Christian Ochsner, Ph.D.

Christian Ochsner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research orientation: (quantitative) economic history, political economy, economic geography, cultural economics

Office: 318

+420-224 005 174

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Christian Ochsner is an Assistant Professor at CERGE-EI (under US permanent charter) since September 2018. He is also an Assistant Professor at CERGE, Charles University, and a Researcher at the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Christian holds a PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) from Dresden University of Technology, Germany (2018). He was employed as a Junior Economist at the ifo Institute for Economic Research (during PhD) and as a Research Fellow/Postdoc at the University of Zurich (part-time). He has also been a Visiting Research Student at the University of Warwick (United Kingdom) and a Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna (Austria). From 2013-2018, Christian held M.Sc. lectures on economic history at TU Dresden. He received a B.A. in Business and Economics at the University of Basel, Switzerland (2009), and a M.Sc. in Economics at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany (2012).

Research Orientation

Christian works at the intersection of quantitative economic history, political economy and economic geography. He looks at (quasi-) natural experiments in history to identify causal effects of historical policies and long-gone events on modern-day outcomes. His recent papers deal with voting behavior, collective memories, and the opposition to and adoption of new technologies.

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