Economic Research Seminar on May 19, 2021

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Prof. Yoto Yotov, Drexel University, USA, and ifo Institut, LMU, presents a current research paper on

"From Theory to Policy Gravitas: A Solution of the Mystery of the Excess Trade Balances"..

Due to the corona pandemic, the lecture will take place at 17:00 hrs s.t. via the online platform Zoom.
If you would like to participate, please send an e-mail to schneidersuni-trierde.

Economic Research Seminar on May 5, 2021

On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Prof. Roberto Bonfatti from the University of Padua, Italie, presents a current research paper on

Trade Disruption, industrialisation, and the setting sun of British colonial rule in India".

Due to the corona pandemic, the lecture will take place at 17:00 hrs s.t. via the online platform Zoom.
If you would like to participate, please send an e-mail to schneidersuni-trierde.

Food and its price: What is going wrong?

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?

 

Prof. Xenia Matschke gives interview on China's economic imperialism

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/

 

What influence Corona has on greeting rituals

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.

 

 

U.S. trade policy under Biden: Cautious optimism is appropriate

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

 

Kisses, Handshakes, COVID-19 - Will the Pandemic Change Us Forever

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 an Interview on June 12, 2020 at SWR Aktuell Radio

Prof. Dr. Matschke gave an Interview on June 12, 2020 at SWR Aktuell Radio view on the Corona aid package to alleviate the economic consequences of the Corona crisis

Link to the Interview (in German): https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/warum-konjunkturpaket-vielleicht-nicht-reicht-100.html

Prof. Matschke gave a radio interview on SWR2

Prof. Matschke gave a radio interview on March 24 on the German economic aid package to dampen the economic impact of the Corona crisis.

Link to the interview: https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/radio/im-gespraech/corona-hilfspaket-ist-gut-muss-aber-wohl-nachjustiert-werden-100.html

 

Economics Department accepted the 2019 Internationalization Award of the Friends of Trier University

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. Tomoko Hashino from the University of Kobe is visiting the Chair of International Economic Policy

Prof. Tomoko Hashino from the University of Kobe is visiting the Chair of International Economic Policy from June 28 to July 2. She will give a talk on the history of the Japanese silk industry on July 2nd.

 

Prof. Matschke has published an article “Vertical Industry Linkages and the Location of Foreign Direct Investment in Poland” in the scientific journal Eastern European Economics.

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.

Abstract:
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.

Citation:
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 awarded the DAAD prize 2018

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!

 

Interview with Prof. Matschke on the current US trade policy

Prof. Matschke was interviewed by the local newspaper "Trierischer Volksfreund" about the current US trade policy, especially the implementation of tariffs.

Please find the interview here. (in German)

Double-Master Program

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).

Top placement for master program Economics

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.

Ranking of economics master programs

Speaker of the Department of Economics

Prof. Matschke is since October 1, 2017 speaker of the Department of Economics

Felix Haase receives German National Scholarship!

Felix Haase, student assistant at the Chair of International Economic Policy since November 2016, receives the German National Scholarship for period 2017/2018. The German National Scholarship is sponsered by the Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co.KG and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The whole team is very proud of his success!

Prof Matschke on the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency

Prof Matschke on the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency

Together with her colleagues Christian Bauer (Economics), Manuel Fröhlich, and Joachim Schild (both Political Science), Prof. Matschke participated as panelist in a panel discussion about Donald Trump’s presidency on April 26, 2017, at Universität Trier. The local newspaper Trierer Volksfreund also published a long article on the event which took place in lecture hall 4. As specialist on trade policy issues, Prof. Matschke used the opportunity to warn against the pitfalls of mercantilist thinking which currently experience a revival under Trump’s presidency. The U.S. trade deficits against major trading partners such as China, Mexico, or Germany are no sign that the U.S. economy is being sold off, but rather show that the U.S. has received more goods and services from than it has sent to the rest of the world. The corresponding debt, however, can quickly vanish, for example via a financial crash such as in 2007/8 or via dollar depreciation. The creditor nations thus face significant financial risks when running persistent trade surpluses, in particular since the US dollar is the lead currency.

First double master students from Warsaw and Bergamo now study at Trier University!

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)

Prof. Matschke at panel discussion on the U.S. election

On November 30, 2016 at 6 p.m., Prof Matschke will take part in a panel discussion on the recent U.S. presidential elections. The title is: Donald Trump 45th President of the United States of America – Einordnung, Rückblick, Folgen (in German). The discussion is organized by the Political Science Department and will take place in HS 6.


Fur further information click here.

Prof. Matschke on political influences on U.S. trade adjustment assistance

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.

 

Prof. Matschke has published an article in the "Scandinavian Journal of Economics" on Trade Liberalization and Environmental Taxation in Federal Systems

 

Together with co-author Per Fredriksson from the University of Louisville (USA), Prof. Matschke has published a an article titled "Trade Liberalization and Environmental Taxation in Federal Systems" in the January edition of the renowned "Scandinavian Journal of Economics". The article shows how the effects of trade policy reform on environmental taxation depend on the institutional setting. Trade liberalization leads to a decline in pollution taxes regardless of whether pollution taxes are set at the centralized or decentralized level, and it increases social welfare. The effect under a decentralized system is smaller than if these taxes are set centrally, and pollution emissions therefore decline in this case.

Daria Suprunenko was awarded the University Prize for International Students

M.Sc. Econ. Daria Suprunenko, employed as research and teaching assistant at the chair for International Economic Policy since October 1, 2015, was awarded the University Prize for International Students in recognition of her outstanding academic performance and social commitment.

Prof. Matschke’s research article on the effects of U.S. vertical FDI on U.S. trade preferences published in Review of Economics and Statistics

A research paper by Prof. Matschke und Prof. Blanchard (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, USA) titled „U.S. Multinationals and Preferential Market Access“ has been published in the October issue of the Review of Economics and Statistics (vol. 97, pp. 839-854). The Review of Economics and Statistics is considered one of the top general interest journals in economics. It is listed as a category A journal in the Handelsblatt ranking; in Kalaitzidakis et al. (2011), it ranks 7th of 209 compared economics journals.

This paper examines the relationship between U.S. multinational firms' offshoring activity and the structure of U.S trade preferences. It combines firm level panel data on U.S. foreign affiliate activity from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) with detailed measures of U.S. trade preferences from the U.S. International Trade

Commission (USITC) to create a three-way panel that spans 80 industries, 184 countries, and ten years (1997-2006). Consistent with existing theory, Blanchard and Matschke find that offshoring and preferential market access are positively and consistently correlated, both in the pooled sample and within countries, industries, and years. Using instrumental variables to address the endogeneity of export-oriented foreign investment, they find that a 10% increase in U.S. foreign affiliate exports to the U.S. from a particular industry and country is associated with a 4 percentage point increase in the rate of preferential duty-free access. Restricting attention to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) among potentially eligible developing countries, the influence of multinational affiliate sales on preferential market access more than triples relative to the baseline, full sample results.

Prof. Matschke at Workshop Political Economy of Trade Policy

Prof. Matschke will give an invited talk on „U.S. Multinationals and Preferential Market Access“ at the Workshop “Political Economy of Trade Policy” in Vienna on September 22, 2015, which is being organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research, and Economy (BMWFW). The workshop will also feature a discussion on the implications of the planned EU-US free trade agreement TTIP.

 

Department of Economics offers a double degree program in English at master’s level

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.

1st year:

  • 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.

2nd year:

  • 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

 Further information:

Contact

Prof. Dr. Xenia Matschke
Tel. +49 (0)651 - 201 - 2742 
Fax +49 (0)651 - 201 - 3934
E-Mail: matschkeuni-trierde

Prof. Matschke publishes summary article on the influence of U.S. multinationals on preferential market access to the U.S.en auf präferentiellen Zugang zu U.S.-Märkten

Prof. Matschke publishes summary article on the influence of U.S. multinationals on preferential market access to the U.S.

On April 30, a short article coauthored by Emily Blanchard and Xenia Matschke appeared on Vox EU, the CEPR’s (Center for Economic Policy Research) policy portal designed to disseminate economic research results of practical policy relevance to a broader public. The column presents empirical evidence that U.S. imports from countries and industries with greater offshoring activity by U.S. multinationals face distinctly lower trade barriers. Reasons may be changes in the optimal tariff structure induced by export-oriented U.S. foreign direct investment and lobbying activity. The column is based on Blanchard’s and Matschke’s research paper titled „U.S. Multinationals and Preferential Market Access“ which has been accepted for publication in the Review of Economics and Statistics. The column is available for download at

http://www.voxeu.org/article/tilting-playing-field-multinational-firms-and-preferential-market-access

Prof. Matschke at International Economics Committee Meeting of the German Economic Association in Tübingen

Prof. Matschke will be the discussant for a paper by Egger et al. on the exporter wage premium during the International Economics Committee Meeting of the German Economic Association which takes place in Tübingen from May 7 to May 9, 2015.

 

Department of Economics offers a double degree program in English at masters level

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Trier and Warsaw Universities sign an agreement about the double master program

A master degree in economics combined with knowledge of English and insights into the Polish economy, one of the biggest economies in Europe – 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 January, the President of Trier University and the Rector of the University of Warsaw signed the corresponding cooperation agreement, which establishes a double degree program in the field of Economics/Volkswirtschaftslehre.

The agreement  was initiated by the Departments of Economics of the two universities led by Prof. Dr. Andrzej Cieślik und Prof. Dr. Xenia Matschke. This is the first double master degree program at Trier University.

Program structure – starting in winter semester 2015-2016:

Language of instruction: English.

1st year:

  • 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 Polish) are offered in parallel to the economics studies.

2nd year:

  • students acquire 60 credit points at the partner university;
  • degree Master Economics (European Economic Integration) at Trier University and Master International Economics at the University of Warsaw.

The Department of Economics at the University of Warsaw is one of the best in Poland both in research and teaching, as different rankings show. In terms of teaching, the University of Warsaw has been offering for some time the Master of International Economics entirely in English. Due to its focus on international trade theory and policy, the program fits well with the Master in Economics offered at Trier University, which focuses on Europe.

Further information:

Prof. Matschke’s research article on the effects of U.S. vertical FDI on U.S. trade preferences conditionally accepted for publication in Review of Economics and Statistics

A research paper by Prof. Matschke und Prof. Blanchard (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, USA) titled „U.S. Multinationals and Preferential Market Access“ has been accepted for publication in the Review of Economics and Statistics conditional on providing the journal with the underlying data and statistical code. The Review of Economics and Statistics is considered one of the top general interest journals in economics. It is listed as a category A journal in the Handelsblatt ranking; in Kalaitzidakis et al. (2011), it ranks 7th of 209 compared economics journals.

This paper examines the relationship between U.S. multinational firms' offshoring activity and the structure of U.S trade preferences. It combines firm level panel data on U.S. foreign affiliate activity from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) with detailed measures of U.S. trade preferences from the U.S. International Trade

Commission (USITC) to create a three-way panel that spans 80 industries, 184 countries, and ten years (1997-2006). Consistent with existing theory, Blanchard and Matschke find that offshoring and preferential market access are positively and consistently correlated, both in the pooled sample and within countries, industries, and years. Using instrumental variables to address the endogeneity of export-oriented foreign investment, they find that a 10% increase in U.S. foreign affiliate exports to the U.S. from a particular industry and country is associated with a 4 percentage point increase in the rate of preferential duty-free access. Restricting attention to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) among potentially eligible developing countries, the influence of multinational affiliate sales on preferential market access more than triples relative to the baseline, full sample results.

Prof. Matschke’s research article on the effects of trade liberalization on environmental taxation to be published in the Scandinavian Journal of Economics

The research paper „Trade Liberalization and Environmental Taxation in Federal Systems“, coauthored by Prof. Matschke and Prof. Fredriksson (University of Louisville, USA), has been accepted for publication in the renowned Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

This paper shows how the design of environmental policy in a federal system has implications for the effects of trade reform. Trade liberalization leads to a decline in pollution taxes regardless of whether pollution taxes are set at the federal (centralized) or local (decentralized) level, and it increases social welfare. The effect under a decentralized system is smaller than if these taxes are set by the federal government, and pollution emissions therefore decline in this case. Moreover, majority bias interacts with trade liberalization if federal taxes are used.

Prof. Matschke at CES-ifo Workshop Political Economy

Prof. Matschke will present her research on „The Political Economy of Trade Adjustment Assistance“ during the CES-ifo Workshop on Political Economy, which will take place in Dresden from November 28 to 29, 2014.

Prof. Matschke new member in the International Economics Committee of the German Economic Association

At the meeting of the International Economics Committee of the German Economic Association in Augsburg, which took place from May 29 to May 31, 2014, Prof. Matschke presented her research on  „U.S. Multinationals and Preferential Market Access“. On the last day of the conference, Prof. Matschke was officially accepted as new committee member.

Exam reviews for the winter term 2013/2014

For the exams written in the winter term 2013/2014, we offer the following reviews:

Political Economics:

23.04.2014 in Room C 536 from 10-11 a.m.

Industrial Organization:

23.04.2014 in Room C 536 from 11-12 a.m.

Advanced Macroeconomics:

23.04.2014 in Room C 401 from 15-16 p.m.

European and World Trade:

28.04.2014 in Room C 536 from 9-10 a.m.

Reale Außenhandels- und Integrationstheorie:

29.04.2014 in Room C 536 from 9-10 a.m.

European Economic Policy (Wirtschaftspolitik der EU)

29.04.2014 in Room C 536 from 10-11 a.m.

Note: Please register early enough on the list at the notice board between room C 529 and C 530!

Change of rooms and time for the lecture in Advanced Macroeconomics

Dear participants,

please be aware that we changed the rooms and the time of the friday lecture in the german version of the course "Advanced Macroeconomics". The up to date informations are available under the link "teaching" on our homepage.

 

Economic Research Seminar Series on Tuesday, December 17

On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, Prof. Dr. Volker Nitsch from Technische Universität Darmstadt presents a current research paper on ,, Live or Let Die: Trade Integration and the Fragility of Trade Relationships". The talk forms part of the Economics Research Seminar Series. It starts at 6 pm in room C339.

Presentation in the GEP Lunch Seminar Series

On Monday, November 18, 2013, Prof. Matschke presents her current research paper on ,,U.S. Multinationals and Preferential Market Access" in the GEP (Research Centre on Globalisation and Economic Policy ) Lunch Seminar Series at the University of Nottingham.

Economic Research Seminar Series on Tuesday, November 12

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).

Research presentation on November 5th

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).

Research presentation on October 24th

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.

Presentations at the “Verein für Socialpolitik” Annual Meeting

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?“

Prof. Matschke publishes research article in Southern Economic Journal

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.

Professor Matschke and Dipl.-Vw. Julian Frede visit inaugural session of the BMZ Council “Development and Trade

On April 22, 2013, Prof. Matschke and Dipl.-Vw. Julian Frede were invited to take part in the inaugural session of the Development and Trade Council of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Berlin. Goal of this newly founded council is the formation of a network for an intensive and theme-oriented exchange between researchers and practitioners.

Exam reviews

The exam review for „Advanced Microeconomics/Macroeconomics“ will take place in room C 401 on April 18th, 10.30 – 12am. Students will only be admitted after having registered beforehand. Please send a mail to abbuni-trierde.

The exam review for „Reale Außenhandels- und Integrationstheorie“ will take place in room C 536 on April 16th, 10 – 11am. Students will only be admitted after having registered beforehand. A registration list has been posted on the chair’s blackboard.

The exam review for „Entwicklungspolitik“ will take place in room C 540 on April 16th, 8.30 – 10am. Students will only be admitted after having registered beforehand. A registration list has been posted on the chair’s blackboard.

The exam review for „European and World Trade“ will take place in room C 536 on April 16th, 9 – 10am. Students will only be admitted after having registered beforehand. A registration list has been posted on the chair’s blackboard.

Prof. Matschke publishes article on home bias in Pacific Economic Review

Prof. Matschke publishes article on home bias in Pacific Economic Review.

Prof. Matschke and her coauthor Prof. Lopez from the University of Connecticut (USA) have published an article titled “Home Bias in US Beer Consumption” in the October issue of the Pacific Economic Review (vol. 17(4), pp. 525-534).

In this article, they apply the Berry, Levinsohn and Pakes market equilibrium model to data from 30 brands of beer sold in 12 US cities over 20 quarters (1988–1992) to estimate consumers' preference for beer characteristics as well as for their cultural regions of origin. Consumer heterogeneity is accounted for with respect to age and income. Overall, their data is comprised of 7200 beer brand observations and 13 920 hypothetical consumer observations. Empirical results indicate that there is, indeed, home bias with respect to foreign beers, although it varies with consumer age and income.

Important Announcment!

Prof. Matschke is on sabbatical during the winter term 2012/13. All courses will be taught by the chair´s assistants and will take place as announced in the LSF. Please first contact the assistants in case of questions. In urgent cases, Prof. Matschke may be contacted via e-mail.

The course European and World Trade begins October 23rd.

The exam for the course "Applied Microeconometrics Using Stata"

The exam for the course "Applied Microeconometrics Using Stata" will take place on 22.10.2012 from 10:00 - 12:00 AM in C 360. If you want to register for the exam please contact Ms Dill (dilluni-trierde) or Mr Bresslein (mbressuni-trierde) before using LSF for registration!

June 28, 2012: Prof. Stephan Klasen from the University of Göttingen visits Chair

Prof. Stephan Klasen visited the Chair for International Economic Policy on June 28, 2012, to give a lecture in the B.Sc. course Entwicklungsökonomie und –politik on how to measure the progress towards the millennium development goals using historical trends as a yardstick. In a Department of Economics research seminar later that day, he also presented empirical research on how a country’s bilateral aid for developing countries is affected by other countries’ bilateral aid.

June 21, 2012: Prof. Andrzej Cieslik from the University of Warsaw visits Chair

From June 19 to June 22, 2012, Prof. Andrzej Cieślik visited the Chair for International Economic Policy. During his stay, Prof. Cieślik gave a lecture on the Euro crisis in the master course Political Economics and presented his research on spillovers of foreign direct investment on the export activity of Polish firms in the Department of Economics research seminar.

June 19, 2012: Prof. Matschke’s research paper published in the CES-ifo working paper series

Prof. Matschke’s research paper „U.S. Multinationals and Preferential Market Access“ (coauthor Emily Blanchard, Tuck School of Business in Dartmouth), which she had presented last month at the CES-ifo Conference on Global Economics in Munich, has now come out as CES-ifo working paper No. 3847. It is downloadable at

http://ideas.repec.org/p/ces/ceswps/_3847.html

25.04.2011 Prof. Matschke presents research results at the CES-ifo Conference on Global Economics in Munich

Prof. Matschke has been invited to present her research „U.S. Multinationals and Preferential Market Access“ (coauthor Emily Blanchard, Tuck School of Business in Dartmouth) at the CES-ifo Conference on Global Economics which will take place in Munich on May 25 and May 26. Professor Matschke and her coauthor investigate whether higher U.S. foreign direct investment to produce goods abroad which are later exported to the U.S. leads to a reduction of U.S. trade barriers on the imports of goods from the investment host country.

03.11.2010 New publication of Prof. Dr. Matschke

Prof. Dr. Matschke has published an article  on the topic 'Business Valuation' in the Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis.

21.10.2010 Teaching materials

Teaching materials for the winter term 2010/2011 will be uploaded on Stud.IP. Additional information will be announced in the respective courses.