oliver Lorz
  • "The effect of environmental quality on welfare accounting", joint with Morten Endrikat
  • "Migration and investment: a business cycle perspective", joint with Chantal Tezkan