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Richard Bluhm


Richard Bluhm is an Assistant Professor of Economics (Akademischer Rat) at Leibniz University Hannover, affiliated with Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT, and a member of Data-Pop Alliance and AidData's Research Consortium.


Richard's research is broadly situated in applied econometrics, development economics, and political economy, always with a focus on developing countries.  He has published in the European Economic Review, World Bank Economic Review and Macroeconomic Dynamics.


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Melanie Krause


Melanie Krause is an Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) of Economics at the University of Hamburg.


Melanie's current research areas include the link between inequality and growth, the development of cities, changes in income distributions as well as regional convergence using spatial methods. Her work has been published in the Journal of Applied Econometrics and Review of Income and Wealth, as well as a short note in the Journal of Econometrics.


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Christian Lessmann


Christian Lessmann heads the Institute of Economics at Technische Universität Braunschweig, is a research professor at the Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, and a CESifo research network affiliate.


Christian’s research interests are development economics, political economy, regional economics and public economics. He has published extensively in leading journals, such as the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Development Economics, and the European Economic Review.


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Tobias Korn


Tobias Korn is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute of Macroeconomics at Leibniz University Hannover. Previously, he studied economics at the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg.


Tobias's research interests include development economics, political economics, economics of conflict and institutional economics. Currently, he is working on the persistence of spatial inequality in Kenya.


Christian Düben


Christian Düben is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Chair of Macroeconomics at Hamburg University. Previously, he studied International Economics and Public Policy at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.


Christian's research interests include development economics, urban economics, regional economics, labor economics and applied econometrics. Currently, he explores city size distributions in terms of nighttime light emissions and population data.


Ilari Määttä


Ilari Määttä is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute of Economics at Technische Universität Braunschweig. Previously, he studied economics at the University of Helsinki and development economics at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.


Ilari's previous research topics include corruption in China and population dynamics in developing countries. Currently, he is applying statistical learning methods to improve detection of smaller cities with the nightlight data.


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