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Prof. Dr. Mathias Trabandt

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School of Business and Economics

Freie Universität Berlin

Professor

Address
Boltzmannstrasse 20
Room 253
14195 Berlin

Office hours

by appointment

Prof. Dr. Mathias Trabandt joined the School of Business and Economics at Freie Universität Berlin in August 2015 and holds the Chair of Macroeconomics.

Prof. Dr. Mathias Trabandt is also a Research Director at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and a Research Fellow at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). 

His research and teaching interests focus on macroeconomics, monetary economics, public economics, labor economics, international macroeconomics, financial frictions and applied econometrics.

Prof. Dr. Mathias Trabandt's research has been published in e.g. the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Econometrica, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the European Economic Review, the American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings) and the Handbook of Monetary Economics. 

Before joining the School of Business and Economics, he was Chief of the ‚Global Modeling Studies Section‘ at the International Finance Division of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington D.C. Earlier in his career, Prof. Dr. Trabandt also held positions as an economist at the European Central Bank and Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt and at Sveriges Riksbank in Stockholm. 

Prof. Dr. Trabandt received his Ph.D. in economics from Humboldt University Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Trabandt's Curriculum Vitae can be found here.

Awards

Prof. Dr. Trabandt won the teaching excellence award at the School of Business and Economics for the academic year 2015-2016.

Summer Semester 2020

Principles of Macroeconomics II (Bachelor)

Recent Research in Macroeconomics (Master)

Methods of Modern Macroeconomics: Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis II (PhD)

 

Winter Semester 2019/2020

Principles of Macroeconomics I (Bachelor) (Teaching Evaluation)

Macroeconomic Analysis (Master) (Teaching Evaluation)

Empirical Macroeconomics (Master & PhD) with Prof. Dr. Dieter Nautz and Prof. Dr. Lars Winkelmann (Teaching Evaluation)

  

Winter Semester 2018/2019

Principles of Macroeconomics I (Bachelor) (Teaching Evaluation)

Macroeconomic Analysis (Master) (Teaching Evaluation)

Empirical Macroeconomics (Master & PhD) with Prof. Dr. Dieter Nautz (Teaching Evaluation)

  

Summer Semester 2018

Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis II - Monetary Macroeconomics (PhD) (Teaching Evaluation)

  

Winter Semester 2017/2018

Principles of Macroeconomics I (Bachelor) (Teaching Evaluation)

Macroeconomic Analysis (Master) (Teaching Evaluation)

Seminar Recent Research in Macroeconomics (Master) (Teaching Evaluation)

Seminar Empirical Macroeconomics (Master & PhD) with Prof. Dr. Dieter Nautz (Teaching Evaluation)

  

Summer Semester 2017

Principles of Macroeconomics II (Bachelor) (Teaching Evaluation)

Monetary and Fiscal Policy (Master) (Teaching Evaluation)

Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis II - Monetary Macroeconomics (PhD) (Teaching Evaluation)

  

Winter Semester 2016/2017

Principles of Macroeconomics I (Bachelor) (Teaching Evaluation)

Macroeconomic Analysis (Master) (Teaching Evaluation)

Monetary and Fiscal Policy (Master) (Teaching Evaluation)

Seminar Recent Research in Macroeconomics (Master) (Teaching Evaluation)

Seminar Empirical Macroeconomics (Master & PhD) with Prof. Dr. Dieter Nautz (Teaching Evaluation)

   

Summer Semester 2016

Seminar Recent Research in Macroeconomics (Master) (Teaching Evaluation)

Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis II - Monetary Macroeconomics (PhD) (Teaching Evaluation)

  

Winter Semester 2015/2016

Principles of Macroeconomics (Bachelor) (Teaching Evaluation)

Macroeconomic Analysis(Master) (Teaching Evalutation)

Monetary and Fiscal Policy (Master) (Teaching Evaluation)

Seminar Empirical Macroeconomics (Master/PhD) with Prof. Dr. Dieter Nautz (Teaching Evaluation)

Below you find a list of the publications and papers of Prof. Dr. Mathias Trabandt. You can also find information about his research activities on his Research/Citation Profiles at GoogleScholar and at Ideas/RePEc.


The Macroeconomics of Testing and Quarantining
with M. Eichenbaum and S. Rebelo
This version: Mai 9, 2020


The Macroeconomics of Epidemics
with M. Eichenbaum and S. Rebelo
This version: April 10, 2020

The paper has been featured by the New York Times (title page), Washington Post, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Science, Forbes, Bloomberg, International Business Times, BBC Brazil among others.


Why is Unemployment so Countercyclical? 
with L. Christiano and M. Eichenbaum
This version: January 14, 2020


Involuntary Unemployment and the Business Cycle 
with L. Christiano and K. Walentin
Review of Economic Dynamics (forthcoming)
Technical Appendix, MATLAB/DYNARE Code (zip file might not preview; click 'Download' when prompted)


Resolving the Missing Deflation Puzzle 
with J. Lindé
This version: September 23, 2019
Technical Appendix, Slides, VOXEU column


On DSGE Models
with L. Christiano and M. Eichenbaum
Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 32, No. 3, Summer 2018, pp. 113-140.
https://doi.org/10.1257/jep.32.3.113MATLAB Code


Should We Use Linearized Models to Calculate Fiscal Multipliers?
with J. Lindé
Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2018, 33: 937-965.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jae.2641, Technical Appendix, MATLAB Code, Notes, Easy-to-use-Codekit, Slides.pdf
* A previous version of the paper was titled ''Fiscal Multipliers in a Nonlinear World''.


Unemployment and Business Cycles
with L. Christiano and M. Eichenbaum
Econometrica, July 2016, 84(4), pp. 1523-1569.
http://dx.doi.org/10.3982/ECTA11776, Technical AppendixMATLAB Code, Slides.pdf


The Macroeconomic Risks of Undesirably Low Inflation
with J. Arias and C. Erceg
European Economic Review
, Volume 88, September 2016, pp.88-107.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2016.03.005MATLAB Code, Slides.pdf


Understanding the Great Recession*
with L. Christiano and M. Eichenbaum
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 7(1), January 2015, pp. 110-167.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/mac.20140104MATLAB CodeData, Slides.pdf
*2017 Best Paper Award American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. Papers published in the preceding three years are eligible for the award. https://www.aeaweb.org/news/2017-aej-best-papers, https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/aej-best-papers


Gauging the Effects of Fiscal Stimulus Packages in the Euro Area
with G. Coenen and R. Straub
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
, 37(2), February 2013, pp. 367-386.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jedc.2012.09.006MATLAB Code


Government Debt, the Zero Lower Bound and Monetary Policy
with F. Smets
This version: July 20, 2018


Fiscal Policy and the Great Recession in the Euro Area
with G. Coenen and R. Straub
American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 102(3), May 2012, pp. 71-76.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/aer.102.3.71Extended Version


How Do Laffer Curves Differ Across Countries?
with H. Uhlig
NBER Chapters: Fiscal Policy After the Financial Crisis, editors A. Alesina and F. Giavazzi, 2013, pp. 211-249, ISBN: 9780226018447, University of Chicago Press.http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/F/bo15507064.html
Data and MATLAB Code

The Laffer Curve Revisited
with H. Uhlig
Journal of Monetary Economics
, Volume 58, Issue 4, May 2011, pages 305–327.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmoneco.2011.07.003
, Data and MATLAB Code 


DSGE Models for Monetary Policy Analysis 
with L. Christiano and K. Walentin
Handbook of Monetary Economics, 2011, editors B. M. Friedman and M. Woodford, Volume 3a, Chapter 7, Pages 285-367, ISBN: 978-0-444-53238-1, Elsevier B.V., North-Holland.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-53238-1.00007-7Technical Appendix 

 

Introducing Financial Frictions and Unemployment Into a Small Open Economy Model
with L. Christiano and K. Walentin
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
, 35(12), December 2011, pp. 1999–2041.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jedc.2011.09.005Appendix, Computational AppendixData and MATLAB Code 


Effects of Fiscal Stimulus in Structural Models
with Coenen, de Resende, Erceg, Freedman, Furceri, in 't Veld, Kumhof, Lalonde, Laxton, Linde, Mourougane, Muir, Mursula, Roberts, Roeger and Snudden
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
, 4(1), January 2012, pp. 22–68.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/mac.4.1.22AppendixCodes


Sovereign Debt Overhang and Monetary Policy
with F. Smets
Monetary Policy, Sovereign Debt and Financial Stability: The New Trilemma, editor D. Mohanty, 2014, pp. 332-363, ISBN: 978-93-82993-20-9, Cambridge University Press India.
http://www.cambridgeindia.org/books/searchedbook/Monetary-Policy-Sovereign-Debt-and-Financial-Stability/9789382993209


When Does Fiscal Stimulus Work?
with G. Coenen and J. Kilponen
ECB Research Bulletin, No. 10
For a related analysis see also: The Effectiveness of Euro Area Fiscal Policies, ECB Monthly Bulletin 7/2010 http://www.ecb.int/pub/pdf/other/researchbulletin10en.pdf 


Euro Area Fiscal Policies and the Crisis
with Afonso, Attinasi, Catz, Checherita, Nickel, Leiner-Killinger, Maurer, Rother, Slavik, Valenta, Riet and Warmedinger
ECB Occasional Paper, No. 109, edited by A. van Riet
http://www.ecb.int/pub/pdf/scpops/ecbocp109.pdf


Sticky Information vs. Sticky Prices: A Horse Race in a DSGE Framework
This version: January 29, 2009
Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper No. 209


Optimal Pre-Announced Tax Reforms Revisited
This version: January 29, 2009
Previous version: EUI Working Paper ECO 2007/52