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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Summer 2015
Growth Empirics with Stata (M.Sc.)
     21-25 September, 2015
Empirical Methods in Growth and Development

Call for papers
Economic Systems
Special issue on openness, institutions, and long-run socio-economic 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.

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.