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 Macroeconomic Dynamics and many recent projects are circulating in well-known working paper series.


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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 size distribution 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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