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Günther Rehme








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Technische Universität Darmstadt 
FB 1 / VWL 1
Hochschulstrasse 1

D-64289 Darmstadt

Germany
Tel.:                       +49-6151-16-57258
                              +49-6151-16-57255 (secretariat)
Fax:                       +49-6151-16-57257
Email:                    rehme@vwl.tu-darmstadt.de

 

Current Position

Professor of  Economics



Research Interests

Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, Distribution, Globalization, Public Economics



Education and Academic Employment  

2013-to date         Professor of  Economics at Technische Universität Darmstadt.

2012                        Visiting Professor of  Economics at the Institute of  Economic Theory II (Macroeconomics)

                                 
at
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

2007-2009              Visiting Professor of  Economics and director in charge of the Institute of  Economic Policy (Macroeconomics)

                                 
at
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

2007-2013             Assistant Professor of  Economics with tenure at Technische Universität Darmstadt.


2005                        Temporary Full Professorship of Economics, esp. Economic Development and International Economics
                                 at
J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. (Summer Term 2005)

2004                         Temporary Full Professorship of Economics, esp. International Economic Relations (IWB) at
                                  Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken.  (Summer Term 2004)

2003                         Temporary Full Professorship of Economics, esp. International Economic Relations (IWB) at
                                  Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken.  (Summer Term 2003)

2003                         Habilitation in Economics at Technische Universität Darmstadt.

1999 - 2006             Assistant Professor of  Economics at Technische Universität Darmstadt.

1998                         Ph.D. in Economics at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence.

1995 - 1998             Research Associate at Technische Universität Darmstadt.

1995                         Visiting Student at Nuffield College, Oxford.

1992- 1995              Research Student at the European University Institute (EUI).

1991 - 1992             Research Assistant at the Suntory Toyota International Centre for Economics
                                  and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at the London School of Economics (LSE).

                                  Teaching Assistant at the London School of Economics (LSE).

1990 - 1991             M.Sc. in Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE).

                                  Tutor of macroeconomics at City University, London.

1989 - 1990             Diploma in Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE).

1986 - 1989             Studies in Economics and Philosophy at J.W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt.

1972 - 1981             Secondary education at Gymnasium Philippinum, Marburg an der Lahn.



Professional Employment

1985 - 1986             Management Planner at Nestlé Corp., Germany.

                                   Military Service

1982 - 1985             Apprenticeship as industrial merchant  (Ausbildung zum Industriekaufmann)



Awards and Honours

  • Fellow of the German American Academic Council (GAAC) Summer Institute on "Institutions and Economic Performance in Advanced Economies since 1945" held at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB) in 1998 and at NBER and CASBS, Stanford, California, in 1999.
  • Young Scholars Award, International Institute of Public Finance, 1998.
  • Member of Nuffield College and Oxford University since 1995.
  • Distinction before the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce, 1985.
  • First Prize in National Student Contest chaired by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany on 'German History from 1933 to 1945', 1981.  (Prize: Official visit to the State of Israel.)
  • Exchange Student, German-American Partnership Program (GAPP), Gymnasium Philippinum, Marburg, and Conard High School, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1979.

 


Scholarships and Research Grants

  • Castor Endowment, CESifo and the European Union Center at the University of Washington,  research project "Growth and Inequality: Issues and Policy Implications", Munich 2001 and Schloss Elmau 2002.
  • German American Academic Council (GAAC), Summer Institute 1998 and 1999.
  • ERASMUS grant for Nuffield College, Oxford, 1995.
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), doctoral studies at the European University Institute, 1992-1995.
  • Bundesausbildungsförderung im Ausland BAföG, graduate studies at the London School of Economics, 1990-1991.
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), graduate studies at the London School of Ecnomics, 1989-1990.
  • Kurt A. Körber Foundation, research project "German History from 1933 to 1945", 1982.

 

Travel Grants

  • Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, presentation award, annual meeting in Madrid, 2002.
  • Royal Economic Society, presentation award, annual meeting in Warwick, 2002.
  • United Nations University / World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), WIDER Development Conference on "Growth and Poverty", Helsinki, 2001.
  • Verein für Socialpolitik, conference presentation awards in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

 


Services


University Services

  • Director of the department's internship office, TU Darmstadt, winter 2009/10 - winter 2017/18.
  • Co-organizer of the "Schumpeter Seminar in Macroeconomics" and "Brown Bag Seminar in Macroeconomics" at HU Berlin, summer 2008-2009.
  • Director of the department's internship office, TU Darmstadt, summer 2007.
  • Acting Director of the department's internship office, TU Darmstadt, winter 2006/07.
  • Member of recruitment committee of a chair in economics, TU Darmstadt, winter 2002/03.
  • Co-organizer of the "Volkswirtschaftsliches Kolloquium", TU Darmstadt, winter 2001 - winter 2009.
  • Main organizer  of the department's official graduation ceremony (250, 150 participants), TU Darmstadt, winter 1998/99 and summer 1999.
  • Co-organizer of the department's official graduation ceremony (200 participants), TU Darmstadt, summer 1998.

 

Referee Services for academic journals and publishers:

  • American Economic Review
  • Annals of Regional Science
  • Climate Policy
  • Economica
  • Economic Change and Restructuring
  • Economic Journal
  • Economics-EJournal
  • Economic Modelling
  • European Economic Review
  • FinanzArchiv
  • German Economic Review
  • International Tax and Public Finance
  • Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis
  • Journal of Economics
  • Journal of Economic Growth
  • Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
  • Journal of Macroeconomics
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Macroeconomic Dynamics
  • Metroeconomica
  • MIT Press
  • Review of Income and Wealth
  • Scandinavian Journal of Economics
  • Scottish Journal of Political Economy
  • Social Science Quarterly



Referee Services for grant awarding bodies:  

  • Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (Dissertation project evaluations: 2)
  • Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (Student evaluations: 5)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (Student evaluations: 4)
  • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Student evaluations: 1)
  • Gottlieb Daimler- und Carl Benz-Stiftung (Dissertation project evaluations: 1)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (Research project evaluation)

 


Research
 

Habilitationsschrift

Title:                                           Education, Economic Growth and Income Distribution
 
 

Dissertation

Title:                                          Essays on Distributive Policies and Economic Growth

Defence Committee:              Sir Anthony B. Atkinson (Oxford, Co-Supervisor) 

                                                   Sir James A. Mirrlees (Cambridge, Chairman)

                                                   Robert J. Waldmann (EUI, Supervisor) 

                                                   Robert K. von Weizsäcker (Mannheim)

 

Articles

“'Love of Wealth' and Economic Growth”, Review of Development Economics, Vol. 21(4), 2017, 1305-1326.
[Online Version]
.

“Endogenous (Re-)Distributive Policies and Economic Growth: A Comparative Static Analysis”, Economic Modelling, Vol. 40, 2014, 355-366
.
[Online Version]
.

“Amortissement fiscal et redistribution dans un modèle de croissance néoclassique”, Revue de l‘OFCE, Vol. 116, 2011, 367-392.
[Online Version]

"Endogenous Policy and Cross-Country Growth Empirics", Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 58(2), 2011, 262-296.
[Online Version]

"Why Run a Million Regressions? Endogenous Policy and Cross-Country Growth Empirics", Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 166(4), 2010, 735-759.
[Online Version]

"Economic Growth and (Re-)Distributive Policies in a Non-Cooperative World", Journal of Economics, Vol. 91, No. 1, 2007, 1-40.
[Online Version]

"Education, Economic Growth and Measured Income Inequality", Economica, Vol. 74, 2007, 493-514.
[Online Version]

"Redistribution and Economic Growth in Integrated Economies", Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 28, 2006, 392-408.
[Online Version]

"Education Policies, Economic Growth and Wage Inequality", FinanzArchiv, Vol. 59, 2003, 479-503.
[Online Version]

"Distributive Policies and Economic Growth: An Optimal Taxation Approach", Metroeconomica, Vol. 53(3), 2002, 315-338.
[Online Version]

 

 

Working papers


On ‚Rusting’ Money. Silvio Gesell's Schwundgeld Reconsidered 
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics No. 233, TU Darmstadt, 2018. 
[PDF-File]

‚Love of Wealth’ and Economic Growth 
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics No. 209, TU Darmstadt, 2011. 
[PDF-File]

Wissen und Neue Wachstumstheorie: Die Rolle von fachspezifischem Humankapital 
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics No. 189, TU Darmstadt, 2008. 
[PDF-File]

Optimal Capital Income Taxation, Investment Subsidies and Redistribution in a Neoclassical Growth Model 
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics No. 188, TU Darmstadt, 2007. 
[PDF-File]

Endogenous (Re-)Distributive Policies and Economic Growth: A Comparative Static Analysis 
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics No. 185, TU Darmstadt, 2007. 
[PDF-File]

Endogenous Policy and  Cross-Country Growth Empirics 
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics No. 182, TU Darmstadt, 2007. 
[PDF-File] 

Advertising, Consumption and Economic Growth: An Empirical Investigation 
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics No. 178, TU Darmstadt, 2007.  (with Sara-Frederike Weisser)
[PDF-File]

Economic Growth and (Re-)Distributive Policies in a Non-Cooperative World 
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics No. 175, TU Darmstadt, 2006.
[PDF-File]

Education and Economic Growth and Measured Income Inequality 
- Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics No. 163, TU Darmstadt, 2006. [PDF-File]
- LIS Working Paper No. 428, Luxembourg Income Study, 2006.
[PDF-File]

Redistribution and Economic Growth in Integrated Economies
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics No. 141, TU Darmstadt, 2004.
[PDF-File]

Why Run a Million Regressions? Endogenous Policy and Cross-Country Growth Empirics
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics No. 140, TU Darmstadt, 2004.
[PDF-File]

Education, Research and Economic Growth
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics No. 138, TU Darmstadt, 2004.  (with Volker Caspari and Jens Rubart)
[PDF-File]

Education, Economic Growth and Personal Income Inequality Across (Rich) Countries,
LIS Working Paper No. 300, Luxembourg Income Study, 2002.
[PDF-File]

(Re-)Distribution of Personal Incomes, Education and Economic Performance Across Countries,
- WIDER Discussion Paper No. 2002/34, United Nations University / World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Helsinki, 2002. [PDF-File]
- LIS Working Paper No. 299, Luxembourg Income Study, 2002. [PDF-File]
- CESifo Working Paper No. 711, CESifo, Munich, 2002. [PDF-File]

Economic Growth and (Re-)Distributive Policies: A Comparative Dynamic Analysis,
EUI Working Paper ECO No. 00/13, 2000.
[PDF-File]

Why are the Data at Odds with Theory? Growth and (Re-)Distributive Policies in Integrated Economies,
EUI Working Paper ECO No. 99/43, 1999.
[PDF-File]

Education, Economic Growth and Personal Income Inequality Across Countries,
EUI Working Paper ECO No. 99/42, 1999.
[PDF-File]

Distributive Policies and Economic Growth: An Optimal Taxation Approach,
EUI Working Paper ECO No. 99/36, 1999.
[PDF-File]

Public Policies and Education, Economic Growth and Income Distribution,
EUI Working Paper ECO No. 99/14, 1999.
[PDF-File]

Economic Growth, (Re-)Distributive Policies, Capital Mobility and Tax Competition in Open Economies,
EUI Working Paper ECO No. 97/24, 1997.
[PDF-File]

Redistribution, Income cum Investment Subsidy Tax Competition and Capital Flight in Growing Economies,
EUI Working Paper ECO No. 95/16, 1995.
[PDF-File]

Redistribution, Wealth Tax Competition and Capital Flight in Growing Economies, EUI Working Paper ECO No. 95/9, 1995. [PDF-File]

 

          Appendices and Resources used for the Articles and Working Papers are available under Resources and Appendices.



Entries in Books


With refereeing process

Education, Research and Economic Growth, in:  S. Mundschenk, M. H. Stierle, U. Stierle-von-Schütz und
I. Traistaru-Siedschlag, eds., Competitiveness and Growth in Europe: Lessons and Policy Implications for the Lisbon Strategy,
London: Edward Elgar, 2006.  (With Volker Caspari und Jens Rubart)

(Re-)Distribution of Personal Incomes, Education and Economic Performance Across Countries, in: Theo Eicher and Stephen Turnovsky, eds.,
Inequality and Growth: Theory and Policy Implications, Cambridge, MIT Press, 2003.


Without refereeing process

Wissen und Neue Wachstumstheorie: Die Rolle von fachspezifischem Humankapital, in B. Schefold und T. Lenz, eds.,
Europäische Wissensgesellschaft. Leitbild europäischer Forschungs- und Innovationspolitik?, Akademie Verlag, Berlin, 2008.

Wachstum und Verteilung. Ein Überblick über einige neuere Erklärungsansätze, in H.-C. Mager, H. Schäfer und K. Schrüfer, eds.,
Private Versicherung und Soziale Sicherung. Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Roland Eisen, Metropolis Verlag, Marburg, 2001.
(With Volker Caspari)

 


Invited Book Reviews

(2006) John E. Roemer: “Democracy, Education and Equality” – Graz-Schumpeter Lectures,  Series: Econometric Society Monographs (No. 40),
Cambridge University Press, reviewed in Journal of Economics, Vol 93(1), 95-100, 2008
.
[PDF-File]


Invited Comments 

(2007) Masano Aoki and Hiroshi Yoshikawa: “Non-Self-Averaging in Macroecoonomic Models: A Criticism of Modern Micro-founded Macroeconomics", reviewed in Economics-EJournal.
[PDF-File]

 


Mimeos and Projects


Capital Depreciation Allowances and Redistribution in a Neoclassical Growth Model, Mimeo, TU Darmstadt, 2009.
(version presented at the 10th World Congress of the Econometric Society (ES), Shanghai, 2010, available HERE)

Optimal Capital Income Taxation, Investment Subsidies and Redistribution in a Neoclassical Growth Model, Mimeo, TU Darmstadt, 2007.
(revised version)

Economic Growth and (Re-)Distributive Policies: A Comparative Static Analysis, Mimeo, TU Darmstadt, 2008.
(revised version)

The Welfare Effects of Technological Progress in a Simple Two-Class Endogenous Growth Model:
The Case of Constant Intertemporal Elasticity of Substitution Utility, Mimeo, TU Darmstadt, 2006.

Frankfurt Lectures "Growth and Distribution Research in International Perspective: Theory and Empirics", Lecture Notes, J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, 2005. (In German.)

Why Run a Million Regressions? On Some Difficulties of Doing OLS in Cross-Country Analyses, Mimeo, TU Darmstadt and EUI, 1997.

Grab the Capital and Grow: Growth, Distribution, Tax Competition and Capital Flight in a Simple Model of Endogenous Growth, Mimeo,
EUI, 1994.
 
 

 

Conference Contributions

  • 43rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economic Association, New York City, 2017.

  • 9th International Research Conference “Sustainable Development and Macroeconomic Policies in a
    Challenging Global and Domestic Environment”,
    Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  • Arnoldshain Seminar XIV “Institutions, Trade, and Economic Policy”, Córdoba and La Cumbre, Argentina, 2016.
  • Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF2016) "Innovation, Growth, Governance and Development", Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2016.
  • Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society (AMES), Kyoto, 2016.
  • 2016 Taipei International Conference on Growth, Trade and Dynamics (GTD), Taipei, 2016.
  • National conference on "Fiscal Issues, Reforms and Development Policies" at the Center for Training and Research in Public Finance and Policy (CTRPFP),
    at the Center for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta (CSSSC), Kolkata, 2015.
  • German Economic Association (VfS), Hamburg, 2014
  • Austrian Economic Association (NOeG), Vienna, 2014
  • 9th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development, New Delhi, 2013
  • Econometric Society European Meeting (ESEM), Gothenburg, 2013
  • Royal Economic Society (RES), Cambridge, 2012
  • 10th World Congress of the Econometric Society (ES), Shanghai, 2010
  • Les Finances Publiques Après La Crise, Journées d'étude de l'OFCE; OFCE Centre de recherche en économie de Sciences Po, Paris, 2010
  • Far East and South Asia Meeting of the Econometric Society (FESAMES), Tokyo 2009
  • Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society (LAMES),  Rio de Janeiro, 2008
  • Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), Rio de Janeiro, 2008
  • International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), Maastricht, 2008
  • German Economic Association (VfS), Munich, 2007
  • Econometric Society European Meeting (ESEM), Budapest, 2007
  • Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), Mexico City, 2006
  • CES Conference: A bright future at the age of 50 - The CES production function in the theory and empirics of economic growth,  Training Center of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Eltville, 2006
  • German Economic Association (VfS), Bayreuth, 2006
  • Econometric Society European Meeting (ESEM), Vienna, 2006
  • Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), Paris, 2005
  • European Economic Association (EEA), Madrid, 2004
  • Econometric Society European Meeting (ESEM), Madrid, 2004
  • German Economic Association (VfS), Dresden, 2004
  • North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society (NASMES), Providence, Rhode Island, 2004
  • International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), Prague, 2003
  • Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), Madrid, 2002
  • European Economic Association (EEA), Venice, 2002
  • Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade (DEGIT), VII, Cologne, 2002
  • Royal Economic Society (RES), Warwick, 2002
  • WIDER Development Conference on "Growth and Poverty", United Nations University/World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Helsinki, 2001
  • CESifo Conferences on "Growth and Inequality: Issues and Policy Implications", CESifo, Munich, 2001 and Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, 2002
  • International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), Sevilla, 2000
  • 8th World Congress of the Econometric Society (ES), Seattle, 2000
  • Theories and Methods in Macroeconomics (T2M), Paris, 2000
  • European Economic Association (EEA), Santiago de Compostela, 1999
  • European Economic Association (EEA), Berlin, 1998
  • International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), Cordoba, Argentina, 1998
  • Society of Social Choice and Welfare (SSCW), Vancouver, 1998
  • North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society (NASM),  Montreal, 1998
  • Econometric Society European Meeting (ESEM), Toulouse, 1997
  • German Economic Association (VfS), Bern, 1997
  • Theories and Methods in  Macroeconomics (T2M), Louvain-la-Neuve, 1997
  • European Economic Association (EEA), Istanbul, 1996
  • European Economic Association (EEA), Prague, 1995




Presentations

  • University of Dortmund, November 1999
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),  Paris, May 2000
  • Staatswissenschaftliches Seminar, University of Cologne,  December 2000
  • Humboldt University Berlin, November 2001
  • University of Mannheim, December 2001
  • University of Hannover, April 2002
  • Saarland University, June 2003
  • Wirtschaftsforschungsinstitut Österreich (WIFO), Vienna, March 2006
  • Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), Mannheim, May 2006
  • Hertie School of Governance, (HSoG), Berlin, June 2006
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brown Bag Seminar, November 2007
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover, November 2007
  • Paris School of Economics (PSE), ENS, Paris-Jourdan, December 2007
  • Universität Hamburg, February 2008
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, May 2008
  • Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH) und Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 2008
  • Technische Universität Dresden, November 2008
  • Martin-Luther-Universität Halle (Saale), July 2010
  • Universität Potsdam, October 2010

  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brown Bag Seminar, May 2012

 



Contributions to Interdisciplinary Research 

  • Forschungskolleg der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 435, „Wissenskultur und gesellschaftlicher Wandel“, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Teilprojekt D7 „Der Beitrag der Neuen Wachstumstheorie zur Erklärung der Koevolution von Wissenskultur und technischem Fortschritt“, 2007. Joint with political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, EU politicians and economists. 
  • German American Academic Council (GAAC) Summer Institute on "Institutions and Economic Performance in Advanced Economies since 1945", Summer Institue 1998 and 1999. Joint with political scientists, sociologists and economists.



Other Works

'... mit Rumpf und Stumpf ausrotten.' Zur Geschichte der Juden in Marburg und Umgebung nach 1933;
Marburger Stadtschriften zur Geschichte und Kultur 6, Presseamt der Stadt Marburg, Marburg, 1982.
(With Konstantin Haase)

"Judenverfolgung in Marburg und Umgebung" in: D. Galinski, U. Herbert und U. Lachauer, eds.,
Nazis und Nachbarn: Schüler erforschen den Alltag im Nationalsozialismus, Rowohlt Verlag, Reinbeck, 1982.
(With Konstantin Haase)

(Both publications document the holocaust of the Jewish community in Marburg an der Lahn.)





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