Prof. Melanie Krause, Ph.D.
Hamburg University
Economics Department
Von-Melle-Park 5
20146 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 42838 2082
[email protected]

Prof. Melanie Krause, Ph.D.

I am a Junior Professor in Macroeconomics
at Hamburg University.

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My work crosses the fields of International Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics.
Main interests: Empirical Analysis of Growth, Inequality and Development .

Research grant (2017-2020) by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the project Shining (New) Light on Regional Inequality, Convergence and Development, jointly with Richard Bluhm and Christian Lessmann. Click here for more information.

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Parametric Lorenz Curves and the Modality of the Income Density Function, Review of Income and Wealth 60(4), 2014, pp.905-929. Link to article. Draft version.
Working Papers
  • Top Lights - Bright Cities and Their Contribution to Economic Development,
    joint work with Richard Bluhm. CESifo Working Paper 7411.
Work in Progress
  • Regional Convergence at the County Level: The Role of Commuters,
    joint work with Sebastian Kripfganz.
  • Geography, Institutions and Cities - Insights from Chinese Dynasties,
    joint work with Christian Düben.
  • Density, City Structure, and Pollution: A Global View,
    joint work with David Castells-Quintana and Elisa Dienesch.
  • Climate Change and the Spatial Distribution of Population and Economic Activity,
    joint work with David Castells-Quintana and Tom McDermott
  • Growth and Spatial Inequality,
    joint work with Richard Bluhm and Christian Lessmann.
  • When is Inequality Detrimental to Growth? - Perspectives from a Novel Cross-Country Approach, joint work with Michael Binder.
Smaller Notes
  • Corrigendum to "Elliptical Lorenz Curves" [J. Econom. 40 (1989) 327 - 338], Journal of Econometrics 174, 2013, p.44. Link to article. Draft version.