Contact and research

Claussen-Simon-Professor of Economics

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
and Hamburg University

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

Phone: +49 (0)40 - 42838 4589

Email: erich.gundlach(at)

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Winter 2014/15
Wachstumstheorie (B.Sc.)     

Winter 2014/15
VWL-Seminar zur Wirtschaftsentwicklung Chinas (WKC)
NEU: Raum 3034 (VMP 5)

22-26 September 2014
Empirical Methods in Economic Growth and Development

Research Seminar
Labour Economics

Work in progress

Mincer meets Lerner, Rybczynski, and Solow. Human capital externalities, factor substitution, and technology differences (with Rasmus Thönnessen). Mimeo, April 2014.

A Monte Carlo study of the BE estimator for growth regressions (with Jan Ditzen). Mimeo, November 2013.

From religion to democracy (with Martin Paldam). Mimeo, September 2012.

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

Recent publications

Look before you leap. Why politicians may have a point to be hesitant about the gains from trade (with Albert de Vaal). Economic Systems 38(1), 2014: 89-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecosys.2013.07.009.
Online mathematical appendix.

Modeling external constraints on the hegemonic strategies of regional powers (with Sandra Destradi). Journal of Policy Modeling 36(S), 2014: S6–S25. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2013.10.006.