Contact and research

Claussen-Simon-Professor of Economics

Universität Hamburg and
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Universität Hamburg
Department of Economics
Von-Melle-Park 5
20146 Hamburg · Germany

Phone: +49 (0)40 - 42838 4589

Email: erich.gundlach(at)

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Open position: Research Associate

Winter 2015/16
Weltwirtschaftliche Entwicklung (B.Sc.)                 

Research Seminar
Labour Economics

Work in progress

How do authoritarian regimes react to income shocks? Estimating the Wintrobe model of tinpot behavior (with Viola Lucas). Mimeo, March 2015.

Research project on socio-economic transitions (with Martin Paldam).

Recent publications

A Monte Carlo study of the BE estimator for growth regressions (with Jan Ditzen). Empirical Economics, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00181-015-1000-5.
Stata code for simulations.

A note on human capital externalities, factor substitution, and technology differences (with Rasmus Thönnessen). Economics Bulletin 35(3), 2015: 1681-1686.