Prof. Melanie Krause, Ph.D.
Hamburg University
Economics Department
Von-Melle-Park 5
20146 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 42838 2082

Prof. Melanie Krause, Ph.D.

I am a Junior Professor in Macroeconomics
at the University of Hamburg.

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My work crosses the fields of International Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics.
Main interests: Empirical Analysis of Growth, Inequality and Development .

Research grant (2017-2020) by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the project Shining (New) Light on Regional Inequality, Convergence and Development, jointly with Richard Bluhm and Christian Lessmann. Click here for more information.

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Parametric Lorenz Curves and the Modality of the Income Density Function, Review of Income and Wealth 60, 2014, pp.905-929. Link to article. Draft version.
Working Papers
Work in Progress
  • Regional Convergence at the County Level: The Role of Commuters,
    joint work with Sebastian Kripfganz.
  • Growth and Spatial Inequality,
    joint work with Richard Bluhm and Christian Lessmann.
  • Population, Light, and the Size Distribution of Cities,
    joint work with Christian Düben.
  • Rising Mean Incomes for Whom?,
    joint work with Liang Frank Shao.
  • When is Inequality Detrimental to Growth? - Perspectives from a Novel Cross-Country Approach, joint work with Michael Binder.
  • Solving the MAUP in Regional Convergence Models,
    joint work with Richard Bluhm and Jesús Crespo Cuaresma.
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