Short CV/Education and training

  • 2012 – 2013
    Member of Editorial Board, Review of Economic Studies

  • Since 2012
    Managing Editor, Economic Policy

  • 2006 – 2011
    Editor, The Economics of Transition

  • Since 2010
    Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Research Affiliate

  • Since 2010
    Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Research Fellow

  • Since 2010
    American Institute of Contemporary German Studies Senior Non-Resident Fellow

  • Since 2010
    Center for Financial Studies (CFS) Research Fellow

  • Since 2009
    Professor of Macroeconomics and Development, Goethe University Frankfurt

  • Since 2009
    Principal Investigator of the Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”

  • 2008 – 2011
    National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Faculty Research Fellow

  • Since 2007
    CESifo Research Network Affiliate (Center for Economic Studies), Munich

  • 2005 – 2009
    Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies Faculty Associate

  • 2004 – 2009
    Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Faculty Associate

  • 2004 – 2009
    Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University

  • 2004
    Ph.D., Economics (with distinction), Yale University, USA

  • 2001
    M.Phil., Economics, Yale University, USA

  • 2000
    M.A., Economics, Yale University, USA

  • 1999
    Diplom, Latin American Studies, University of Cologne, Germany

  • 1998
    Diplom, Economics (with distinction), University of Cologne, Germany

  • 1995
    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholar, Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino, Argentina

Selected publications

  • Fuchs-Schündeln, N., R. Izem (2012): Explaining the Low Labor Productivity in East Germany – A Spatial Analysis. In: Journal of Comparative Economics, 40(1), 1-21.

  • Fuchs-Schündeln, N., D. Krüger, M. Sommer (2010): Inequality Trends for Germany in the Last Two Decades: A Tale of Two Countries. In: Review of Economic Dynamics, 13(1), 103-132.

  • Fuchs-Schündeln, N., M. Schündeln (2009): Who Stays, Who Goes, Who Returns? East-West Migration within Germany since Reunification. In: Economics of Transition, 17(3), 703-738.

  • Fuchs-Schündeln, N. (2009): On Preferences for Being Self-Employed. In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 71(2), 162-171.

  • Fuchs-Schündeln, N. (2008): The Response of Household Saving to the Large Shock of German Reunification. In: American Economic Review, 98(5), 1798?1828.

  • Fuchs-Schündeln, N., A. Alesina (2007): Good Bye Lenin (or not?) ? The Effect of Communism on People?s Preferences. In: American Economic Review, 97(4), 1507-1528.

  • Fuchs-Schündeln, N., M. Schündeln (2005): Precautionary Savings and Self-Selection: Evidence from the German Reunification ?Experiment?. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 120(3), 1085-1120.

  • Fuchs-Schündeln, N., N. Funke (2003): Stock Market Liberalizations: Financial and Macroeconomic Implications. In: Review of World Economics, 139(4), 730-761.

  • Fuchs-Schündeln, N., M. Schündeln (2003): The Savings Behavior of East and West Germans – Theoretical Predictions and Empirical Evidence. In: Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 123(1), 209-220.

  • Fuchs-Schündeln, N., L. Boone, A. de Serres. V. Koen (2002): L'insoutenable légèreté de l'euro. In: Economie Internationale, 88(4), 77-106.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Board Memberships

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat des Bundesministeriums der Finanzen), since 2011

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the IfW Kiel (Institut für Weltwirtschaft), 2011 – 2015

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the RWI (Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung), 2011 – 2015

Major professional service

  • Panel Member of the journal “Economic Policy”, 2011 – 2013

  • Program Committe Co-Chair of the Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meetings, Cyprus, June 2012

  • Member of the selection panel “Individuals, Institutions and Markets” of the European Research Council (ERC), 2011

  • Expert testimony before the European Parliament Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis, 2010

  • Member of the European Economic Association’s Standing Committee on Women in Economics, since 2010

Conference Program Committee Member

  • German Economic Association Annual Meetings, Frankfurt, September 2011

  • Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meetings, Ghent, July 2011

  • European Economic Association Annual Meetings, Glasgow, August 2010

  • Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meetings, Montreal, July 2010

  • European Economic Association Annual Meetings, Barcelona, August 2009

  • European Economic Association Annual Meetings, Milan, August 2008

  • Econometric Society European Meetings, Milan, August 2008

  • European Economic Association Annual Meetings, Budapest, August 2007


  • American Economic Review, Econometrica, Economic Inquiry, Economic Journal, Economics Letters, Economics of Transition, European Central Bank Working Paper Series, European Economic Review, German Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics; National Science Foundation, German Research Foundation (DFG), Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Leibniz Association


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