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Research Grants

Revise and resubmit

New Papers

Work in Progress


Working Papers

My work is listed with SSRN and Researchgate

Research Grants:

Project title: "Firm-level analyses of Agglomeration Externalities, Knowledge Spillovers, and Productivity Growth", 2017-2019, ~ 100K, Marie Curie, Durham International Junior Research Fellowship, PI.

Project title: "European market integration and determinants of German firm localization", 2014-2017, 3K, Lindemann Foundation, PI.

Revise and resubmit:

Quantifying Reshoring at the Macroeconomic Level - Measurement and Applications, with Holger Strulik, 2019.

The Impacts of Absorptive Capacity in the European Union, with R. Harris and J. Moffat, 2019

New Papers:

Robots, Reshoring, and the Lot of Low-Skilled Workers, joint with Klaus Prettner and Holger Strulik, 2020, CEGE discussion paper, GLO discussion paper.

Stay or Go? Relocation Decisions of Manufacturing Plants in Germany, 2019, CEGE discussion paper.

What drives the location choice of new manufacturing plants in Germany?, 2019, CEGE discussion paper.

The Gender Gap in International Trade - Female-run firms and the Exporter Productivity Premium, 2019, CEGE discussion paper.

Firm heterogeneity, productivity, and the extensive margins of trade - Differences between manufacturing firms in East and West Germany, 2019, CEGE discussion paper.

Menstruation Hygiene Management and Work Attendance in a Developing Country, joint with H Strulik, 2018, CEGE discussion paper.

A Macroeconomic Measure for Reshoring and a Note on the Offshoring-Reshoring Nexus, 2018.

A Stata Code for computing a distance-based Firm-Level Cluster Index, 2018.

Work in Progress:

The Dynamics of German Industry Clustering, with R. Harris and J. Moffat

Regional Drivers of Firm-Level Productivity for German Upper Mittelstand Firms, with R. Harris and J. Moffat

The Impact of Regional Infrastructure for Firm-Level Trade and Productivity in a Regression Discontinuity Framework

AI innovation and regional economic development, with C. Weisser


Knowledge and Earnings - A Regional Economic Analysis for the German Economy, 2015, Conference Proceedings Regional Studies Association, ISBN 978-1-897721-51-3, 106-108.

European market integration, R&D agglomeration economies, and the location choice of firms in Poland, 2015, Eastern European Economics, Vol. 53, 491-513 (Krenz, A.; Gehringer, A.).

Internationaler Handel, Institutionen und Agglomeration, 2014, cege-report, 2.

Adjustment Dynamics of Countries' Specialization Patterns in the European Union, 2014, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 21, 671-674.

Services sectors' concentration and countries' specialization patterns in services in the European Union: A comparative analysis with a special focus on France, Germany, Greece, and the UK, 2014, Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Vol. 14, 23-32.

Services Sectors' Concentration: the European Union and the New Economic Geography, 2013, Applied Econometrics and International Development, Vol. 13, 29-44.

Industrial and Services Sectors' Agglomeration in the European Union, 2012, e-dissertation, University of Goettingen.

Theorie und Empirie ueber den Wirkungszusammenhang zwischen sozialer Herkunft, kulturellem bzw. sozialem Kapital, Bildung und Einkommen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 2008, SOEPpaper No. 128, DIW Berlin.

Bildungsertraege von jungen Menschen aus sozial schwachen Familien, 2008, Publishing company Dr. Mueller, Saarbruecken.

Oekonometrische Untersuchungen zur Messung von Bildungsertraegen von jungen Menschen aus sozial schwachen Familien, 2007, University of Bielefeld.

Working Papers being rewritten or revised:

Democracy and International Trade (joint with A. Abeliansky), 2017.

Knowledge, Earnings, and Agglomeration Economies in the German Regional Economy, 2016.

Agglomeration of Knowledge: A Regional Analysis for the German Economy, 2016.