On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Prof. Dr. Pierre M. Picard (University of Luxembourg) will give a lecture on
"Quantifying a vertical differentiation trade model"
as part of the Economics Research Colloquium.
The lecture will take place at 4:30 pm in room C 524. If you want to participate, please register via Email to schneidersuni-trierde.
On Wednesday, July 12, 2023, Prof. Dr. Alexander Sandkamp (Universität Kiel und IfW Kiel) will give a lecture on
"Flood Events and Plant Level Trade: A Chinese Experience".
as part of the Economics Research Colloquium.
The lecture will take place at 12 a.m. s.t. via ZOOM. If you want to participate, please register via Email to schneidersuni-trierde.
On Wednesday, July 19 th, Prof. Dr. Katharina Erhardt (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf and Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics DICE) will give a lecture on
"Winners and losers of the 2015 Swiss exchange rate shock: Unveiling heterogeneous worker responses"
as part of the Economics Research Colloquium.
The lecture will take place at 12 a.m. in room C 339, Campus I, C-Building.
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, Monika Tarsalewska (University of Exeter) will give a lecture on
"CEO Risk Taking Equity Incentives and Workplace Misconduct"
as part of the Economics Research Colloquium.
The lecture will take place at 5 p.m. s.t. via ZOOM. If you want to participate, pllease register via Email toschneidersuni-trierde.
The lecture will be held in cooperation with the Economics Colloquium at the IAAEU and the Business Research Colloquium.
On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, Cinzia Rienzo (University of Brighton, School of Business and Law & Global Labour Organization) will give a lecture on
"Unions and immigrants wages in the U.S."
as part of the Economics Research Colloquium. The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. s.t. in H 714, Campus II.
The lecture will be held in cooperation with the Economics Colloquium at the IAAEU.
Prof. Stefan Nagel, PhD, of the Chicago University Booth School of Business, will present on the topic.
Dynamics of Subjective Risk Premia
The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, 5 p.m., Room C 402, Campus I. The lecture is held in cooperation with the Business Administration Department.
Prof. Dr. Matschke spoke on August 4th, 2022 on the TV channel "SAT1 Regionalmagazin 1730live" about the energy crisis caused by the Ukraine war. The main topic was whether nuclear power and fracking can reduce the energy crisis.
You can find the whole interview here
In an interview with the Trierischer Volkfreund, published on July 22, 2022, Prof. Dr. Xenia Matschke talked about the current gas shortages due to the Ukraine war and whether Germany should think about extending nuclear power plants and developing gas fields via fracking.
Download the interview as PDF (1.2 MB).
As part of the SWR2 Forum, presenter Werner Eckert discussed in the programme on April 11,2022 with
Prof. Dr. Xenia Matschke, Dr Bettina Rudloff, agricultural scientist, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin;
Dr. Martin Frick, head of the German office of the World Food Programme, Berlin;
on the topic: Hoarding purchases, hunger crises - The Ukraine war and world food supply.
Food prices are at an all-time high - worldwide. The war in Ukraine has dramatically exacerbated the situation.
Both Ukraine and Russia are important exporters of wheat and vegetable oils. Here, prices are rising, there are large gaps on the shelves - the result of hoarding purchases. But elsewhere in the world there is also real hunger: who is really suffering from the crisis and what consequences can it have?
You can find the link to the podcast here:
In a new study, Prof. Dr. Xenia Matschke and Prof. Dr. Marc-Oliver Rieger show that the current increased use of face masks in Germany could continue after the end of the Corona Crisis.
The article appeared on 03.02.2022 under the title "Keep that mask on: will Germans become more like East Asians?" in the journal "Humanities and Social Sciences Communications", 9, Article number: 44 (2022).
You can download the whole article here
The local newspaper Trierischer Volksfreund spoke with Prof. Dr. Matschke about the influence of consumers on the price development of food, the possibilities to improve the keeping conditions of farm animals, but also to secure the economic survival of smaller, agricultural businesses.
The interview was published March 8, 2021.
You can find the whole interview as a PDF here: Food and its price: What is going wrong? Lebensmittel und ihr Preis: Was läuft da schief?
Until February 12, the TV station ARD-alpha is providing insights into the history, present and future of the emerging superpower in its "China Theme Week". Prof. Dr. Xenia Matschke was an interview partner in the broadcast format "alpha-demokratie" to talk about China's economic imperialism.
The broadcast can be found in the media library: https://www.ardmediathek.de/alpha/video/alpha-demokratie/chinas-wirtschaftsimperialismus/ard-alpha/Y3JpZDovL2JyLmRlL3ZpZGVvL2ExZDllM2NiLTEwYWYtNDg4NC1hODgwLTk5YWI4MmJhNjlhNg/
Prof. Dr. Matschke gave an interview to the SWR. The results of the study published by Prof. Dr. Xenia Matschke, together with Prof. Dr. Oliver Rieger, on the topic: "Kisses, Handshakes, COVID-19 - Will the Pandemic Change Us Forever?" was the subject of a television report in the program Landesschau of SWR on January 24, 2021. In the report, the influence of the Corona pandemic on the change in greeting rituals was examined.
You can find the entire video in the SWR media center.
More information on the study "Kisses, Handshakes, COVID-19 - Will the Pandemic Change Us Forever?", November 2020, here.
On Jan. 20, 2021, Joseph R. Biden will be inaugurated as U.S. president. The hope, especially in Germany, is that many things will change under the new president. In an essay for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Prof. Dr. Matschke explores the extent to which changes in transatlantic trade policy can be expected. In her analysis, she concludes that there are reasons for modest optimism, even if not much will change for the time being.
The essay is available online at: https://www.freiheit.org/de/usa-us-handelspolitik-unter-biden-vorsichtiger-optimismus-ist-angebracht
New study by Prof. Dr. Xenia Matschke and Prof. Dr. Oliver Rieger on current developments on COVID-19.
Xenia Matschke, Marc Oliver Rieger: "Kisses, Handshakes, COVID-19 - Will the Pandemic Change Us Forever?". November 2020
More information can be found here.
On Dec. 18, 2020, another report on the study appeared in the Wochenspiegel. You can find the article here
Prof. Matschke gave a radio interview on March 24 on the German economic aid package to dampen the economic impact of the Corona crisis.
On behalf of the Department of Economics, Prof. Dr. Matthias Neuenkirch as current speaker and Prof. Dr. Xenia Matschke as internationalization representative of the Economics Department accepted the 2019 Internationalization Award of the Friends of Trier University at the 2020 New Year’s reception. This prize was awarded for the first time and honors the departmental efforts to foster internationalization at Trier University. Such efforts include the introduction of various master programs which are entirely taught in English, the creation of double master options with renowned foreign universities, foreign student mentoring and the organization of Trier Model United Nations (TriMUN).
Prof Matschke and her coauthors Martin Bresslein from the German Federal Network Agency and Andrzej Cieslik from the University of Warsaw have published an article “Vertical Industry Linkages and the Location of Foreign Direct Investment in Poland” in the scientific journal Eastern European Economics.
We study the determinants of locational choice for new foreign affiliates across Polish regions with special focus on the role of agglomeration externalities using a conditional logit framework and firm-level data from the Amadeus database and a Polish dataset on regional and industry-region characteristics at the NUTS 2 level. The estimation results show that higher local demand agglomeration increases the probability that a foreign parent company founds an affiliate in a certain Polish region, whereas adverse labor market conditions, which manifest themselves in high unemployment and low wage rates, negatively affect the location probability.
Martin Bresslein, Andrzej Cieslik & Xenia Matschke (2019) Vertical Industry Linkages and the Location of Foreign Direct Investment in Poland, Eastern European Economics, DOI: 10.1080/00128775.2019.1575756
Ngoc Nam Le, research assistant at the Chair for International Economic Policy since Oktober 2018, will be awarded the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Prize for international students on November 14 during the Dies Academicus celebration. The entire International Economic Policy team congratulates him on this success!
Jonas Feld is back from Warsaw/Poland where he spend a year as a student of the double-master-program in economics of the universities Warsaw and Trier. Prof. Matschke talked to him about his experiences. You can find the article here (in German).
The master program Economics of Trier University achieved a top placement in the latest national CHE ranking of master programs. According to the CHE ranking, the Trier Economics master program belongs to the top 3 economics master programs in Germany.
The new university journal features a report on the first double master students from Bergamo and Warsaw who have begun their Economics master studies in Trier this winter term.
For more information: pages 30-31 (https://www.uni-trier.de/fileadmin/organisation/Presse/Unijournal/Unijournal_2-2016web.pdf)
On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Prof. Matschke is giving a seminar talk with the title "Policy and Politics: Trade Adjustment Assistance in the Crossfire" at the University of Bergamo in Italy.
Trier and Bergamo Universities sign an agreement about Economics double master program
A master degree in economics combined with knowledge of English and insights into European and Global Markets – the new double master degree significantly improves the career opportunities of graduates in the international and especially the European market for highly qualified economists. The new study program will start in the winter semester 2015-2016.
In June, the President of Trier University and the Rector of the University of Bergamo signed the corresponding cooperation agreement, which establishes a double degree program in the field of Economics.
The agreement was initiated by the Departments of Economics of the two universities led by Prof. Dr. Annalisa Cristini und Prof. Dr. Xenia Matschke. This is the second double master degree program at Trier University, the first one with the University of Warsaw is also in Economics.
Program structure – starting in winter semester 2015-2016:
Language of instruction: English.
- selection into the double master program after the first semester of studies;
- during the first year, students should acquire 60 credit points;
- (voluntary) language courses (German and Italian) are offered in parallel to the economics studies.
- students acquire 60 credit points at the partner university;
- degree Master Economics (European Economic Integration) at Trier University and Master Economics and Global Markets at the University of Bergamo
Prof. Dr. Xenia Matschke
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On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schneider from Universität Wuppertal presents a current research paper on ,,Tax incentives and investment: Empirical Evidence from Germany". The talk forms part of the Economics and IAAEU Economic Research Seminar Series. It starts at 6 pm in room H714 (Campus II, 7th floor, Max Weber Room of the IAAEU).
On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Prof. Dr. Anja Schöttner from Universität Konstanz presents a current research paper on „Hidden Benefits of Reward: A Field Experiment on Motivation and Monetary Incentives“. The talk forms part of the Economics and IAAEU Economic Research Seminar Series. It starts at 6 pm in room H714 (Campus II, 7th floor, Max Weber Room of the IAAEU).
On Thursday, October 24th, Prof. Roberto Bonfatti, Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham will give a research presentation from 16.00-17.30 as part of the Economics Research Seminar. The topic of the presentation will be "From mine to coast: transport infrastructure and the direction of trade in developing countries". The presentation will take place in room C 339.
Prof. Matschke and M.A. Int. Ec. Martin Breßlein of the Chair for International Economic Policy both presented research papers at this year’s annual meeting of Verein für Socialpolitik held at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. The Verein für Socialpolitik is internationally known as German Economic Association. On Sept. 5, 2013, Prof. Matschke presented a new version of her discussion paper „U.S. Multinationals and Preferential Market Access“; a day later, M.A. Int. Ec. Breßlein presented „Surrender Your Market! Do the G5 Countries Use World Bank Trade Conditionality to Promote Trade?“
An article on “Antidumping as Strategic Trade Policy und Asymmetric Information”, written by Prof. Matschke and Prof. Schöttner (Universität Konstanz), has recently appeared in the Southern Economic Journal, 2013, vol. 80, pp. 81-105.
It was previously thought that strategic trade policy may be unattractive for national governments because the information necessary to design the optimal trade policy is hard to obtain. In this article, the authors show that in theory, the antidumping framework within GATT/WTO can help overcome informational problems with regard to correctly determining the optimal strategic trade policy. Hence strategic trade policy may actually be alive and well right under the auspices of the world trading system.