Methods Center

Research within the Network


General Econometric Method and Model Development

Dynamic duration models, empirical-econometric valuation models for risky investments, measurement of information flows in parallel markets, econometric analysis of partial and general equilibrium models; statistical and other test methods; indirect inference methodology and simulated moment method, generalized moment method; multiple time series models, statistical analyses of the financial market microstructure; risk modelling.

Research Group "Asset Pricing" with Universities of Constance, Frankfurt and Karlsruhe (planned).

Involvement: Department of Statistics and Econometrics, WiSo Faculty; Member of the Senate Committee and Grants Committee for the Collaborative Research Centres at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Research Fellow Center for Financial Studies, Frankfurt and Centre for Financial Research, Cologne; Research Professor at the Deutsche Bundesbank; Programme Officer for the international study programme "Msc Economics and Finance"; Study Commission of the Faculty of Economic Sciences.

Interdisciplinary Teaching: Responsible (with Prof. Biewen) for the statistical-mathematical-econometric education at the Faculty of Economic Research; 4 (3 German, 1 English) method lectures at Bachelor level, 3 (English) method lectures at Master and PhD level (2); Summer School method course on behalf of the Verein der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaftslehre (VHB); guest lecturer at the University of Mannheim (financial econometrics) and methodological continuing education courses at the Deutsche Bundesbank.

Responsible: Prof. Dr. Joachim Grammig


More information available soon.

Responsible: Prof. Augustin Kelava

Reproducibility, Statistical Misconceptions, Open Science

Reproducible Reporting, Preregistration, Open Educational Resources.

Involvement: Education Sciences, TüSE

Interdisciplinary Teaching: Workshops

Responsible: Jun.-Prof. Samuel Merk

Statistical Modeling of Income Distributions

Inverse Probability Reweighting, Re-Centered Influence Function Regression, Quantile Regression, Selection on Unobservables, Decomposition Methodology.

Involvement: Principal Investigator Priority Programme SPP 1764 of the German Science Foundation (DFG) "The German Labor Market in a Globalized World".

Consulting: Consultant and Member of Scientific Advisory Board for the "Report on Income and Wealth" published by the German Federal Government.

Responsible: Prof. Martin Biewen

Statistical Modeling of Income-, Employment and Educational Trajectories

Econometric Modeling of Dynamic Decisions, Discrete Dynamic Choice Models for Panel Data, Dynamic Decision Models with Potential Outcomes, Evaluation of Dynamic Treatment Effects Econometric Methods for Micro Data, Methods for Causal Inference

Involvment: Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung (IAW); LEAD Graduate School of Empirical Educational Research
Interdisciplinary Teaching: Applied Econometrics (Bachelor), Programming in Stata (Bachelor), Advanced Microeconometrics (Master, Ph.D.)
Responsible: Prof. Martin Biewen

Nonlinear information transfer models by transfer entropy

Financial Econometrics

Bridge function/participation: Department of Statistics and Econometrics, WiSo Faculty

Responsible: PD Dr. Thomas Dimpfl

Further Development of Situation-Based Econometric Methods, Machine Learning in Econometric Analysis, Financial Econometrics, Forecasting Methods

Research Group "Asset Pricing" with Universities of Constance, Frankfurt and Karlsruhe (planned)

Involvement: Department of Statistics and Econometrics, WiSo Faculty, Study Commission Department of Economic Sciences

Interdisciplinary Teaching: Master Course Machine Learning in Econometrics

Responsible: Dr. Jantje Sönksen

Applications of Machine Learning in Labour Market and Educational Research

Estimation of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects, Generalized Random Forests, Instrumental Variable Random Forests

Efficient selection of predictors for educational outcomes and career decisions, Lasso, Neural Nets, Random Forests

Responsible: Prof. Martin Biewen


Quality Criteria for Interpretive Research; Curating Criteria for Archiving and Secondary Analysis of qualitative Data

Grounded Theory; Situational Analysis; Science and Technology Studies; Philosophy of Science; Epistemology; Management of Qualitative Research Data; Reserach Ethics.

Involvement: Permanent Guest, German Data Forum (RatSWD); Speaker, QualitNet; Member, Advisory Council of both QualiService (Uni Bremen) and eLabour (Uni Göttingen).

Interdisciplinary Teaching: Permanent Research Workshop Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis; Spring and Summer School "Qualitativ Forschen".

Responsible: Prof. Jörg Strübing

Research about and inside the United Nations (Document Analysis and Participatory Observation)

Ethnographic methods; Sociology of Knowledge; Sociology of Human Differentiation (gender, race, disability in particular); Sociology of the body and sports; Globalization and World Society Research.

Involvement: Member of the scientif advisory board of the Center for Gender and Diversity Research ZGD); Speaker of the Interdisziplinary Research Training Group "The Persistance of Gender Binaries".

Interdisciplinary Teaching: Introduction Sociological Theories

Responsible: Prof. Dr. Marion Müller

Documentary Method; Institution/Orgnisation-Related Inequality Research (Focus on Educational System); Qualitative Multi-Level Analysis

Documentary method; interface cognitive/objective theory/methodology/method.

Involvement: TüNaPro

Interdisciplinary Teaching: VL 'Inclusion/Diversity': Teaching profession/master's degree programmes of the faculty

Responsible: Prof. Marcus Emmerich

Qualitative Evaluation, Practice Development

Reconstructive procedures; cooperation, professional and addressee research.

Bridge function/participation: Research Training Group "Doing Transitions"; TÜSE.

Interdisciplinary teaching: Introduction to sociological theories (lecture); seminars together with Catholic and Protestant Theology, Educational Science.

Responsible: Prof. Petra Bauer

Method Reflection/Theory

Complex Mixed-Methods-Designs

Dialogue of qualitative and quantitative approaches

Mixed methods; qualitative content analysis

Involvement: Research training group "Doing Transitions"; LEAD.

Interdisciplinary Teaching: Lecture "Introduction to qualitative data analysis"

Person responsible: Prof. Bernhard Schmidt-Hertha

Pragmatism, Theories about Practice

More information coming soon.

Responsible: Prof. Jörg Strübig

Systems Theory, Differentiation Theory

More information coming soon.

Responsible: Prof. Marcus Emmerich