Prof. Dr. Markus Ludwig

Professor of Economics, esp. Empirical Economics and Econometrics

Prof. Dr. Markus Ludwig
Phone: (+49 531) 391-2595
Hours: On appointment
Address: Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre, Spielmannstraße 9, 38106 Braunschweig

Short Bio

Markus Ludwig is Professor of Economics, especially Empirical Economics and Econometrics at the TU Braunschweig. In his research he uses econometric methods to address research questions related to long-run growth and economic history; health, climate change and development; economic integration as well as political economy.

Before joining the TU Braunschweig in 2019, Markus Ludwig was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bayreuth and at the University of Basel where he also received his PhD in 2014. He is a CESifo Research Fellow and member of the Research Group on Development Economics of the German Economic Association.

Curriculum Vitae

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Most Recent Publications

  •  “Home Bias in International Emissions Trading: Indirect Evidence on Transaction Costs in the EU ETS”, with Beat Hintermann. Resource and Energy Economics, accepted
  • "Temperature and Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa", with Matthias Flückiger. World Development, accepted

Working Papers

  •  “The Power of Youth: Political Impacts of the “Fridays for Future” Movement”, with Marc Fabel, Matthias Flückiger, Helmut Rainer, Maria Waldinger, Sebastian Wichert, CESifo Working Paper No. 9742

  • “Calling for Help: Mobile Phones and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa”, with Matthias Flückiger (R&R Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization)

  • “Spatial Networks and the Spread of COVID-19: Results and Policy Implications from Germany”, with Matthias Flückiger (R&R Review of Regional Research)

Selected Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Roman Transport Network Connectivity and Economic Integration”, with Matthias Flückiger, Erik Hornung, Mario Larch and Allard Mees. Review of Economic Studies 89 (2022), 774–810
  • “Malaria suitability, urbanization and subnational development in sub-Saharan Africa”, with Matthias Flückiger, Journal of Urban Economics, 120 (2020)
  • "Ebola and State Legitimacy", with Matthias Flückiger and Ali Sina Önder, Economic Journal, 129 (2019), 2064–2089
  • “Malaria Suitability, Urbanization and Persistence: Evidence from China Over More Than 2000 Years”, with Matthias Flückiger. European Economic Review 92 (2017): 146–160
  • “Economic Shocks in the Fisheries Sector and Maritime Piracy”, with Matthias Flückiger. Journal of Development Economics 114 (2015): 107–125