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Department Members' Accomplishments

    Our Areas of Excellence

  • Editorships for Academic Journals

    • Annals of Computational and Financial Econometrics (Carsten Trenkler: Guest Associate Editor)
    • B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (Volker Nocke: Associate Editor since 2006)
    • Comparative Population Studies (Paul Gans: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board)
    • Constitutional Political Economy (Roland Vaubel: Member of the Editorial Board)
    • Econometric Reviews (Christoph Rothe: Associate Editor)
    • Economic Policy (Volker Nocke: Editorial Panel Member since 2010, Michelle Sovinsky: Editorial Panel Member since 2014)
    • Economics: The E-Journal (Ulrich Wagner: Co-editor)
    • Empirical Economics (Markus Frölich: Associate Editor since 2009)
    • European Economic Review (Eckhard Janeba: Associate Editor since 2011)
    • European Journal of Political Economy (Hans Peter Grüner, Roland Vaubel: Members of the Editorial Board)
    • Geographische Rundschau (Paul Gans)
    • Information Economics and Policy (Martin Peitz: Associate Editor since 2004)
    • International Economics (Harald Fadinger: Member of the Editorial Board)
    • International Journal of Industrial Organization (Martin Peitz: Associate Editor since 2008, Michelle Sovinsky: Co-editor since 2015)
    • International Tax and Public Finance (Eckhard Janeba: Co-editor 2010–2013, Associate Editor 2004–2010 and since 2013)
    • Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Economic History Yearbook (Jochen Streb: Member of the Editorial Board)
    • Journal of Business and Economic Statistics (JBES) (Markus Frölich: Associate Editor since 2010)
    • Journal of Development Economics (Michèle Tertilt: Associate Editor)
    • Journal of Economic History (Jochen Streb: Member of the Editorial Board)
    • Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (Ulrich Wagner: Member of the Editorial Board)
    • Journal of Industrial Economics (Volker Nocke: Co-editor since 2008)
    • Journal of Media Economics (Martin Peitz: Member of the Editorial Board since 2009)
    • Journal of Monetary Economics (Klaus Adam: Associate Editor)
    • Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (Ulrich Wagner: Co-editor since 2016)
    • Journal of the European Economic Association (Michèle Tertilt: Associate Editor 2010–2011)
    • Labour Economics (Markus Frölich: Co-editor since 2009)
    • Labour Economics – Special Issue: Labour Markets in Developing Countries (Markus Frölich: Editor 2010)
    • Population, Space and Place (Paul Gans)
    • Review of International Organizations (Roland Vaubel: Associate Editor)
    • Review of Network Economics (Martin Peitz: Editor since 2009)
    • Telecommunications Policy (Martin Peitz: Member of the Editorial Board since 2009)
    • The Review of Economic Studies (Michèle Tertilt: Member of the Editorial Board since 2011, Joint Managing Editor since 2013)
  • Awards and Notable Positions in Scientific Organizations

    • Academies of Sciences and Humanities:
      • Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities: Member (Michèle Tertilt)
      • Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities: Member (Klaus Adam, Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden)
    • Association for Competition Economics (ACE): Member Executive Committee (Konrad Stahl)
    • Beirat der Walter Raymond Stiftung: Member (Hans Peter Grüner)
    • Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD): Affiliate (Michèle Tertilt)
    • Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford: Resident Fellow (Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden)
    • Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR):
      • Research Fellow (Klaus Adam, Harald Fadinger, Hans Peter Grüner, Volker Nocke, Martin Peitz, Michelle Sovinsky, Konrad Stahl, Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden)
      • Research Affiliate (Sebastian Findeisen, Michèle Tertilt)
    • Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW): President (Achim Wambach)
    • Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE): Academic Director (Martin Peitz)
    • CESifo: Research Fellow (Eckhard Janeba, Volker Nocke, Martin Peitz, Konrad Stahl)
    • College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research: Member (Friedhelm Pfeiffer)
    • Deutsche Bundesbank: Research Professor (Klaus Adam)
    • Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (EAGCP): Member (Volker Nocke, Martin Peitz)
    • Economics Network for Competition and Regulation (ENCORE): Research Fellow (Michelle Sovinsky)
    • Environmental and Resource Economics, Erik Kempe Award: Recipient (Ulrich Wagner [2015])
    • European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE):
      • Scientific Program Director (Volker Nolke [2017], Michelle Sovinsky [2015])
      • Member Executive Committee (Michelle Sovinsky)
    • European Commission, Directorate – General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN): Research Fellow (Hans Peter Grüner)
    • European Corporate Governance Institute: Fellow (Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden)
    • European Development Research Network: Member (Michèle Tertilt)
    • European Economic Association: Council Member (Antonio Ciccone, Volker Nocke, Michèle Tertilt)
    • European Research Council (ERC):
      • Consolidator Grant Recipient (Christoph Rothe, Michelle Sovinsky)
      • Starting Grant Recipient (Klaus Adam, Volker Nocke, Michèle Tertilt)
    • Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development: Member (Paul Gans)
    • Florence School of Regulation, Communication & Media: Scientific Committee Member (Martin Peitz)
    • Fondation Banque de France: Scientific and Evaluation Committee Member (Klaus Adam)
    • German Economic Association: Member of Ausschuss:
      • Chairman (Achim Wambach)
      • Außenwirtschaftstheorie und -politik (Harald Fadinger)
      • Bildungsökonomischer Ausschuss (Friedhelm Pfeiffer)
      • Finanzwissenschaftlicher Ausschuss (Eckhard Janeba, Eberhard Wille)
      • Geldtheorie und Geldpolitik (Roland Vaubel)
      • Industrieökonomischer Ausschuss (Volker Nocke [Chairman], Martin Peitz, Michelle Sovinsky, Konrad Stahl)
      • Makroökonomik (Michèle Tertilt)
      • Ökonometrie (Carsten Trenkler)
      • Theoretischer Ausschuss (Hans Peter Grüner, Konrad Stahl, Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden, Thomas Tröger)
      • Umweltökonomischer Ausschuss (Ulrich Wagner)
      • Wirtschaftspolitischer Ausschuss (Roland Vaubel)
      • Wirtschaftshistorischer Ausschuss (Jochen Streb [Chairman])
    • German Economic Association – Hermann Heinrich Gossen Award: Recipient (Michèle Tertilt [2013])
    • Institute for Employment Research (IAB): Research Professor (Carsten Trenkler)
    • Institute of Labour Economics (IZA): Research Fellow (Sebastian Findeisen, Markus Frölich, Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Christoph Rothe, Michèle Tertilt)
    • Landtag in Lower Saxony: Member of the Enquete-Kommission (Paul Gans, 2004–2007)
    • Leibniz Association: Member of the Senate and the Senate Evaluation Committee (Paul Gans)
    • Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development: Scientific Advisory Board Vice Chairman (Paul Gans)
    • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER): Faculty Research Fellow (Michèle Tertilt 2007–2013)
    • National Urban Development Policy Board: Member (Paul Gans)
    • Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation: International Research Fellow (Eckhard Janeba)
    • Scientific Euro Area Business Cycle Network: Scientific Vice Chair (Klaus Adam)
    • Université de Toulouse: Member of the Scientific Board for the Initiative d’Excellence (Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden)
    • University of Chicago:
      • Research Member Family Inequality Group (Michelle Sovinsky, Michèle Tertilt)
      • Research Member Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Group (Friedhelm Pfeiffer)
    • University of St. Gallen: (Permanent) Visiting Professor (Markus Frölich)
  • Policy Advising, Consulting, and Public Services

    • European Central Bank: Consultant (Hans Peter Grüner, 2005–2006 and 2008–2009 )
    • European Investment Bank: Consultant (Ulrich Wagner, 2017-18)
    • European Systemic Risk Board – Advisory Scientific Committee: Member (Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden)
    • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) – Academic Advisory Board: Memberships and Chairs (Eckhard Janeba [Vice Chairman 2012–2014], Roland Vaubel, Achim Wambach [Chair 2012–2015], Eberhard Wille)
    • Federal Ministry of Finance – Academic Advisory Board: Member (Klaus Adam)
    • German Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank): Consultant (Hans Peter Grüner, 2004–2005)
    • German Monopolies Commission (Monopolkommission) : Member since 2014, Chair since 2016 (Achim Wambach)
    • German Stability Council (Stabilitätsrat von Bund und Ländern) – Advisory Board: Chair (Eckhard Janeba)
    • Mannheimer Bildungsbeirat, City of Mannheim: Member (Friedhelm Pfeiffer since 2010)
    • Sachverständigenrat für die Begutachtung der Entwicklung im Gesundheitswesen: Vice Chairman (Eberhard Wille)
    • UK Competition Commission – Academic Panel: Member (Volker Nocke since 2007)
  • Participation in Research Centers and German Research Foundation (DFG) Priority Programs

    • Transregional Collaborative Research Center 224 „Economic Perspectives on Societal Challenges: Equality of Opportunity, Market Regulation, and Financial Stability“ (Martin Peitz [Local Coordinator])
    • Collaborative Research Center 884 “Political Economy of Reforms” (Markus Frölich, Hans Peter Grüner, Daniel Gutknecht, Eckhard Janeba, Duk Gyoo Kim, Christoph Rothe, Carsten Trenkler, Ulrich Wagner, Galina Zudenkova)
    • German Excellence Initiative, funding line 1: Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (Tom Krebs [Academic Director CDSE])
    • German Research Foundation (DFG) Priority Program 1859 “Experiences and Expectations: Historical Foundations of Economic Behaviour” (Jochen Streb [Coordinator])
    • German Research Foundation (DFG) Priority Program 1578 “Financial Market Imperfections and Macroeconomic Performance” (Tom Krebs [Coordinator])
    • European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER) (Coordinator: Ulrich Wagner; Members of the Executive Committee: Martin Peitz, Ulrich Wagner)
    • Transregional Collaborative Research Center 15 “Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems” (Martin Peitz [Local Coordinator since 2012], Konrad Stahl, Thomas Tröger, Ernst Ludwig von Thadden)