The "Macro Finance" research area, one of five under SAFE’s research program, has a new program director. Alexander Ludwig has taken over from Ester Faia on 1 July 2015.
Alexander Ludwig conducts research in the fields of dynamic macroeconomics with heterogeneous agents, public finance and computational economics. Before coming to Frankfurt, he was a Professor for Macroeconomics at the University of Cologne’s Center for Macroeconomic Research. Previously, he had been working at the University of Mannheim where he had also earned his doctoral degree in 2005. He spent research visits at the Universities of Barcelona (Pompeu Fabra) and Berkeley. Alexander Ludwig is Senior Fellow at the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Research Associate at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and Research Affiliate at the Center for Macroeconomic Research of the University of Cologne.
Alexander Ludwig is one of six SAFE professors whose positions are funded by the state of Hessen's LOEWE research initiative.