Gersbach, Hans, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr. Hans Gersbach

Makroökonomie, Gersbach 

ZUE  D 7 

Zürichbergstrasse 18

8092 Zürich

Switzerland

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Academic Experience

  • Professor, ETH Zurich (since 2006)
  • Professor, University of Heidelberg (1995-2006)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Basel (1992 and 1994-1995)
  • Research Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute, Washington (1992-1993)
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Basel (1987-1990)

Education

  • Habilitation, University of Basel, 1995
  • Dr. rer. pol., University of Basel, 1990
  • Economics (Lic. rer. pol.), University of Basel, 1986
  • Actuarial Science (Dipl. vers. math.), University of Basel, 1985
  • Physics/Mathematics (Dipl. math.), University of Basel, 1984

Fellow Positions

  • Research Fellow of CEPR (Center of Economic Policy Research), London
  • Research Fellow of CESifo (Münchener Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wirtschaftswissenschaften), Munich
  • Research Fellow of IZA (Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit), Bonn

Current Advisory Positions

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Recent Publications

Area M: Macroeconomic Thinking and Economic Policy

  • Capital Regulation and Credit Fluctuations, Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming, 2017.
    (with Jean-Charles Rochet)
  • The Macroeconomics of Modigliani-Miller, Journal of Economic Theory, 157, 2015, 1081-1113.
    (with Hans Haller and Jürg Müller)
  • Bank Capital and the Optimal Capital Structure of an Economy, European Economic Review, 64, 2013, 241-255.
  • Preventing Banking Crises - with Private Insurance? CESifo Economic Studies, 59(4), 2013, 609-627.
  • Aggregate Investment Externalities and Macroprudential Regulation, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 44, 2012, 73-109.
  • A Framework for Two Macro Policy Instruments: Money and Banking Combined, CEPR Policy Insight no. 58, 2011.
  • Monetary Policy Inclinations, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 43(8), 2011, 1707-1717.
    (with Volker Hahn)
  • Sophistication in Risk Management, Bank Equity, and Stability, International Review of Finance, 10(1), 2010, 63-91.
    (with Jan Wenzelburger)
  • Voting Transparency in a Monetary Union, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 41(5), 2009, 831-853.
    (with Volker Hahn)
  • Flexible Majority Rules for Central Banks, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 41(2-3), 2009, 507-516.
    (with Bernhard Pachl)

Area I: Innovation, the Engines of Growth and Long-term Well-Being

  • On the Global Supply of Basic Research, Journal of Monetary Economics, 75, 2015, 123-137.
    (with Maik Schneider)
  • Growth and Enduring Epidemic Diseases, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 37(10), 2013, 2083-2103.
    (with Clive Bell)
  • Does Globalization Create Superstars? A simple theory of managerial wages, European Economic Review, 71, 2014, 34-51.
    (with Armin Schmutzler)
  • Basic Research, Openness and Convergence, Journal of Economic Growth, 18(1), 2013, 33–68.
    (with Maik Schneider and Olivier Schneller)
  • Product Markets and Industry-Specific Training, RAND Journal of Economics, 43(3), 2012, 475-491.
    (with Armin Schmutzler)
  • Raising Juveniles, Games and Economic Behavior, 74(1), 2012, 32-51.
    (with Clive Bell and Maik Schneider)
  • International Emission Permit Markets with Refunding, European Economic
    Review, 55(6), 2011, 759-773.
    (with Ralph Winkler)
  • Collective Bargaining, Awareness of General Equilibrium Effects and Unemployment, International Economic Review, 52(3), 2011, 693-712.
    (with Achim Schniewind)
  • Land Reforms and Economic Development, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 14(4), 2010, 527-547.
    (with Lars Siemers)
  • Child Labor and the Education of a Society, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 13(2), 2009, 220-249.
    (with Clive Bell)
  • The Macroeconomics of Targeting: The Case of an Enduring Epidemic, Journal of Health Economics, 28(1), 2009, 54-72.
    (with Clive Bell)
  • High Compensation Creates a Ratchet Effect, Economic Journal, 119, 2009, 1208-1224.
    (with Amihai Glazer)

Area P: Design of new Organizations/Institutions and their Foundations

  • Co-voting Democracy, Economics of Governance, forthcoming.
  • Flexible Majority Rules in Democracyville: A Guided Tour, Mathematical Social Sciences, 85(C), 2017, 492-513.
  • Household Formation and Markets, Economic Theory, 59(3), 2015, 461-507.
    (with Hans Haller and Hideo Konishi)
  • Government Debt-threshold Contracts, Economic Inquiry, 52(1), 2014, 444-458.
  • Tax Contracts and Elections, European Economic Review, 56(7), 2012, 1461-1479.
    (with Maik Schneider)
  • Contractual Democracy, Review of Law and Economics, 8(3), 2012, 823-851.
  • Groups, Collective Decisions, and Markets, Journal of Economic Theory, 146(1), 2011, 275-299.
    (with Hans Haller)
  • Bargaining cum Voice, Social Choice and Welfare, 36(2), 2011, 199-225.
    (with Hans Haller)
  • Minority Voting and Long-term Decisions, Games and Economic Behavior, 69(2), 2010, 329-345.
    (with Theresa Fahrenberger)
  • Democratic Mechanisms, Journal of the European Economic Association, 7(6), 2009, 1436-1469.
  • Club Theory and Household Formation, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 46, 2010, 715-724.
    (with Hans Haller)
  • Flexible Pensions for Politicians, Public Choice, 145(1-2), 2010, 103-124.
    (with Markus Müller)
  • On Higher Hurdles for Incumbents, Economics Bulletin, 30(1), 2010, 774-785.
  • Power to Youth: Designing Democracy for Long-term Well-being, Mathematical Social Sciences, 58(2), 2009, 158-172.
    (with Tobias Kleinschmidt)
  • The Affectionate Society: Does Competition for Partners Promote Friendliness?, Economic Theory, 40, 2009, 389-403.
    (with Hans Haller)
  • Competition of Politicians for Wages and Office, Social Choice and Welfare, 33(1), 2009, 51-71.

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Policy Proposals

Publications of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

(chaired by Prof. Dr. Hans Gersbach)

 

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Other Publications of General Interest

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