Andreas Irmen

Andreas Irmen

Professor in Macroeconomics and applied Microeconomics

Research Topics Economic growth, Economics of the Welfare State, General Macroeconomics, Industrial Economics
Faculty or Centre Faculté de Droit, d'Economie et de Finance
Research Unit CREA
Postal Address Campus Limpertsberg, Université du Luxembourg
162 A, avenue de la Faïencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg
Campus Office BRC 0.04
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6119
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 6341
Joined the University in 2010

Dr. Andreas Irmen is Professor of Macroeconomics and Applied Microeconomics at the University of Luxembourg (since September 2010). Previously, he was Professor of Economics (Chair of Economic Policy - Macroeconomics) at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg (2006 - 2010), Germany, Professor of Economics at the Free University of Bolzano (2005 - 2006), Italy, and Assistant Professor at the University of Mannheim, Germany. He is affiliated with Center for Economic Studies (CESifo), Munich. Andreas Irmen received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He held the position of a Visiting Professor at ESCEM, School of Business and Management, Poitiers, France (2003 and 2004) and at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (2000). He was visiting scholar at the Department of Economics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, in 2008, at the Department of Economics, Harvard University (2001 - 2002), Cambridge, USA, and at the Carl Melchior Minerva Center for Macroeconomics and Growth, Hebrew University (2000), Jerusalem, Israel. His areas of research include Dynamic Macroeconomics and Industrial Organization. A particular focus is on the Economics of Innovation and Economic Growth. Andreas Irmen has published widely in top academic journals such as the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, the European Economic Review, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and the Journal of Macroeconomics.

Last updated on: Tuesday, 13 May 2014

EDUCATION

  • July 02 Habilitation (Postdoctoral Degree), University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Postdoctoral Dissertation: "Essays on the Theory of Economic Growth" (Advisor: Martin Hellwig)
  • Jan. 96 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Dissertation: "Essays on Product Differentiation and Market Structure” (Advisor: Thomas von Ungern-Sternberg)
  • Oct. 93 Master's Degree in Economics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Aug. 91 Diplom-Volkswirt (Diploma in Economics), University of Constance, Germany
  • Oct. 86 - June 89 Studies in Economics, Business Administration, Philosophy, and English at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce (ESCAE), Marseille, France, Kingston Polytechnic, London, Great Britain, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany

AFFILIATIONS

  • CESifo Research Network Fellow, CESifo, Munich – Macro, Money, and International Finance - since October 2005
  • Committee of Macroeconomists of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik) - since June 01

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Dynamic Macroeconomics, Industrial Organization

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • June 03 Best Teaching Award, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Nov. 01 - Sept. 02 Scholarship, German Science Foundation (DFG - Forschungs-stipendium)
  • Oct. 97 - Oct. 01 Research Fellowship, German Science Foundation (DFG), for the Program “Industrial Organization and Input Markets”, (“Industrieökonomik und Inputmärkte”)
  • Jan. 97 Selected Participant of the Econometric Society Winter Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Oct. 96 Prix "Suisse Assurance", Academic Award for Ph.D.-Dissertation, granted by the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • June 95 Summer School, European Economic Association, Florence, Italy

PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Oct. 06 - Aug. 10 Professor of Economics, Chair of Economic Policy (Macroeconomics), University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • July 09 - Aug. 10 Vice-Dean, Faculty of Economics and Social Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • July 09 - June 10 Managing Director, Department of Economics (Alfred-Weber-Institute), University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Dec. 06 - June 09 Director, Department of Economics (Alfred-Weber-Institute), University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Sept. 08 - May 09 Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA
  • Feb. 05 – Jan. 09 Research Affiliate in the Economic History Initiative of the CEPR, London, Great Britain
  • Nov. 99 - Jan.09 Research Affiliate in the Industrial Organization Programme of the CEPR, London, Great Britain
  • Feb. 08 Visiting Professor, University of Constance, Germany
  • March 05 - Sept. 06 Professor of Economics, Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, Italy
  • June 05 - July 05 Visiting Professor, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • April 05 Visiting Scholar, CESifo, University of Munich, Germany
  • Oct. 04 - Feb. 05 Associate Professor (C2), University of Mannheim, Germany;
  • Visiting Professor, Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, Italy
  • Oct. 02 - Sept. 04 Temporary Professor of Economics (Macroeconomics and Economic Policy), University of Mannheim, Germany
  • March 03 / Visiting Professor, ESCEM, School of Business and Management,
  • March 04 Poitiers, France
  • Sept. 01 - Aug. 02 Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • July 00 Visiting Scholar, Carl Melchior Minerva Center for Macro-economics and Growth, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Feb. 00 - April 00 Visiting Lecturer, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Oct. 97 - Oct. 01 Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Oct. 96 - Sept. 97 Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Oct. 91 - Sept. 96 Teaching Assistant, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Nov. 88 - April 91 Research Assistant, University of Constance, Germany

PREVIOUS NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Oct. 91 - Oct. 94 Staff Instructor, Crédit Suisse Bank, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Feb. 90 - March 90 Royal Court Theatre, London, Great Britain, Marketing and Finance Department
  • March 88 - April 88 Deutsche Bank, London, Great Britain, Various Departments
  • Aug. 87 - Sept. 87 Deutsche Bank, Düsseldorf, Germany, Credit Department
  • July 85 - Sept. 86 Military Service, Saxophone player in a music corps, Luftwaffenmusikkorps 3, Münster, Germany
  • Aug. 83 - June 85 Deutsche Bank, Düsseldorf, Germany, Vocational Training in Banking

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

SUPERVISION OF PH.D. - DISSERTATIONS

  •  Dec. 2010 Johanna Kuehnel (University of Heidelberg) “Essays on the Theory of (expected) Productive Government Activity and Economic Growth” (Supervisor)
  •  July 2010 Edgar Vogel (University of Mannheim) “Human Capital Investment and Population Dynamics” (Co-supervisor)
  •  Dec. 2009 Thushyanthan Baskaran (University of Heidelberg) “Fiscal Decen-talization and Fiscal Policy: An Economic Analysis” (Co-supervisor)
  •  Nov. 2003 David-Pascal Dion (Universitè Paris IX Dauphine, France) "Integration Regionale et Developpement Economique" (External Expert -Suffragant)

SUPERVISION OF POST DOCTORAL PH.D. –DISSERTATIONS (“HABILITATION”)

  •  Sept. 2008 Dr. Jan Schnellenbach (University of Heidelberg) “Papers on Public Economics and Economic Policy” (Co-supervisor)
  •  July 2010 Dr. Friedrich Heinemann (University of Heidelberg) “Papers on Empi-rical Public Finance” (Co-supervisor)

REFEREE FOR ACADEMIC JOURNALS

  •  American Economic Review (2), Eastern Economic Journal, Econometrica, Economic Inquiry, Economic Journal, Economics Letters (2), Economic Theory (2), European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, German Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization (3), Journal of Economic Growth (7), Journal of Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics (3), Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Theory (2), Journal of Industrial Economics (2), Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Labour, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Mathematical Social Sciences, Rand Journal, Regional Science and Urban Economics (5), Review of Economic Studies, Southern Economic Journa

REFEREE FOR ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

  •  German Science Foundation (DFG), Bonn, Germany; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

  •  Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik) 2001, Magdeburg, Germany

MEMBER OF PROGRAM COMMITTEES

  •  2009 Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik);
  •  2007 Annual Meeting of the European Economic Association;
  • 2006 Annual Meeting of the European Economic Association;
  •  2004 Econometric Society European Meeting;
  •  2004 Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik);
  •  2002 Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik);
  •  2001 Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik);
  •  2000 Annual Meeting of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE);
  •  1997 Annual Meeting of the European Economic Association

PRESENTATIONS

  •  Presentations at Academic Meetings
  • Aug. 10 Annual Meeting of the European Economic Association, Glasgow, Scotland; June 10 Annual Meeting of the German - Polish Network “Scientists for Sustainable Development”, Heidelberg, Germany; Sep. 09 Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Magdeburg, Germany; Aug. 09 Annual Meeting of the European Economic Association, Barcelona, Spain; April 09 CESifo Area Conference Public Economics, Munich, Germany; Oct. 07 Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Munich, Germany; Aug. 07 Econometric Society European Meeting, Budapest, Hungary; Aug. 07 Annual Meeting of the European Economic Association, Budapest, Hungary; Aug. 06 Econometric Society European Meeting, Vienna, Austria; Aug. 06 Annual Meeting of the European Economic Association, Vienna, Austria; Sept. 04 Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Dresden,Germany; Sept. 03 Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Zurich, Switzerland; Aug. 03 Annual Meeting of the European Economic Association, Stockholm, Sweden; Aug. 02 Econometric Society European Meeting, Venice, Italy; Sept. 00 Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Berlin, Germany; Aug. 00 Annual Meeting of the European Economic Association, Bolzano, Italy; Sept. 99 Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Mainz, Germany; Aug. 99 Econometric Society European Meeting, Santiago de Compostella, Spain; Sept. 98 Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Rostock, Germany; Sept. 98 Econometric Society European Meeting, Berlin, Germany; Sept. 96 Annual Meeting of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Vienna, Austria; Sept. 96 Econometric Society European Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey; Sept. 95 Annual Meeting of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Juan-les-Pins, France; Sept. 95 Annual Meeting of the European Economic Association, Prague, Czech Republic; Oct. 94 Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Jena, Germany; Sept. 94 Annual Meeting of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Chania, Greece
  • Invited Seminars
  • June 10 University of Bielefeld, Germany; June 10 German Economic Association, Committee of Macroeconomists, Hamburg, Germany; June 10 LEPAS – The Mechanics of Aging, Vienna, Austria; February 10 University of Fribourg, Switzerland; July 09 University of Augsburg, Germany; May 09 European University Institute, Florence, Italy; March 09 Technical University Zurich (ETH), Switzerland; March 09 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy; Feb. 09 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; December 08 W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA; November 08 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; October 08 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA, USA; July 08 University of Dresden, Germany; Feb. 08 University of Constance, Germany; Oct. 07 University of Cologne, Germany; Oct. 07 Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging, Mannheim, Germany; June 07 German Economic Association, Committee of Macroeconomists, Hamburg, Germany; June 06 International Workshop on Innovation and Growth, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy; June 05 German Economic Association, Committee of Macroeconomists, Bonn, Germany; May 05 University of Innsbruck, Austria; March 04 University of Antwerp, Belgium; March 04 University of Leuven, Belgium; Jan. 04 University of Bern, Switzerland; June 03 German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Committee of Macroeconomists, Bonn, Germany; Jan. 03 University of Regensburg, Germany; Oct. 02 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; June 02 University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany; Feb. 02 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; Dec. 01 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA; June 01 German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Committee of Macroeconomists, Bonn, Germany; June 01 University of Cologne, Germany; May 01 DFG - Meeting Constance, Germany; Jan. 01 University of Dresden, Germany; Nov. 00 University of Munich, Germany; July 00 Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel; June 00 Free University of Berlin, Germany; March 00 University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; Nov. 99 Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany; Oct. 99 DFG-Meeting Heidelberg, Germany; Jan. 99 DFG-Meeting Reisensburg, Germany; Jan. 97 Econometric Society Winter Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal; Dec. 96 University of Mannheim, Germany; May 96 University Nova of Lisbon, Portugal; March 96 University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain; Feb. 96 University of Basle, Switzerland; Nov. 95 University of Bergen, Norway; June 95 Summer School of the European Economic Association, Florence, Italy; Feb. 95 Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  •  Hearing with the Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Globale Umweltveränderung (WBGU), Berlin, Germany, January 2010
  •  Alfred-Weber-Lecture (Dec. 2007 - Aug. 2010); Initiation and Implementation of a biannual public lecture series at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
  •  Member of the Editorial Board, The Open Economics Journal, since January 2009
  •  Chairman, Alfred-Weber-Society, January 2010 - September 2010
  •  Deputy Chairman, Alfred-Weber-Society, January 2008 - January 2010
  •  Faculty Advisor of the student delegation of the Free University of Bolzano at the Harvard World Model United Nations, Beijing, China, March 2006
  •  Member of the Admission Committee of the Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics (Elite Network in Bavaria) (March 05)
  •  Member of the Admission Committee of the Graduate Program CEDEM, University of Mannheim, Germany (Oct. 02 – Feb. 05)
  •  Organization of the Department Seminar, University of Mannheim, Germany (Oct. 02 - Sept. 04)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Economic Association, European Economic Association, Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), Alfred-Weber Gesellschaft



Last updated on: 02 Aug 2011

LECTURES

  •  Undergraduate Teaching
  •  1. Introduction to Economics - Macroeconomics and International Trade
  •  2. Intermediate Macroeconomics
  •  3. Economic Growth
  •  4. Macroeconomic Policy
  •  5. International Trade
  •  6. Intermediate Microeconomics
  •  7. Game Theory
  •  Graduate Courses (Master Program or equivalent)
  •  1. Advanced Macroeconomics (Master)
  •  2. International Macroeconomics
  •  3. Endogenous Growth Theory (Master)
  •  4. Industrial Organization
  •  5. Advanced Microeconomics
  •  6. General Equilibrium Theory
  •  Ph.D. Courses
  •  1. Advanced Macroeconomics (Ph.D.)
  •  2. Endogenous Growth Theory (Ph.D.)
  •  3. Advanced Topics in the Theory of Economic Growth

SEMINARS

  •  1. Dynamic Macroeconomics
  •  2. The Theory and Policy of Economic Growth
  •  3. Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
  •  4. Development Economics
  •  5. Population, Technology, and Economic Growth
  •  6. Unemployment in Dynamic Open Economies

TEACHING OUTSIDE ACADEMIA

  •  1. Money and Banking, Staff Instructor; Crédit Suisse Bank, Lausanne, Switzerland



Last updated on: 02 Aug 2011

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