About Me

Thilo R. Huning

Research fellow in economics

Not The shortest path, but got here.

After receiving a B.Sc. in Business Computing from the Universität Paderborn, and an M.Sc. in Information Systems from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, I started a PhD in economics with my advisor Nikolaus Wolf at Humboldt, for whom I also work as a research and teaching assistant. I also had the chance to spend a semester at UC Berkerley.

I have a theoretical interest in long-run growth, especially market integration and institutions, and its geographic determinants. My academic background provides me with a solid range of empirical methods, especially concerning very large datasets, calculation-intensive modeling, and geographic information.

Research Interest

 

New Economic Geography

Agglomeration Economics, market size, endogenous formation of customs unions

 

International Trade

Endogenous trade costs, market integration, endogenous borders, trade institutions

 

Comparative Development

Industrial revolution, medieval origins, geography and institutions

Education

 

Since 2012

PhD candidate in Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, adviced by Nikolaus Wolf

 

2009-2012

M.Sc. in Information Systems at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

 

2006-2009

B.Sc. in Business Computing at University of Paderborn