Dr. Melanie Lührmann (Royal Holloway University of London and IFS)

Adresse:   Royal Holloway, University of London
Department of Economics
Horton 304A
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK
and
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice
Telefon: +44(0)178444 3309
Melanie.Luhrmann©rhul.ac.uk
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+-Curriculum Vitae

Jul 2001 -
Research Fellow at Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging,
Ph.D. Studies, Universität Mannheim
 
 

- Population Aging and its Macroeconomic Implications
- Demographic Effects on International Capital Flows
- International Capital Mobility
- Age-specific Consumption Demand Patterns
- Demand Analysis
 
 
Jul 2001 -
Ph.D. Studies in Economics,
MEA, Department of Economics, Universität Mannheim
 
2001
Best Empirical Diploma Thesis Award in Economics by the BAK Konjunkturforschung, Basel
 
02 Jun - 05 Jun 2005
Second EALE/Sole World Conference, San Francisco
Title: Labor Market Participation, Home Production and the Demand for Unskilled Labor (joint with M. Weiss)
 
Current Position
 
 
2003 - 2005
Mittelbauvertreterin im Fakultätsrat
 
Apr 2000-Jul 2001
Ph.D. Studies in Economics,
Chair of Prof. Börsch-Supan, Ph.D., Universität Mannheim
 
Aug 1998 - Apr 1999
Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and McKinsey & Company, Inc. Düsseldorf
 
 
Since 2001
Member of the European Economic Association (EEA)
 
28 Sep - 01 Oct 2004
Annual Meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), Dresden
Title: Population Aging and the Changing Composition of Consumption Demand
 
Research Interests
 
 
Mar 2000
Diploma in Economics
Title: Internationale Kapitalströme, Demographie und unvollkommene Kapitalmärkte (in German)
 
Since 2000
Member of the German Economic Association
 
18 May - 20 May 2005
X. Kongress Junge Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft, Hanns Martin Schleyer Stiftung, Berlin
 
Education
 
 
Oct 1993 - Mar 2000
Studies in Economics, Universität Mannheim
Focus: Applied Economic Policy, Financial Systems and Capital Markets
 
1995 - 2000
Student Research Assistant at the Chair of Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph.D.
-Contribution of Case Studies for a Book on Applied Economics and Co-editorial Assistence (see publications for reference)
-Empirical Analysis of Individual Savings Decisions based on Repeated Cross-Sectional Data (EVS)
-Contributing to an Expertise on the German Pension Reform and Simulations of Alternative Reform Proposals
 
Scholarships & Awards
 
 
01 Feb - 30 Apr 2005
Visiting Researcher at the European Central Bank, Frankfurt
Title: On the determinants of current accounts and portfolio flows: a global perspective
 
Aug 1998 - Apr 1999
Studies in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley
(participation in the Ph.D. program)
Focus: Development Economics, Public Finance, Labor Economics
 
Frühjahr 1997
Forschungsprojekt zu internationalen Klimaschutzverhandlungen und -vereinbarungen, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italien (3 Monate)
 
Conferences & Research Visits
 
 
23 Feb - 29 Feb 2004
Visit and Seminar Presentation at the CAM Thursday Seminar, Centre for Applied Microeconometrics (CAM), Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: Population Aging and the Changing Composition of Consumption Demand
 
Oct 1996 - Dec 1996
Italian Language Program at the Università per Stranieri di Siena
 
1993 - 1998
Member of the Studenteninitiative Wirtschaft und Umwelt e.V. (WUM)
-Planning and Implementation of the Interdisciplinary Field course "Economics and the Environment". Established at the Universität Mannheim since 1996;
-Head of the Board in 1995;
-Member of the Board
 
Other Activities
 
 
01 Nov - 20 Dec 2003
Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), London
 
Sep 1984 - May 1993
Erzbischöflich Katholisches Suitbertus Gymnasium, Düsseldorf - Kaiserwerth,
Graduation degree: Abitur
 
 
1994 -1995
Member of the Economics Students Union
 
02 Oct - 04 Oct 2003
Third Workshop of the RTN project on the Economics of Aging, IFS, London
Title: Demand changes in an ageing economy
 
02 Jul - 05 Jul 2003
Third Villa Mondragone Workshop in Economic Theory and Econometrics, Universita degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Rome
Title: How aging affects the consumption structure
 
12 May - 16 May 2003
Visiting Researcher and Seminar Presentation at CEPREMAP, Paris
Title: Demographic Change, Foresight, and International Capital Flows
 
08 May - 10 May 2003
Second Workshop of the RTN project on The Economics of Ageing in Europe, Naples
 
13 Mar - 15 Mar 2003
Empirical Economics of Innovation and Patenting, ZEW, Mannheim
Discussion of Hujer/Radic "Holistic Innovation Success?"
 
06 Dec - 07 Dec 2002
MEA-Workshop Aging and International Capital Markets
Title: Demographic Change, Foresight, and International Capital Flows
 
19 Sep - 21 Sep 2002
Workshop Demographic Macroeconomic Modeling, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
 
 
27 Nov 2001
Economics Lunch, Department of Economics, Universität Basel
Title: The role of demographic chnage in explaining international capital flows
 
16 Nov - 17 Nov 2001
ENEPRI Workshop Ageing and International Capital Flows, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, The Hague
Title: The role of demographic change in explaining international capital flows
 
29 Aug - 01 Sep 2001
Annual Conference of the European Economic Association, Lausanne
Title: The role of demographic change in explaining international capital flows
 
Jun 2001
Barcelona Macroeconomics Summer School 2001,
Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional,
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
 
01 Jan - 30 Apr 1997
Research Internship at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Venice
Topic: International Climate Change Negotiations and Treaties
 
 

+-Publikationen

Beitrag in Zeitschrift
  • Lührmann, Melanie; Weiss, Matthias (2010): "The Effect of Working Time and Labor Force Participation on Unemployment: A New Argument in an Old Debate". In: Economic Modelling, 2010 (27), pp. 67-82.
Buch
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Lührmann, Melanie (2001): Principles of Taxing Pensions and Retirement Benefits. Kleine Handbibliothek, Frankfurter Institut, Stiftung Marktwirtschaft und Politi, Bad Homburg.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Lührmann, Melanie (2000): Prinzipien der Renten- und Pensionsbesteuerung. Frankfurter Institut, Bad Homburg.
Buchbeitrag
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Lührmann, Melanie (2003): "Retirement Benefit and Pension Taxation Principles", In: Onorato Castellino and Elsa Fornero, Pension Policy in an Integrating Europe, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham/UK, pp. 152-174
  • Lührmann, Melanie (1998): "Mit Vollgas in den Freizeitpark: Konsum in Deutschland; Wie sich eine Tabaksteuerreform in Rauch auflöst; Frische Luft für Los Angeles: die Einführung von Umweltzertifikaten; Die EWS-Krise 1992/93: die Bundesbank im Zielkonflikt", In: , Volkswirtschaft in fünfzehn Fällen, Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden
Arbeitspapier/Diskussionspapier Diplomarbeiten
  • Lührmann, Melanie (2000): Internationale Kapitalströme, Demographie und unvollkommene Kapitalmärkte, Universität Mannheim

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