Prof. Dr. Leßmann

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. habil. Christian Leßmann

Professor Leßmann
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Öffnungszeiten des Sekretariats: Montag - Donnerstag, 10:00 - 12:00
Sprechstunde: Dienstag, 16:45 - 18:00 (Terminabsprache per E-Mail erbeten)
Telefon: (0531) 391-2592
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Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre

Spielmannstraße 9                  Postfach: 3329
38106 Braunschweig              38023 Braunschweig

Curriculum Vitae

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Research focus

Development Economics, Regional Economics, Political Economy, Public Economics

Short Bio

Christian Lessmann is Professor of Economics at Technische Universität Braunschweig. He is Research Professor at the ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich e.V. and CESifo Research Network Fellow. Christian Lessmann is member of the Regional Economics Section as well as the Development Economics Section of the German Economic Association. He is head of the Department of Business and Economics at TU Braunschweig.

Before joining TU Braunschweig in 2014, Christian Lessmann was Professor of Economics at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. He received both his habilitation and his PhD at Technische Universität Dresden, and he was junior researcher and PhD candidate at the ifo Institute Dresden Branch. His research was awarded with the Wolfgang Ritter Prize, the Georg-Helm Prize, the Dr. Feldbausch Prize, and the Peggy and Richard Musgrave Prize.

Selected Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Human Lights, Remote Sensing 11(19), 2194, 2019 (with Ilari Määttä) (data set).
  • Regional Inequality, Convergence, and its Determinants - A View from Outer Space, European Economic Review 92, 2017, 110-132 (mit André Seidel) (data set).
  • Spatial Inequality and Development - Is there an inverted U Relationship?, Journal of Development Economics 106, 2014, 35-51 (data set).
  • Interregional Redistribution and Mobility in Federations: A Positive Approach, Review of Economic Studies 78(4), 2011, 1345-1378 (mit Anke S. Kessler und Nico A. Hansen).