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. Since 2020 he is a CESifo Research Fellow.
“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
"Temperature and Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa", with Matthias Flückiger (R&R World Development)
“Home Bias in International Emissions Trading: Indirect Evidence on Transaction Costs in the EU ETS” (2019), with Beat Hintermann (R&R Resource and Energy Economics)
“Spatial Networks and the Spread of COVID-19: Results and Policy Implications from Germany”, with Matthias Flückiger
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