Jens Wrona


► Short CV

Jens Wrona holds the chair for New Economic Geography and East Asia at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where he is affiliated with the Institut for East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) and the Mercator School of Managment (MSM). Moreover, Jens Wrona is a CESifo Research Network Member at the ifo Institut in München and an External Research Affiliate at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE). He received his PhD in Economics from the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen in 2014, where he previously studied Economics and Japanese Studies. From 2015 to 2019 Jens Wrona was an Assistant Professor for International Economics at the Düsseldorf Institut for Competition Economics (DICE) at the Heinrich Heine University (HHU) Düsseldorf.

► Research Interests
  • Japanese Economy
  • International Economics
  • Regional Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Development Economics
► DFG Research Training Group 2484 Regional Disparities and Economic Policy

together with 9 other professors from Universities in Bochum, Dortmund, Duisburg-Essen, and Münster.
Funding period: 10/2019 to 03/2024.

The overarching goal of the RTG Regional Disparities and Economic Policy is to provide an outstanding education for doctoral students while at the same time contributing to frontier research in the exciting and dynamic field of regional economics. Combining the expertise of scholars from distinct economic backgrounds (e.g. labor, public, macro) and thus different methodological skills, institutional knowledge, and data access, we establish a graduate program that promises internationally visible scientific output and an excellent academic training environment for PhD candidates.

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