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Ruhr-University Bochum
Chair for Social Policy & Public Economics
Faculty of Social Science
GD 1/307
44780 Bochum
+49-(0)234 / 32 - 22971

Short bio

Zohal Hessami is a Professor for Social Policy and Public Economics at the Ruhr-University Bochum, a CESifo Munich affiliate member and an IZA Bonn research fellow. Before, she was an ad interim Professor for Applied Political Economy at the University of Mannheim and a Junior Professor for Political Economy at the University of Konstanz.

She visited Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2014 and the University of Cambridge in 2013. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Maastricht University and Université de Montréal and received her Doctorate in Economics from the University of Konstanz in 2011.

She studies policy-relevant topics such as political business cycles, determinants of individual voting behavior, political selection and consequences of European integration and globalization. Her research has been widely published in journals such as the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.