Prof. Dr. Volker Nitsch

Professor for International Economics


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64289 Darmstadt

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Current Position

Previous Positions

  • Head of Division (2007-2009), KOF Swiss Economic Institute, Department of Management, Technology, and Economics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Junior Professor of Economics (2003-2009), Department of Economics, Free University Berlin (on leave, 2007-2009)
  • Senior Economist (1995-2003), Bankgesellschaft Berlin


Research Affiliations and Memberships

Visiting Experience

Major Grants

  • Irina Andone, Exchange Rates, Exports, Inflation, and International Monetary Cooperation (Uppsala University, 2018), Opponent
  • Laura Lebastard, Three Essays on Currency Union and Trade (Université Paris-Sud, 2017), Rapporteur
  • Jan Weidner, The Organization and Structure of Central Banks (TU Darmstadt, 2017), First Supervisor
  • Yaqiong Cui, Essays in Empirical International Trade (GSEFM, 2016), First Evaluator
  • Johannes Rode, Renewable Energy Adoption in Germany: Drivers, Barriers and Implications (TU Darmstadt, 2014), First Supervisor
  • Kristoffer Möller, The Role of Amenities in the Location Decision of Households and Firms (TU Darmstadt, 2014), First Supervisor
  • Stephan Hitzschke, Urban Efficiency and Sectoral Structure: Empirical Results for German Cities (TU Darmstadt, 2014), Secondary Supervisor
  • Stefan Goldbach, The Impact of Finance on Trade and Determinants of Start-Up Innovations (TU Darmstadt, 2013), First Supervisor
  • Christoph Böhm, Risk-Adjusted Performance and Bank Governance Structures (TU Darmstadt, 2012), Secondary Supervisor
  • Cathérine Müller, An Econometric Analysis of Concerns about Terrorism (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and DIW Berlin, 2010), Secondary Supervisor
  • Sara Johansson, Knowledge, Product Differentiation and Trade (International Business School, Jönköping University, 2010), External Examiner
  • Carsten Elmar Roeth, Internationalisierungsstrategien für Logistikdienstleister: Eine ressourcen- und marktbasierte Untersuchung am Beispiel des ungarischen Marktes (TU Darmstadt, 2010), Secondary Supervisor
  • Robert Schönberger, Produktion folgt Logistik (TU Darmstadt, 2010), Secondary Supervisor
  • Nicolai Wendland, Spatial Transformation in Historical Perspective: Evidence from the Late 19th and Early 20th Century Berlin (TU Darmstadt, 2010), First Supervisor
  • Mark Vancauteren, Harmonization of Regulations and Trade in the Manufacturing Sector: Evidence for Europe (Institut de Recherches Économiques et Sociales, Université Catholique de Louvain, 2004), External Examiner