Research Center Empirical Economics and Econometrics


ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Janette Walde (Department of Statistics)

Research Objectives

Research in the RC “Empirical Economics and Econometrics” is engaged in the empirical exploration of economically and socially relevant phenomena. Particularly in the fields of macroeconomics and globalization (e.g. international economics, business cycles, economic crisis) as well as in the evaluation of policy measures in the context of the welfare state (e.g. health economics, public finance issues, the distribution of income, labor market issues) the members are doing intensive research.

A group within the FZ is especially concerned with the development of statistical and econometric methods, closely connecting these methods with their application on eco-nomically relevant questions. Especially in the area of spatio-temporal modelling methodical basic research is provided by the advancement of spatial models in econometrics and computational statistics. This concerns the development of methods at the interface of quantitative statistical research, state-of-the-art computerized implementation in efficient software and its application in a broad range of disciplines, especial-ly in economics and the social sciences.

Finally, another group is concerned with economic and social historical approaches to the central questions of the FZ, particularly with globalization, poverty and inequality issues. This group is also building a bridge to the interdisciplinary FSP “Cultural En-counters – Cultural Conflicts” and is explicitly focusing on transfer activities to society.

The members of this RC would like to make their research goals more clearly visible in future, directly as working groups under the common umbrella of the research platform "Empirical and Experimental Economics" (eeecon) and use the leaner structure for intensive networking within the framework of a doctoral programs.

 Interview with member Janette Walde (Video)

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