Christian Ochsner


I am a PhD candidate and Junior Economist at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research Dresden Branch. I have been Visiting Research Student in Economics at the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) and at the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna (AUT).


My research aims to analyze the evolution of societies in both economic and socio-cultural terms. I look at (quasi) natural-experiments in history to identify causal effects of historical policies or long-gone events on modern-day outcomes. My research philosophy is to combine both econometrics and contextualization which increases the accuracy of my research and yields results that are likely to be causal.

I am organizing and teaching the MSc lecture "Economic history of the 20th century" at the University of Technology Dresden TUD (since 2013). I give seminars for Bachelor students, too.

I will be available for interviews at the following Job Market Conferences:

    - Spanish Economic Association SAEe 2017 in Barcelona (Dec 14-16, 2017)
    - RES PhD Meeting 2017 in London (Westminster Business School, Dec 19-20, 2017)
    - AEA|ASSA Annual Meeting 2018 in Philadelphia (Jan 5-7, 2018)